Our Staff Members
The Fair Housing Center of West Michigan currently employs a nine-person staff, and benefits from the services of committed volunteers and a pool of more than 75 trained housing testers.
Nancy L. Haynes
Ms. Haynes administers a two-fold fair housing program of education and advocacy. She is responsible for program planning and implementation, resource development, fiscal management, direction of outreach programs and oversight of all aspects of testing and related enforcement.
Intake and Office Coordinator
Ms. French is responsible for intakes and referrals, assisting with case management, and office coordination.
Director of Education & Outreach
Ms. Keegan provides technical fair housing training to the housing industry and information on fair housing rights to the community at large. In addition, she is responsible for coordinating the Center's Annual Luncheon & Workshop Series, the Annual Lakeshore Friends of Fair Housing Breakfast, Fair Housing Book Clubs, and other special events.
Education & Outreach Coordinator
Ms. Miranda provides program coordination for all education and outreach activities as well as provides information on fair housing rights to the community at large. In addition, she is responsible for assisting with the coordination of the Center's elementary through high school fair housing curricula, Annual Luncheon & Workshop Series, Annual Lakeshore Friends of Fair Housing Breakfast, and other special events.
Director of Advocacy
Ms. Stoddard is responsible for managing the Center's caseload, advocating on behalf of clients, generating and maintaining reports, overseeing testing projects, and investigating fair housing violations.
Ms. Nespital is responsible for case investigation, development, management and resolution, client advocacy and outreach, and other enforcement efforts.
Manager of Investigations and Testing
Mr. Chapla is responsible for managing the Center's testing program, conducting fair housing investigations, and investigating fair housing violations.
Ms. Brandt recruits and trains the Center’s volunteer testers. She is also responsible for test coordination.