Our People 2017-08-08T23:21:03+00:00

United Way relies on an incredible team of dedicated volunteers and employees to make great things happen every day across the Central and South Okanagan/Similkameen.

The Board

Our Board of Directors is a group of professionals and leaders within the community who volunteer their time to govern United Way CSO. They contribute their unique insight and knowledge to ensure that the United Way is run responsibly and fulfills its mission.

Kathy Conway

Board Chair

President and CEO, Interior Savings Credit Union

Bruce Olsen

Past Chair

VP Commercial Services, Bank of Montreal

Sinead Scanlon

Director & Treasurer
Senior Manager, BDO Canada LLP (Kelowna)
Jennifer Robins

Jennifer Robins

Director & Community Investment Committee Chair

Amanda Wright


Staff Accountant, KPMG

George Jacob


Retired, MS Society of Canada

Jennifer Kilback


Owner, Instep Consulting

Jim Paterson


Retired, City of Kelowna

Peter Shannon


Senior Manager Support, Bank of Montreal

Sandi Fazan


Domestic Violence Coordinator, RCMP

Scott Murray


Lawyer, Connect Family Law

Greg McGowan


1st Vice President, South Okanagan Boundary Labour Council

Ken Robinson

North Okanagan Labour Council Rep
Dietician & Food Service Supervisor, KGH/IHA


Our team is a dedicated group of professionals who each bring a unique skill set and perspective to the table. They all have one common goal in mind: to make the community in which they live the best it can be.

Helen Jackman

Executive Director

Bonnie Hall

Community Engagement Manager

Reanne Holden-Amadio

Community Investment Manager

Marianne Dahl

Marketing & Events Manager

Jeremy Lugowy

Community Engagement Coordinator

Amanda Turner

Success By 6 Coordinator

Leadership Cabinet

The Leadership Cabinet is made up of respected community leaders who have a passion for United Way’s work and act as trusted advisors and advocates when the need arises.

Deborah Buzsard

Deputy Vice Chancellor, UBC Okanagan

Dennis Gablehouse

Business Development, CREW Marketing Partners

Paul Mitchell

Partner, Pushor Mitchell Lawyers

Raghwah Gopal

CEO, Accelerate Okanagan

Robert Fine

Director of Business and Entrepreneurial Development, City of Kelowna

GenNext Board of Directors

Under the umbrella of the United Way, GenNext works to encourage young professionals in their 20s and 30s to give back to their community. Their Board of Directors is made up of emerging leaders who are passionate about volunteerism and furthering the United Way’s mission.

Carly Gilmore


Member Service Advisor, Interior Savings Credit Union

Kevin Schmidt

Past Chair

Financial Advisor, CIBC

Cody MacKay

Director of Communications
Investment Assistant, Odlum Brown Ltd.

Mercedes Marleau


Staff Accountant, KPMG

Nola Nargang

Director of Community Engagement
Business Advisor, RBC

Find out more about GenNext and the work they do at their homepage.

GenNext Home Page

Our volunteers contribute their time, expertise and talent to improve lives in their communities – join us and make a difference!