Our Team

and support Ozone House leaders and staff, who work tirelessly to create a stronger, healthier community.


LJ Sarten
Crisis Line Manager

Open Position
Community Outreach Social Worker

Dawn Espy
Education Program Manager
MS, University of Michigan

Ella Tutlis
Clinical Case Manager

Patrick Gaulier 
Clinical Operations Manager

MSW, EMU with concentration in Mental Health and Chemical Dependency

Mitch Paradise
Clinical Case Manager

LLMSW, University of Michigan

Erin Schaffer
Clinical Services Manager
MSW, University of Michigan

Kara Williams
Clinical Case Manager (Youth and Families)
LLMSW, University of Michigan

Keisha Phillips
Case Manager 

Keisha Jones
Case Manager


Overnight Youth Specialist

Sarah Calgie-Karr
Director of Residential Services
MSW, Eastern Michigan University

Morgan Downs
Youth Specialist

John Huizar
Youth Specialist

Erica Odum
Residential Coordinator


Youth Specialists: Danielle Kendred, Katie Foss, Nicole Hall, Kyle Hunt, John Huizar,  Mina Mahmood, Jasmine Steele, Jasmine Ridley,  Dan Powers,  Kathryn Zemke.


Jeannette Hadden
Outreach Worker

Jessica Herrmann
Youth Outreach & Education Advocate
LLMSW, University of Michigan

Chardae Korhonen
Engagement Program Manager
MSW, Eastern Michigan University

Jenna Mares
Community Resource Manager

Sha’Tori Pennington
Youth Resource Coordinator

Scott Phillips
Youth Employment Coordinator
MSW, Eastern Michigan University

Sharonda Simmons
Director of Education, Outreach, and Welcoming


Peer Outreach Workers 2018-2019



pam ca websitePam Cornell-Allen
Associate Director LMSW, University of Michigan Youth Work Methods Trainer of Trainers, Weikert Center for Youth Program Quality

Scott Ellis
Development Director
University of  Washington

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Finance Director
BS in Public Administration, Eastern Michigan University

Krista Girty
Executive Director
MSW, Eastern Michigan University

Sha’Ran Love
Office Manager
GCBA Business Administration, EMU.
BS in Psychology, minor in Social Work. Notary Public.

Alexis Lynn
Annual Giving Manager
BA in Communications
Harding University

Kati Meader, CPA
Staff Accountant
MS Accounting, Eastern Michigan University

Heidi Ruud
Marketing & Communications Manager and Volunteer Coordinator
MBA, Northwestern University

Gabbi Wassilak
Program Evaluation & Grants Manager
MSW University of Michigan



Andrew Gilroy
Board President

Carlton Lartigue

Board Vice President
Educator, Retired Professional Sales/Marketing Executive

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Emily Moore-Marshall
Board Secretary
Telling It Program Coordinator, University of Michigan

Rodrigo Cejas Goyanes
Board Treasurer
Senior Associate, DTE Energy


Susan Allison
Community Leader

Deb Berman, MD
C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, University of Michigan

Allison Gacek
Community Leader
Former Domino’s HR Director

Kristin Johnson
Kristin Johnson, DDS
Board Vice President
Owner, Liberty Dental, PLC

Julia JenistaJulia 
Washtenaw Community College, Adult Transitions Pathways

Fran Petonic
Senior Vice President for Philanthropy at Trinity Health


Mark Melchi
Vice President of Planning and Design at Multiverse Investments

Soni Mithani, JD
Attorney, Miller Canfield

Sakinah Rahman
Ozone House SpeakOut Member



Robert Holmes, PhD 
Retired University Ombudsman, University of Michigan

Constance Jones, JD

David Keren, MD
Retired Medical Director, Warde Medical Laboratories

Ethel Lee
Neighbor & Community Leader

Lynn Martin
Business Manager, Zingerman’s Delicatessen

John Palladino, PhD
Professor, Eastern Michigan University


Karen Staller, JD, PhD
Associate Professor of Social Work, University of Michigan
Author – “Runaways: How the Sixties Counterculture Shaped Today’s Practices and Policies”

Angela Williams
Crisis Line Volunteer, Community Leader



Kate Balzer
Project Coordinator at University of Michigan Health System

Avery Gleason
Business Intelligence Analyst at Office of University Development at the University of Michigan

Joanna Gross
Account Manager, Business and Industrial Markets at Google

Shawntae Harris
College Success Coach at Washtenaw Community College

Samantha Lemmen
College Connections Coordinator at University of Michigan College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

Emma Monos
Retail Studio Administrator at Hobbs+Black Architects

Monica Philipp
Regional Director of Development at University of Michigan College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

Madeline Smith
Operations Manager at the Fair Food Network

Anna Thompson
Administrative Partner at U-M College of Literature, Science, and the Arts Office of Development, Marketing, and Communications

“The work at Ozone House is personally rewarding and I love interacting with my compassionate co-workers!”

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The staff at Ozone House was nice, and they helped me get a job and back out on my feet in the real world. They also helped me to establish goals.

Former Ozone House client August 6, 2016

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to hundreds of homeless and runaway youth in our community.

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