Jeff is the Executive Director of Indwell. Since 2001, Jeff has been part of a team that has grown Indwell from a small charity supporting 7 people to an organization providing affordable housing and supports to over 325 people in Hamilton and Woodstock, Ontario and soon Simcoe, Ontario. In addition, Indwell has four projects under construction that will add another 150 units of affordable housing, with several other projects in the development stage.
Jeff has a Masters of Social Work from Wilfrid Laurier University focusing on Community, Policy, Planning and Organizations. He lives with his wife Maria and their four children in Hamilton’s Crown Point neighbourhood where he is active in the community hub. Recently Jeff and his son Isaac were recipients of the “Community Champion” award for their work leading the Crown Point Youth Council through the process of proposing and developing the Gage Park Bike Pump Track. Jeff is the co-founder of New Hope Community Bikes and continues to serve as the board President. He also contributes on several city committees including the Housing and Homelessness Action Planning Group and the Domiciliary Hostel Working Group and is a past chair of the Affordable Housing Flagship of Hamilton.
Jeff’s dream for the future includes inclusive communities where people of diverse socioeconomic groups and abilities are integrated into each other’s lives. He believes in harnessing the abilities of youth and marginalized to create rich communities that are known for their care, innovation and opportunity.