CAN Dynamic Org Chart

Derrick Miller

Executive Director

Northside/All-Sites

734-994-2985 ext. 101

Establish the strategic direction for the organization; Align and secure resources to accomplish strategic goals; Cultivate a healthy and safe environment for all CAN staff, volunteers, clients, and partners

Main Project(s)

Grantwriting and associated peripheral tasks (ex. reports, data tracking and analysis); Board, funder, and key stakeholder management and cultivation

Additional Project(s)

Establish and pursue resolutions toward inclusion, equity, diversity, and advocacy challenges

Notes/Specializations

Education, finances, leadership, supervision, governance/management, tech and systems development

Paige Ampey

Director of Volunteers

Northside/All-Sites

734-994-2985 ext. 131

Connect with inidividual members and groups in our surrounding communities as volunteers for CAN's programs and services

Main Project(s)

Recruit & process new volunteers, develop retention & recognition strategies, oversee organization-wide volunteer program offering support and direction across all sites

Additional Project(s)

Notes/Specializations

Colette DeRaud

Director of Hikone Community Center

Hikone

734-994-2985 ext. 124

Developing and cultivating community at Hikone; Administering a welcoming, and thriving after-school & summer program; Facilitating a food security program; Procuring resources to create housing stabilization

Main Project(s)

Ensuring expected outcomes are being seen through Hikone's community engagement efforts, educational programs and school liason efforts, and food security programs; Community engagement effots include Back to School BBQ's, holiday polucks, resident council meetings, etc.; Food security efforts inclue facilitaitng a food distribution once every two weeks and maintaining a food pantry; School liason efforts include communicating and building relationships with schools to positively impact Hikone students

Additional Project(s)

Nutrition Policy & Recipe Related Projects at CAN

Notes/Specializations

Public Health and Nutrition

Crystal Fluker

Director of Arrowwood Hills Community Center

Arrowwood Hills

734-994-2985 ext. 147

Fostering a thriving sense of community where residents feel supported and well resourced; Administering an after-school & summer program that supports students growth and learning; Helping residents feel secure through food distributions and a food pantry

Main Project(s)

Partnering with residents, AAPS, and other community stakeholders to provide resources and support for AAHC residents; Create, plan and execute community engagement activities such as holiday parties, back-to-school BBQ, and other activities for the community; Support families by advocating on their behalf in school settings to help them gain optimal educational achievement

Additional Project(s)

Establishing a new food pantry; Supporting parents/guardians with resources during COVID-19 to assist in breaking down learning barriers

Notes/Specializations

Educational alignment

Harrison Metzler

Director of Green Baxter Court Community Center

Green Baxter Court

734-994-2985 ext. 110

Developing and cultivating community at Green Baxter Court; Administering a robust, safe, thriving after-school & summer program; Facilitating a food security program; Procuring resources to create housing stabilization

Main Project(s)

Ensuring expected outcomes are being seen through Green Baxter Court's community engagement efforts, educational program and school liason efforts, and food security programs; Community engagement effots include Back to School BBQ's, holiday polucks, resident council meetings, etc.; Food security efforts inclue facilitaitng a food distribution once every two weeks and maintaining a food pantry; School liason efforts include communicating and building relationships with schools to positively impact GBC students

Additional Project(s)

Developing a new Civics Unit (Under Social Studies Umbrella) for CAN Educational Summer Camps

Notes/Specializations

Fayiza Nabilsi

Assistant Director of Bryant Community Center

Bryant

734-994-2985 ext. 162

Supporting the Bryant Director in developing and cultivating community at Bryant Community Center; Administering a robust, safe, thriving after-school & summer program; Facilitating food security through food distributions

Main Project(s)

Oversee county-wide Bryant Market distribution and pantry program; Partner with Food Gatherers AAPS, VISTAS, U of M work study, Social Work Interns to operate stabilization, community-building, and educational programs

Additional Project(s)

Notes/Specializations

Sky Woodman

Director of Bryant Community Center

Bryant

734-994-2985 ext. 107

Fostering a thriving sense of community where residents feel supported and well resourced; Administering an after-school & summer program that supports students growth and learning; Helping residents feel secure through resource and stabilization support

Main Project(s)

Establish & strengthen inter-agency K-12 educational institutions; partner with local law enforcement to create safe communities; bring in local groups and community partners; maintain a professional and personal presence in communities in need of activism and advocacy; act as an ambassador for CAN sites to the greater Washtenaw community; case manage all students who participate in Bryant after-school and summer programs, create and recreate a sense of total inclusion in school events, extracurriculars, & Bryant Community Center; empower families that come through Bryant in areas such as food security, professional growth, refugee and asylum resettlement, service referrals, education, housing stability, and volunteerism; recruit and manage site staff

