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Jenae Bjelland

NCRT- Executive Director

team-member Jenae Bjelland is the Executive Director of the National Association for State Community Services Programs (NASCSP). Prior to accepting the position of Executive Director, Ms. Bjelland was the Director of Healthy Homes for NASCSP and previously the Director of Research for NASCSP. As NASCSP's Director of Healthy Homes, she was responsible for implementing the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Weatherization Plus Health initiative, which is a national effort to enable the comprehensive, strategic coordination of resources for energy, health, and safety in low-income homes. She brings seventeen years of experience in the anti-poverty and energy efficiency network - working at the local, state and national level. Ms. Bjelland is results driven, adept in analyzing process management, data, and technology needs and is certified as a National Results Oriented Management and Accountability (ROMA) trainer.
Contact: (202) 370-3658

Jenae Bjelland

Executive Director

(202) 370-3658

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Cindy Homol

Operations Director

team-member Cindy Homol is the Operations Director of the National Association for State Community Services Programs (NASCSP). Prior to accepting the position, Cindy was the T&TA Coordinator/Conference Manager for NASCSP, managing two national conferences annually and successfully growing T&TA to include on-site and webinar delivery of standard as well as personalized training. Cindy brings an extensive background in project, event, and personnel management to the NASCSP team.
Contact: (202) 370-3659

Cindy Homol

Operations Director

(202) 370-3659

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Andrea Schroer

WAP Director

team-member As of December 1, 2020, Andrea Schroer is the WAP Director of the National Association for State Community Services Programs (NASCSP). Prior to that, Andrea was the Weatherization Program Manager for NASCSP. Andrea brings 11 years of state energy office and 1 year of NASCSP Program Manager experience to her role as WAP Director with NASCSP. As the Senior Program Manager for the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority, she managed $26M in State Energy Programs, delivering renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. The last five years, Andrea has managed Georgia’s weatherization assistance program (WAP). Prior to joining GEFA, Andrea worked for Qwest Communications as Director, Program Management, Network Engineering, responsible for the nationwide build of cyber centers. Andrea earned a B.S. in Communications Systems Management from Ohio University and an M.S. in Environmental Policy and Management from the American Military University. She is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and dedicated to empowering states to deliver successful WAP programs that conserve energy and improve lives.
Contact: (202) 370-3666

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Jonathan Ballew

WAP Program Manager

team-member Jonathan Ballew has served the Weatherization industry in a variety of roles, including Grantee Monitor, Subgrantee WAP Director, and an independent consultant. This has offered him a depth of knowledge of all levels of the WAP network. Jonathan spearheaded a project to propose longer lifespans for insulation and heating system upgrades. Weatherization Program Notice 19-4 published these longer lifespans which resulted in WAP implementers across the country installing more insulation and heating systems due to a better savings-to-investment ratios. Jonathan is committed to eliminating barriers and supporting all stakeholders in the WAP network to ensure the success of this crucial work that we do. Jonathan has a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Montana, QCI certification, and serves on the Boards of Directors for the Building Performance Association and Energy OutWest. When Jonathan is not delving into the facets of Weatherization policy and processes, you can find him chasing his three young boys, wife, and enormous dog through the mountains around Helena, MT.
Contact: (202) 370-3661

Jonathan Ballew

WAP Program Manager

(202) 370-3661

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Maribeth Schneber-Rhemrev

CSBG State Assistance Director

team-member Maribeth Schneber-Rhemrev is the CSBG State Assistance Director of the National Association for State Community Services Programs (NASCSP). Maribeth has worked in the Community Action network for the last nine years, and served vulnerable populations and people with disabilities for over a decade. She began her career in Community Action at a local agency where she worked her way up from a temporary internship position to ultimately assuming the role of CSBG Director. Most recently Maribeth had the honor of serving as Kentucky's Director of Family Support where she led the state team responsible for administration and implementation of SNAP, TANF, Medicaid, CSBG, and LIHEAP programs. Maribeth is a Certified Community Action Professional, certified Results Oriented Management and Accountability Trainer, certified Project Management Professional, and holds a Master of Public Administration with a specialization in law and public policy.
Contact: (202) 370-3653

Maribeth Schneber-Rhemrev

CSBG State Assistance Director

(202) 370-3653

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Hugh Poole

CSBG State Assistance Specialist

team-member Hugh comes to NASCSP having served as the CSBG Program Manager at the State of Kansas. Prior to that role, he spent almost fourteen years working for the Kansas Department of Corrections in fiscal, operations, and personnel management. Hugh is a certified Crucial Conversations trainer, with a passion for developing trusting relationships that enable us to break down barriers and transform problems into opportunities for growth.
Contact: (202) 370-3663

