Meet the Team
Sam Madore (she/her), Interim Executive Director
Sam Madore began at the United Way in February, 2022. She is a mental health advocate, a writer, and a marketing and event professional who inspires others to rise to the occasion. A connector of people, Sam thrives on collaboration and loves to find creative ways to make her community a more cohesive place.
Heather Hamilton (she/her), Office and Community Engagement Coordinator
Heather has been with the United Way of Colchester County since 2015. She enjoys being part of the support system for the great work being done by local charities and seeing firsthand how these efforts really make a difference in peoples’ lives!
Emily Crosby (she/her), Program + Communications Coordinator
Emily will be graduating from Cobequid Educational Centre (CEC) with an International Baccalaureate Diploma in June 2022. Over the past few years, she has volunteered with the Special Olympics, become the leader of Period at CEC, and been a part of student council as the media and communications representative. In September, Emily looks forward to attending Mount Allison University where she will be taking a BSc in Biopsychology.
Laura Thurston (she/her), Program + Events Coordinator
Laura will be going into her second year of university at StFX this fall taking a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. She has had lots of volunteer experiences over the past few years – including at Maggie’s Place Family Resource Centre, Challenger Baseball, and ElevateHer Mental Health Support Services -and enjoys being able to give back to her community in any way that she can.
Sarah Flemming (she/her), Executive Director
Please note: Sarah is off on maternity leave until March, 2023. Please contact Sam Madore (above).
Sarah started with United Way in August, 2020. Starting in the midst of the pandemic has been both a challenge and a motivator. Having worked in the non profit sector for nearly 10 years, Sarah has been on the frontline experiencing firsthand the impact of poverty on our communities.
Sarah loves being a part of the United Way! The opportunity to be a part of a collective whose mandate is to “move the needle”, and build a future where everyone has a warm bed, a full belly, and an inclusive community. Colchester County has so many incredible people living, working, and truly making a difference in our community. Sarah is inspired to both live and work here!
Board of Directors
The United Way of Colchester County is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors on a very local level. Each Board member offers their own skills, expertise and enthusiasm to our operations. This group of engaged and passionate business and community representatives work with staff to ensure that the United Way of Colchester County is continually improving services and support capabilities and, most importantly, that every donor’s gift is properly invested back into the community.
Directors at Large
Carley Gloade; Glenn Illsley; Andrea Jackson; Twila MacDonald; Nick Sharpe
Danielle Krzywonos; Brea Hayden