Unintentional Injury & Violence Prevention Unit Manager, Michigan Department of Health & Human Services
Vice President of Treasury Management/Public Funds, West Michigan Community Bank
Epidemiology Supervisor, Kent County Health Department
Accountant, City of Grand Rapids
Jameela is passionate about serving families and communities and is a strong advocate for safe and affordable housing. She is dedicated to advancing the core mission and values of Healthy Homes Coalition to ensure all children grow up in healthy homes that are free from environmental hazards.
Jameela is devoted to her family, serving others, advocating for social justice, and being an agent for change. She and her husband, Don, have three children: Kieryngton, Kingston, and Maeleigh. They love going to the beach, playing games, and listening to music. When Jameela is not spending time with her family, she enjoys reading, shopping, and being an important member of the Beyoncé Beyhive!
Healthy Housing Specialist
Grace has a Bachelor’s of Social Work and Art from Calvin University. During her senior year, she interned at the Creston Neighborhood Association.
In her free time, she loves to paint and embroider.
Lead Hazard Control Program Coordinator
Jackie is no stranger to grit. She grew up in Alice, Texas and came to Michigan as part of a migrant camp with her family at the age of 10. Her family decided to stay in Grand Rapids after they saw booming opportunity in the manufacturing industry.
As an adult, Jackie became inspired to live a life of service. Her nonprofit experience includes Well House, The Hispanic Chamber, and LINC. In addition to her work in the community, she is the second ever Latina to sit on the Board of Education for the Godfrey-Lee School District. “I want to be an agent of change where I can see the change.”
Jackie’s hobbies include going to the beach, reading, art, and spending time with her five sons. She describes herself as a “genuine, caring rebel” and the label suits her well. She’s a rebel with a cause: to serve and to be a strong voice in her community.
Stephanie has her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Grand Valley State University. She began working in the non-profit sector in 2009. Prior to joining Healthy Homes Coalition, she worked in the employment and housing sectors of non-profit.
In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family, practicing and teaching yoga, gardening, reading, and being outdoors. She is excited to be a part of the Healthy Homes team!
Victoria is an alumna of Michigan State University where she got her bachelor’s degree in Communications. She’s worked in the Kentwood Public School system, the Home Builders Association of Greater Grand Rapids, and as a birth doula. She has always had a passion for supporting the children in her community and loves being a part of the team that serves such an important mission.
In her free time, Victoria loves reading a book with a big cup of coffee and being in nature with her husband and very active toddler.
Hana loves helping others and giving back to her community. She has served on a number of nonprofit boards and is dedicated to advocating for the underserved.
Hana is a single mom of three boys. Her hobbies include reading, crafting, and watching anime with her kids. She is an avid fan of football and baseball and loves the Green Bay Packers and Detroit Tigers.
Intake & Healthy Housing Specialist
Shelby has a Bachelor’s in Social Work and a minor in Sociology from Calvin University. She has worked in childcare during her summers and completed her senior year internship at Compassion International in Uganda. Shelby is passionate about poverty alleviation and prevention and the many ways to address this.
In her free time, Shelby enjoys connecting with nature through caring for plants and enjoying the outdoors. She likes to be active and enjoys reading!