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Alpha House Staff

"Keep helping families because you do it so well." 

-Former Alpha House Family

Family Testimonial

The staff at Alpha House are a dedicated group of individuals who are passionate about helping families in our community. 

If you would like to send a message to a specific staff member, click on the  email address for the person you would like to reach.

Ellen R. Schulmeister

Executive Director


Lisa Ziske 

Development Director


Denise Diggs-Taylor

Programs Director

Brad White

Director of Shelter Operations


Masharra Vawters

Housing Support Coordinator

Traci Bendele

Housing Support Coordinator


Hugh Goodman

Community Housing Liaison

Volunteer Coordinator

Zach Crutchfield

Caren Bell

Director of Finance

Kanesha Yowpp

Employment & Personal Finance Specialist

Lori Bennett

Family Nurse Practitioner

Operations Specialists:

Shayla Green

Zhe-Ante Johnson

Susan Mefford

Geneva Parham

Ashley Parker

Brittany Short