Staff Directory

Welcome, Tonya!

Please join us in welcoming Tonya Adkins-McKeever as the Interim Executive Director of the Healthy Homes Coalition of West Michigan!

Interim Executive Director

Tonya Adkins-Mckeever

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Tonya Adkins-Mckeever is a West Michigan native. She later moved to Detroit, MI to study broadcast journalism at Wayne State University. However, Tonya became a staunch advocate for students with disabilities within the Detroit Public School and surrounding school districts after participating in a research project for inclusive education at the university’s Developmental Disabilities Institute. Through her meaningful work, Tonya empowered and trained parents on their rights within the school system. As a member of the Detroit Public School’s Parent Advisory committee, she also provided in-services and trainings for school personnel on the art of inclusive education and curriculum modification.

Zealous about promoting more inclusive communities, Tonya spent several years coordinating and leading additional empowerment workshops and conferences throughout Michigan and in Toronto, Canada. Furthermore, Tonya represented families to promote inclusive education and familial empowerment in front of both state and national congressional leaders. After 15 years,

Tonya felt called to return to her native West Michigan roots where she immediately became involved in the community by giving her time to local boards, and volunteer work. This work led Tonya to become actively involved in the local mission to end homelessness in Kent County. For many years Tonya managed multiple rapid rehousing and permanent supportive programming for homeless individuals, families, and other vulnerable populations. Tonya then shifted her work to the Heartside District where she used her executive leadership skills to enhance service delivery and community resources for the district’s homeless population.

Tonya is deeply passionate about cultural diversity, community engagement, and individual empowerment – with a focus on strengthening and building healthier and stronger communities. Tonya’s professional experiences led her to become a Psychologist to assist individuals and families achieve the mental and emotional wellbeing she believes we all deserve. Tonya whole-heartedly believes that healthy minds and bodies are essential to creating thriving communities. 

Healthy Housing Specialist

Hugo Claudin

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Hugo Claudin is a native of Guadalajara, Mexico (bilingual/bicultural). He  moved to Grand Rapids to study Fine Arts in 1980. He was a bookseller at Schuller Books and later focused more on outreach opportunities, first working for Spectrum Health Programa Puente as a CHW,  LINC Community Revitalization, where he did outreach in education and later ran the 341 Gallery, was an HIV Early Intervention Specialist at Grand Rapids Red Project, and is currently a Healthy Housinfg Specialist for the Healthy Homes Coalition. Hugo runs an art loft in downtown Grand Rapids and is involved locally the arts.

Healthy Housing Specialist

Lisa McKinney

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Lisa McKinney has a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Grand Valley State University and a Master’s from Western Michigan University, majoring in Counselor Education/School Counseling. Lisa is also a Licensed Professional Counselor. Prior to working for Healthy Homes Coalition, Lisa worked in resource and fund development with organizations such as the American Red Cross and United Way. More recently she provided mental health counseling and case management services to children and families in West Michigan.

Lisa enjoys gatherings with family and friends, thrift store shopping, gardening, summer festivals, and attending worship service at church.