The word ‘interim’ has been removed from Trista Spencer’s job title.
On Friday, the United Way of Northern B.C. made Spencer the permanent executive director of the organization. She had been serving as interim director since August 1, 2019.
“The board has complete confidence in Trista and we believe that her leadership, drive, and passion are keys to executing our strategy,” said Sotirios Korogonas, United Way of Northern B.C.’s board chair. “Trista also has the full support of an amazing UWNBC team and together, the board is excited that Trista can lead this team towards achieving our vision of a northern B.C. where everyone can achieve their maximum human potential through education, income stability, and healthy living.”
“I am truly honoured to take on this position and work alongside an amazing group of people who are passionate about helping people in northern B.C.,” Spender said. “I’m excited about what we can do together to connect people with the resources they need and help the generosity of the North go to where it’s needed most. I’m very grateful for the opportunity to lead this incredible work.”
The United Way of Northern B.C. aims to improve communities in the North through connecting resources to local needs. The United Way of Northern B.C. impacts one in three people through their work in the region; empowering other non-profit agencies, engaging with community partners at multiple levels, advocating the unique needs of northern B.C., engaging in the Day of Caring initiative, and providing funding to other non-profits through their Community Investment and Impact Program.