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Our Team

Executive Director

Faith McFarland

Phone: 506.459.7773 ext. 202


Faith has been working in the non-profit sector for over a decade, with a strong emphasis on community organization, poverty reduction and homelessness. Most recently, she was the Coordinator for the Community Action Group on Homelessness (CAGH) and has also worked with the Fredericton YMCA’s Department of International and Community Development, and the John Howard Society of Fredericton. Through her work in the community, she has collaborated with a wide range of charities, non-profit organizations, government partners and private sector supporters. Her greatest passion is for her role as a single parent to her now teenage daughter, Fiona. Family life has brought her great joy and learning. She is also, reluctantly, a confirmed crazy cat lady.

Director of Resource Development

Anne Foster

Phone: 506.459.7773 ext. 201


Anne has proudly worked at United Way as the Director of Resource Development for 10 years. Previously, Anne had worked for Special Olympics New Brunswick and has volunteered with numerous charities over the years. Growing up in Stanley, Anne credits her parents for teaching her the value and importance of giving back to and supporting the community you live in. Anne is a UNB graduate, a Reiki Master, and a very proud Grammie of 2 grandsons, ages three and five.

Finance Administrator

Pam Brown

Phone: 506.459.7773 ext. 203


With over 30 years of accounting experience, Pam is the longest serving employee of United Way Central since starting here in 2005 as the Finance Administrator. Pam enjoys community work and has volunteered on various boards in her community. Pam is currently the treasurer for the Greater Geary Association and is a co – coordinator for Geary Community Food Smart.

Research Associate

Kayla Doody

Phone: 506.459.7773 ext. 204


A native of St. John’s, Newfoundland, Kayla has been with us since May 2017. Kayla started with us as a summer student, but after hearing the stories from our community and seeing firsthand the work United Way does she decided to stay with us. Over the years, Kayla has taken on various roles and responsibilities within our organization, but she has recently started a new research project examining successful outcomes and indicators of community programming. As a recent graduate from St. Thomas University, Kayla is passionate about making a difference in her community. In her down time, she loves to cross stitch and spend time with her cat, Luna.

Community Events Coordinator

Alex Hourihan

Phone: (506)459-7773 ext. 206


Alex, originally from Hampton, NB, has been living in Fredericton since 2015 while attending the University of New Brunswick. Alex is pursuing an undergraduate degree in Science with a major in BioChemistry and a minor in Psychology. While studying the sciences, Alex discovered a passion for event coordination and community involvement, leading to a position as a summer student with United Wa Central. Alex is looking forward to a summer of learning from the skills and experiences of the staff and helping to ensure fundraising and community outreach events run as smoothly as possible. In Alex’s spare time, he enjoys exercising and volunteering with mental health-related initiatives.

On Leave

Roxana Atkinson

Phone: 506.459.7773 ext. 204


Roxana values the joy and love that communities bring. A Registered Dietitian by trade, Roxana has encouraged leadership in the advancement of food security across Canada throughout her previous roles. When not working, you’re most likely to find Roxana with her daughter digging in the garden or creating in the kitchen!