Crystal John is a Social Worker with a passion for community development. Crystal currently works as Executive Director of the Mulgrave Park Caring and Learning Centre. Crystal is an advocate for women’s empowerment and works as a volunteer doula, supporting women in their childbirth choices. Crystal has been a member of the ABSW since September 2010. Crystal graduated from Dalhousie University School of Social work with a Bachelor of Social Work and is currently completing her Masters of Social Work. Crystal currently sits on the board for Veith House and the Halifax Church of Christ. Crystal became the President of ABSW in June 2017.
Veronica was the President of ABSW for the past eight years. As President, Veronica was instrumental in securing funding for our first full-time staff as well as securing office space for ABSW at the Akoma Family Centre. Veronica provided daily support to the ABSW Outreach Social Worker and the Social Worker hired to work on initiatives funded from grants. Veronica’s goal for ABSW remains to have another chapter in Canada and to have all Black Social Workers in the province recognize the value of the organization and support the work that is being conducted.