CEDAM Staff

Luke Forrest CEDAM

Luke Forrest

Executive Director
Luke has dedicated most of his professional career to assisting and advocating on behalf of Michigan’s communities…more.
Ben Dowd CEDAM CEDAM

Ben Dowd

Associate Director & Chief Operating Officer
Ben is the current president of the Old Town Commercial Association, a nonprofit organization dedicated to…more.
Jessica AcMoody CEDAM

Jessica AcMoody

Policy Director
Prior to her current position, Jessica served as Office Manager at CEDAM…more.
Rachel Diskin CEDAM

Rachel Diskin

Director of Capacity Building
As CEDAM’s director of capacty building, Rachel works with organizations across the state to build …more.
Melvin Henley CEDAM

Melvin Henley

Coalition Manager
As the newest member of the policy team at CEDAM, Melvin is responsible for supporting coalition building across CEDAM’s… more
Shawn Hunter CEDAM

Shawn Hunter

Membership & Events Manager
Shawn comes to CEDAM with more than a decade of experience in the nonprofit world. She has volunteered many…more.
Madeleine March-Meenagh

Madeleine March-Meenagh

Manager of Sustainability & Evaluation
As the manager of sustainability & evaluation, Madeleine manages the day-to-day operations of our economic inclusion work… more
Brian Rakovitis CEDAM

Brian Rakovitis

Director of Economic Inclusion
As the director of economic inclusion, Brian oversees the execution of CEDAM’s economic inclusion (EI) work which aims to…more.
Emily Reyst CEDAM

Emily Reyst

Director of Communications & Training
Emily supports and engages with our members by promoting their projects and accomplishments; develops capacity-building tools like trainings…more.
Maggi Rivera CEDAM

Maggi Rivera

Economic Inclusion Program Coordinator
As the economic inclusion program coordinator, Maggi supports and coordinates the…more
Sarah Teater CEDAM

Sarah Teater

Program Manager
Sarah manages CEDAM’s community development fellowship program. This statewide program…more
Andrea Villanueva CEDAM

Andrea Villanueva

AmeriCorps Program Manager
As the AmeriCorps program manager, Andrea Andrea manages CEDAM’s AmeriCorps State and VISTA programsmore.