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Campaign Cabinet

Powering Change - 2018/19 Campaign Cabinet


When we work together to fight #unignorable issues, the results are #unignorable too! What does local love look like? It looks like this group of changemakers, our 2018-19 Campaign Cabinet!

2018 19 UWCNEO Campaign Cabinet Web

Left to Right:

Sam Guillemette (Investors Group), Lynne Raven (SunLife Financial), Mike Ladyk (3rd Line Studio), Linda Boyd (United Steelworkers Local 2020), Lana Watier (Keystone Real Estate Inc. Brokerage), Marett McCulloch (CTV Northern Ontario News), Campaign Vice Chair, Alex Freedman (Laurentian University), Jessica Penteris (Rogers Digital Media), Campaign Chair, Karen Hourtovenko (LifeZone Inc and High Rise Group), Past Campaign Chair, Kevin O'Connor (RBC Wealth Management), 2nd Vice Chair: Julie Zulich ( TESC Contracting Company Ltd.), Scott McCulloch (Cambrian Ford), Jay Baxter-Derro (Black Rock North Media), Sue Lekun (College Boréal), Tracey Gosnay (Yoga Revolution Sudbury), Mike Penwarden (TD Canada Trust), Leanne Lewis (Royal Lepage North Heritage Real Estate), Karen Hastie (Akfit The Authority in Fitness), Norm Legault (Legault Electric), Kerri Michelutti (Home & Haven Design Studio), Sheena Alexander (MLA Law: Moutsatsos Lkkaso Alexander LLP)


Special thanks to Rob Provencher from Westmount Photography for capturing this moment.


Message from Karen Hourtovenko - 2018/19 Campaign Chair 


2018 Campaign Chair

As we look forward to the fall season, and the launch of the United Way Community Campaign, it is my pleasure to be Chair of the 2018-19 United Way Campaign Cabinet.

I’ve been involved with Cabinet for three-years and have been amazed by the dedication and commitment of my fellow cabinet members, and all of our community volunteers who work hard to address and advocate on community issues. As a business owner and resident, I feel strongly about giving back to the community that supports me.

For a variety of reasons, many complex in nature, people in our community – our neighbours, co-workers, friends and families are struggling. They need supports to build brighter futures. That brings me to United Way, a symbol of hope for many in our community. I have been touched by the shared stories of people who have overcome tremendous barriers. Because of the supports received; their lives have been forever changed.

We all can be proactive, to influence our community, to make change happen. Being a part of the United Way Cabinet is one of the ways I choose to give back. Our team is committed to working alongside citizens and organizations; to building new partnerships, to welcoming new volunteers and to being accountable to you. Your financial investments make everything possible.

At United Way, we believe in building strong communities, helping kids and families and creating possibilities for those who struggle with poverty. When we come together and work towards a common vision, we create lasting change.














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