Hugh Poole

CSBG State Assistance Specialist

(202) 370-3663

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Katy Kujawski

Research Director

team-member Katy Kujawski is the Research Director with the National Association for State Community Services Programs (NASCSP). Katy has over 15 years of experience in the Community Action network. She began her career in Boise, ID at a Community Action Agency as a Homeless Outreach Coordinator and ran the HIV Prevention Programs. She then worked for the State Association where she managed day-to-day activities of the Community Services Block Grant, The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, the Weatherization Assistance Program and The Emergency Food Assistance Program contracts in partnership with the State of Idaho. During this time she served on both the Idaho Interfaith Roundtable Against Hunger and the Idaho Hunger Relief Task Force. Most recently she now works for NASCSP where she has been their lead on the development and implementation of a new federal reporting strategy as well as provided training and technical assistance to the CSBG Network on data collection and reporting, non-profit management, program implementation, and operating in a block grant environment to name a few. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science with and emphasis in Public Policy from Boise State University as well as industry specific certifications.
Contact: (202) 370-3665

Katy Kujawski

Research Director

(202) 370-3665

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Muska Kamran

Deputy Director of Research

team-member Muska Kamran is the Deputy Director of Research of the National Association for State Community Services Programs (NASCSP). Muska joined NASCSP as the CSBG Project Manager in 2017. She has worked in various project management roles in the nonprofit sector in an effort to help underserved communities. Prior to working with NASCSP, Muska was a program officer for Liberty's Promise where she helped low-income, immigrant youth and their families achieve self-sufficiency by accessing higher education and stable careers. Muska holds a Master's in History and a Bachelor's in History and Political Science from Johns Hopkins University.
Contact: (202) 370-3664

Muska Kamran

Deputy Director of Research

(202) 370-3664

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Raymond Thomas

T & TA Program Manager

team-member Raymond Thomas is the T & TA Program Manager of the National Association for State Community Services Programs (NASCSP). Raymond previously worked for NASCSP, as the program manager for the association's grant with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Weatherization Plus Health Initiative and the and Department of Health and Human Services’ Community Services Block Grant (CSBG). For over a decade he has spent his career working in various project management roles for national associations and other non-profits advocating for underserved and underrepresented communities. Prior to his call into the non-profit world, Raymond worked as a curriculum writer and educator in Baltimore City. Outside of NASCSP, Raymond is an adamant HIV/AIDS activist with the AIDS Healthcare Foundation as well as an accomplished playwright.
Contact: (202) 370-3660

Raymond Thomas

T & TA Program Manager

(202) 370-3660

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Paige Milson

Policy Analyst

team-member Paige Milson is the Policy Analyst of the National Association for State Community Services Programs (NASCSP). She is committed to building sustainable, equitable avenues for prosperity and has a diverse background in affordable housing, youth advocacy, rural community development, and anti-hunger work. She uses her skills in research, data analysis, and data visualization to share stories and improve lives. Paige is an alum of the Emerson National Hunger Fellowship and holds a B.S. in Public Health from the University of Texas at Austin.
Contact: 202-370-3691

Paige Milson

Policy Analyst

202-370-3691

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Ian Gray

Legislative & Communications Analyst

team-member Ian Gray is the Legislative and Communications Analyst of the National Association for State Community Services Programs (NASCSP). He monitors and responds to legislative developments in both WAP and CSBG policy while advocating for NASCSP priorities and communicating with association members. Ian holds a B.S. in Public Policy Analysis from the Ohio State University. Prior to working at NASCSP, he was involved with antipoverty and environmental issues in both the public and private sectors in Columbus, Ohio.
Contact: (202) 370-3690

Ian Gray

Legislative & Communications Analyst

(202) 370-3690

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Khari Grant

Program Support Associate

team-member Khari Grant is the Program Support Associate of the National Association for State Community Services Programs (NASCSP). He previously worked at the United Negro College Fund coordinating a multi-million dollar scholarship initiative for college students in low income families. Having obtained a B.S. in Hospitality Management from the University of Central Florida's Rosen College of Hospitality Management, Khari comes to the NASCSP team with a passion for providing excellent customer service.
Contact: (202) 370-3619

Khari Grant

Program Support Associate

(202) 370-3619

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