The Community Action House Staff


Executive Director

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.


Finance & HR Director

Elisa Martinez


Fund Development Officer

Meagan Maas, BSW


Empowerment Institute Staff

Felicia Thompson, EPIC Program Manager

Daniel Unekis, M. Div., EPIC Employability Specialist


Stabilization Services Supervisor

Melissa Roessing, LMSW


Stabilization Services Staff / Stabilization Specialists

Daniel Unekis, M. Div.

Deb Ralya

Cami Sanchez

Rachel Miller

The Stabilization 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.


Homeless Outreach Specialist for Street Outreach

Jessica Rodriguez-Garza


Education and Housing Specialists

Andrea Fantin, LBSW

Ana Peña

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 Kitchen Manager

Ryan Peirce

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

Willie Baker


Resale Staff

Diane Guerrin

Nancy Donalson

Tom VanderPloeg

Tammy Kruse

Ana Chavez

Nick Post

Kyrsten Van Weiren


Resource Manager

Josh Hauch

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.


Community and Resource Assistant

Mark Bradburn


Resource Assistant

Gary Arndt



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.