Chief Executive Leadership Changing at United Way Halton & Hamilton

Halton & Hamilton — Monday, November 13, 2017 – Today, United Way Halton & Hamilton’s (UWHH) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Brad Park as the organization’s new President & Chief Executive Officer. The change in leadership comes after current CEO, Jeff Vallentin signaled his decision to leave UWHH earlier in October.

“The Board is proud to be making this announcement and we’re grateful for the depth of leadership that has allowed us to promote from within,” says Anne Bermingham, chair of the Board of Directors. “Brad is well known across the communities served by UWHH. He is a proven executive leader in the United Way movement and he is highly regarded for his passion and his track-record of results. “

Brad Park has been serving as Chief Development Officer in the newly amalgamated United Way Halton & Hamilton. Prior to the amalgamation, Brad served as the CEO for United Way Oakville since 2012 and brings over 23 years of leadership experience with United Ways.

Jeff Vallentin is leaving UWHH after serving since 2014 as CEO of United Way Burlington & Greater Hamilton and providing leadership guiding four United Way organizations in the region to come together as one. Jeff will be joining the executive team at Sheridan College and his last day at United Way will be Friday, December 1, 2017.

“I’m grateful for the many enriching experiences United Way has provided to me,” says Jeff. “It has been my pleasure working with some incredibly talented teammates and it’s been inspiring to be engaged with so many generous people who care about their neighbours and the community.”

Brad will assume his new role immediately as he and Jeff continue working to ensure a seamless transition.

“It’s an exciting time at UWHH,” says Brad. “Our newly amalgamated organization is settling in nicely and we have a great platform for big impact. We’re focused on our future and eager to continue bringing generosity together with critically important needs in each local community.”



Outside of government, United Way is the largest funder of social service programs and initiatives. United Way Halton & Hamilton seeks to enhance community life and build stronger, healthier and more vibrant communities by connecting community needs to community resources. All funds raised through United Way support people in the local community.

For more information and to donate visit:

Brad Park
President & CEO
United Way Halton & Hamilton
905-635-3138, ext. 333