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The Alliance for Housing Board of Directors

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Since becoming CEO of SOS in May 2010, Hertz has worked with his dedicated board and staff to dramatically expand the organization’s scope, providing emergency shelter, rental assistance, affordable housing development, supportive service solutions and crowdfunding technologies that have helped thousands of displaced people get back on their feet and find a renewed sense of purpose. Hertz is currently serving as Acting CEO for Lighthouse of Oakland County as SOS and Lighthouse finalize a merger of agencies. He serves as board president for Spero Housing Group and the Alliance for Housing, board chair for the Lathrup Village DDA, and as a board member of Chabad of Greater Downtown Detroit and BBYO Michigan Region.

President

Ryan Hertz

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A passionate advocate for creating sustainable, inclusive communities, Marc Craig has been involved in the affordable housing sector for more than 25 years. In 1991, he founded Springhill Housing Corporation, a sponsor of HUD 811 grants, Federal Home Loan Bank programs, and others.  He went on to become the founding President of Community Housing Network where he continues to lead.  Mr. Craig is active in numerous affordable housing, homelessness and disability service and advocacy organizations.  Marc has served on the Alliance for Housing, Continuum of Care Board of Directors since 2012  He is licensed as a Michigan Real Estate Broker and holds a B.A. in psychology from Michigan State University as well as a M.S. in administration from Central Michigan University.  

Vice President

Marc Craig

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Executive Director

Leah McCall

Patricia Wolschon is the Director of Homeless Programming for the John D. Dingell VA Medical Center in Detroit. This Medical Center offers a continuum of services for Veterans experiencing homelessness, provided both directly and indirectly, with some grants and contracts with private partners. Services include: Healthcare for Homeless Veterans (HCHV); Grant and Per Diem and Contract Residential for transitional housing; HUD/VASH for permanent supportive housing; Veterans Community Resource and Referral Center; and a Patient Aligned Care Team for Homeless Veterans which provides primary care services. She is a Board Member of the Detroit Continuum of Care and of the Oakland Alliance for Housing of Oakland County. She also serves on the Michigan Homelessness Policy Advisory Team which serves the Michigan Interagency Council on Homelessness. Patricia Wolschon has both Bachelors and Masters degrees in Social Work. She has been a professional social worker functioning as a clinician, instructor, consultant and administrator for over 35 years in both the private and public sectors.

Secretary

Patricia Wolschon

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Treasurer

Jill Anderson

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Director

Ernestine McRae

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Director

Susan Benson

Rachel has worked in the public mental health system for 21 years and holds a Masters in Healthcare Administration and is a licensed social worker with the state of Michigan .  Her current role at OCHN is to oversee and manage provider contracts for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, housing, and long term care agreements.  Other roles include sitting on the statewide work group for self determination and MDHHS steering committee for the supports intensity scale (SIS). Rachel is the current project manager for the Oakland Housing Link (OHL) for OCHN and is the current treasurer for the Michigan chapter of  American Association for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disables (AAIDD).

Director

Rachel Densmore

Elizabeth Kelly is the Executive Director/CEO of HOPE, a low barrier shelter for homeless adults in Pontiac and HOPE Recuperative Center, a specialty shelter with a medical focus for those who are homeless and “discharged to home” from the hospital. As part of the Oakland County Continuum of Care (Alliance for Housing) and the Oakland County Homeless Healthcare Collaboration, Elizabeth co-chairs the Michigan ID Taskforce that successfully that successfully resulted in a state law that will allow those who are experiencing homelessness access to a free State ID. Elizabeth is also involved in an initiative to create functional sentencing in the Oakland County courts which use treatment, community service and other non-monetary measures to ensure that individuals are not being incarcerated in the county jail because they can’t pay fines or attorney fees. Elizabeth on the ECHO Steering Committee, an initiative of the Oakland County Health Dept to promote healthier living and access to resources.

Director

Elizabeth Kelly

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Anne Harpe is Vice President and Community Consultant in Community Development Banking at PNC, a member of The PNC Financial Services Group. She manages PNC’s CRA services, including community financial education, and is responsible for grants and sponsorships benefiting low to moderate income communities throughout Southeast Michigan. Anne started her banking career in market research with National Bank of Detroit, and joined the PNC Financial Services Group in 2007, after years of running a residential interior design business.

 

She devoted two years to various branch roles, then served in the Office of the President for Detroit and Southeast Michigan as the Client & Community Relations Specialist for six years. Anne managed PNC Foundation activities for the market, serving as the liaison between the Foundation and community organizations seeking support. She was the Detroit market leader for PNC Grow Up Great, introducing PNC’s $350 million early childhood education initiative to the Detroit market. Anne holds a BA in Economics from Oakland University and an MBA from the University of Phoenix. She serves on the executive board of Macomb Habitat for Humanity, and as the treasurer of the Oakland County CRA Association. Anne is a member of Leadership Detroit XXXV and Leadership Macomb XIX, and is a PNC-Certified Women’s Business Advocate.

Director

Anne Harpe

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Director

Kathy Williams

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Director

Sara Orris