Co-Founder & CEO
David is co-founder and CEO of Homes for Heroes Foundation. David was instrumental is getting the charity started and is the driving force in spearheading the charities growth across Canada. Homes For Heroes aims to help those who were willing to give their all to protect us and maintain our freedoms and get them back to a place where they feel supported & engaged. David works with the Homes For Heroes staff, Board of Directors, patrons, and local planning committees in directing the Homes For Heroes Foundation. David have been working within the Canadian Veteran community for the last 20 years and is committed to helping those that have served Canada.
David Howard has been awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and the Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal for his service to our Veterans and Canada.
Vice President & Director of Fund Development
In his capacity as Vice President and Director of Fund Development, Cameron Diggon is responsible for securing the funds necessary to sustain and grow Homes For Heroes Foundation.
Cameron is a Veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces, starting his military career in 1968 as a gunner with the 57th Field Regiment RCA, before attending at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario. After graduating he served as an Armoured Corps Officer with the 8th Canadian Hussars (Princess Louise’s) and the Canadian Airborne Regiment in Canada, the Royal Canadian Regiment in Cyprus (’74-’75), and the Royal Canadian Dragoons in West Germany.
Cameron has served in senior leadership positions with a wide variety of Canadian charities and not-for-profits, including the Royal Military Colleges of Canada Foundation, the Calgary Military Museum Society, the 78th Fraser Highlanders Historical Society, the Calgary Polo Club, and the Canadian Corps of Commissionaires – Southern Alberta.
Director, Veteran Village Operations
As Director of Veteran Village Operations, Kyle is responsible for the operational management of the Homes for Heroes Foundation villages. Prior to joining the Homes for Heroes team, Kyle’s work has focused on employee well-being, including occupational health and safety, physical and mental wellness programs. Most recently he has worked in project management, assisting Canadian organizations through the COVID-19 pandemic to implement workplace rapid screening programs.
Kyle is also an active member of the Army Reserves in the Canadian Armed Forces, serving as an Infantry Officer. He has commanded the Calgary Highlanders, instructed at the Canadian Army Command and Staff College and currently is the Commanding Officer of the Royal Regina Rifles. He served overseas in Afghanistan in 2007 as a trainer and mentor to the Afghan National Army at the Kabul Military Training Centre and he returned to Kabul in 2010, working at the Afghan Command and Staff College.
Kyle is honored to serve and support those that have served Canada through the incredible work of the Homes for Heroes Foundation and is committed to the vision of ending homelessness amongst Canadian Military Veterans.
Director of Finance
Judy Dean has been a part of the Homes For Heroes Foundation from its inception and is the senior team member responsible for all financial matters within the organization.
Judy’s background in accounting, operations, and project management provided her with the necessary experience to transition into the non-profit arena providing support to all the team members as required.
Judy is proud to be part of this amazing team whose goal is to end homelessness for our Canadian Military Veterans.
Maritza Korzo recently joined the H4HF team as Project Accountant within the Finance team. She brings her broad financial experience to the team to support the rapid growth of the organization’s activities.
Maritza grew up in Peru. Her mother is a retired Marine and so Maritza understands firsthand the demands of life within a military family. Maritza is currently working toward completion of her CPA designation. Maritza is thrilled to be part of the team and work in support of our Veterans.
Veteran Services Manager, ATCO Veterans Village, Calgary
Tate is the Veteran Services Manager with the Homes for Heroes Foundation at the Calgary Veterans Village. He has an educational background in social work from the University of Calgary, and extensive experience working with vulnerable populations, with a particular focus on homeless and substance use populations in a frontline setting.
Prior to joining H4HF, Tate worked at the Calgary Alpha House Society in the shelter and on the outreach team. He went on to work as a caseworker at the demographically designated women’s building through Alpha House Society. Before transitioning into social work, he worked with Alberta Health Services for ten years in the inpatient pharmacy at Foothills Medical Centre. Tate is honoured to continue his work and pursue his passion working in the homelessness sector with the Homes for Heroes Foundation.
Case Worker, ATCO Veterans Village, Calgary
As a case worker, Mark conducts intake assessments, creates plans of assistance, and provides counsel to our residents during life’s challenges. He also assists residents in accessing various resources such as community and government assistance and retraining programs, legal aid, and healthcare.
Prior to joining the team at Homes for Heroes, Mark was a supervisor at the Calgary Food Bank for 12 years, coordinating its nation-wide distribution network. Passionate about social justice, he is currently pursuing a Master of Social Work degree at the University of Calgary. He is honoured to be working at Homes for Heroes, as it was the Canadian Forces that saved his father’s family by liberating their hometown during World War II.
Case Worker, ATCO Veterans Village, Edmonton
Michael served over 20 years with the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI). He completed three tours of duty, first in Kosovo in 1999, and then two deployments to Afghanistan in 2006 and 2009. He was honourably released from the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) in 2015 at the rank of Sargent. After his career in the CAF, Michael was a correctional officer in the Edmonton Remand Center for nearly four years before a career transition to social work. Michael has experienced the hardships of the Veterans transition and from that lived experience and is excited to support H4HF Veterans through their transition journey.
In the last couple of years Michael has volunteered with the PPCLI association, the St. Albert Royal Canadian Legion and the Veterans Association Food Bank in Edmonton. He has established many connections with the Veteran and civilian social support agencies that will add value to the supports he provides to H4HF Veterans.
Prior to joining the Homes For Heroes Foundation, Anita worked with Scouts Canada for six years as an Accounting Assistant. Anita provided financial support for Scouts Groups, Camp Committees and National Scouts programs. Through a variety of fun experiences, outdoor adventures and contributions to their community, Scouts builds resilience and skills that set them up for life. Anita has many years of experience in accounting for nonprofit organizations involved in education, arts, and construction. Anita enjoys working with nonprofit organizations and being part of creating a better tomorrow.
Anita is applying her experiences and educational background to support the H4HF team and assist our Canadian Veterans successfully transition back to civilian life.