Shirley Crocker, CPA, CGA

Vice President, Finance and Administration

Shirley CrockerShirley Crocker joined United Way of Peel Region in 1998 as Director of Finance and Administration. She provides direction and leadership on all matters relating to United Way of Peel financial services, information services and financial aspect of donor services and safekeeping of UWPR assets.

Shirley holds a Certified General Accountant designation. Her extensive career in finance includes more than 20 years experience working in the private sector with Canada’s largest forest products organization, MacMillan Bloedel Building Materials. She is a member of Imagine Canada’s – CRA Technical Advisory sub-committee – developing a comprehensive web resource to assist the charitable sector.

Cecelia Paolucci

Vice President, Philanthropy

Cecelia Paolucci joined United Way of Peel Region in 2017 as the Vice President, Philanthropy. She provides strategic leadership and oversight to the resource development team, which raises over $11-million annually in diversified revenue.

As a dedicated relationship builder and high-energy fundraiser with over 25 years of leadership experience in the corporate and not-for-profit sector, Cecelia has guided teams through change, empowering staff and volunteers, to achieve their goals. Previously, she led fundraising teams at Canadian Stage and United Way Toronto.

Cecelia is a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) and holds an MBA from York University’s Schulich School of Business. She currently serves on the Board of Endeavour Volunteer Consulting for Non-Profits, a charity that provides management consulting to improve organizational capacity and community impact for organizations that otherwise cannot afford professional consulting services.



Anita Stellinga

Interim C.E.O and Vice President, Community Investment

Anita StellingaAnita Stellinga began her career with United Way in 1995 and was appointed Director, Community Investment in 2000. She was appointed the Interim Director, Resource Development in January 2010.

Prior to joining United Way, Anita was a member of the senior management team of the Poly-Cultural Immigrant Community Services organization. In addition to managing various programs for women, seniors, substance abuse and language instruction, Anita also founded the Sunshine Summer Day Camp in West Toronto which provided summer camp opportunities to low-income families. She is a member of the Peel Newcomer Strategy Group, The Peel Poverty Strategy Group, Member of the 211 Advisory Group for the Region of Peel, Co-chair of the Funders Consortium, and a member of the Human Services Taskforce of the Mississauga Summit.

Anita holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Toronto. She has served as a board member for the Tatry Non-Profit Housing Association, volunteered for Distress Centre of Peel, and the Canadian Polish Congress. She is currently a nationally certified Community Impact Trainer with United Way/Centraide Canada.