Kimberly (she/her) - Executive Director
Kimberly Berry, PhD., joined the Veith House team, as Executive Director, in June 2019. She holds a B.A. (Hon.) in History from Dalhousie University, a M.A. in Atlantic Canada Studies (ACS) from Saint Mary's University, and a Ph.D. in History from the University of Ottawa. Kimberly is a passionate advocate, community builder, and adult educator.
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.
Katie (she/her) - Social Worker
Katie Scrine, BA, BSW, RSW., is an advocate for food security and accessible housing in North End Halifax. Katie offers short-term supportive counselling, advocacy and resource navigation for community members. Katie joined the Veith House team in 2016 working hard to build our growing Holiday Support program, supporting our Trustee program and making connections in the community . Katie is currently working towards her Masters of Social Work degree at Memorial University while continuing to serve members of the community here at Veith House.
Alex Mackinnon, BA, BSW., is committed to bringing barrier free, child-focused programming to marginalize communities. Alex has completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Relations at Concordia University; focusing on the skills of community organization, program planning, facilitation and conflict management.
Alex is currently on Educational Leave.
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.
Erika (she/her) - Youth Program Coordinator/ NECC Facilitator
Erika Mendes, BA., has her degree in Psychology from St. Francis Xavier University. She has spent a number of years working with at-risk youth and their families facing issues such as substance abuse, mental health and building healthy relationships. Erika also has a background in fine arts and working with children of all ages. Erika Joined our team in 2018 as our Youth Program Coordinator and North End Community Circle Facilitator.
Natalie Westhaver (She/Her) – Supervised Access and Exchange Coordinator
Natalie Westhaver, BA, BSW, SWC joined the team as a volunteer in June of 2016. In November of 2017, Natalie started as casual with Supervised Access and Exchange. Natalie took on the role of Supervised Access and Exchange Coordinator in April 2019. Natalie is passionate about geriatric rights and equitable treatment, and volunteers with the Nova Scotia Health Authority as a care volunteer.
SJ Rogers (They/Them) – Community Outreach Facilitator
SJ Rogers joined the team in August 2019. SJ has a diploma in Human and Social Services & Counselling Skills, and is presently working towards becoming a Registered Practicing Counsellor. SJ Has a background working in Criminal and Restorative Justice, and mental health. SJ is a trained facilitator for such topics as body positivity, healthy relationships, sexual health, and anger management to name a few. SJ is a seasoned grant writer, who is passionate about community.
Je'Nawnd (he/him ) - Youth Program Facilitator
Je’Nawnd Beals (fondly known as Pup) has been with Veith House since August 2019. As our Youth Program Facilitator, he helps to plan, lead and engage Veith House’s R.E.A.C.H programs (and much more!). Pup loves working with kids. In his free time, Je’nawnd’s favourite thing to do is playing basketball.
Katie (she/her) - Urban Farm Coordinator
Farmer Katie MacLean has been at Veith since June 2019. Katie is our urban farm coordinator, helping the people in the community grow vegetables at Veith house. Farmer Katie also helps work with the kids in our after school program and supports our Salaam/Peace program. Katie is currently is a student at Dalhousie studying biology and sustainability.