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.

Rachel Diskin

associate Director

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

Community Fellowship Program Coordinator

As the Community Development Fellowship program coordinator, Shate’ja works closely withmore.

Teresa Gillotti

Real Estate Program Manager

As the part-time Real Estate Program Manager, Teresa supports the regional leads working on 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.

Jennifer Lareau-Gee

Communications Specialist

As CEDAM’s communications specialist, Jennifer is responsible for the implementation and management ofmore

Madeleine March-Meenagh

Manager of Sustainability & Evaluation

As the manager of sustainability & evaluation, Madeleine manages the day-to-day operations of our economic … more

Maria Paton

AmeriCorps Program Coordinator

As CEDAM’s AmeriCorps Program Coordinator, Maria supports CEDAM’s AmeriCorps Members during their service tomore

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 …more.

Magdalena Rivera

Economic Inclusion Program Coordinator

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

Patrick Seick

AmeriCorps Program Manager

As the AmeriCorps program manager, Patrick is responsible for all program development and management, ensuring...more

Angel Squalls

Climate Corps Program Manager

Angel manages the MI Healthy Climate Corps (MHC Corps) program, a new initiative and partnership with ..more

Sarah Teater

Director of capacity building

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