Emma Beukema - Interim Executive Director

Emma, former Director of Entrepreneurship for the Black Business Initiative, is joining our team as our Executive Director for the next fourteen months. She brings with her a passion in being a community connector, advocate and entrepreneur, focusing on citizen engagement.

Magda Taylor – Program Manager

Magda moved to Halifax (Mi’kma’ki) from Vancouver Island in 2018. Prior to moving out east, they lived in Victoria and while studying at UVic, played Varsity Rugby, worked as an RA in residence, studied abroad, and received a BA in Political Science & Social Justice.
After gaining some work and volunteer experience after university, Magda travelled through South East Asia for six months with their partner and has been fortunate enough to travel to 25 different countries!
Magda is most passionate about working with youth, building community, exploring the outdoors, travelling and 2SLGBTQ+ rights. Magda has been working with youth and young adults since 2010, in capacities ranging from program coordination, summer camps, community justice, university residence and more!

Tom Osborne MSW, RSW - Shared Care Clinician

Tom can be found at the MacPhee Centre on Wednesday afternoons. Tom is a seasoned mental health therapist, who has worked for many years as an outpatient therapist, with IWK Community Mental Health. Teens can ask to see him by contacting staff. Tom dabbles with art himself, doing painting and sculpting, and has found his niche as a songwriter…but it’s best not to be around when he plays his guitar!

Katie Brogan - Outreach Program Manager

Born and raised in Ontario, Katie decided to travel east after completing her undergraduate degree in Sociology and Legal Studies at the University of Waterloo. A recent graduate from Dalhousie’s Social Work Program, she has now been hired to continue working in an outreach and community organizing role with the MacPhee Centre.

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