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Meet The Team

Sara (she/her) - Executive Director

Sara came to Veith House as Executive Director in May 2023. For the previous decade she worked at Common Roots Urban Farm, where her love of farming broadened into a deep commitment to community building, placemaking, and responding to the diverse needs present in our communities. Originally from Halifax, Sara received a BFA in Dance and her Master's in Environmental Studies at York University before returning to Nova Scotia. Sara is delighted to join Veith House and to support the amazing staff here serving and strengthening the North End, where she lives with her family. 

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.

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!

Saida (she/her) - Newcomer Program Coordinator

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. 


Sebastian (they/them) - Office Administration & Reception
Sebastian joined Veith House in April '24. Their role at Veith House includes Office Administration, Reception, and Social Media. They studied Fine Arts and Film at NSCAD, and hold the arts close to their heart. Their background includes Customer Service, Technology, Comunications, and Management. They're passionate about understanding and supporting community, and finding and creating safe spaces.


Gerald (he/him) - Veith House 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.

Carly (she/her) - Youth Program Coordinator

Carly joined Veith House in 2022, and worked in various roles before becoming the Youth Program Coordinator. She's currently working towards her diploma in Recreation Therapy from Canadore College. Outside of working with youth, Carly enjoys reading, art and spending time outside.

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