447 Hunter St., Woodstock, ON N4S 4G7

Our Team

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Kelly Gilson
Executive Director
Anne Wismer
Anne Wismer
Operations Manager
Amanda Kreiger
Manager of Resource Development
Mike Crabbe
Resource Development Coordinator
Julie Rutherford
Resource Development Coordinator
Leanne Wilson
Summer Student
Cheryl Micacchi
Cheryl Micacchi
Community Impact Coordinator

Get to know the pressing issues we’re working to solve in local communities. #UNIGNORABLE

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 2021 – 2022 Board Members.

  • Rod Potgieter, Retired – President
  • Rob McKinlay, Harcolm Farms – Vice President
  • Dave Hewitt, Retired – Treasurer
  • Laura Glenney, Journey Well Health & Wellness Counselling – Member
  • Leslie Farrell, Tim Hortons – Member
  • Montgomery Shillington, Montgomery Shillington Barristers & Solicitors – Member
  • Dale Flynn Jr., Sleemans Breweries Canada – Member
  • Samantha Haverkamp, Havertin Farm – Member
  • Theresa Mutsaers, Woodstock Police Services – Member
  • Derek Kidnie, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada – Member
  • Anne Martin, Thames Valley District School Board – Member
  • Erica Unger-Grieve, Libro Credit Union – Member
  • Linda Trbizan, GM CAMI Assembly Plant – Member
  • Rick Cox, City of Brantford – Member
  • Nancy John, Oxford Regional Labour Council – Member

United Way Oxford’s Board of Directors must be 18 years of age or older and live or work in Oxford County. Previous governance experience an asset. Read More..

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity please contact Kelly Gilson at kelly@unitedwayoxford.ca or call (519) 539-3851 or 1-877-280-1391 ext.301. If you wish to submit an application for consideration, please complete the application and submit it to Kelly by April 16, 2021.

Application Here!

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.