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Social Research and 211 Project Manager
Natalia's primary focus is the maintenance and development of HDCís Community Services Database. She actively advocates for the adoption of a 211 information and referral service in New Brunswick (211.ca). Additionally, Natalia researches local social conditions for HDC. Her background is in Social-Legal Studies (M.A. York University) and in Politics (B.A. UNBSJ).
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Project Manager, HPS Community Entity
Greg is responsible for contracting and monitoring funds from the Federal Governmentís Homelessness Partnering Strategy to service delivery organizations in Saint John, Moncton and Fredericton. A graduate of Acadia University, Greg spent several years Directing Outdoor Education facilities and programs at the Saint John Y before joining the HDC team.
Community Development Coordinator/HIFIS Community Coordinator
Phone: 506- 636-8549
As HDCís Community Development Coordinator, Michael facilitates and promotes coordination among agencies in the homeless-serving sector and conducts research on homelessness initiatives across Canada. He also supports service providers throughout New Brunswick in their use of the Homeless Individuals and Families Information System (HIFIS). Michael holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of New Brunswick Saint John and a masterís degree in Political Science from Carleton University.
Local Immigration Partnership Project Manager
Duyen is the project manager for the Saint John LIP. She earned her PhD in Community Health Sciences from the University of Calgary, specializing in Population and Public Health, and has a MSc in Developmental Psychology from Memorial University.
Duyen was born in Nova Scotia and was raised in a Vietnamese refugee family. She has experienced first-hand the needs of a newcomer family, and the benefits of being surrounded by a supportive community. Duyen enjoys living in Saint John as a wife and mother to a beautiful 1-year-old son.
Around the Block Coordinator
Phone: 506- 647-4850
Juanita is the founder and editor of Around the Block, Saint John's only bi-monthly "good news newspaper" serving the 5 priority neighborhoods.
A tireless volunteer and activist, she has received numerous awards for her work, including both the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012) and a YMCA Peace Medal (2010) for her involvement with the Crescent Valley Tenant's Association, the NB Economic and Social Inclusion Corporation, and many other local agencies.