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Tasha Clark

Program Policy Manager

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I believe that homelessness is a solvable problem, and we need to move beyond the mindset of charity towards social justice. The solution cannot be found with a siloed approach; it requires social innovation that is more inclusive of those with lived experience and working in direct support service roles. I strive to be part of a system that works for all people, and I view compliance work as an important tool in advancing equitable policies and standards. My hobbies include kayaking in the backwaters and exploring neighborhoods for architectural gems (my favorite being Tudor Revival Homes).

Laura R. Craig (she/her)

Director of Project Development

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I have worked in human service organizations focused on supportive services in homelessness and housing for over 20 years. When not working, I enjoy gardening, live music, and spending time with family and friends.

Kristine Davis (she/her)

Deputy Executive Director

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My career in social work started 30 years ago and has included street outreach, case management, program administration and public policy. In my free time, you’ll hopefully find me on a trail in the woods or on the water.

Sofia-Bella Vitale-Gill (she/her)

Community Organizer

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I have worked in supportive housing for 7+ years as both a provider of support services and as a developer of supportive housing for homeless individuals. When I am not working, I enjoy knitting, traveling, and watch the Great British Bake Off.

Eric Hands (he/him)

Director of Software Development

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I have worked as a software developer and consultant for over 25 years with experience in government, non-profit, and Fortune 500 organizations. I have been the lead developer of Co-Pilot since its inception in 2003. Outside of work, I am a devoted father who enjoys all manner of arts and crafts including martial arts, cooking, gardening, and woodworking.

Margaret King (she/her)

Director of Special Projects

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My mentor coined the phrase "there is no such thing as a throw-away person", and that has been the north star of my professional life for 30 years. Homelessness is an economic and racial justice problem that will be solved through equitable public policy driven by community. When I'm not at work you'll find me in my garden or someplace outdoors with my family.

Sarah Koschinska (she/her)

Director of Program Operations

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Over the past 25 years I have had the opportunity to partner with others on work in affordable & supportive housing, youth services, and employment training. In addition to working, I enjoy playing tennis, gardening, and adventuring with my teenager.

Louisa Montague (she/her)

Director of Learning & Development

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I worked in human services for 15+ years in direct service provision and program management before moving to a learning and development role. My role allows me to leverage my experience as a provider while centering my commitment to equity and my love for lifelong learning. When I am not at work, you’ll find me exploring local parks with my family or curled up with a good book.

Winda Roets

Director of Finance

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I am honored to put my accounting and finance background to use in serving Hearth Connection and its mission. Giving back to our community is a big part of me, and I dedicate some of my spare time to the Dragonfly Project as a member of their board.

Briana Rutscher

Grants Accounting Manager

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I have worked in the human services field for 7+ years. I am passionate about helping others. When I’m not working, you can find me spending time with my husband and two children or watching volleyball.

Marcus Schmit (he/him)

Executive Director

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Shaped by 15+ years in public service and nonprofit advocacy, I know building authentic relationships is essential for success and no challenge is insurmountable when all those who are impacted by decisions are at the table. When I’m not focused on supporting my colleagues or advancing Hearth Connection’s mission, you can find me enjoying a local playground or coffee shop with my young kids.

Jua Simpson (he/him)


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I have a degree in business administration with an emphasis in finance and a minor in investing/finance from the University of Wisconsin – Stout. I have been working as an accounting professional since 2021, and I am excited to continue my professional development at Hearth Connection. When I am not moving numbers around, you can find me cooking new recipes, gaming or keeping up with sports!

Zara Wolfe (she/her)

Data Quality & Reporting Manager

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I have worked in human services for over a decade in direct service, program management, and systems change roles. I believe that quality data plays an important role in creating equitable policies and solutions. Outside of Hearth Connection, you can find me hiking, paddling, or reading non-fiction books.