Keynote and Plenary Speakers

Education Session Speakers

Tina Allen
Tina Allen
Michigan Balance of State COC and Owner of Strategic Solutions Northwest
Past Chair
Amanda Andere
Amanda Andere
Funders Together to End Homelessness
Chief Executive Officer
China Aquino
China Aquino
MCEDSV
Systems Advocacy Program Manager
Lisa Bahadosingh
Lisa Bahadosingh
C4 Innovations
Associate Director
Nicki Basch
Nicki Basch
Grand Traverse Band
Housing Manager
Paige Beasley
Paige Beasley
City of Detroit, Housing and Revitalization Department
Program Analyst, Homelessness Solutions Division
Gabriel Biber
Gabriel Biber
Haven House
Executive Director
Lindsey Bishop Gilmore
Lindsey Bishop Gilmore
CSH
Senior Program Manager
Amy Brown
Amy Brown
Central CDC – The NOAH Project
Director of Central CDC
Clint Brugger
Clint Brugger
Community Action Agency
Lenawee/Hillsdale Community Manager
Deidre Butterworth
Deidre Butterworth
MSHDA
Policy Manager
Regina Cannon
Regina Cannon
C4 Innovations, ARC4Justice
Vice President, Housing Solutions
Lisa Chapman
Lisa Chapman
Michigan Coalition Against Homelessness
Director of Public Policy
Stacie Covington
Stacie Covington
Central CDC – The NOAH Project
NOAH Project Director
Lisa Cruden
Lisa Cruden
Family Promise of West Michigan
VP of Programs
Mariam DeLand
Mariam DeLand
Michigan Department of Corrections
Manager of Reentry Services
Evan Dezelski
Evan Dezelski
Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency
Diversion/Rapid Exit Case Manager
Catherine Distelrath
Catherine Distelrath
Corporation for Supportive Housing
Director
Elijah Earnest
Elijah Earnest
Central Community Development Corporation - The NOAH Project
Peer Community Builder
Taylor Eberhart
Taylor Eberhart
Community Housing Network, Inc.
Clinical Director of Short-Term Programs
Beverley Ebersold
Beverley Ebersold
USICH
Director of National Initiatives
April Fidler
April Fidler
MCREST
CEO
Tony Gant
Tony Gant
Nation Outside
Director of Policy and Program Operations
Patrese Griffin
Patrese Griffin
United Way of South Central Michigan
COC coordinator
Ryan Hannon
Ryan Hannon
Goodwill Northern Michigan
Community Engagement Officer
Lynn Hendges
Lynn Hendges
MDHHS Housing and Homeless Services
Manager
Kamryn Hendricks
Kamryn Hendricks
Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency
Street Outreach/Diversion Case Manager
Bryan Holt
Bryan Holt
Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Street Reach
Outreach Clinical Team Lead
Sarah Hughes
Sarah Hughes
Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency
Homeless Prevention Programs Director
Paula Kaiser VanDam
Paula Kaiser VanDam
MI Department of Health & Human Services
Bureau Director
Mary Kavanaugh-Gahn
Mary Kavanaugh-Gahn
Legal Services of Northern Michigan
Deputy Director
Meredith Kennedy
Meredith Kennedy
Miigwech
Executive Director
Brigid Korce
Brigid Korce
BeauxSimone Consulting
Sharon Lapides
Sharon Lapides
Washtenaw Housing Alliance
Community Housing Locator
Zoe LeBeau
Zoe LeBeau
BeauxSimone Consulting
CEO
Jasmine Lewis
Jasmine Lewis
Corporation for Supportive Housing
Senior Program Manager
Rosalie Maloney
Rosalie Maloney
Saginaw Chippewa Housing
Mellena Martinez
Mellena Martinez
Community Housing Network (CHN)
Director of Housing Resources
Yodit Mesfin Johnson
Yodit Mesfin Johnson
Future Root
Founder
Sandi Mose
Sandi Mose
MDHHS - Genesee County
Director
Dana Paglia-King
Dana Paglia-King
Community Housing Network Inc.
Short-Term Programs Manager
Aubrey Patiño
Aubrey Patiño
Avalon Housing
Executive Director
James Perlaki
James Perlaki
Genesee County Youth Corporation
Rebecca Pleune
Rebecca Pleune
EightCAP, Inc
Eviction Diversion Coordinator
Sarah Prout Rennie
Sarah Prout Rennie
MCEDSV
Executive Director
Eva Rohlman
Eva Rohlman
Mid Michigan Community Action Agency
Outreach Services Director
Ronda Roote
Ronda Roote
Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency
Diversion/Rapid Exit Case Manager
Jim Schaafsma
Jim Schaafsma
Michigan Poverty Law Program
Housing Attorney
Amiyoko Shabazz
Amiyoko Shabazz
Amiyoko A. Shabazz
Strategic Advisor
Kendra Spanjer
Kendra Spanjer
Ottawa County MDHHS
Director
Catherine Stratford
Catherine Stratford
First Step
Residential Program Coordinator
Dayna Swindell
Dayna Swindell
HAVEN
Residential Program Director
Katie Symons
Katie Symons
BeauxSimone Consulting
CFO
Lisa Tencer
Lisa Tencer
The Vera Institute
Program Associate
Ki'ara Torrens
Ki'ara Torrens
MSHDA
Field Audit Manager
Dolores Trese
Dolores Trese
Legal Aid of Western Michigan
Managing Attorney
Heather VanDenburg
Heather VanDenburg
MCREST
Shelter Manager
Karen Wanza
Karen Wanza
Avalon Housing VOCAL
Avalon Housing (PSH) tenant who serves on the Community Leadership Council
Susan Williams
Susan Williams
Beyond Common Consulting
Strategic Advisor