For general inquiries or to contact any CAM staff member please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 313-963-6601.
Catherine Distelrath – Manager
Catherine joined the CAM in January 2017 as the CAM Manager. She helps to guide the overall direction of the CAM and oversees daily operations of CAM staff, in close coordination with CAM partners.
Catherine can answer questions about partnerships, funding, CAM policies and structure, and media requests. email@example.com
Paige has worked within Detroit’s CoC since 2012. She is responsible for operation of the CAM Access Points and the management of its staff. Paige is a historian at heart and enjoys ancestral research when not at work or with family.
Paige can answer questions related to CAM Access Points and intake process. firstname.lastname@example.org
Ed Cieslak – Site Coordinator
Ed joined the CAM staff in May 2015. He is a part of the CAM External Intake team and his position consists of going to shelters to complete HCV, full SPDAT assessments, and assisting clients with other needs as necessary.
Ed can answer questions related to CAM Access Points and intake process. email@example.com
Emily Baughman – Data Coordinator
Emily entered her role in September 2017. As an intake specialist, Emily tracks and reports data and analyze system and process efficiency. She is a devoted foodie and enjoys culinary adventures in Detroit.
Emily can answer questions related to CAM data and reports. firstname.lastname@example.org
Remeta Hicks-Montgomery – CAM Navigation Coordinator
Remeta Hicks-Montgomery has been a part of the CAM since February 2018 and currently serves as the CAM Navigation Coordinator. In her role, she works to ensure that consumers are engaged in a timely manner and receive the assistance that they need in navigating available housing services. In her spare time, she enjoys directing Historically Black College Tours for metro Detroit youth, cooking for family gatherings, spending quality time with her family, and traveling with her husband. She is currently pursuing her MSW at Wayne State University.
Remeta can answer questions related to CAM Navigation. email@example.com
Scott Jackson – System Coordinator
Scott joined the CAM team in October 2018. His role is to work on a systems level to improve the CAM and best serve people experiencing homelessness. When he is not at work, Scott enjoys cooking, hiking, reading and playing trivia.
Scott can answer questions related to communications and cross-systems partnerships. firstname.lastname@example.org
Julia Janco – Referral Coordinator
Julia joined the CAM Team in October 2018. She is responsible for PSH and RRH referrals, maintaining prioritization lists, and auditing PSH Packets.
Julia can answer questions related to RRH and PSH referrals. email@example.com
Lauren joined the team in the beginning of 2018. She is responsible for managing the Veteran by Name List and Chronic by Name List, and assisting to streamline CAM processes. She has been working in homeless services for three years and is currently pursuing her Master of Social Work degree. In her spare time you can find her reading a book, riding her bicycle or loving on her niece.
Lauren can answer questions related to the Veteran and Chronic By-Name-Lists. firstname.lastname@example.org
Malaika Williams – Housing Resource Specialist
Malaika is responsible for entering and managing homeless applications in the HCV applicant pool system. She works closely with shelters to provide them with homeless dispositions. President Obama spoke at her undergraduate ceremony.
Malaika can answer questions related to HCV and Moving Up. email@example.com
Intake Specialist and Navigation Team
CAM Intake Specialist meet with individuals and families experiencing homelessness. They work with clients to understand their unique situation, refer clients to shelter if space is available and complete an assessment to determine if they may be eligible for further housing resources. Navigators work with clients to navigate the process between intake and referrals to housing resources. They conduct additional assessments, assist clients in completing applications and in securing vital documents.
- Jasmine Anderson
Jasmine joined the team in the fall of 2018. A fun fact about Jasmine is that she loves watching animal rescue videos on Facebook
Brian enjoys reading and listening to music.
- Carmen Elam
Carmen entered her role in April 2017. She is committed to being a beacon of light and giving a voice to the voiceless. In her spare time, Carmen loves traveling VIP style with her travel club.
- Mariam Elamine.
- Kelsey Grigal
Kelsey joined the CAM team in July 2018. Outside of work, Kelsey enjoys advocating for social justice, adventuring, and drinking copious amounts of coffee.
- Terrence Nunn
Since joining in 2013, Terrence has held various roles within the CAM from Case Manager to External Intake. His current duties consist of completing Full SPDAT assessments, HCV applications, and assisting clients with other needs as necessary.
- Ben Tate
- Michael Thomas.
Ashante` entered her role as an intake specialist in January 2018. She enjoys gardening and camping in the summer.
Community and Home Supports, Inc.
John Stoyka – Director of Housing Programs
In his role, John provides management coordination of housing programs within Community and Home Supports. John is an United States Army veteran. He received his Bachelors in Urban Studies and Economics from University of Washington and an Masters of Urban Planning from Wayne State University.
Matthew Niemi – Quality Control Manager
Matthew manages the CHS resource navigators, who operate to assist consumers assessed by the CAM in obtaining documentation necessary for entry into different COC programs. During the summer, he enjoys fishing.
Lauren joined the CHS team February 2017. Lauren was a Resource Navigator for about a year and then transitioned into the Data Analyst role. She helps collect, organize and evaluate data and performance for the agency. She loves adventuring outdoors, rummaging for used vinyl records and spending time with her fiance and fur babies!
Matthew Bryant – Resource Navigator
Hannah Drozdowski – Resource Navigator
Hannah serves as a Resource Navigator with Community & Home Supports, Inc., and joined the team back in September 2018. Her day to day includes performing assessments on clients, completing intakes, and aiding clients in collecting crucial documents for Permanent Supportive Housing. Hannah loves the happy hours that Detroit offers and plans monthly work outings for her fellow staff members.
Erica Johnson – Resource Navigator
Carolyn joined the CAM staff in August 2017. She visits shelters to meet with clients, assess their needs, identify goals, and make plans to connect clients to appropriate housing resources. She enjoys yoga, gardening, and being outside in her spare time.
Lyric Pope – Resource Navigator
Stephanie Roca – Resource Navigator