Additional Project(s)

Attend agency events, volunteer at local school events, fundraise whenever possible, find new ways to support the families that come through CAN's doors

Notes/Specializations

John Clark

AmeriCorps VISTA

Hikone

734-994-2985 ext. 164

Capacity build through garden program development

Main Project(s)

Design and develop a barrier-free community garden for food security and social space, along with a small arboretum for local wildlife, further enhancing the Hikone property's natural scenery; Make greenhouse ADA compliant; Encourage community engagement

Additional Project(s)

Design and develop a basic gardening curriculum for remote learners and local residents to learn to grow food or flowers in their outdoor garden space or in a greehouse

Notes/Specializations

Abby Harrington

AmeriCorps VISTA

Northside/All-Sites

734-994-2985 ext. 161

Capacity build within CAN Development programs

Main Project(s)

Working with Derrick and  other members of the Development team to find and organize new  sources of grants into a searchable database

Additional Project(s)

Writing newsletters and creating/updating other CAN materials

Notes/Specializations

Megan Jagolinzer

AmeriCorps VISTA

Creekside Court

734-994-2985 ext. 157

Capacity build through developing a more effective and sustainable teen program with a focus on social-emotional health

Main Project(s)

Along with Isabell and Danielle, develop a wellness program directed towards CAN's teens which will promote SEL and emotional welfare as well as educate in areas such as sexual health, substance abuse, etc.

Additional Project(s)

Help get Creekside set up, help with Creekside food distribution, help with Creekside ASP, help with other sites' food distribution as needed

Notes/Specializations

Andrea Martinovska

AmeriCorps VISTA

Brick/Bryant

734-994-2985 ext. 163

Capacity build for Brick and Bryant community programs and through Development work

Main Project(s)

Donor Research; Brick Community Center-focused capacity building

Additional Project(s)

Notes/Specializations

Sarah Sujkowski

AmeriCorps VISTA

Bryant/All-Sites

734-994-2985 ext. 159

Capacity build at all of CAN's sites through CAN Art & Design program

Main Project(s)

Design a newsletter for CAN students, including featured writers, art prompts, about me columns, book / podcast / music / TV show recommendations, puzzles or challenges, and additional no-screen-required activities to help combat 'Zoom fatigue' and provide a way for kids to connect with one another / maintain a sense of community

Additional Project(s)

CAN Art & Design lesson planning, grant writing, and summer camp curriculum development; Help with Bryant food distribution

Notes/Specializations

Louey Guillen

Deputy Director

Green Baxter Court/All-Sites

734-994-2985 ext. 106

New staff onboarding and training; Staff and intern supervision; Leadership development and cultivation; Run the CAN-SE Board (CAN South East)

Main Project(s)

Staff onboarding and training; Supervision and leadership development; Conflict resolution

Additional Project(s)

Notes/Specializations

Social work, supervision, leadership development

Laura Amtower

Director of CAN Art & Design

Bryant/All-Sites

734-994-2985 ext. 103

Direct CAN A&D Program; Develop, oversee, and implement summer camp thematic curricula; Develop, oversee, and implement year-long thematic curricula through CAN A&D art sessions that occur once a week at each site; Build and maintain connections and creative opportunities for CAN students within the Washtenaw County greater community; Develop, oversee, build, and facilitate placemaking projects across all sites; Collaborate on CAN A&D fundraising and grantwriting

Main Project(s)

Curriculum development and implementation; Staff curriculum training; Creative collaborations with greater communities; Managing CAN A&D social media; Placemaking projects at sites; Grantwriting and fundraising

Additional Project(s)

Occasional site-specific creative projects

Notes/Specializations

Curriculum development,  educational strategies, visual art

Danielle Dicks

Director of Creekside Court Community Center

Creekside Court

734-994-2985 ext. 132

Developing and cultivating community at Creekside Court; Administering a robust, safe, thriving after-school & summer program; Facilitating food security through food distributions; Finding and utilizing resources that create housing stabilization

Main Project(s)

Ensuring expected outcomes are being seen through Creekside's community engagement efforts, educational program and school liason efforts, and food security programs; Community engagement efforts include Back to School BBQs, holiday polucks, resident council meetings, etc.; Food security efforts include facilitating a food distribution once every two weeks and maintaining a food pantry; School liason efforts include communicating and building relationships with schools to positively impact Creekside students

Additional Project(s)

Developing and expanding initiatives to promote health (physical, emotional, sexual, mental) and wellbeing among adolescents

Notes/Specializations

Katie Lampen

Director of Program Management

Northside/All-Sites

734-994-2985 ext. 109

Ensure smooth and effective operations by developing and updating systems, tools, and resources for training, policies, communications, administration, and data collection

