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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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Raymond Thomas

T & TA Program Manager

team-member Raymond Thomas currently serves as the Training and Technical Assistance Manager at the National Association for State Community Services Programs (NASCSP) where he has spent a total of almost five years working on 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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Kyle Gasser

Program Assistant

team-member Kyle Gasser is a Program Assistant for the National Association for State Community Services Programs (NASCSP). He provides support to CSBG, WAP, and general administration of NASCSP. Kyle is a graduate of the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration at George Washington University with a Master of Public Policy degree.
Contact: (202) 370-3663

Kyle Gasser

Program Assistant

(202) 370-3663

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Eric Behna

Program Policy and Communications Manager

team-member Eric Behna is the Program Policy and Communications Manager for NASCSP. He works with both the WAP and CSBG sides of NASCSP and his responsibilities range from developing communications resources, meeting with congressional staffers, assisting with training and technical assistance, and providing general program support. He holds both an M.A. in Political Science and a B.A. in Economics from Saint Louis University. Prior to coming to NASCSP, he worked with energy and environment issues on Capitol Hill. He also spent time working in higher education supporting a university vice president and coordinating campus wide events.
Contact: (202) 370-3662

Eric Behna

Program Policy and Communications Manager

(202) 370-3662

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Katy Kujawski

Research Director

team-member Katy has over 12 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 provided training and technical assistance to CSBG Eligible Entities and managed the 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. Most recently, Katy has worked with NASCSP as a consultant providing training and technical assistance to states, support to NASCSP on the CSBG IS Survey, and assistance with implementation of the new Annual Report. She holds a bachelor's degree in Political Science with an emphasis in Public Policy from Boise State University.
Contact: (202) 370-3665

Katy Kujawski

Research Director

(202) 370-3665

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Muska Kamran

CSBG Project Manager

team-member Muska 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

CSBG Project Manager

(202) 370-3664

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Dakota Hayes

Program Assistant

team-member Dakota Hayes is the Program Assistant for NASCSP. In this role, Dakota will support NASCSP's efforts related to both the Weatherization Assistance Program and the Community Services Block Grant Program. Prior to joining NASCSP, Dakota was a researcher and student leader at his university. Dakota holds a Bachelor's Degree in International Studies with a Minor in Political Science from American University.
Contact: (202) 370-3619

Dakota Hayes

Program Assistant

(202) 370-3619

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Amy Klusmeier

WAP State Assistance Director

team-member Amy served on the NASCSP Board as Region IV Representative, while the lead weatherization program and policy analyst for the State of Wisconsin. She started her career in weatherization as an installer. Amy comes to NASCSP with fond memories of field work and an unwavering commitment to developing quality energy efficiency programs and supporting WAP State Managers.
Contact: (202) 370-3661

Amy Klusmeier

WAP State Assistance Director

(202) 370-3661

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