Our Team

//Our Team
Our Team 2018-10-18T15:05:32+00:00
Michelle Hayes
Michelle HayesPresident
As the President and Chief Executive Officer of The Cloudburst Group, Michelle Hayes provides vision and leadership for Cloudburst’s programs, personnel, business development and client relations.
JP Morgan
JP MorganChief Financial Officer
As The Cloudburst Group’s Chief Financial Officer, JP Morgan is responsible for Cloudburst’s business development process and has oversight for the company’s finance, accounting, contracts, subcontracts, human resources and technology requirements.
Meggan Medina
Meggan MedinaChief Operating Officer
As The Cloudburst Group’s Chief Operating Officer and general counsel, Meggan Medina is responsible for the day-to-day management of programs, personnel and project risk for Cloudburst’s three practice areas, in addition to providing legal advice.
Steven Sullivan, PhD
Steven Sullivan, PhDSubject Matter Expert, Public Health
Dr. Steven Sullivan oversees all research efforts for The Cloudburst Group’s clients, which includes conducting both quantitative and qualitative social science research as well as performing program evaluations and impact assessments.
Chris Andrews
Chris AndrewsPractice Area Lead, Community Development Programs
Chris Andrews works with cities and states to use data and outcome metrics to plan and implement housing, community development and economic development programs.
Kelli Barker
Kelli BarkerSenior Analyst
Kelli Barker is a Senior Analyst in the Housing and Community Development practice area, focusing on homeless system of care policy implementation, training, and technical assistance. Ms. Barker has over 15 years of experience within the housing and homeless system of care focusing on program development and Continuum of Care leadership and governance.
Sharon Becton
Sharon BectonData Manager
Sharon Becton has over fifteen years of experience as a project manager and data analyst for the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Special Needs Assistance Program.
Carole Burchette
Carole BurchetteProject Manager, Community Development Programs
Carole Burchette is a Manager in the The Cloudburst Group’s Housing and Community Development practice area. She currently serves as the Project Manager for Cloudburst’s 2010, 2011-12, 2013 OneCPD+ and 2014 Community Compass Cooperative Agreements.
Melissa Campbell
Melissa CampbellSenior Analyst
Melissa Campbell is a member of Cloudburst’s Housing and Community Development practice. Ms. Campbell provides technical assistance support for the development and implementation of housing, community development, and economic development programs.
Cesar Castro
Cesar CastroSenior Analyst, Homeless and Housing Programs
Cesar Castro is a trained urban planner, designer, and public affairs specialist focusing on post-disaster relief, community resilience and development, and public outreach. Mr. Castro has worked for organizations ranging from UNICEF to the City of Cambrige. He has a MUP and MDES in Risk and Resilience from the Graduate School of Design of Harvard University. He also has an MFA in Creative Writing and BAs in English and Spanish.
Sandra Coburn
Sandra CoburnSenior Communications Specialist
Sandra Coburn is a Senior Analyst, Communications & Knowledge Management Specialist at The Cloudburst Group in the Land Tenure and Natural Resource practice area. She works primarily on the USAID-funded Evaluation, Research and Communications program, communicating evidence-based knowledge around land tenure and property rights best practices.
CW Coley
CW ColeySenior Analyst, Homeless and Housing Programs
Mr. CW Coley is a Senior Analyst in Cloudburst’s Housing and Community Development practice area, focusing on homeless system of care policy implementation, training, and technical assistance.
Gary Dancy
Gary DancyVersatile Subject Matter Expert
Gary Dancy manages Information Technology, Office, Facilities, Security and Procurement functions at The Cloudburst Group.
Steven Ellis
Steven EllisSenior Analyst
Steven Ellis is a Senior Analyst in the Cloudburst Group’s Housing and Community Development practice area.
Ben Ewing
Ben EwingData Scientist
Ben Ewing is a Junior Analyst in The Cloudburst Group’s Land Tenure and Natural Resource Management practice area.
Stephanie Fenner
Stephanie FennerEvaluation Specialist
Stephanie Fenner is currently providing analytical support for the USAID Evaluation, Research and Communication project.
