OUR STAFF

LEADERSHIP TEAM

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ALICIA FAUST

Executive Director

Alicia works closely with the board and staff in order to meet our Mission and Vision. She transitioned to the Executive Director position in August 2020, she joined WDHS in 2016.

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AARON AMUNDSON

Development Director

Aaron supervises our Development team and Willis Dady Programs through   public relations, and donor development. He joined Willis Dady in April of 2022.

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KELSEY CULVER

Employment Services Director

Kelsey supervises Willis Dady's Supported Staffing and Ambassador Employment Programs. She began at Willis Dady in May 2020.

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BOYD JAMES

Controller

Boyd manages our accounting team and oversees our day to day financials. He joined Willis Dady's team in July 2022.

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DENINE RUSHING

Shelter Services Director

Denine oversees all aspects of Willis Dady's Emergency Shelter and Overflow Shelter, including Resident Assistants. She has been at Willis Dady since June 2006.

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LAUREN WHITE

Housing Services Director

Lauren manages our long-term and short-term housing programs, as well as our shelter-based Veteran Program. She joined the team in December 2020.

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AARON TERRONES

Support Services Director

Aaron  supervises the Homeless Prevention, Street Outreach and Downtown Ambassador Programs. He started at Willis Dady in November 2018.

CASE MANAGERS

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BRITTANY REHAK

Housing Case Manager

Brittany assists clients in identifying and maintaining stable housing after exiting homelessness. She has been with Willis Dady since July 2022.

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SHANNON FAY

Veteran Housing Case Manager

Shannon will work with veterans experiencing literal homelessness move to stable housing. Shannon started at Willis Dady in January 2020.

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LEAHA CAMPBELL

Employment Case Manager

Leaha supports clients in re-entering the workforce through our Supported Staffing Agency and other employment programs. She began at Willis Dady in April 2021.

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MARIN NOSKA

Housing Case Manager

Marin works with clients experiencing literal homelessness identify affordable housing they can maintain long-term. She joined the team in September 2021.

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MAXINE PRIME

Housing Case Manager

Maxine supports clients experiencing homelessness in gaining and maintaining housing. She began at Willis Dady in April of 2022.

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COLETTE NDIGYENOUBA

Support Services Case Manager

Colette supports individuals and families who are near homeless or literally homeless gain stability in housing. She has been with Willis Dady since August 2019.

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WES SHIRLEY

Library Navigator

Wes works with households visiting the Cedar Rapids Library, in meeting their basic needs and connects them to housing programs. He began in February 2020.

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CRYSTAL CARTER

Street Outreach Case Manager

Crystal supports individuals in moving from literal homelessness to self-sufficiency through support and advocacy. She began at Willis Dady in June 2019.

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RUBEN GINGER

Street Outreach Case Manager & Library Navigator

Ruben supports individuals in moving from literal homelessness to self-sufficiency through support and advocacy.. He started at Willis Dady in June of 2022.

SHELTER STAFF

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FAITH WALKER

Shelter Manager

Faith oversees Willis Dady's Emergency Shelter, including policies, procedures and client support. She joined Willis Dady in June 2020.

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CHEREESE MOORE

Shelter Case Manager

Chereese works with clients staying at our Emergency Shelter. She empowers them to break their cycle of homelessness.  She began in September 2020.

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MARTHA CARTER

Shelter Case Manager

Martha works with shelter clients to help them identify their strengths and overcome their barriers. She has been with Willis Dady since September 2011.

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STEVEN LOVEJOY

Maintenance Specialist

Steven makes sure our locations are functioning, so we can provide support to our clients. He has been with Willis Dady since June 2020.

RESIDENT ASSISTANTS

Resident Assistants provide direct support to clients at our Emergency Shelter assisting each individual in moving from shelter to stability.

OVERFLOW RESIDENT ASSISTANTS

Overflow Resident Assistants support clients at our seasonal, community overflow shelter. They work with individuals to gain stability.

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

ADMINISTRATION

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SIERRA POPE

Volunteer and Operations Coordinator

Sierra works to expand Willis Dady's volunteer program and maintain operational activities. She began working with Willis Dady in June 2020.

ADMINISTRATION

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WE'RE HIRING

Data Compliance Specialist

Check out the job description at:  willisdady.org/jobs

ADMINISTRATION

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CANDACE CROPP

VISTA Disaster Impacts Research Coordinator

Candace supports our Housing Programs by researching the impact of current disasters and events on homeless services. 

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ALLISON HEIN

Grants & Communications  Coordinator

Allison supports Willis Dady's mission and vision through grant writing and public communications.  She has been with the team since June 2020.

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JASON EVERETT

Development Coordinator

Jason works to bring awareness of Willis Dady's programs through social media and donor relations. He joined our Willis Dady team in July 2022.

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CINDY PETERSEN

Office Manager

Cindy supports the operations of Willis Dady as our Office Manager. Cindy started working with Willis Dady in April of 2022.