Following a thorough recruitment process that included applications from across the country United Way Thompson Nicola Cariboo’s Board of Directors announce Danalee Baker has been selected as the incoming Executive Director of United Way Thompson Nicola Cariboo (TNC).
“Danalee has the experience and qualifications along with the character and commitment to make her a fantastic Executive Director for our United Way,” says Jason Fawcett, Board Chair of United Way TNC.
Danalee joined United Way in its Community Impact department in 2008. She has completed graduate studies in International Business Management – Non-Profit and has over ten years of experience working with non-profits.
In her role as Director of Community Impact, Danalee has been heavily involved with community successes including the John Tod Centre, the Homelessness Action Plan, Elizabeth Fry 2nd Stage Housing and the Kamloops Rent Bank. In addition, she has been instrumental in the work done with Community Impact Councils throughout our region including Williams Lake, the North Thompson, Ashcroft, Cache Creek, Logan Lake and Merritt as well as inspiring increased funds raised in these communities.
She is a member of a national United Way network of Community Impact Leaders and has brought her learnings from this network back to the Thompson Nicola Cariboo region to implement best practices, align our activities with United Ways across our country and secure key community partnerships.
United Way TNC Board of Directors conducted an intensive search for a new Executive Director resulting in applications from across the country. Board Chair Jason Fawcett says the interest in our United Way from across the country indicates the national recognition given to the good work of our staff at United Way TNC.
“The decision to appoint Danalee as Executive Director was a unanimous decision by our Board. She has the ability to inspire staff and volunteers to raise funds as well as a deep knowledge of the issues in our community and region,” says Fawcett.
“I’m honoured and humbled to be chosen to take on this role,” Baker says. “It is an exciting time in our community and region.”