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Fusion Fast Five – Atlantic Leadership Forum


As part of the 2nd Annual Atlantic Leadership Forum (ALF), Fusion Fast Five is a dynamic session involving local organizations and conference attendees, with an aim to provide valuable insights, and encourage collaboration and community engagement.

United Way Halifax

United Way Halifax works to improve lives and build community by engaging donors, residents and partners to work together on key issues affecting our city. We want Halifax to be free of poverty, so that people can live their best lives.

Sara Napier, President & CEO


Sara is President & CEO of United Way Halifax, which she calls her “dream role.” Previous positions include Vice-President of Strategy and Marketing at the IWK Health Centre Foundation, media and external relations for Nova Scotia Community College, and community economic development for the Region of Queens Municipality. A dedicated volunteer, Sara has served on the National Brand Task Force for Children’s Hospital Foundations of Canada, the Board of the Sobey Executive MBA Alumni Association, and as a LORAN Scholar mentor and selection committee member. She has received the Halifax Cornwallis Progress Women of Excellence Award, and an Innovation of the Year Award from the League for Innovation in the International Community College Network. Sara holds a Masters of Business from the Sobey School of Business at Saint Mary’s University, a Bachelor of Public Relations from Mount Saint Vincent University, and a Community Economic Development Certificate from Nova Scotia Community College.