Cara Canady has worked as a Financial Systems Analyst at the University of Michigan since August of 2016. Cara uses data, visualizations, and resulting analysis to empower administrators and service providers to make data-driven decisions. Before that, Cara served as the Director of Residential Services at Ozone House Youth & Family Services, where her passion for youth, data, and her community was ignited. Cara has a degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan. In her spare time, Cara likes to dress her dog, Mister BooBoo, in ridiculous outfits.
RaShante Carbin is a senior at Eastern Michigan University, pursuing a bachelor’s degree in social work. She currently serves as the treasurer for the Association of Black Social Workers at Eastern Michigan University. Aside from her campus involvement, she serves on the Youth Leadership Council for Corner Health. She also acts as a patient advocate through her position as a social work intern at Hope Clinic. In her spare time, RaShante likes to catch up on reading and spend time with family and friends.
Armando Falcon is the Disaster Program Manager for the American Red Cross, Southeast Michigan Chapter. Mr. Falcon holds a Bachelor's degree in Homeland Security, with a minor in Counterterrorism from American Military University. Working within Red Cross Disaster Services since 2009, Armando manages the disaster services program in Washtenaw, Lenawee and Monroe counties ensuring preparedness, response, and recovery operations readiness. Early this year Armando earned Disaster Manager Associate Certification from Red Cross National Headquarters. In his free time, Armando serves as a board member on the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network – Washtenaw, is a foodie, and enjoys traveling on a whim.
Emily Fogelsonger is a Development Officer for Michigan Medicine (formerly the University of Michigan Health System). Prior to this role, she served as the Campaign & Affinity Group Manager for United Way of Washtenaw County. In addition YNPN Washtenaw, she also serves on the Executive Committee for the Zeta Tau Alpha Ann Arbor Alumnae Chapter and teaches fitness classes at the Barre Code Ann Arbor. She received her BA in Psychology and Political Science and her MSW from the University of Michigan.
Heather Guenther is the communications manager at CHRT, responsible for media relations, social media, and event management. She also provides communications support to CHRT projects such as the Washtenaw Health Initiative and the CHRT Health Policy Fellowship. Heather came to CHRT from the University of Michigan Health System, where she served as a public relations editorial assistant, helping to share the work of University of Michigan researchers. At Michigan State University, she served as campus desk editor at The State News. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from MSU.
Emmanuel Jones is a self-motivated and highly driven individual. A social entrepreneur, Emmanuel is the founder and executive director of Mentor2Youth, a non-profit whose mission is to ensure disadvantaged youth have a promising future in Washtenaw County through educating and empowering them to excel in life, academics and work. A proven leader and visionary, Mr. Jones has played an integral part in the tremendous success of Mentor2Youth, serving 450+ youth since its inception in October of 2011. In addition to YNPN, he serves on the board of Communities That Cares Coalition of Ypsilanti as well as Vice President for the Ann Arbor Ypsilanti Black Chamber of Commerce.
Spencer Tobias grew up near Bay City, MI, where he received an Associate’s Degree in Liberal Arts from Delta College, in 2012. Having a strong interest in local civic activities and a passion for community service, Spencer earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science, from Michigan State University in 2014. After college, he spent a year in the Michigan State Senate serving as a Legislative Aide to State Senator Vincent Gregory. Spencer currently works as a Deputy Clerk of the Court for the 22nd Circuit Court in Washtenaw County. In his spare time, Spencer enjoys exercising and watching the Detroit Tigers. One day he hopes to operate a non-profit that will assist low-income communities gain access to quality free fruits and vegetables.
Katie Van Dusen
Katie Van Dusen is the Community Investment & Projects Coordinator at the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation. She graduated from the University of Michigan in 2013 with a BA in Organizational Studies concentrating in Nonprofits and a BMA (Bachelor of Musical Arts) in Violin Performance. In addition to YNPN, you can find Katie performing with various local and national acts, volunteering with Showing Up for Racial Justice, and being very fussy about coffee.
Katelyn Videto is the Donor Services Officer for the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation. Prior to this, she was the lead fundraiser at Altarum Institute, a national health research nonprofit. In addition to YNPN Washtenaw, she serves on the Association of Fundraising Professionals of Greater Detroit - Ann Arbor Network Committee. Katelyn also consults for the Council of Michigan Foundations, facilitating youth grantmaking trainings for community & family foundations. She has a degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Michigan.