Heather Stelzer brings substantial experience in community development, governance and advocacy to the work of the United Way, having served on a wide variety of boards and in a number of leadership capacities.

A health care professional, she has been recognized for her admirable record of professional service in the mental health and long term care fields and for her contributions to individual, family and community health care.

In addition, Heather has experience in national and international finance, management and business development. A community business leader, she has provided extensive leadership to numerous organizations in terms of mentorship, fundraising and strategic planning. These include the Greater Peterborough Area Economic Development Corporation (PED), Community Care Access Centre, Fleming College, YWCA, 100 Women and the Stony Lake Cottage Association. She has also been active in political campaigns at all three levels of government. Heather sits on the board of the Canadian Canoe Museum; she is a member of the Age-Friendly Business Academy and a Partner in Nordixx Pole Walking Canada. Her outstanding contributions to the community were recognized by her awarding of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.

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