Our People

It's about what we can do TOGETHER!

Helping our community help itself is a big job and requires coordination and passion. The staff on your local United Way team work hard to coordinate the many volunteers and donors that make United Way support available to Partner Agencies.

Our Staff

Janelle Marietta

Executive Director
Janelle is a graduate of the University of Lethbridge Management program, with a Masters of Science focusing on Marketing. She comes with over a decade of experience in not-for-profit, including the healthcare and post-secondary sectors.   Born and raised in Lethbridge, Janelle is proud to call... more

Riley Swanberg

Community Development Coordinator
While born and raised in Calgary, Riley has made Lethbridge her home for the past eight years. Moving to Lethbridge for her post-secondary education, Riley obtained a B.A in Sociology from the University of Lethbridge. She entered the non-profit sector five years ago, starting out in childcare... more

Connolly Tate-Mitchell

Marketing & Communications Coordinator
Connolly is a graduate of the University of Lethbridge with a B.A. in General Humanities, and also of Lethbridge College with a diploma in Communication Arts majoring in Print Journalism. As an INFJ, meaningful work, making connections with others and making a lasting impact on the world is... more

Board of Directors

Jaci Zalesak

President
Jaci has always been passionate about her community.  She came to the United Way looking to volunteer and quickly joined the Board and the Allocations Committee.  Volunteering has always been part of Jaci's personal mandate and has also served on other boards and school councils.  Jaci holds a... more

Scott Armstrong

Vice President

Krysty Thomas

Secretary & Labour Liaison
As President of the Lethbridge and District Labour Council, Krysty was asked to serve on United Way’s Allocations Committee as a labour liaison in 2019, after which she was invited to join the Board. In 2020 she took on the additional role of chair of the Impact Committee and in 2021 became Board... more

Catherine Filgas

Treasurer
Catherine is a lifetime Lethbridge resident and an active volunteer in the community. She attended the University of Lethbridge and obtained a CGA designation. Upon joining the United Way board of directors in 2018, she put those skills to work as the Treasurer. Giving time and skills is an... more

Adam Weersink

Director
Adam grew up in the Lethbridge area, spending much of his time pursuing athletics, especially hockey. Following the end of his career in the Alberta Junior Hockey League, Adam attended and graduated from the University of Lethbridge with a Bachelor of Management, Finance with Great Distinction.... more

William Serink

Director
  William Serink was raised participating in his community. Growing up in Fort Saskatchewan, AB he was an avid member of the local Boys and Girls Club, and also played and later refereed minor hockey. Will is a graduate of the University of Alberta, where he studied mechanical engineering. After... more

Vincent Varga

Director
In 2020 Vincent served as United Way's Interim Executive Director while Janelle Marietta was on leave. Prior to working for the United Way in Lethbridge, Vincent worked in the museum and public gallery sector for four decades where he served as a CEO, Executive Director and curator for institutions... more

Crystal Good Rider

Director