United Way relies on an incredible team of dedicated volunteers and employees to make great things happen every day across the Southern Interior BC.

Diversity Policy

The Southern Interior BC Board

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

Sinead Scanlon

Board Chair

Senior Manager, BDO Canada LLP (Kelowna)

Kathy Conway

Past Chair

President and CEO, Interior Savings Credit Union
Jennifer Robins

Jennifer Robins


Peter Shannon

Finance Committee Chair

VP, Business Banking – Diversified Industries, BMO Bank of Montreal

Amanda Wright

Community Investment Chair

Controller, CapriCMW

Greg McGowan


1st Vice President, South Okanagan Boundary Labour Council

Sandi Fazan


Domestic Violence Coordinator, RCMP

Scott Murray

Bylaws Committee Chair

Lawyer, Connect Family Law

Doug Patton

Resource Development Chair

Vice President & Market Manager, BMO Private Banking

Steve Morrison


Lawyer, Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP

Dennis Silvestrone


Continuing Studies and Corporate Training, Okanagan College

Peter Pogue


President, Kal-Mor Mortgages and Investments Ltd.

Cheryl Stone


Secretary, North Okanagan Labour Council

North Okanagan Local Committee

In April 2019, the North Okanagan Columbia Shuswap United Way merged with United Way CSO and the North Okanagan local committee was formed to represent the interests of the North Okanagan, Columbia, Shuswap region. This committe reports to the SIBC Board of Directors. More details and committee list coming soon!

Southern Interior BC Staff

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.

Kahir Lalji

Executive Director


Marianne Dahl

Marketing & Communications Manager

Jeremy Lugowy

Corporate and Workplace Giving Manager

Sherry Ferronato

Director, Community Investment and Wellness

Naomi Woodland

Manager, Community Impact and Poverty Reduction

Jude Brunt

Events and Special Projects Manager

Tracy Williamson

North Okanagan Community Engagement Manager

Marie Martin

Finance & Administration Associate

Morgan Brannon

Manager, Individual Giving & Donor Relations

Reanne Holden-Amadio

Community Investment Manager  (Maternity Leave)

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.

Board Chair (vacant)
Kayla Caruana of Investors Group

Kayla Caruana

Past Chair
Consultant, IG Wealth Management

Nola Lagace

Past Chair
Commercial Account Manager, RBC

Julianne Kublik

Senior Tax Accountant, BDO Canada

Zach Webster

Director, Community Engagement
Corporate Training Specialist, Okanagan College

Majic Greenwood

Director, Events
Conveyancer, Doak Shirreff Lawyers LLP

Charmaine Pearce

Director, Marketing

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!