Main Project(s)

Develop and/or maintain tools like Salesforce, CAN Websites (WIX), Google Drive/Suite; Ensure consistent communications/branding through use of CAN templates & development/updating of CAN Style Guide; Partner with team members to evaluate programs, develop, and update CAN trainings, workshops, and resources for staff, volunteers, and families; Update and ensure proper application of CAN policies & procedures

Additional Project(s)

CAN Works: As a part of organizing our content and procedures internally, we will be looking into ways we can share our successful tools and resources externally to generate additional revenue for CAN's programs and services

Notes/Specializations

Long-term capacity building, Spanish language (mostly writing, but can do some speaking), education/curriculum development, leadership & project supervision

Frankie Moore

Director of Development

Northside/All-Sites

734-994-2985 ext. 113

Develop and cultivate relationships with current and potential CAN donors; Create sustainable fundraising efforts to support CAN's work in the community through a variety of income streams

Main Project(s)

Maintain regular communication with donors; donor management; fundraising events/event planning; online fundraising efforts; community outreach; communications/marketing

Additional Project(s)

Notes/Specializations

Spanish language (particularly writing/reading, some speaking)

Kayla Samuels

Director of Brick Community Center

Brick

734-994-2985 ext. 142

Continuing to develop and cultivate community at Brick Community Center; Creating a robust, safe, thriving after school program; Facilitating food security through food distributions

Main Project(s)

Ensuring expected outcomes are being seen through CAN's community engagement efforts, educational program and school liason efforts, and food security programs

Additional Project(s)

Shadowing individual and group supervision with masters and bachelors social work interns (Umich and EMU) with the goal of taking on the role of supervising BSW interns in the future; Connects with Louey

Notes/Specializations

Social work, specifically mental health

Montana Crowell

Grants Specialist

Northside/All-Sites

734-994-2985 ext. 152

Manage grantee contract requirements and performance; draft grants; maintain grant records; monitor and report on grant strategy budgets; ensure compliance with organizational and IRS rules and regulations

Main Project(s)

Grantwrite for CAN and develop CAN's Grant Writing Toolkits, improving & streamlining the organization's grant-writing processes 

Additional Project(s)

Notes/Specializations

Olivia Bucciarelli

AmeriCorps VISTA

Arrowwood Hills

734-994-2985 ext. 165

Capacity build through developing a more effective and sustainable means to cultivate a safe community environment

Main Project(s)

Promoting community engagement among members of the Arrowwood community through the mental stress of the pandemic/combatting Seasonal Affective Disorder

Additional Project(s)

Working with Crystal with engaging Arrowwood community members through monthly community events; Researching and developing CAN Sponsorship opportunities program

Notes/Specializations

Alina Holmstrom

AmeriCorps VISTA Leader

Arrowwood Hills/ All-Sites

734-994-2985 ext. 154

Expand and build the capacity of the VISTAs (and VISTA Summer Associates) they lead, in coordination with capacity building projects. Leaders provide support and coordination for members to increase the project's impact.

Main Project(s)

In conjunction with other VISTAs, develop and implement the English Language Curriculum to be used CAN-wide for the Summer and After School Program;s Organize and expand Arrowwood's library to promote diversity and inclusion as well as enable students to more easily find appropriate reading material

Additional Project(s)

Help with Arrowwood's monthly food distribution; Organize the space for Arrowwood's upcoming food market; Create and manage forms and flyers for Arrowwood's upcoming market; Work with CAN VISTAs and Interns to translate pertinent documents into common languages spoken by Arrowwood residents

Notes/Specializations

Isabell Jazwinski

AmeriCorps VISTA

Bryant

734-994-2985 ext. 158

Capacity build through developing a more effective and sustainable teen program and updating educational curricula

Main Project(s)

Working with Megan and Danielle, develop a health and well-being curriculum directed towards CAN's teens with the goal to promote health education, specifically with sexaul health and mental health

Additional Project(s)

Help with Bryant food distributions and the after-school program

Notes/Specializations

Krystal Shelton

AmeriCorps VISTA

Hikone

734-994-2985 ext. 145

Capacity build through developing a more effective and sustainable means to cultivate a safe community environment

Main Project(s)

Review, update and re-organize enrichment and life skills activities created by former team members with the goal of making it easy to organize and access through CAN Academy

Additional Project(s)

Help with Hikone food distribution and the after-school program

Notes/Specializations

Brenna Wayne

AmeriCorps VISTA

Northside/All-Sites

734-994-2985 ext. 160

Capacity build within CAN Development programs

Main Project(s)

Revamping CAN's Instagram to promote the organixation to current followers and work to gain new ones in order to begin using the platform to solicit donations

Additional Project(s)

Assist with grant writing

Notes/Specializations