The Mobile Safety-Net Team (MSNT), an initiative of The John R. Oishei Foundation, has hired Brandon Redmond 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.
Redmond will support community coalitions throughout Erie and Niagara Counties. Working with those communities, Redmond will support coalitions’ work, identify and address critical needs and pinpoint opportunities to enhance collaboration and expand resources that support residents in those communities, particularly as the pandemic continues to have a significant impact on their health and economic stability. He will also work to develop partnerships with local stakeholders to host forums and trainings for coalition members and the community.
Redmond brings a strong background in research, neighborhood and community planning, and historic preservation and he has recently completed a Master’s in Urban Planning from the University at Buffalo’s School of Architecture and Planning. Most recently, Redmond has served as a research assistant at KTA Preservation Specialists in Buffalo. He has also been a program manager at UB’s Center for Urban Studies, directing “Community as a Classroom” that aimed to empower youth in the Fruit Belt neighborhood on Buffalo’s East Side, aimed at educating and empowering youth on social issues and how they can address them with a perspective of opportunity. Redmond holds a B.A. in Environmental Design from the State University of New York at Buffalo.
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.