The Community Action House Staff


Executive Director

Scott Rumpsa

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.


Finance & HR Director

Elisa Martinez


Community Engagement Officer

Meagan Maas, BSW


Empowerment Institute Staff

Felicia Thompson, EPIC Program Manager


Supervisor, Food Security & Stabilization Services

Melissa Roessing, LMSW


Stabilization Services Staff / Stabilization Specialists

Chara Bouma-Prediger

Daniel Unekis, M. Div.

Deb Ralya

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 Specialists

Angela Maxwell

Daniel Unekis, M. Div.


Education and Housing Specialists

Andrea Fantin, LBSW

Ana Peña

Tabitha Wolters, BSW

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 Coordinator

Felicia Thompson


Volunteer Coordinator

Chara Bouma-Prediger

Resale Staff

Diane Guerrin

Cheryl Gibson

Nick Post

Kyrsten Van Wieren

Donyae Hamer


Resource and General Store 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 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.