Jaci Zalesak

Executive Director

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.  In August 2022 Jaci was hired the role of Executive Director to carry the organization forward.

Jaci holds a Canadian Society of Association Executive designation, and strongly believes in the work of nonprofits.  Volunteering has always been a part of her personal mandate and has served on several boards and committees that align with the United Way’s values.

As a business development professional, Jaci has supported the region collaborating on various projects that have helped put Lethbridge & South Western Alberta on the map.  She believes individuals and businesses play a strong role in supporting our communities; supporting financially is important but also your time, and examining the challenges communities face are also equally important.  We can make a positive difference in people’s lives if we have a better understanding of the needs and challenges that people and organizations face.

In Jaci’s spare time you will find her volunteering or spending time with her parents and daughter.