Our Staff

Interim CEO

Geraldine Paredes Vásquez Interim CEO

Downtown Madison

101 E. Mifflin Street
Suite 100
Madison WI 53703
(608) 257-1436, option 2
Fax (608) 257-1439


Isaac Gomez Facilities Director
Darnell Jackson Maintenance Technician
Ricardo Morales Maintenance Technician
Derrick Taylor Facilities Manager
Khong Thao IT Manager


Angela Borman Accounting Assistant
Kate Perleberg Chief Financial Officer
Dan Richardson Senior Accountant


Olivia “O” Clark Family Resource Coordinator
Jael Currie Housing Director
Emily Daniels Family Housing Stability Coordinator/Case Manager
OPEN Steps to Stability Lead Coordinator
OPEN Rapid Rehousing Case Manager
OPEN Singles Housing Coordinator
Cortney Kallenberger Third Street Case Manager
Andrea Gaines Residential Housing Manager
Jessica Oswald Rapid Rehousing Coordinator
Renee Reed Shelter Case Manager
Tamaha Shepherd-Jones Family Housing Stability Coordinator/Case Manager
OPEN Third Street Coordinator
Skyler Van De Weerd Community Housing Manager
Andrea White Steps to Stability Coordinator


Tiara Guyton Front Desk Manager
April Elvington
Property Manager
Angie Kier Receptionist
Katey Nelson Operations Director

Empowerment Center

2040 S. Park Street
Madison WI 53713
(608) 257-1436, option 3
Fax (608) 395-2598


Briana Hutton  Recruiting & Employee Resource Specialist
Rhonda Schemm Human Resources Director

Development and Marketing

Danielle Bassing Volunteer & Events Coordinator
Sami Clausen-Ruppert Grants & Compliance Manager
Erin Farrar Development Coordinator
Taylor Raether Donor Relations Manager
Jay Young Marketing & Events Manager
Andrea Zea Advancement Director

Employment Services & Transit

Jamie Adams YW Transit Manager
OPEN Employment Services Coordinator/Case Manager
Aurelia Johnson Employment Services Coordinator/Case Manager
Aneesha Mitchell DLRP Coordinator
Ashley Moncrief Employment Services & Transit Director


Lexus Anderson-Carter EC Receptionist/Program Assistant

Race and Gender Equity

Semaj Sconiers Race & Gender Equity Practitioner
OPEN Race & Gender Equity Practitioner
Myxee Thao Race & Gender Equity Practitioner
Libby Tucci Race & Gender Equity Practitioner – Lead

Restorative Justice

Bill Baldon Restorative Justice School Program Manager
Kiana Burnette Restorative Justice Community Program Manager
Eugenia Highland Granados Restorative Justice Director
Sam Jeschke School Restorative Justice Coordinator
Shirin Kestin School Restorative Justice Coordinator
Lauren Travis School Restorative Justice Coordinator
OPEN Community Restorative Justice Coordinator (Bilingual)
Orion Wells Restorative Justice Curator
Mya Williams Community Restorative Justice Coordinator