Stephen Gaetz (President & CEO, Canadian Observatory on Homelessness) is the MtS Scientific Director (SD) responsible for research excellence and financial accountability, ensuring a fair and equitable process for creating Requests for Proposals (RFPs), distributing funds across themes, and adjudicating proposals.
Melanie Redman (Co-founder, President & CEO, A Way Home Canada) is the Partnership & Implementation Director (PID), and is responsible for ensuring that end-users in the government, not-for-profit and private sectors play key and meaningful roles in planning, directing, and managing the research agenda and KTEE activities.
Julia Lalande, PhD, is the MtS Managing Director, and is responsible for the day-to-day management of the network, its staff and activities. Julia has more than 15 years of experience in university and government, focusing on social justice issues, research, knowledge mobilization, strategy and evidence-based decision-making.
Teresa Gerner is the MtS Project and Event Coordinator and is responsible for providing general administrative support and project monitoring, as well as planning of internal and external events. Led by a passion for social justice, Teresa has been actively engaged in various non-profit organizations locally and globally working in administration, event coordination and outreach.
Anna Jacob is the MtS Finance Manager and is responsible for day-to-day financial administration as well as other reporting functions. Anna is a CPA candidate and has over 7 years of accounting and financial management experience focusing on non-profit and academic institutions.
Dina Taha is the MtS Research & Knowledge Mobilization Coordinator and is responsible for supporting the research and knowledge mobilization agenda and the overall communication of the organization. She has a diverse experience working in academic and non-profit settings bringing together research skills, project management and knowledge mobilization towards empowering the marginalized.
April Xie is the MtS Training Coordinator. She is responsible for building capacity among academics, practitioners, policy makers, people with lived experience, and funders to co-create and mobilize solutions to youth homelessness. She blends her background in network-building, communications, and digital media from the nonprofit and academic sectors to strengthen bridges between evidence, theory, and lived experience. She is passionate about making tools and spaces both offline and online that help people co-create more equitable and just futures.
Julia Fursova, PhD, is the Post-Doctoral Fellow in Community-based Research and Evaluation, and is responsible for developing a 5-year evaluation agenda for Making the Shift Inc. Julia brings over 15 years of experience in program development and evaluation in the nonprofit sector and a strong academic background in community-based participatory action research in interdisciplinary settings.