Calgary's skyline from St. Patrick's Island in the East Village; photo: Amanda Weighill

Executive Team

Our executive ensures our organization is meeting its objectives, strategic plans and goals. This dedicated team also leads United Way in thinking of innovative solutions to our city's greatest social issues.

Karen Young, United Way of Calgary and Area's President and CEO

Karen Young

President & CEO

Beth Gignac, United Way's Chief Operating Officer, laughs while having her photo taken

Beth Gignac

Chief Operating Officer

Malcolm Gowie, Chief Financial Officer at United Way

Malcolm Gowie

Chief Financial Officer

Kacy Chow, VP at United Way of Calgary and Area

Kacy Chow

Vice President,

Marketing, Media & Communications

Lorie Gibson smiles in her office at United Way

Lorie Gibson

Vice President,

Community Impact

Kathleen MacPherson, VP at United Way of Calgary and Area

Kathleen MacPherson

Vice President, Campaign & Resource Development

Rhonda Roth, VP at United Way of Calgary and Area

Rhonda Roth

Vice President, Individual Giving and Investor Relations

Doris Toy-Pries, VP at United Way of Calgary and Area

Doris Toy-Pries

Vice President, Strategy

Our Board of Directors

United Way relies on diverse groups of highly-skilled volunteers to help us achieve positive outcomes in the community. Our Board of Directors determines United Way’s direction, advises employees and takes responsibility for financial decisions and performance. Our Board members are also accountable for achieving United Way’s objectives.

2016 - 2017 Officers

Board Chair: Sue Riddell Rose, President and CEO, Perpetual Energy Inc.
Board Vice-Chair: Bruce McFarlane, Vice President, Business Development, RMP Energy Inc.
Past Board Chair: Bob Michaleski, Retired CEO, Pembina Pipeline Corporation
Chair, Finance and Audit: Ken Skingle, QC, Partner, Felesky Flynn LLP
Chief Executive Officer: Karen Young, President, United Way of Calgary and Area
Chief Operating Officer: Beth Gignac, Vice President, United Way of Calgary and Area
Chief Financial Officer: Malcolm Gowie, CFO, United Way of Calgary and Area

 

2016 - 2017 Board Members

Dan Allen, United Way board member

Dan Allen

Vice President, Business and Agriculture

ATB Financial

Lindsay Blackett, United Way board member

Lindsay Blackett

Vice President, Business Development

Ncite Neuromedia

Marlie Burtt, United Way board member

Marlie Burtt

President,

Burtt Energy Ltd.

Wayne Chiu, United Way board member

Wayne Chiu

Chief Executive Officer,

The Trico Group

Rodney Gray, United Way board member

Rodney D. Gray

Chief Financial Officer,

Baytex Energy Corp.

Jason Hatcher, United Way board member

Jason Hatcher

Managing Principal,

Navigator Ltd.

Alison Jackson, United Way board member

Alison Jackson

Partner,

Ernst & Young LLP

Dave Kelly, United Way board member

Dave Kelly

Partner,

Kelly Brothers Productions

Rich Kruger, United Way board member

Rich Kruger

Chairman, President & CEO,

Imperial Oil Limited

Vance Langford, United Way board member

Vance Langford

Partner,

Field Law

Don Marchand, United Way board member

Don Marchand

Executive Vice President and CFO,

TransCanada Corp.

Gianna-Manes, United Way board member

Gianna Manes

President and CEO,

ENMAX Corporation

A black and white photo of John Masters, United Way board member

John Masters

Director Corporate Partnerships,

Heart & Stroke Foundation

A black and white photo of Bruce McFarlane, United Way board member

R. Bruce McFarlane

Vice President,

Business Development,

RMP Energy Inc.

Bob Michaleski, United Way board member, smiles for the camera

Bob Michaleski

Retired CEO,

Pembina Pipeline Corporation

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Rachel Moore

Vice President Human Resources,

Encana Services Company Ltd.

Leslie O'Donoghue, United Way board member

Leslie O'Donoghue

EVP Corporate Development
and Strategy and
Chief Risk Officer,

Agrium Inc.

A black and white photo of Jeff Pearson, United Way board member

Jeff Pearson

Director,

Business Development 

and Strategy,

Veresen Midstream LP

Sue Riddell Rose, United Way board member

Sue Riddell Rose

President & CEO,

Perpetual Energy Inc.

A black and white photo of Jaymal Ruparell, United Way board member

Jaymal Ruparell

President & CEO,

RJR Enterprises Ltd.

Ken Skingle smiles in his photo

Ken Skingle

QC, Partner

Felesky Flynn LLP

Roc Spence smiles widely in his cowboy hat

Roc Spence

Vice President Global Business Development, Sales and Marketing

Seastar Chemicals Incorporated

A black and white photo of Salimah Walji-Shivji, United Way board member

Salimah Walji-Shivji

Chief Client Engagement Officer & General Counsel

AgeCare

A black and white photo of Adam Waterous, United Way board member

Adam Waterous

Vice Chairman and Head of
Global Investment Banking,

ScotiaBank

A black and white photo of Phil Welch, United Way board member

Phil Welch

President, & Managing Director,

McDaniel & Associates

Consultants Ltd.

Ex Officio Board Members

United Way Worldwide Liaison: Heather Culbert, Retired Sr. Vice President, Corporate Services, Enerplus Corporation

Campaign Co-Chair: Mick Dilger, President & CEO, Pembina Pipeline Corporation

Gen Next: Jerrica Goodwin, Account Executive, Brookline Public Relations, Inc.
Women's Leadership Council: Judith Hadden, Principal, Calgary Girls’ School
Director Emeritus: Larry Macdonald, Point Energy
Labour Partnership: Alexander Shevalier, President, Calgary and District Labour Council

Campaign Co-Chair: Deborah Yedlin, Business & Energy Columnist, Calgary Herald

Contact

Looking to contact our Executive Team or Board of Directors? Feel free to contact our offices and your message will be redirected to the appropriate Vice President or Board Member.

Phone: 403-231-6265
Fax: 403-355-3135

Mailing Address
c/o United Way of Calgary and Area
600 - 105 12 Ave SE
Calgary, AB  T2G 1A1