The Community Action House Staff

Executive Director

Mark Tucker

The Executive Director has oversight responsibilities for the financial stability of the agency, in-kind- resource procurement, the quality of service, the development and management of programs, and staff fulfillment of the mission of the Community Action House.


Associate Director

Jennifer Boerman, LMSW

The Associate Director is directly responsible for the development, management and operations of CAH programming. The Associate Director assists the Director with grant writing and fund development.


Development Director

Shelley Shanafelt

The Development Director is charged with the responsibility of the analyzing, planning, administering, and evaluating CAH's fundraising and public relations programs. The Development Director works directly with the Executive Director, the Development Committee, and the Communication Committee. Other duties include assurance of data collection and stories for all written and oral communications designed to support the advancement of CAH's purpose and mission. The Development Director serves as a member of the Development Committee, and attends all appropriate board, committee, and staff meetings. 


EPIC Empowerment Program Staff

Felicia Thompson, EPIC EESS Program Manager

Rachel Ahee, MSW, EPIC Employability Specialist


Stabilization Services Supervisor

Melissa Roessing, LMSW


Stabilization Services Staff / Stabilization Specialists

Jessica Garza

Jillian Przybysz-Quick, BSW

Deb Ralya

Janessa Galvez

Lesley DeLeon, Office Manager

The Basic Services staff provides front desk management, intake assessments for food and other basic services, referrals to other agencies, case management, answering phones as needed, and other projects as assigned.


Education and Housing Specialists

Andrea Fantin, LBSW

Brooke Van Ee, MSW

Ana Pena


The Housing Case Managers are MSHDA and NCHEC Certified and have adopted the National Industry Standards for Homeownership Education and Counseling. They work with clients in need of housing, foreclosure and transition counseling.  This process includes: screening and assessment to verify eligibility, financial management, and coordination with local resources. In addition the Education Specialist organizes and facilitates educational services for clients who want to increase their financial literacy, home buyer, and home maintenance skills. 


Community Housing Partnership Case Managers

Meagan Maas, BSW

Melissa Roessing, LMSW

The Community Housing Partnership Case Managers provide intensive case management with Transitional Housing clients, which includes: financial management and budgeting, goal setting, problem solving, and referrals to other agencies. 


Community Kitchen Manager

Jim Piersma  

The Kitchen Manager is responsible for the day to day operations of the Community Kitchen including procuring food, preparing hot meals, recruiting, scheduling and managing over 300 volunteers.


Kitchen Assistant

Ryan Peirce


Resale Operations Manager

Mike Foshaug

The Resale Operations Manager is responsible for the day to day operations of CAH’s General Store including staffing, merchandising and volunteer coordination. In addition, the store manager coordinates with the Resource Team for coordinating in-kind donations.


Resale Staff

Diane Guerrin

Rose Ewing

Nancy Donalson

Jody Shumaker

Denise Colley

Tom VanderPloeg


Resource Manager

David Lee

The Resource Manager is responsible for the daily operations of the distribution network including in-kind donations, other resources plus the recruitment and coordination of volunteers.


Resource Staff

Resource Associate:  Mark Bradburn

Resource Associate:  Sinjihn Bowie


Volunteer Services Coordinator

Angela Maxwell

Marketing and Communication Specialist

David Lee

The Communication Specialist serves as the Chair of the Communication Team, and is responsible for maintaining the agency website and social media accounts (Facebook and Twitter), as well as facilitating the collection of data and production of agency materials, such as newsletters and brochures.