Heather grew up in Fredericton and did a Bachelor of Arts at UNB Fredericton. Upon graduation she moved to Campbellton, to work with Social Development with the Income Assistance Branch. In 2012 Heather began working with the Housing Branch and became the Housing Supervisor for Region 3. Heather has always been encouraged by her family to volunteer. Heather loves working with United Way because it allows her to give back. This organization reflects her own values and the work that the agencies do touches many of the clients that she works with at Social Development.
Peter is a senior manager with UPS Canada. With over 22 years of experience he is a licensed Customs Broker responsible for Customs Affairs and Regulatory Compliance for operations in Canada. He is the President of the United Way of Central NB, board member of the Forever Fund which is the endowment arm of the United Way as well as the chairperson of the scholarship committee of the Canadian Society of Customs Brokers. Giving back to the community in which he lives is important to him, realizing that these contributions will lead to lives changed and better community.
Grant has worked with Investors group doing recruitment, hiring and training since 2004. Grant joined the United Way Board of Directors as our Treasurer in September 2016 and had previously volunteered on the Junior Achievement of PEI board, Fredericton Chamber of Commerce committee and the Forever Fund board. When he’s not dedicating time to our community, Grant finds himself on the rink playing hockey or attending charity events.
Crystal is the Director of the Child Life Department for Horizon Health. She was first introduced to United Way 9 years ago through a workplace campaign. Crystal quickly learned about the effects this organization has on our community and she started to see the impact on a daily basis. In 2011, Crystal joined the United Way Board of Directors and she is so proud to be a part of an organization that makes positive change in people's lives.
Kerry is a Partner and V.P Business Development at Ginger Design. With more than 15 years in brand management, strategic event and operations experience, she works to manage campaigns that support key marketing and stakeholder engagement objectives for Ginger clients. She is also the proud mother of two daughters and an active community member. In addition to her Board of Directors role with the United Way of Central NB, she is currently the Vice Chair and Director of Marketing and Communications on the Board of the Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival. Kerry is passionate about volunteering and the health of our community and works to set a positive example in giving back for her children.
Patrick is an accomplished engineer with more than 15 years’ experience in the utility and construction industries. Patrick started his career as a civil technician with the City of Fredericton and then returned to school to complete his engineering degree at UNB. Patrick is currently the Customer Experience Manager and part of the Senior Management team with Enbridge Gas New Brunswick. He has been with Enbridge Gas for the last 10 years. Patrick is proud to contribute to his community and does so through coaching Minor Baseball. Patrick enjoys running, coaching baseball and travelling; he is happily married to Marcie and has two sons.
Born and brought up in and around Moncton, New Brunswick, his 15+ years in the Canadian Armed Forces has exposed him to a world of experiences. His last 10 years of military service has been as a Public Affairs Officer for the Canadian Army, advising senior officers and conducting strategic communications initiatives. Ian holds three degrees including a Master’s in Business Administration along with multiple professional certifications. He has consistently been an active supporter of the United Way, having started his work with the organization as a member of the Forever Fund in 2013. Ian is the proud father of two girls: Trinity (18) who is attending St. Francis Xavier University and Jenna (15) who is in her second year of high school in Oromocto.
Michelle first got introduced to United Way through her workplace campaign with Simplii Financial 13 years ago. Michelle discovered the wide range of community impact initiatives United Way provides, and knew she wanted to be involved. She has been associated with numerous organizations in a volunteer capacity and took the step this year to get involved with the United Way of Central NB within the Board of Directors. Michelle is a firm believer of giving back and there is no better platform to do so than within this wonderful organization.
Abigail is in her third year at the University of New Brunswick. She is studying philosophy of leadership and general sciences. Abigail started her involvement with United Way as a Summer Intern in 2016 and has continued to work alongside the organization as the co-president of Student United Way. When she’s not at school or volunteering with United Way, you can find Abigail coaching gymnastics. Community engagement is a major part of Abigail's life, she sees the importance of United Way's work in the community and is proud to be a part of it.
When Travis isn’t being a husband, father of identical twin daughters, and advocate for active healthy living he is a Senior Strategy and Planning Advisor with the Department of Health. Having survived a brain tumor and Leukemia Travis understands that everyone needs help and support during difficult times. Travis jumped at the opportunity to join us here at the United Way to gain a better understanding of what the volunteer and not-for-profit landscape looked like in our communities. Travis believes that it is up to all of us to make certain that our children and our families are aware that the communities we live in require a much larger support network than we can imagine, it is up to us to figure out where we can individually add value.