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).
Coordinator of Member Services and Education
Si Chen has worked across different sectors in Winnipeg, previously as Communications Support at Arctic Co-ops, Executive Assistant at IDO Media (a Chinese marketing agency in Winnipeg), and editor at Tea Journey Magazine. Si is passionate with the development of underprivileged groups, including rural China k-6 students, tea and coffee farmers, and Canadian Arctic residents. Si completed her M.A in Philosophy from the University of Manitoba and B.A in Philosophy from University of Toronto.
Contact her at membership<( @ )>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.