Dedicated experts with A passion for positive change.


Support Team

We would not be here if it were not for the amazing volunteers and interns that help us to work towards the social change we strive to achieve each and every day. 


Megan Anderson
Hassan Ashraf

Creative Team
Kyle Burdy - The Station Design Co.

Regular Volunteers
Kevin Martin
Tanice Taylor
Susan Cable
Barbara Bohune
Lynn Green


Ground Team

Our Senior Leadership are some of the most socially driven individuals in the city, who strive to ensure our entire team gets exactly what they need in order to attain the social goals we set out monthly as well as annually.


Cynamon Mychasiw

“Each day I am humbled and amazed at the commitment and inspiration of our volunteers who truly want to make a difference”

Janis Evens
Director of Operations

“We have seen many changes to our community over the years, one thing that has not changed, has only gotten stronger, Brandon’s generosity.”

Areta Donnelly
Campaign Director

“This year we decided to try and ‘meet the need’ in our community, It was a big challenge and I believe the effort put forth by our community was the real achievement.”


Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors is filled with a dynamic, diverse and driven team of individuals who are always looking out for the best interests of our community to ensure that the United Way of Brandon & District is doing everything possible to have to biggest impact throughout our community.


Campaign Team

The United Way of Brandon & District annual fall campaign is the heart of everything we do. From September to December we host events, promote employee workplace campaigns, and give back to the community around us.

The United Way of Brandon & District would not be able to run our campaign without the dedicated individuals on our Campaign Team. These individuals assist the Campaign Director by attending meetings and speaking events, and completing other campaign related duties. For more information on the campaign team please read our Campaign Team Guide

If you wish to be a part of the Campaign Team please contact Areta Donnelly at 204-571-8929 or by email


Derek Radics
Board of Directors Chair
- NetSet Communications

Sarah Peto
Board of Directors Vice Chair
- City of Brandon - Brandon Fire & Emergency Services

Darren Grills
Board of Directors Treasurer
- Bell MTS

Randy Klassen
Murray Chevrolet

Carol Grant
Prairie Mountain Health

Capt. Daniel Walton
Canadian Armed Forces CFB Shilo

Samantha Falloon

Marlene Heise
Vanguard Credit Union

Scott Preston
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce

Krystal Kane

Jenna MacDonald
94.7 Star FM

Walter Ajogbor

Karla Dane
Meighen Haddad LLP

Katie Bonk

2019 Campaign Team


2018 Campaign co-chair

Jeffrey DeSarno is the Chief Technology Officer at Westman Communications Group, and has been with the company for nine years. He is responsible for the operation, direction and evolution of the Westman Communications Group voice, video and data infrastructure and subsequent service delivery.

Jeffrey is active on many initiatives and gives 100% to those organizations for which he volunteers.  One of his most recent initiatives has been the Rocking the Fields music festival.

Jeffrey has been on the Campaign Team for the past two years, participated in almost every event during that time, and went out to speak to employee groups as part of the 2017 speaker’s bureau.  His passion and dynamic personality lend well to the engagement of donors in our mission, and he speaks from personal program experience.

2018 Campaign co-Chair

Kevin Martin is a Financial Security Advisor and Investment Representative with Branstone Financial Strategies Inc, a company he has built from the ground up.  He is committed to making an impact in the lives of his clients by giving them a clear vision of their financial future and helping them plan for it.

Kevin has demonstrated his commitment to the community through his personal and corporate support of United Way and The Women’s Resource Centre, and has a major sponsor of the Royal Manitoba Winter Fair and Brandon Wheat Kings.

Kevin is no stranger to the United Way Campaign.  He served as Vice Chair in 2009, and Chaired the Campaign in 2010 and 2011.  As the Chair that first took the United Way Campaign over the $700,000 mark, he is determined to repeat that accomplishment and take us over $800,000.

2018 Campaign Team

2018 Campaign Team

Jeffrey De Sarno  |  Co-Chair Westman Communication Group

Kevin Martin     | Co-Chair Brandstone Financial Strategies Inc.

Alison Kelland  | Integral Reality

Bob Cey | Investors Group

Cam Clark | Riding Mountain Broadcasting

Chuck Elliot | Murray Chevrolet

Joanne De Sarno | Prairie Mountain Health Authority

Tanice Taylor | Branstone Financial Strategies

Jordon Sisson | Camelot Personal Care

Lauren Hilther | Western Financial

Nate Andrews | Guild Insurance

Rob Lovatt | Keywest Photo

Terry Burgess | RBC Royal Bank

Darryl Andrews | Guild Insurance