The United Way Board is two directors stronger after the appointments of Lisa Hilsenteger and Lori McDaniel.
“We are so pleased to welcome these strong individuals to our organization,” said Ben Dutton, President, United Way of Fort McMurray Board of Directors. “We are very mindful about bringing the right mix of experience and skill to the Board. Lisa and Lori are excellent complements to a strong group and we look forward to working with them to generate even more community impact.”
Lisa Hilsenteger is a 36-year resident of Fort McMurray, a long-time employee with Fort McMurray Catholic Schools and currently, Principal of Father Turcotte School. Having raised two childdren in Fort McMurray, she is excited to be able to focus more of her time on contributing to her community through the United Way.
“I have helped many families access the numerous programs and agencies funded by the United Way,” said Lisa. “I feel it is now time to shift gears, and play a larger role with the on-going development of these programs and agencies that continue to make this a great place to live.”
Lori McDaniel, a heavy equipment operator, an NDP candidate in the recent federal by-election, also safety chair with Unifor, is no stranger to the United Way, having spent the last year as co-chair of Suncor’s workplace campaign. She also has the unique perspective of having been helped by United Way funded agencies.
“The importance really hit home with me when I was personally affected in a terrible building fire in Timberlea a few years ago and some of the agencies were there to offer assistance in the middle of a cold February night,” said Lori. “It propelled me to help even more, not only at work, but in our community.”
“Lisa and Lori are fantastic additions to the Board,” said Diane Shannon, Executive Director. “They share a common passion for the role of the United Way in building a stronger, more resilient and remarkable community and region.”
Lisa and Lori were appointed at the November board meeting and have begun serving three year terms.