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Trista Spencer named permanent executive director of United Way of Northern BC

Spencer had been serving as the interim executive director
Trista Spencer has been named the full-time executive director of United Way of Northern British Columbia. (via United Way of Northern British Columbia)

Trista Spencer is officially United Way of Northern BC's executive director. 

She had originally been named interim executive director in July 2019 after Roberta Squire announced she would be leaving to take a new position with Telus Communications as their general manager of northern B.C.

Spencer assumed her new role on Aug. 1, 2019. 

In a social media post today (Jan. 25), UWNBC announced Spencer has accepted the role of executive director. 

"The board has complete confidence in Trista and we believe that her leadership, drive, and passion are keys to executing our strategy," the Facebook post reads. "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."

Her job includes leading United Way’s efforts to understand and address top priorities in the community, which are in three focus areas: All That Kids Can Be, Healthy People Strong Communities, From Poverty To Possibility.


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