Kathleen Freeman
Kathleen FreemanProject Manager, Homeless Programs and Data Systems
Kathleen (Kat) Freeman is a Manager in The Cloudburst Group’s Housing and Community Development practice area. Ms. Freeman specializes in the application of technology and business processes within social service settings to improve the homeless systems of care and the data that supports system change.
Caleb Godsey
Caleb GodseyCommunications Analyst
Caleb Godsey is a Communications Analyst at The Cloudburst Group in the Land Tenure and Natural Resource Management (LTNRM) practice area. He works primarily on the USAID-funded Evaluation, Research and Communications program, communicating evidence-based knowledge around land tenure and property rights best practices.
Heather Huntington, PhD
Heather Huntington, PhDImpact Evaluation Specialist
Dr. Heather Huntington is The Cloudburst Group’s Impact Evaluation Specialist in our Land Tenure and Natural Resource Management practice area. She serves as the evaluation specialist for six prospective impact evaluations of land tenure and natural resource governance conducted under USAID’s Evaluation, Research and Communication (ERC) Project.
Tyler Hoyle
Tyler Hoyle Junior Data Analyst
Tyler Hoyle is a Junior Data Analyst in The Cloudburst Group’s Housing and Community Development practice area. Ms. Hoyle works on-site to provide analytical support to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Special Needs Assistance Program.
Kate Hurd
Kate HurdSenior Behavioral Health Analyst
Kate Hurd, MSW, MPH is a Senior Analyst in The Cloudburst Group’s Public Health practice area. She provides analytic and supportive services for multiple contracts with federal organizations including the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
Adam Jennison
Adam JennisonKnowledge Management & Communications Analyst
Adam Jennison is a Knowledge Management & Communications Analyst in The Cloudburst Group’s Land Tenure and Natural Resource Management practice area. He works primarily on the USAID-funded Evaluation, Research and Communications program, communicating evidence-based knowledge around land tenure and property rights best practices.
Sarah Kahn
Sarah KahnSenior Analyst, Homeless Programs and Data Systems
Sarah Kahn works alongside communities to support local goals for preventing and ending homelessness. Providing technical assistance and tapping into local strengths, Sarah helps Continuums of Care optimize public and private resources, build coordinated systems, and evaluate and act of performance data.
Brian Kirtland, PhD
Brian Kirtland, PhDSenior Environmental Health Analyst
Dr. Brian Kirtland is a Senior Analyst in The Cloudburst Group’s Public Health practice area. Dr. Kirtland’s responsibilities include the development of the firm’s technical offerings, project management, and technical support in the areas of environmental health sciences and public health.
Jon Kunz
Jon KunzSenior Technical and Management Advisor
Jon Kunz a Director in The Cloudburst Group’s Housing and Community Development practice area. He has over fifteen years’ experience in improving the capacity of public agencies and nonprofit organizations to effectively provide affordable housing and community development services to their constituents.
Toni Laich
Toni LaichEmployee Engagement Manager
Toni joined the Cloudburst Group early in 2017 as the Human Resources Manager. She works closely with Senior Leadership in managing the employee lifecycle from recruitment and selection through performance management to termination.
Susan Lee
Susan LeeSenior Analyst, HUD Data Systems
Susan Lee joins The Cloudburst Group as an ETL (Extract, Transform, Load) specialist in support of HUD data improvement efforts. Ms. Lee has spent the past twenty years working with health plans and healthcare companies to implement Federally-mandated data standards for transmitting healthcare transactions.
Leslie Leitch
Leslie LeitchPractice Area Lead, Homeless and Housing Programs
Leslie Leitch is a Senior Manager in The Cloudburst Group’s Housing and Community Development practice area.
Shea Lilly
Shea LillyJunior Data Analyst
Shea Lilly is a Junior Analyst in The Cloudburst Group’s Housing and Community Development practice area. He provides concise and effective technical assistance for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Denise Lomuntad
Denise LomuntadSenior Contracts Manager
Denise Lomuntad is The Cloudburst Group’s Senior Contracts Manager. She is responsible for procurement and sub-award management.
