Staff Directory

Let's Double-Down for Children with Asthma Like Louian

Little Louian's recently renovated home was in good condition, yet there were still things about the home environment that triggered Louian's asthma. Things had gotten so out of control that Louian ended up in the emergency room four times in a year. Healthy Homes provided Louian's mom with the knowledge, skills, and tools she needed to take action.

But this is just one of many families in need of support. Asthma attacks are the leading reason kids are going to Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital’s emergency room.  We need to do more to keep children like Louian from hurting, and we can with your help.

Executive Director

Paul Haan

(616) 241-3300 x301

Paul received his BA from Calvin College in 1987, majoring in Communications and Philosophy. He also has a post-baccalaureate degree in Secondary Education, English minor. Before working in the healthy homes field, Paul was a community organizer in Grand Rapids.  Afterwards, he took a six month sabbatical and walked from Georgia to Maine on the Appalachian Trail, and now he relieves his stress in the summer months by tending a 1,000 square foot veggie garden and fly fishing.  Paul was appointed to the State of Michigan's Child Lead Poisoning Elimination Board by Governor Snyder in June 2016 and has been recognized for his work with Healthy Homes through the following honors: Christine Nelson Professional Service to Children Award, Family Futures (2013), Special Tribute, Rep. Schmidt and Governor Granholm, State of Michigan (2011), Communicator of the Year, Interchange (2005), and the Governor’s Hometown Health Hero, Michigan Department of Community Health (2004).

Healthy Housing Specialist

Hugo Claudin

(616) 241-3300 x302

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

Hannah Gilliam

(616) 241-3300 x304

Hannah is a Grand Rapids native and previous local business owner of 4 years. She has facilitated, arranged and provided professional assistance at Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Rapids Upward Bound and her personal business Wing Kingz Incorporated. Hannah received her Associates degree in general arts and is actively pursuing her Bachelors of psychology and public administration for non-profits. Hannah has a strong sense of devotion towards the safety and genuine care of others. As a wife and a mother of four children, she takes pride in the ethical nature of providing and nurturing environments in which others may thrive. Hannah also enjoys expressing herself through song, art, and dance!

Community Connections Coordinator

Jackie Hernandez

(616) 241-3300 x306

Jackie is originally from South Texas. She moved to Michigan in 1990 with her family and settled in Grand Rapids in 1991. She graduated from Central High School. Jackie found her calling later in life through outreach work she did with the Comstock Park Rotary club. She found that her passion is helping others through community engagement and activism and personifying the Comstock Park Rotary club motto of "service above self."  She is active and involved in her community and believes that everyone can create change by just doing "something." She is the second Latina to serve as a trustee on the Godfrey-Lee Public Schools Board of Education, President of the Godfrey-Lee PTO, and she is a board member for the Restorative Justice Coalition. She also gives her time to different mentoring programs. She is the proud mother of five amazing boys and loves to read, go to the beach, and hang out with friends and family.

Community Organizer

Talor Musil

616-241-3300 ext. 308

Talor graduated from Calvin College in 2016 with a Bachelor of Social Work and Psychology Minor. She is a proud AmeriCorps alumna. Outside of work you can find her thrift shopping, taking long walks outside, and enjoying local restaurants with friends.

Healthy Housing Program Manager

Jennifer Spiller

(616) 241-3300 x303

Jennifer is the Direct Services Program Manager at Healthy Homes. Jenn was born in Detroit and raised in Grand Rapids, graduating from Grand Valley State University in 2011 where she studied Pre-Medical Sciences and Women and Gender Studies. She is now a Bloomberg Fellow working on her Masters in Public Health at Johns Hopkins University. Jenn's passion for environmental justice has been lived out in many ways, including her support and presence at Standing Rock in freezing temperatures during the winter of 2017.

Administrative Assistant

MJ Truini

(616) 241-3300 x305

MJ was born and raised in Upstate New York, where she also graduated from the University of Rochester. MJ moved to Grand Rapids 2014 and has enjoyed exploring west Michigan. In her free time she enjoys going on hikes with her dog, Ted and supporting local business and music.