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

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 &
Investor Relations

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

Doris Toy-Pries

Vice President,
Strategy

Yvette Biggs VP Marketing and Communications

Yvette Biggs

Vice President,
Marketing and Communications

Dan Nielsen, Vice President, Digital and Information Services

Dan Nielsen

Vice President,
Digital and Information Services

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.

2018 - 2019 Officers

Board Chair: Jason Hatcher, Managing Principal, Navigator Ltd.
Board Vice-Chair: Rachel Moore, VP Human Resources, Encana Services Company Ltd.
Past Board Chair: R. Bruce McFarlane, Community Volunteer
Chair, Finance and Audit: Ken Skingle, Q.C., 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

2018 - 2019 Board Members

 

Dan Allen, United Way board member

Dan Allen

Retired Vice President,

ATB Financial

Janet Drage, United Way board member

Janet Drage

Private Banker, Private Banking,

RBC Wealth Management, Royal Bank of Canada

Kent Ferguson, Co-Head Canadian Energy, RBC Capital Markets

Kent Ferguson

Co-Head, Canadian Energy,

RBC Capital Markets

Shane Fildes, Managing Director & Global Head, Energy Group at BMO Capital Markets

Shane Fildes

Managing Director & Global Head, Energy Group at BMO Capital Markets

Jason Hatcher, Managing Principal, Navigator Ltd.

Jason Hatcher

Managing Principal,

Navigator Ltd.

Alison Jackson, United Way board member

Alison Jackson

Partner,

EY LLP

Dave Kelly, United Way board member

Dave Kelly

Partner,

Kelly Brothers Productions

Vance Langford, United Way board member

Vance Langford

Partner,

Field Law

Mike MacSween, United Way board member

Mike MacSween

Executive Vice President,

Upstream, Suncor Energy Inc.

Gianna-Manes, United Way board member

Gianna Manes

President and CEO,

ENMAX Corporation

Don Marchand, United Way board member

Don Marchand

Executive Vice President and CFO,

TransCanada Corporation

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

R. Bruce McFarlane

Community Volunteer

Manjit Minhas, CEO, Co-Founder, Minhas Brewery and Distillery, and Dragon

Manjit Minhas

CEO, Co-Founder,

Minhas Brewery and Distillery,

and Dragon

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Rachel Moore

Vice President Human Resources,

Encana Services Company Ltd.

Leslie O'Donoghue, United Way board member

Leslie O'Donoghue

Executive VP, Chief Strategy and Corporate Development Officer, Nutrien

Seyi Oyewumi, Senior Business Analyst, Brookfield Residential for Brookfield Residential Properties Inc.

Seyi Oyewumi

Senior Business Analyst, Brookfield Residental for Brookfield Residential Properties Inc.

John Rossall, United Way board member

John Rossall

Executive Director, North America,

Repsol Oil & Gas Canada Inc.

Ken Skingle smiles in his photo

Ken Skingle, Q.C.

Partner,

Felesky Flynn LLP

Darwin Smith, Partner and Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group

Darwin Smith

Partner and Managing Director,

Boston Consulting Group

Roc Spence smiles widely in his cowboy hat

Roc Spence

Vice President Global Business Development, Sales & Marketing

Seastar Chemicals Incorporated

Adam Waterous, Chief Executive Officer, Waterous Energy Fund

Adam Waterous

Managing Partner & CEO,

Waterous Energy Fund

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

Phil Welch

President, & Managing Director,

McDaniel & Associates

Consultants Ltd.

Trevor Wills, United Way board member

Trevor Wills

Partner,

Boost Energy Ventures Inc.

Deborah Yedlin, United Way board member

Deborah Yedlin

Business Columnist,

Calgary Herald

Karen Young, President & CEO, United Way of Calgary and Area

Karen Young

President & CEO,

United Way of Calgary and Area

Ex Officio Board Members

Gen Next: Ashley Anderson, Manager, Consumer Sales and Learning, Shaw Communications Inc.
Heather Culbert, Retired Sr. Vice President, Corporate Services, Enerplus Corporation
Larry Macdonald, Point Energy
Women's Leadership Council: Rhiannon MacDonnell Mesler, Assistant Professor, Dhillon School of Business, University of Lethbridge (Calgary Campus)
Alexander Shevalier, President, Calgary and District Labour Council

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