Veith House Board of Directors is delighted to announce the appointment of Lisa Harrison as the new Executive Director of Veith House.
“On behalf of the board of directors we are thrilled to have Lisa join Veith House and lead our team in the next chapter of serving our community” says Greg van den Hoogen, Board Chair of Veith House
Lisa comes to us from the Atlantic Publishers Marketing Association, which she joined in 2018 as their CEO. She is delighted to now have an opportunity to return to community work, which she has missed since leaving the UK in 2017. Although originally trained as a graphic designer - and a graduate of NSCAD - when she moved to London in 2001 she found herself drawn to the not-for-profit world, starting out with the Design & Artists Copyright Society. After a brief time working in website design, she then moved on to leadership roles in a series of not-for-profits, first as Business Development Manager at the personal safety charity Suzy Lamplugh Trust, then working as a Deputy CEO at Providence Row, a busy day centre for homeless people. Next she took on a role as Deputy CEO at the National Skills Association for Social Care, and then moved on to lead on social enterprise activity at a national membership and training organization for supported housing (SITRA). Finally, she served as the CEO of Mind Yourself, a community centre serving the health and wellbeing of the Irish in London, before returning to Nova Scotia with her husband to be closer to the ocean and her family. She is very happy to be back working in Halifax again, and looks forward to the challenges and rewards of working with the staff at Veith House and the diverse community found in Halifax's North End.
“I am so excited about the great work Veith House is doing in the community. I look forward to working with others to build on its strong foundation: I can’t wait to see where we can go from here.” Lisa Harrison, Executive Director