Kate Marple-Cantrell
Kate Marple-CantrellEvaluation Specialist
Kate Marple-Cantrell is a Research Analyst in The Cloudburst Group’s Land Tenure and Natural Resource Management practice area. She supports Impact Evaluation research conducted through the USAID-funded Evaluation, Research and Communication (ERC) project.
Maya Martin
Maya MartinJunior Financial Analyst, Housing and Community Development
Maya Martin is a Junior Analyst on the Finance and Accounting team. Ms. Martin works closely with our Practice Area teams on program financial management through internal and external financial reporting, analysis, and reconciliation.
TJ Martzial
TJ MartzialProject Manager
TJ Martzial is a Manager in The Cloudburst Group’s Housing and Community Development practice area.
Meenoo Mishra
Meenoo MishraSenior Public Health Analyst
Meenoo Mishra is a Senior Analyst in The Cloudburst Group’s Public Health practice area. She serves as the technical lead on projects with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), such as partnership development and management for the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases and technical assistance for the Office of the Associate Director for Policy.
Thomas Mon
Thomas MonIT Specialist
Thomas Mon is a user interface design and development specialist with more than 18 years’ experience in the IT field. He serves as project manager for multiple web application projects and provides functional design and usability expertise.
Madeleine Nagy
Madeleine NagySenior Analyst
Madeleine Nagy is a Practice Area Manager in The Cloudburst Group’s Housing and Community Development practice area. Ms. Nagy helps communities develop systems of care for people in need of homelessness prevention or homeless assistance services, using data collection and analysis as the foundation for planning, maintaining, and improving these systems.
Gus Naghdi
Gus NaghdiIT Specialist
Gus Naghdi is a Manager in The Cloudburst Group’s Housing and Community Development practice area. Mr. Naghdi works on the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) OneCPD TA project.
Johanna Nesmith
Johanna NesmithPayroll/Billing Administrator
Johanna Nesmith is The Cloudburst Group’s Accounts Payable Administrator. She is in charge of processing our Accounts Payable, Billings and Cash Receipts.
Micah Parker
Micah ParkerAccounts Payable Analyst
Micah Parker is a Junior Accounts Payable Analyst for The Cloudburst Group. His responsibilities include ensuring that invoice processing is timely, accurate, and complete. Micah also audits and processes travel and expense reimbursement submissions.
Tripp Pearce
Tripp PearceSenior Training Specialist and Technical Assistance Coordinator
As an Analyst in The Cloudburst Group’s Public Health practice area, Tripp Pearce is currently a Technical Assistance Coordinator with the Grantee Data Technical Assistance project.
Judy Perlman
Judy PerlmanSubject Matter Expert, Homeless and Housing Programs
Judy Perlman is a Subject Matter Expert in The Cloudburst Group’s Housing and Community Development practice area. She leads teams of housing and homelessness experts active in multiple US communities, facilitating efforts to help communities optimize their uses of U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and other funds to address local needs.
Jeff Ploetz
Jeff PloetzGlobal Development Business Lead
Jeff Ploetz is Director of The Cloudburst Group’s Land Tenure and Natural Resource Management practice area. He provides strategic direction and project oversight for our portfolio of international development and environmental compliance programs.
Heather Rhoda
Heather RhodaSenior Analyst, Affordable Housing & Special Needs Assistance Programs
Heather Rhoda is a Senior Analyst in The Cloudburst Group’s Housing and Community Development practice area.
Steven Sachs
Steven SachsSubject Matter Expert, Housing and Community Development Programs
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Heidi Schilpp
Heidi SchilppSenior Analyst, Housing Programs and Data Systems
Heidi Schilpp is a Senior Analyst in the Cloudburst Group’s Housing and Community Development practice area. She is a subject matter expert with both the IDIS and DRGR reporting systems and has provided in-depth technical assistance and conducted trainings for both systems. Ms. Schilpp provides intense ESG IDIS technical assistance on behalf of the Office of Special Needs and Assistance.
Aidan Schneider
Aidan SchneiderProject Coordinator
Aidan Schneider is a Project Coordinator in The Cloudburst Group’s Land Tenure and Natural Resource Management practice area.
