Our People

Our People Make Us Great!



In every non profit and charitable organization, there is a dedicated team that works together tirelessly to help make our communities stronger. United Way Newfoundland & Labrador is no different. With a small team of just four employees there is a collective 25 years experience with helping make Newfoundland & Labrador great for everyone. Our team believes in our work to help fight poverty, improve community health, and to ensure that we all have access to the services and programs that will lead to stronger, healthier communities.

Katie Greene

(Away on Maternity Leave)

Executive Director

Email: katie.greene@nl.unitedway.ca

Telephone: 1 (709) 753-9888

Lisa Marie-Fifield

Interim Executive Director

Director of Development and Donor Engagement

Email: lisa-marie.fifield@nl.unitedway.ca

Telephone:  1 (709) 753-8289

Nicole Eales

Director of Finance and General Operations

Email: nicole.eales@nl.unitedway.ca

Telephone:  1 (709) 753-0583

Jan Grace

Office Administrator

Email: janet.grace@nl.unitedway.ca

Telephone: 1 (709) 753-8288

Kimberly Leonard

211 Director of Community Engagement and Outreach

Email: kimberly.leonard@nl.unitedway.ca

Telephone: 1 (709) 753-8288




Board of Directors

United Way of Newfoundland and Labrador is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. This group of community leaders oversees and monitors all decisions and performance aspects of the organization. Through a collaborative approach, these volunteers work on various committees to ensure United Way of Newfoundland and Labrador continues to fulfill its mission.

2022-2023 Board of Directors

Chair: Douglas Pawson

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Executive Director, End Homelessness St. John's

Chair:  Douglas Pawson, Executive Director, End Homelessness, St. John’s NL

Past Chair: Ryan Belbin, Lawyer, O’Dea Earle, St. John’s NL

Treasurer: Erin Manning, Financial Management Analyst, Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Director – Avalon Region: Peggy Miller, Manager, Marketing & Analysis, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Director – Labour Appointee:  Lisa Williams, Fisheries Auditor, Dept of Fisheries, Forestry & Aquaculture

Director – Labrador Region:  Geoff Goodyear, Helicopter pilot (Ret), Universal Helicopters

Director – Labrador Region:  Shaun MacLean, Policy Analyst, Government of NL

Director – Human Resource Advisor:  Shauna Quinlan, HR Advisor, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Director – Western Region: Cathy Wheeler-Walsh, Clinical Social Worker, Western Health

Director – Avalon Region: Mark Brown, RCMP (Ret)

Director – Avalon Region: LeighAnne O’Neill, Manager, Administrative Services, Stewart McKelvey

Past Chairs 

Fifteen years ago Mark Brown started in earnest his work to establish United Way in our province. It took him a few years, but he did it. In 2005, United Way of Avalon launched. In 2009, we became United Way of Newfoundland & Labrador. Mark was Founding Chair, and is now a member of our Past Chairs Council, a group that works to ensure we remember our past as we forge our future. To recognize his efforts and the longevity of his involvement with United Way, we have established The Mark Brown Community Builder Award. This award serves to recognize an individual who works to build stronger and more resilient communities through their volunteer engagement with United Way and the community in general.

Founding Chair Mark Brown (2005-2007)

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