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Our Team

Executive Director

Wendy MacDermott

Phone: (506) 658-1214

Email: wendy@unitedwaysaintjohn.com

My name is Wendy MacDermott and I am the Executive Director. Early on in my career, I witnessed the power in aligning data/evidence with those who have passion. I became hooked on helping and my mantra is to bring people together to solve tough problems.

Adventurer. Book Enthusiast. Innovator.

Finance Manager

Sheila Comeau-Oldfield

Phone: (506) 658-1228

Email: sheila@unitedwaysaintjohn.com

My name is Sheila Comeau and I have been the Accounting Manager for 27 years. While working here, I have been able to see the change United Way has made in our community over two decades, and I am proud to be part of the movement.

Mother. Grandmother. Motorcyclist.

Support Staff

Gina Carter

Phone: Main Office (506) 658-1212

Email: gina@unitedwaysaintjohn.com

My name is Gina Carter and I’m the Administrative Assistant at your local United Way. Every day, I am grateful to be working with a team that creates demonstrable impact in our community.

Cook. Mother. Holistic

Resource Development Manager

Alexya Heelis

Phone: (506) 658-1229

Email: alexya@unitedwaysaintjohn.com

My name is Alexya Heelis and I am the Resource Development Manager. I have been at United Way for 6 years, and it’s my privilege to work day to day with some of the most generous/passionate donors, volunteers and companies.

Mom. Outdoor Enthusiast. Netflix Aficionado.

Relationship Manager

Dustin Leclerc

Phone: (506) 658-1291

Email: dustin@unitedwaysaintjohn.com

My name is Dustin Leclerc and I am the Relationship Manager at the United Way. I am a born and raised Northwestern Ontarian who has recently been converted to a Maritimer. Saint John has redefined my interpretation of “community” and I am thrilled that my position with the United Way can contribute and create impact.

Local Lover. Dog Devotee. Tourist.