Staff & Board

Administrative Staff

Alex Bedore

Operations Manager

Andra Bartels

Opening Doors Manager

Azure Wall

Director of Operations

Belinda Acosta

Director of Communications and Public Affairs

Drea VanDerslice

Engagement Specialist

Daniel Hernandez

Program Facilitator, CORE, Opening Doors

Hala Taha

Distribution Specialist

Jamal Al Dakhi

Distribution Specialist

Joy Bradford

Case Manager, Opening Doors

Kathy Najjar

Program Coordinator, REAP

Katie Bruggeman

Engagement Specialist, Talent Marketplace

Khadeiga Kitier

Engagement Specialist

Lily Sughroue

Corporate and Community Volunteer Coordinator

Macala Carter

Executive Director

Marjan Moshiri

Distribution Manager

Mark Graft

Facilities Specialist

Michaela Weverka

Director of Reentry Programs

Robert Ross

Facilities Specialist

Sara Kemp

Grant Specialist

Scott Zierenberg

Opening Doors Facilitator

Shanon Meyer

Director of Education

Stephanie Kruse

Director of Finance


John Hendricks

Chair (2025)

Jason Steele

Vice Chair (2026)

Mary LaGrange

Treasurer (2025)

Brian Schwanebeck

Secretary (2025)

Tarvis Banks

Board Member (2025)

Jon Braaten

Board Member (2025)

Karin Lyle

Board Member (2025)

Hannah Murray

Board Member (2025)

Dave Van Horn

Board Member (2025)

Lynda Wilhelm

Board Member (2025)

Ashley Abramson

Board Member (2026)

Holly Burns

Board Member (2026)

Meghan Sonderegger

Board Member (2026)

Ron Sun Bear

Board Member (2026)

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What’s Your Story?

For 20 years, the Center for People has been touched by many in our community. In 2024, we are actively reaching out to gather those stories.
What’s your connection to the Center for People?
When did you have your first experience with us? Where are you now? We want to know!
As we collect these stories, we look forward to sharing them with our larger community, celebrating successes, taking stock of our past, and moving toward our bright tomorrow.

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