Jonathan Sherwood, PhD
Jonathan Sherwood, PhDHUD Compliance Expert
Jonathan Sherwood oversees The Cloudburst Group’s management of data collection and analysis for US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) program.
Aleta Starosta
Aleta StarostaEvaluation Specialist
Aleta Haflett Starosta is a Research Analyst in The Cloudburst Group’s Land Tenure and Natural Resource Management practice area. She serves as the Country Coordinator for six impact evaluations of land tenure and natural resource governance conducted under USAID’s Evaluation, Research, and Communication (ERC) Project.
Morgan Stephenson
Morgan StephensonHousing and Homelessness Data Analyst
Morgan Stephenson is an Analyst in The Cloudburst Group’s Housing and Community Development practice area. She is a lead provider of technical assistance, training, and comprehensive performance report data validation to grant recipients of HUD’s Housing Opportunities for Person’s with HIV/AIDS (HOPWA) program.
Michelle Stowers
Michelle StowersSenior Accounting Manager
Michelle Stowers is The Cloudburst Group’s Senior Accounting Manager. Ms. Stowers works closely with our Chief Financial Officer in managing day-to-day accounting operations. She oversees a team of two people to include the Payroll Administrator and Accounts Payable Administrator.
Benjamin Sturm
Benjamin SturmProgram & Systems Analyst
Mr. Benjamin Sturm is an Analyst in The Cloudburst Group’s Housing and Community Development practice area.
Jamie Taylor, PhD
Jamie Taylor, PhDPublic Health Research Director
Jamie Taylor, Ph.D., is a Manager in The Cloudburst Group’s Public Health and Housing and Community Development practice areas.
Ross Terry
Ross TerryJunior Analyst, Housing and Community Development
Ross Terry is a Junior Analyst in The Cloudburst Group’s Housing and Community Development practice area. He works in coordination and logistics with a range of homeless assistance and housing programs. He also supports research and administration efforts for Cloudburst’s HCD division.
Susan Walsh
Susan WalshSenior Technical Assistance Advisor, Housing and Community Development
Susan Walsh is a Subject Matter Expert in our Housing and Community Development practice area. Ms. Walsh provides technical assistance to governments and non-profits that administer funds from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
Nicole Walter
Nicole WalterEvaluation Specialist
Nicole Walter conducts analysis for fair housing and community development issues for cities and states across the country. Ms. Walter also coordinates Cloudburst’s geospatial analysis for international land tenure research under contract with USAID.
Joel Warren
Joel WarrenProgram Analyst, Housing and Community Development
Joel Warren is an Analyst working in The Cloudburst Group’s Housing and Community Development. Mr. Warren provides technical assistance on several HUD programs as well as working on data analysis projects for HUD at different levels of collection.
Helena Onyemelukwe-Waziri
Helena Onyemelukwe-WaziriJunior Analyst, Housing and Community Development
Helena Onyemelukwe-Waziri is a Junior Analyst in The Cloudburst Group’s Housing and Community Development practice area. Ms. Onyemelukwe-Waziri provides technical assistance support for the development and implementation of projects primarily in disaster recovery and resilience.
Victor Lozano
Victor LozanoOffice Coordinator
Victor Lozano is the Office Coordinator at The Cloudburst Group. His responsibilities include Information Technology Support, Assisting the Human Resources Manager, and managing Office and Facilities. Mr. Lozano has a background in Customer Service as well as Information Technology.
TJ Winfield
TJ WinfieldOperations Analyst
TJ Winfield is an analyst in The Cloudburst Group’s Housing and Community Development practice area. He provides training coordination for grantees of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Mr. Winfield also assists with data entry and project management tasks for The Cloudburst Group’s Housing and Community Development practice area.
Melanie Zamora
Melanie ZamoraSenior Analyst, Housing and Community Development
Melanie Zamora is a Senior Analyst with The Cloudburst Group. She has served for twenty years in both direct services to homeless populations and leadership and management roles. Melanie has been an active change agent for promising practices nationwide including Rapid Rehousing in Progressive Engagement Models and Housing First.