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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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Mary Cousins

Operations Director

team-member Mary Cousins joined NASCSP in 2021 as Director of Operations. She has worked for over 15 years in nonprofit operations and management. Previously Mary worked at Public Welfare Foundation and National Housing Conference. Mary has a Master of Public Administration degree with a concentration in community development and nonprofit leadership from the University of Delaware and a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of New York at Albany (SUNY Albany).
Contact: (202) 370-3659

Mary Cousins

Operations Director

(202) 370-3659

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Andrea Schroer

WAP Director

team-member Andrea Schroer is the WAP Director of the National Association for State Community Services Programs (NASCSP). Prior to joining NASCSP in 2020 as the WAP Program Manager, Andrea served as the Senior Program Manager for the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority for 11 years. She managed $26M in State Energy Programs, delivering renewable energy and energy efficiency projects in addition to managing Georgia’s weatherization assistance program (WAP). 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) with decades of program management experience 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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Muska Kamran

Director of Research

team-member Muska Kamran is the 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

Director of Research

(202) 370-3664

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Hugh Poole

CSBG Director

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 Director

(202) 370-3663

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Raymond Thomas

Director of Training and Technical Assistance

team-member Raymond Thomas is the Director of Training and Technical Assistance of the National Association for State Community Services Programs (NASCSP). Raymond previously worked for NASCSP, as the project 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

Director of Training and Technical Assistance

(202) 370-3660

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Britt Pomush

Senior Public Affairs Specialist

team-member Britt comes to NASCSP from the Washington State Community Action Partnership (WSCAP) where she managed training, technical assistance, and day-to-day functions as the Finance and Operations Director. Britt’s career has taken her from nonprofit direct services working with survivors of domestic and sexual violence to grant management of federal CSBG and Weatherization grants with the Washington State Department of Commerce. In each of these roles, she has overseen multiple aspects of grant management including funding, budgeting, monitoring, training, technical assistance and communications. She is a ROMA Implementer and Certified Diversity Professional. Her commitment to alleviating poverty through systems change and advocacy brings her to NASCSP.
Contact: (202) 370-3690

Britt Pomush

Senior Public Affairs Specialist

(202) 370-3690

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Paige Milson

Senior Policy Analyst

team-member Paige Milson is the Senior 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

Senior Policy Analyst

(202) 370-3691

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Donovan Harvey

Policy Analyst

team-member Donovan is the Policy Analyst for the National Association of Community Services Programs (NASCSP). He is committed to ensuring that everyone, regardless of income, has the tools and community to build a dignified and fulfilling life. He brings to NASCSP a background in education and youth policy, in part informed by experiences working with Chicago Public Schools. Donovan holds a Master of Public Policy from the University of Chicago – Harris School and a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Hofstra University. He also serves as a volunteer debate coach and, when not at work, can often be found in the swimming pool or playing guitar.
Contact: (202) 370-3665

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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 coordinating a multi-million dollar scholarship initiative for college students in low-income families. Khari obtained a B.S. in Hospitality Management from the University of Central Florida's Rosen College of Hospitality Management.
Contact: (202) 370-3619

Khari Grant

Program Support Associate

(202) 370-3619

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