Team

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Diana Gibson

CEO

Diana is a researcher, communications expert, activist, and social entrepreneur. She has worked nationally and internationally. leading research and community development initiatives aimed at changing the policy context and providing critical evidence on the ground to make a more just and sustainable society. She has also co-founded several successful mission-driven enterprises.

She is a Research Advisor to the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and a Distinguished Research Fellow of the University of Alberta's Parkland Institute.

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Barry Hutchinson

Operations and Finance Manager, BC Transit Tickets Manager

Barry is a professional accountant who has worked in private healthcare and the provincial gov’t for 30 years in various management roles such as Manager of Finance and Manager of Operations for Aboriginal Affairs and Intergovernmental Affairs.

Barry has also have served on numerous boards including Breast Cancer Foundation and the Construction Association.

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Chelsea Fiorentino

Research Coordinator

Chelsea has a background in nursing and a Masters in Public Health. Her interestes lie in social determinants of health and participatory action research.

She has published with the Council on food systems metrics, and led community engagement.

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Mikaila Montgomery

Research Coordinator

Mikaila holds a Bachelor’s degree in Gender Studies and Social Justice Studies from the University of Victoria. She has worked and volunteered in Victoria’s nonprofit sector for the past eight years with organizations involved in the areas of inclusive education, disability, sexual violence prevention, and homelessness. She is interested in participatory action research as a tool and process for community planning and development. Mikaila has worked on the Point in Time Count with the Community Social Planning Council, as well as projects on climate equity and women’s financial access.

 

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Lauren

Intern

Lauren is a fourth year Global Studies student at Vancouver Island University with a focus on community development.  She has published research on volunteerism, was a Malaspina Fellow and held the role of Director of Finance and Delegate Affairs for VIU’s Model United Nations. She has worked in community addictions and mental health treatment as well as communications.

 

Past Volunteers

Kaelan Smith

UVic Social Justice Studies Practicum Student

Seniors Housing project and Point in Time Count.

Heather Parks

UVic Social Justice Studies Practicum Student

Point in Time Count Youth Magnet Event Co-Coordinator.

Brooklynn Goryniuk

UVic Social Justice Studies Practicum Student

Point in Time Count Youth Magnet Event Co-Coordinator.

Roland

UVic Geography and Environmental Studies Practicum Student

Roland is driven by taking action on social issues such as food security and access to housing. Throughout his time at UVic, he has volunteered with the food redistribution club Community Cabbage, which prepares and serves free hot meals on campus on a weekly basis. In addition, Roland is currently working with Victoria’s Cool Aid Society as a residential service worker in supportive housing and providing services to Victoria’s street community. He hopes to make a difference in the lives of those most affected by environmental and social injustice through working with the Community Social Planning Council.

Past Staff

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Fraser Fyfe-Wilson

Point in Time Count Outreach and Support Staff

Point in Time Count Outreach and Support Staff. Fraser worked with the PiT team to deliver experience-based outreach and advertising, prepare and organize materials for the day of the count, and provide a wide range of support on the day of the Point in Time Count.