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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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Amy Klusmeier

WAP Director

team-member Amy Klusmeier is the WAP Director of the National Association for State Community Services Programs (NASCSP). 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

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Andrea Schroer

Weatherization Program Manager

team-member Andrea Schroer is the Weatherization Program Manager of the National Association for State Community Services Programs (NASCSP). Andrea brings 11 years of state energy office experience to her role as Weatherization Program Manager 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

Andrea Schroer

Weatherization Program Manager

(202) 370-3666

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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 of the National Association for State Community Services Programs (NASCSP). 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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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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Eric Behna

Policy and Communications Manager

team-member Eric Behna is the Program Policy and Communications Manager of the National Association for State Community Services Programs (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

Policy and Communications Manager

(202) 370-3662

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Muska Kamran

CSBG Project Manager

team-member Muska Kamran is the CSBG Project Manager of the National Association for State Community Services Programs (NASCSP). 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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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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