Allison Davis, MDiv Executive Director
Known as “Alli” by her friends at the Centre, Allison brings more than 20 years of experience working in the not-for-profit industry, with a strong focus on community development and volunteer management. She is a passionate advocate for older adults, and strongly believes that regarding our senior friends, neighbours, and family members with dignity, compassion, and respect builds a stronger community for everyone.
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Natalia Gomez Escorcia, BBA Media Coordinator
Natalia is experienced in Marketing and Social Media Management. Originally from Colombia, she has worked in the not-for-profit industry with Save The Children, and at 3M Colombia before moving to Canada in 2020. Her passion for marketing, social media, and connecting vulnerable populations to the wider community brought her to Spencer House. She began as a volunteer before joining the Spencer House Team. Natalia connects our seniors, donors, volunteers, and community members to the Center and helps organize special events to generate engagement.
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Johanne Lafleur, Cook
We are so fortunate to have Johanne cooking meals with love at Spencer House. Johanne has over 20 years of professional cooking experience. Originally from Mauritius, she owned and operated two restaurants before moving to Canada. She “enjoys cooking for people who enjoy eating!” Johanne keeps our bellies full and happy with our favourite meals.
Jenny Gagnon & Trish Erskine, Custodians
Jenny & Trish work tirelessly to keep our Centre clean and organized. This past year they have put in extra time sanitizing the Centre every night so our members can enjoy a safe space to eat, meet, and play. They often leave special treats and seasonal gifts for our members (anonymously 😉) as a way of saying “you’re deserving, and you’re loved.”
Student Work Placements
Spencer House often welcomes students from a variety of different health and social faculties from local universities and NSCC. They learn hands-on about our aging population and age-related issues while working in the community. If you are a student who is looking for a work placement or Co-op Opportunity, reach out to the Executive Director.
Shivani Narayanan, Community Development
Shivani was born and raised in Dubai, in the Middle East. She is currently in her last year at Acadia University majoring in Sociology as well as Women and Gender Studies. She is at Spencer House as part of her co-op in charge of engaging with the community and would love nothing more but to get to know everyone who comes to the center.
Allan Masterson, Program Coordinator
Allan is a senior Biochemistry student at Dalhousie, he first got involved with Spencer House as a kitchen volunteer in September 2020. As the program coordinator, his goals are to develop inclusive activities and to provide quality and enriching opportunities to socialize.