447 Hunter St., Woodstock, ON N4S 4G7

From our Board of Directors to our employees, from our volunteers to our community partners, we bring together people who share a common set of values a common goal: to make a real and meaningful difference in our community.

Our Team

Kelly 2020
Kelly Gilson
Executive Director
Anne Wismer
Anne Wismer
Operations Manager
Amanda Kreiger
Manager of Resource Development
Brittany Taylor
Resource Development & Data Coordinator
Mike Crabbe
Resource Development Coordinator
Cheryl Micacchi
Cheryl Micacchi
Community Impact Coordinator

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Our Board of Directors

United Way Oxford’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.  Our 2020 – 2021 Board Members.

  • Giselle Lutfallah, Children’s Aid Society of Oxford – President
  • Dave Hewitt, Retired – Treasurer
  • Marilyn Price, Lyndon Fish Hatcheries Inc. – Secretary
  • Laura Glenney, Journey Well Counselling Services – Member
  • Leslie Farrell, Tim Hortons – Member
  • Soraya Abud Benevides, Public Relations Consultant – Member
  • Rod Potgieter, Retired – Member
  • Montgomery Shillington, Montgomery Shillington Barristers & Solicitors – Member
  • Linda Leyten, Oxford Regional Labour Council – Member
  • Dale Flynn Jr., Sleemens Breweries Canada – Member
  • Samantha Haverkamp. Agriculture – Member
  • Theresa Mutsaers, Woodstock Police Services – Member
  • Rob McKinlay, Pow Engineering – Member
  • Derek Kidnie, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada – Member
  • Anne Martin, Thames Valley District School Board – Member

About Us

For over 55 years, United Way Oxford has been working to improve lives. Having evolved from our roots as a ‘fundraiser’ to a community convener, United Way mobilizes partners-business, labour, service providers, community leaders and residents-helping to create opportunities for a better life for everyone in our community. United Way inspires people to come together to make a lasting difference.Through community conversations, we are working to achieve meaningful, long-term improvements to quality of life by addressing not only the symptoms of the problems but also getting at the root causes.


To improve lives and build community by engaging individuals and mobilizing collective action.


Through shared leadership, United Way Oxford aspires to build a stronger community and continue to improve the quality of life for everyone in Oxford County.