Our Board of Directors

United Way’s volunteer Board of Directors sets our direction, takes responsibility for financial decisions and performance, and is accountable for achieving organizational objectives. Their diverse skillsets, experience, and areas of influence are critical in helping us build resilient and caring communities.

2022 – 2023 Officers

Board Chair: Stephanie Pankratz (Partner, Audit, KPMG)

Board Vice-Chair: Kent Ferguson (Co-Head Global Energy, RBC Capital Markets)

Chair, Finance, Audit & Technology: Pam Kazeil (Vice President, Finance & CFO, Prairie Sky Royalty)

Chair, Governance & Strategy: John Rossall (Executive Director North America, Repsol Oil & Gas – Retired)

Chair, Community Impact: Mike MacSween (Executive VP, Upstream, Suncor – Retired)

Chief Executive Officer: Karen Young (President & CEO, United Way of Calgary and Area)

Chair, Revenue Generation: David Smith (President & CEO, Keyera – Retired)

Chief Operating Officer: TBA

Chief Impact Officer: Rhonda Roth (Chief Impact Officer, United Way of Calgary and Area)

Chief Transformation Officer: Geoff Couldrey (Chief Transformation Officer, United Way of Calgary and Area)

2022 – 2023 Board Members

Ashley Anderson: Regional Sale Manager, Western Canada, Public Sector – Zscaler

Debasis Bhaumik: VP Information Technology, Nutrien

Alec Clark: Executive Managing Director & Head, Global Energy, TD Securities

Michael Crothers: Retired – President and Country Chair – Shell Canada

Janet A. Drage: Wealth Advisor – Scotia Wealth Management

Kent Ferguson: Co-Head Global Energy, RBC Capital Markets

Nancy Foster: Retired SVP & Special Advisor to the CEO – Husky Energy Inc. now merged with Cenovus

Naushad Jamani: Retired SVP – Nova Chemicals

Mark Joiner: Partner – KPMG

Pam Kazeil: Vice President Finance & CFO – Prairie Sky Royalty

Mike MacSween: Retired – Executive Vice President, Upstream, Suncor Energy Inc.

Lillian Pan: Partner, Litigation and Dispute Resolution – Dentons

Stephanie Pankratz: Partner, Audit – KPMG

Beth Reimer-Heck: Senior Counsel, – Borden, Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG)

John Rossall: Retired, Executive Director, North America, Repsol Oil & Gas Canada Inc.

Darwin Smith: Partner and Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group

David Smith: Retired – CEO, Keyera Corp.

Janet Soles: Founding Partner, Janet Soles & Associates Executive Search

Liz Stretch: SVP, Independent Business and Agriculture – Connect First Credit Union

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

Ex Officio Board Members

Campaign Co-Chair: Lara Conrad: Ex-Officio, Chief Development Officer, ARC Resources

Campaign Co-Chair: Jonathan Wright: Ex-Officio, President & CEO, NuVista Energy

Emeritus: Larry Mcdonald: Ex-Officio, Chairman & CEO, Point Energy West

UWCC Liaison: Jason Hatcher: Ex-Officio, Managing Principal, Navigator Ltd.

Labour Partnership: Alexander Shevalier: Ex-Officio, President, Calgary and District Labour Council

Contact Us

To reach someone on our executive team or board of directors, please contact our offices and your message will be redirected to the appropriate vice president or board member.

Email: uway@calgaryunitedway.org
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

United Way of Calgary and AreaOur Board