CEDAM Staff

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

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

Jessica AcMoody

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

Rebekah Cathey

Executive Assistant

As executive assistant, Rebekah supports our executives, board of directors, and program staffmore

Shate'ja Curry

AmeriCorps Program Coordinator

As the AmeriCorps program coordinator, Shate’ja works closely with the director of capacity building and program managersmore.

Rachel Diskin

Associate Director

As CEDAM’s associate director, Rachel works with organizations across the state to build …more.

Choiceé Ford

Communications specialist

As CEDAM’s Communications Specialist, Choiceé works closely with the director of communication and training and more

Melvin Henley

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

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

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

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

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

Magdalena Rivera

Economic Inclusion Program Coordinator

As the economic inclusion program coordinator, Maggi supports and coordinates the…more

Sarah Teater

Director of capacity building

Sarah manages CEDAM’s community development fellowship program. This statewide program…more

Andrea Villanueva

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