Board of Directors

Board of Directors


Board Chair
David Fell, Eastern Ontario Regional Network

Past Chair
Suzanne Hooke, Fleming College

Vice Chair
Linda Mitchelson, City of Peterborough

Treasurer and Chair, Finance Committee
Marie Dietrich, McColl Turner LLP

Chair, Agency & Community Services Committee
Linda Mitchelson, City of Peterborough

Jim Russell, CEO, United Way Peterborough & District
Ex Officio


2015 Campaign Chair
David Martin, ISL Insurance

2016 Campaign Chair
Gwyneth James, Cody & James Chartered Professional Accountants

Community Representatives

Amanda Mellegers, McColl Turner LLP
Bill Morris, Stewart Group
Kathy Neill, John Howard Society Peterborough
Elizabeth Teleki, Park Place Financial
Joe VanKoeverden, Township of Asphodel-Norwood
Sonya Vellenga, Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre
David Wills, DM Wills (Retired)
Karen Wilson, Employment Planning & Counseling


Labour Council Representatives
Margot Marshall, Retired
Jen Deck


2017 Campaign Chair Announcement


Jim Russell, CEO United Way Peterborough & District announced today at the United Way office on Stewart Street that local social media maverick and entrepreneur, Neil Morton would Chair the 2017 Community Campaign. Russell made the announcement saying, “Neil’s leadership style, social media expertise, deep roots in the community, and entrepreneurial spirit are widely known…

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Faith Dickinson, "Cuddles for Cancer" is 2017 Scholfield Award Recipient!


United Way of Peterborough and District today announced the 2017 recipient of the Scholfield Award of Community Distinction. The annual award was established to recognize an individual or organization for their outstanding contribution and ability to mobilize change within the community. The 2017 recipient was 15 year old Faith Dickinson, creator of “Cuddles for Cancer.”…

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