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Susan Morrissey, Executive Director
Ph: 780.423.2031Ext. 353
Susan Morrissey joined the ESPC as Executive Director in October 2005. In addition to the day-to-day operational oversight, she spends a significant amount of time building strong relationships and brokering partnerships with like-minded organizations in the community.
Susan’s professional accomplishments include the 2002 YWCA Women of Distinction Award for Business Management/Professions and the Alberta Therapeutic Recreation Association Professional of the Year in 1994 and 2001.
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Jenn Rossiter, Research Services and Capacity Building Coordinator
Ph: 780.423.2031Ext. 350
Jenn Rossiter completed her MA from York University, Toronto, in International Development Studies, during which time she studied child protection policies and informal childcare practices. Recognizing the importance of grassroots development, she has since aimed to translate her international experiences into domestic practice.
Jenn spent several years working at the University of Alberta, most recently with the Faculty of Native Studies learning more about Alberta and Treaty 6. Respectfully connecting this knowledge with her social sciences background has been rewarding, and a practice that grounds her ongoing work.
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Sydney Sheloff, Research Officer
Ph: 780.423.2031Ext. 356
Sydney Sheloff recently graduated from the University of Alberta with a Master of Arts degree in Sociology. Her research focused on youth inequality and homelessness. Her master’s thesis explored what it meant for homeless youth to pursue a successful future in a social, economic, and political landscape that marginalized them and limited their opportunities. In addition, she studied the criminal justice system and the criminalization of impoverished and racialized people. She also studied the unique experiences of Indigenous people in Canada. Sydney is dedicated to investigating social issues through the eyes of those most harshly affected by them. In this position, Sydney is excited to turn her research into action and advocate for social change. In her free time, Sydney enjoys embroidery; baking and trying new recipes; and exploring all the local shops, restaurants, artists, and sites Edmonton has to offer.
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Justine Basilan, Executive Assistant
Ph: 780.423.2031Ext. 349
Justine Basilan graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. After graduating and prior to joining ESPC, she invested much of her time volunteering for other non-profit organizations.
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