For general inquiries or to contact any CAM staff member please email us at email@example.com or call 313-963-6601.
Catherine Distelrath – System 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. firstname.lastname@example.org
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, intake process and navigation. email@example.com
Ed Cieslak – Intake Supervisor
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
Jessica Blackman – Intake Supervisor
Jessica can answer questions related to to CAM Access Points and intake process. email@example.com
Margaret Barton – Site Coordinator
Margaret can answer questions related to CAM Access Points and intake process. firstname.lastname@example.org
Brian Brosch – Information Management Specialist
Brian enjoys reading and listening to music.
Nona Ingram – BNL Manager
Nona joined the CAM team in June 2019. She manages the Veteran By Name List (VBNL) and Chronic By Name List (CBNL). In her spare time, Nona enjoys studying Korea, reading supernatural novels, and playing video games.
Nona can answer questions about the by-name-lists. 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
Amina Smith-Mohammed – Referral Coordinator
Ami can answer questions related to permanent housing referrals. email@example.com
Carolyn Thomason – Housing Resource Specialist
Carolyn’s goal is to make an impact in some way and that is why she works in human services. When she’s not making an impact, basketball, family, and traveling take up her life. And, she believes you should always add a little sparkle in everything you do.
Carolyn can answer questions related to housing vouchers. firstname.lastname@example.org
Ashante` Tolbert – Site Coordinator
Ashante` joined the CAM team in January 2018 and has served as the Site Coordinator since July 2019. She enjoys gardening and camping in the summer.
Ashante’ can answer questions related to the CAM Access Points and intake process. email@example.com
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 housing vouchers. firstname.lastname@example.org
Intake Specialist and Navigation Team
CAM Intake Specialists 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.
- Arieona Branch
- 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.
- Trina Ervin
- Danielle Harris
- SaShae Hutchins
- K’Lyn Jefferson
- Adaijah McCowin
- Cassandra Patrick
- Michael Thomas
- Lisa Marie Warner
- Raven Williams
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Matthew Niemi – Chief Operations Officer
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.
Carolyn Neville – Data Analyst
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.
Zach Betthauser – Resource Navigator
Dorita Brown – Resource Navigator
Tasnia Chowdhury – Resource Navigator
Taylor Cloutier – Resource Navigator
Nicole Cloyd – Resource Navigator
Tim Desaussure – Resource Navigator
Erik Harper – Resource Navigator
Erica Johnson – Resource Navigator
Angela Loewen – Resource Navigator
David Schaefer – Resource Navigator
Cheron Smiley – Resource Navigator
Dion Thompson-Davoli – Resource Navigator
Roger Walk – Resource Navigator