David MacIntyre, BSW, MSW
Executive Director - MPA Society
David MacIntyre has worked in the fields of Mental Health, Corrections and Addictions Treatment for over 25 years. As Executive Director of MPA Society since 2008, David demonstrates a broad and diverse range of skills, including: Motivating and Leading a staff team, Sectoral Leadership and Advocacy, Government Relations, Program Development and Evaluation, Media Relations, Financial Management, Conflict Resolution and Community Development.
Prior to joining MPA, David worked for the Department of Justice in designing and operating the Drug Treatment Court of Vancouver. David was awarded the Deputy Minister Award for Leadership. He was also awarded the Top Innovator in Healthcare by HEABC. In 2017 David will be presented with the Governor General of Canada’s Meritorious Service Medal.
Sue joined MPA Society in 1990, after completing her Bachelors Degrees with a major in Physical Education and English. In the ensuing years Sue has enjoyed various progressive positions with the organization, starting as an Activities Coordinator at the Community Resource Centre, to her current position of operational leadership in the Supported Housing and Community Services programs.
As Director of Supported Housing Sue is responsible for the operation of MPA Society’s 15 supported housing programs. Sue has contributed to numerous Multi-Agency Housing Committees, which have had a significant impact on the administration of Supported Housing in the Vancouver Area.
Nick Blackman is a Registered Psychiatric Nurse and is a graduate of both Simon Fraser University and Douglas College. Professionally Nick has worked in both emergency community mental health and long term care. He has been a Nurse Clinician for a 116 bed long term care home with special interests in palliative and dementia care. More recently Nick was the Coordinator of the Residential Services Program for a non-profit organization encompassing both Licensed and Supported Housing in the downtown eastside. Both programs supported the recovery of residents with chronic mental health concerns. Nick joined MPA Society in 2008.
Kim Capri holds a Bachelor's degree in Criminology and has worked in the criminal justice system for over 20 years. She has held employment as a Parole Officer, a case worker and manager of various community residential facilities, as a coordinator of volunteer programs and a manager and Executive Director of non-profit organizations, including the John Howard Society and BC Crime Prevention Association. Prior to joining MPA, Kim served as an elected member on Vancouver City Council. Kim’s numerous volunteer experiences include direct service and Board positions with a variety of organizations, events and initiatives.
Kim is excited to work with the dedicated and talented staff team and Board of Directors at MPA and the many committed and supportive partners in our communities throughout BC.
Justin Sekiguchi is a new member of the MPA leadership team, joining as operations director in August of 2018. Born and raised in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, Justin holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and has worked in the housing, support, and outreach sector since the age of 16.
Justin’s experience includes overseeing operations and funding for multiple housing and support service agencies while at BC Housing, managing international community development projects in Nairobi Kenya with the Environmental Youth Alliance, and providing homeless outreach services with the City of Vancouver’s Carnegie Outreach Program.
Liz Hatton is a Certified General Account with over 15 years experience assisting non-profit organizations with financial and human resources management. Ms. Hatton joined the organization in 2002.
Director, Human Resources
Sharon has worked for many years in the human resources and labour relations field, mainly in health care and social services. Over her career, she has been an HR/LR Consultant responsible for health and safety, disability management and recruitment. While working at the Community Social Services Employer’s Association she was responsible for numerous collective agreement bargaining tables, providing consultation services as well as development and delivery of human resources focussed training to CSSEA member agencies.
As HR Director with MPA Society, Sharon’s focus is primarily on recruitment, employee engagement and exploring initiatives that will improve the work experience for staff at MPA Society.