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.
Chad Story joins Making the Shift as the new Managing Director. He joins us from A Way Home Canada, where he was the Director of Practice Innovation, leading the Making the Shift Demonstration Lab and National Learning Community on Youth Homelessness. His background in communications and consulting, as well as his doctoral research in public sector innovation, will be valuable additions to our collective work.
Meryl Borato, PhD is Postdoctoral Fellow, Editor for the Making the Shift Youth Homelessness Social Innovation Lab. Meryl works in partnership with A Way Home Canada, Canadian Observatory on Homelessness, and Making the Shift community partners to produce compelling, evidence-based knowledge mobilization products. She holds a PhD from York in English and brings years of experience as a researcher and educator. Meryl is passionate about making research interesting, accessible, and connected to the wider world.
Teresa Gerner is the MtS Project and Event Coordinator. Teresa leads various special projects & events that advance the mission of MtS, and works closely with the Board of Directors and Committees to ensure good governance of the organization. Connect with Teresa about MtS events, including the In Conversation Webinar Series and governance.
Anna Jacob is the MtS Finance Manager who is responsible for ensuring robust financial management and compliance through the development and implementation of effective and efficient policies and procedures, facilitation of projects, budgeting, and annual financial and corporate reporting. Connect with Anna about any reporting, policy, budgetary, or financial matters.
April supports training development and delivery for practitioners, policymakers, and researchers to build their capacity for preventing youth homelessness. April liaises between content creation and delivery of user-centred e-modules, in-person virtual training, and workshops to meet cross-sector needs to shift towards prevention. April also supports operations and governance of the LivEx network. Connect with April on training and technical assistance, capacity-building in prevention, or working with the LivEx Network.
Abi is passionate about research, community and international development. She is motivated by principles of equity and learning. Abi is keen to use her project management, research, communication and administrative skills to support the work of Making the Shift. Abi has a variety of experiences in the non-profit and education sectors. Abi holds a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Toronto and completed her post-graduate from Humber College in International Development.