Alexa Feela

Housing Retention Specialist
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Ashley Pontarelli

Housing Retention Specialist
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Antwain Lee

Kitchen Manager
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Beatrice Maldonado

Chef Trainer and Employment Specialist
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Caleb Dupree

Housing Retention Specialist
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Colin Higgins

Development and Communications Manager
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Damien Turner

Cafe Kitchen Manager
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Demetrius Cooper

Meals Specialist and Driver

Emily Dehr

Housing Retention Specialist
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Emma Kelley 

Marketing and Events Coordinator
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Guy Merola

IT & Facilities Manager
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Hallie Witmer

Associate Director of Development
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Jake Newbart

Housing Retention Specialist
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Jillian Wilner

IDHS Project Manager
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Jodie Jarcho

Development Associate
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Joy Bradford

Director of Housing Services
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Julio Gonzalez

General Manager
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Kayla Braverman

Avodah Resource Specialist
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Kimberly Davis

Chief Financial Officer
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Latasha Barker

Housing Retention Specialist
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Lisa Brock

HR Generalist
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Mike Farrell

Short-Term Housing Programs Manager
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Nancy Phillips

Chief Program Officer
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Raiki Adams

HUD Project Manager
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Rebecca Williams

Program Assistant
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Samantha Ruwe

Homeless Engagement Services Clinical Case Manager
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Samara Hightower

Head Chef
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Sarah Wagner

Jericho Fund Coordinator and Senior Case Manager
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Scott Wittkopf

Chef Trainer
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Shajuanta Johnson

Housing Retention Specialist
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Shannon Stewart

Executive Director & CEO
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Sheena Roque

Meals Program Coordinator
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Stephanie Levine

Employment Navigator
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Tesneem Elewa

Employment Specialist
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Yohan Cho

Accounting Manager
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Anna Wilson
Ed Edwards
Jeffrey Faust
Kathleen Moore
Renee Martin
Rodney Lewis
Thomas Hodson

Success Stories

After a traumatic past and struggles with addiction led her through our doors, Madeline was eager to begin a new chapter in our Foodservice Training program.

Despite fears about her background, she discovered a welcoming environment that provided the opportunity to pursue her passion for culinary arts and nutrition education. She’s now stably employed and continues to encourage others through her compassion and dedication.

Read Madeline’s Story

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