It is with great excitement that we are writing to announce the realignment of our staffing complement at the Elizabeth Fry Society of Mainland Nova Scotia. In order to better serve the needs of our clients and the mandate of our organization we have adopted a new staffing structure that consists of a Housing Coordinator, Program Coordinator and Executive Director who will also handle advocacy, prison outreach, legal navigation and triage.

Our Housing Coordinator, Heather McKenzie, comes to this role with twenty plus years of experience with the Elizabeth Fry Society of Mainland Nova Scotia. Her previous role with the organization was as the Federal Outreach Coordinator.

Our Program Coordinator, Susan Ayles, has been the Provincial Outreach Coordinator with our organization since 2015. Her educational background and experience is focused on addictions counselling and mental health.

Finally, we are welcoming a new Executive Director, Emma Halpern, a lawyer, social justice advocate and long-time volunteer with the Elizabeth Fry Society. Emma will be expanding the Executive Director portfolio to include justice system supports, advocacy and navigation.

We are very pleased to announce these far reaching organizational changes and we look forward to a future where we will provide the highest quality services to our clients in the area of housing, programs, and advocacy.