About the Hepatitis Outreach Society of Nova Scotia

Mission Statement

HepNS is a charitable organization that reduces the impact of hepatitis through support, information and education.

Governing Principles

  • We recognize that hepatitis has an impact on everyone.
  • We respect an individual’s right to privacy.
  • We believe that everyone has the right to make their own informed choices.
  • We are committed to govern responsibly in accordance with our mission.

Our Staff

Julia Oguzer Executive Director

About Julia

Julia’s passion in life is helping people. Whether it be on the basketball court, dance studio, or here at HepNS, Julia is always willing to take the time to be there for people. Julia is a Counsellor by trade and is a natural listener and problem solver. She is excited to be in the role of Executive Director and is eager to bring HepNS programs into the communities that need them most. Next time you stop into the office, be sure to say hello!

Laura Webber Program Coordinator

About Laura

Laura joined this field with the goal of filling the gaps between community supports; a need she discovered firs-thand through lived experience. Laura's passion for helping people is unsurpassed, leaving the people around her feeling cared for, supported, and hopeful. As Program Coordinator, Laura delivers educational workshops to people at highest risk of contracting Hep C, provides one-on-one support to folks who have Hep C, and leads the HepNS street outreach team. If you see Laura out and about, be sure to stop her and say hello!