The Mobile Safety-Net Team (MSNT), an initiative of The John R. Oishei Foundation, has hired Allison Geddes as a Community Impact Coordinator. MSNT works within communities throughout Erie and Niagara counties to strengthen the safety net of human and social services, build coalitions among organizations, and promote data-informed decision-making.
Geddes will support community coalitions working in rural Niagara County, North Tonawanda, Niagara Falls and in the City of Buffalo. Working with these community coalitions, Geddes will help identify critical needs and identify opportunities for collaboration to expand resources that support residents in those communities. She will also work to develop partnerships with local stakeholders to host forums and trainings for coalition members and the community.
Geddes most recently served as an intern for MSNT while finishing her Master of Social Work degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo (UB). She also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Sciences Interdisciplinary: Health and Human Services, also from UB. Prior to interning at MSNT, Geddes served as a social worker in the Buffalo Public Schools and as a Pre-K teacher intern at the Early Childhood Research Center. She is a native of Long Island, N.Y.
The John R. Oishei Foundation enhances the economic vitality and quality of life for the Buffalo Niagara region through grantmaking, leadership and network building. Learn more at www.oishei.org.