Meet The Team
Monica (she/her) - Administration/Finance
Monica Marsh is the longest serving member of the Veith House team and has been working as our bookkeeper and resident numbers specialist since 2006. Before Monica joined the team, her mother held the same job, making Monica part of the Veith House family even before she started working here. In addition to her admin/finance duties Monica helps community members with taxes and government forms, has worked and volunteered with other sister organizations, has been a leader in our C@P Site (@NS), and is always visible at our community events including the NECC Annual BBQ in June and the North End Tree Lighting event in December.
Saida (she/her) - Newcomer Program
Saida Gazie joined our team in 2018 creating and supporting programs for individuals and families new to Canada. She is an advocate and voice for community members as she supports them in applying for family assistance , finding inexpensive and safe rental units, job searches and connecting newcomers with free educational and programs for both adults and youth. Through programs, events and initiatives she has been successful in introducing a number of families to the Halifax community.
Leslie (she/her) - Supervised Access &
Exchange Program Coordinator
Leslie Harrie, BA., has her degree in Psychology with a minor in French from Saint Mary’s University. She is currently in the process of completing her BSW with the University of Manitoba. She has experience working with children, youth, and families, as well as mental health. Leslie came to us in 2020 as a social work student, and her interest in helping children and families, along with her experience assisting with the Supervised Access and Exchange Program, ultimately led her to becoming the Supervised Access and Exchange Coordinator.
Gerald (he/him) - Custodian
Gerald joined us in June 2022. He worked for five years cleaning the Justice Building on Hollis St. in Halifax as their head cleaner/custodian. He also
worked a year with HRCE sanitizing schools through COVID. He is a proud foster parent and enjoys working with in an environment that includes
children and young people, as well as the diverse range of people who use Veith House's services.
Hannah (she/her) - Social Worker
Hannah Cane, BA, BSW, MSW., first joined the Veith House team in 2018 as a social work student. Before taking on the role of social worker, Hannah also worked with the Supervised Parenting & Exchange Program. Hannah is excited to take on this new role and develop more connections in the community. Hannah offers resource navigation, advocacy, and short-term counselling for community members. When not at Veith House, you can find her hiking, hanging out with friends, or enjoying a good book!
Jade (she/her) - Youth Program
Jade has been working with youth for the past 10 years. She grew up in the North End of Halifax. She has spent years playing basketball for the community, as well as coaching. As Youth Development Coordinator at the YMCA, Jade supervised Junior Leaders in the summer camps and planned programming. Jade has travelled the world as a Young Ambassador to learn more about programs offered to youth everywhere! Jade graduated college in 2017, completing her studies to become a Child and Youth Care Worker.
Liam (he/him) - Urban Farm Coordinator
Liam joined the Veith House in 2021, coming on late in the season as the Urban Farm Assistant. Originally from Antigonish, he went to St. Francis Xavier University where he completed his BSc in Geology. After finishing his degree, he decided to pursue work that intrigued him from childhood, farming. He worked 3 seasons on Wise Earth market garden in Kelowna, BC where he also indulged in the bounty of outdoor activities (skiing, biking, hiking, ultimate etc.). Liam returned to Halifax in 2020, to reconnect with family and friends, and to pursue an entrepreneurship program for his vintage clothing company. Liam is passionate about growing food and appreciates the social, economic, and environmental benefits of locally and organically grown food. He is very excited to take the leap to the Urban Farm Coordinator in 2022, and share the role with colleague and good friend Justin.
Carly (she/her) - Office Administration
Carly joined Veith House in July 2022, working alongside Skyler as summer camp staff. She has been an active participant in LOVE Nova Scotia since 2017, leading to her love for non-profit work. She is passionate about working with youth, food security and mental health. Prior to joining Veith House, Carly worked in Early Childhood Education and attended the 2022 Canada World Youth Leadership Summit in Saskatoon. When she's not working, you can find her reading, doing respite care or hanging out with her friends!