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Team Members

Alisa Orduna

Alisa Orduna

Senior Consultant

Alisa Orduña has been a practitioner, policy analyst, collaborator and thought leader in the urban community development field.

Anna Bialik 

Anna Bialik 

Senior Consultant

Anna Bialik  brings over 15 years of experience working within the housing and homeless services community. She advises communities across the country in system improvement work

John Engstrom

John Engstrom

Senior Consultant

John Engstrom is the General Manager for Ascent Populi, and a Sr. Consultant for Population Change. John Engstrom is a public interest attorney

Téo Ortega

Téo Ortega

Senior Consultant

Téo (T) Ortega (they/them/theirs) Trans Masc, Nonbinary, Queer, Latine Born & raised as a 6th generation resident of the Mesilla Valley Region

Alynn Gausvik

Alynn Gausvik

Senior Consultant

Alynn Gausvik  brings a passion for developing and delivering courses that help anyone build their practice of ending homelessness.

Connor Johnson

Connor Johnson

Senior Consultant

Connor T. Johnson has spent the last 13 years working with extremely vulnerable individuals in supportive housing, program development

LaCheryl Porter

LaCheryl Porter

Senior Consultant

LaCheryl Porter brings 20 years of experience in housing for vulnerable communities experiencing homelessness, mental health needs

Whitney Lawrence

Whitney Lawrence

Senior Consultant

Whitney Lawrence is a member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe and leads Tribal Engagement for The Change Well Project,

Amber Roth-Garcia

Amber Roth-Garcia

Senior Consultant

Amber has consistently harbored a profound desire to advocate for and serve individuals whose voices are often unheard, aiming to promote social justice for underserved populations.

Eve Rutzick

Eve Rutzick

Senior Consultant

With nearly fifteen years of experience doing Social Security disability work, Eve brings a deep knowledge of Social Security policy and advocacy to her work.

Peggy Edwards

Peggy Edwards

Senior Consultant

Peggy Edwards brings more than three decades of experience working with government agencies, non-profits, and private industry

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