Christina Maes Nino has spent her career working to support, organize and collaborate with people living in poverty, often focused on improving housing circumstances. After working as case manager in supportive housing for people who were previously homeless in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside and as a community development worker in social housing in Calgary, Christina decided to pursue policy and research and completed at Masters of City Planning at the University of Manitoba.
Christina also serves as Manitoba’s representative on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Housing and Renewal Association (CHRA).
Contact her at execdir<(@)>mnpha.com (note, the <( )> symbols are to prevent spam and are not part of the e-mail address) or (204)797-6746
Coordinator of Member Education and Communications
Beth Schellenberg has worked in marketing and communications and with community centered organizations since graduating from the University of Winnipeg with a Cultural Studies MA in 2018. She has a diverse professional background with experience in arts and culture organizations, the architecture and design sector, and in publishing. Beth has been a board member, volunteer and employee at non-profit organizations such as Women’s Health Clinic, Video Pool Media Arts Centre and Siloam Mission. She is thrilled to enter the field of non-profit housing with MNPHA.
Contact her at membership<(@)>mnpha.com (note, the <( )> symbols are to prevent spam and are not part of the e-mail address)
Coordinator of Administration and Events
Idorenyin Mbang comes to MNPHA with an extensive background working with non-profits. He started out as a Program Intern with Coalitions for Change, a DFID UK funded program focused on capacity development for non-profit organizations.
He also worked with the Inoyo Toro Foundation; an organization focused on education development as the pioneer Program & Admin Manager. He was responsible for the conceptualization and implementation of the Foundation’s key programs and the setting up of the Foundation. He has initiated and executed various events and programs.
Contact him at info<(@)>mnpha.com (note, the <( )> symbols are to prevent spam and are not part of the e-mail address)
Transformation Team Lead
Cheryl Krostewitz brings with her an extensive background with non-profits, having worked in the non-profit community, in particular in non-profit housing. Her experience as a facilitator comes from her work as a cooperative development advisor educating groups about cooperatives and helping them with incorporation and support after incorporation. Cheryl was also a founder and board member of the Cooperative Housing Group Inc.
Housing Supports Fund Administrator
Kendall Giilck attended the Human Rights program at The University of Winnipeg Menno Simons College. After three years of working in global mental health and gender-based sexual violence, she is excited to turn her attention to Manitoba’s housing and homelessness prevention sector. She has experience in fundraising, grant-writing, and organizational planning for non-profits and is looking forward to bringing these skills to her work with Manitoba Non-Profit Housing Association.
Contact her at supports<( @ )>mnpha.com (note, the <( )> symbols are to prevent spam and are not part of the e-mail address)