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Leadership & Staff

A strong community supports its own.


MCREST’s leadership and staff are made up of individuals dedicated to the mission of transitioning individuals and families experiencing homelessness to self-reliance. Among our team are passionate social workers, communication professionals, and teachers, each serving those experiencing homelessness with the respect, empathy, and professionalism they deserve. Meet our leadership and staff today.

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Executive Staff

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April Fidler

Executive Director


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Christina Naden

Volunteer & Membership Liaison

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Heather VanDenberg

Shelter Manager

586.415.5101 ext. 230

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Janet Peplin

Learning & Resource Center Director


Scott Joy

Marketing & Communications Manager

Judy Sutherland

Administrative Assistant

Judy Dudek

Supports Services Coordinator

Jennifer Karaffa

Learning & Resource Center Assistant

Jay Newcomb

Kitchen Coordinator

Jane Mahoney

Case Manager


Danielle Workman

Case Manager

Jessica Scharlow

Case Manager

Emily Edwards

Case Manager

Kristen Lawrence

Case Manager

Dyanne Schultz

Night Manager

A'Shionna Herndon

Night Manager

Pat Fouchey

Front Desk Specialist

Kelly Dudek

Front Desk Specialist

Kimerie Guy

Front Desk Specialist

We are grateful to our Board of Directors for their leadership, guidance and commitment to our mission.

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Dave Austin

Vice Chairman
IBEW Local 58

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Bob Boccomino

Board Member
Warren Chamber of Commerce

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Janice Donahue

Board Member
1st VP, Flagstar Bank

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Cindy Gliesman

Board Member
Trinity Lutheran Church

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John Johnson

Chief Executive Officer,
Southeast Michigan Chamber of Commerce

Tim Joy

Board Member
Retired Financial Director,
North Oakland Residential Services

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Kristina Malcolm

Board Member
Senior Vice President,
Citizen Bank's Commercial Lending

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Jeannie Pauli

CPA, Partyka & Company, P.C.

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Sue Ostosh

Board Member
Executive Director,
Harvest Time Christian Fellowship

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Lawrence Rocca

Board Member
Macomb County Treasurer

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Ken Williams

Board Member
Chandler Park Academy

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Scott Zemens

Board Member
RE/MAX First

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Chet Decker

Board Member
Owner, CFD Enterprises

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Stephanie Jackson

Board Member
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

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Hank Luks

Board Member
Controller Security Systems

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Tammy Patton

Board Member
Clinton Township Board of Trustees

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Diane Royer

St. Isidore Catholic Church

Join a dynamic team!


Join a team of qualified professionals dedicated to changing lives—one individual experiencing homelessness at a time!

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