Research Support


Natasha Hoehn

Natasha Hoehn

Social and Structural Vulnerabilities RA

Natasha joins the Social and Structural Vulnerabilities Program with several years of experience in community-based and capacity-building research. Prior to this role, she worked as the regional coordinator for a national HIV/AIDS research centre, focusing on projects related to social issues experienced by people living with HIV.  In 2018, she completed a Master of Arts degree in Anthropology at the University of Calgary. During her graduate education, Natasha gained experience in global health research in rural Nicaragua, where she collaborated with community-health workers on her thesis project. She also completed a graduate internship with a capacity-building maternal and child health program in Tanzania. These experiences solidified her belief that collaborative, community-based research has the power to create relevant solutions for complex social problems. 


Contact information

nchoehn@ucalgary.ca

Steven Richardson

Street CCRED Program Coordinator

Steven joined the O’Brien Institute in February 2020. His background is rooted in the social service sector for the past seven years. Steven began as a frontline employee working with Calgary Alpha House Society as a Housing Locator and later moved into the System Panning role with the Calgary Homeless Foundation, one of the primary homeless sector funders in the city. 

Steven completed a Bachelor of Arts in Law and Society and Sociology at the University of Calgary, and received a Master of Science in International Security from the University of Bristol in England.


Contact information

steven.richardson@ucalgary.ca

Steven Richardson
Gail Burton

Gail Burton

Street CCRED Support Coordinator

Gail joins the team as support coordinator for the Street CCRED Collaborative and the Institute’s vulnerable populations file.

She is a seasoned fundraiser with a background in advertising, and has directly or indirectly worked with the YWCA, Wood’s Homes, the Calgary Health Trust and the Calgary Foundation, serving many of the same vulnerable populations Street CCRED and the Institute strive to support.


Contact information

gail.burton1@ucalgary.ca