change lives.

Our Team

Executive Director

Alexya Heelis

Phone: (506) 658-1214


Hi, I’m Alexya Heelis, the United Way’s Executive Director. My passion is working with others to build strong communities by helping social agencies be robust, enduring and efficient – the best they can possibly be. Join me!

Mom. Outdoor enthusiast. Netflix aficionado.

Finance Manager

Sheila Comeau-Oldfield

Phone: (506) 658-1228


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


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

Jo-Anne Renton

Phone: (506) 658-1229


Hi, I’m Jo-Anne Renton. I’m the Resource Development Manager and I’m thrilled to be part of this United Way team that works so hard to improve the lives of people in the Saint John, Kings & Charlotte region. I love engaging in dialogue that helps to build concrete and collaborative solutions that will empower people in their lives. We are stronger together and together we will make a brighter future.

Mom. Classic Rock singer. Cat lover.

Community Impact Manager

Chelsie Nightingale

Phone: 506-658-1228


Hi, I'm Chelsie, and I'm the Community Impact Manager serving from Charlotte to Kings Counties, (and all stops in between). I am passionate about seeing our region flourish; I believe that building capacity in our non-profit sector is the solution to addressing gaps and challenges faced by our communities. I have a background in non-profit leadership, community mobilization, and meaningful partnership development. With these skills, I hope to help strengthen the sector and support our incredible local non-profits and charities, as well as enhance the impact of United Way Saint John, Kings, and Charlotte.

Partner. Advocate. Socially-awkward extrovert (and owning it).

Relationship and Development Officer

Jenna Mundangepfupfu

Phone: 506-658-1291


Hello, I'm Jenna Mundangepfupfu the United Way's Relationship and Development Officer. I'm delighted to be apart of a team that supports and improves the lives of people in Saint John, Kings and Charlotte. I strive to build relationships between the right people and organizations to ensure that we are providing lasting and impactful changes in the communities we serve.

Wife, hobby collector, taco enthusiast.