Staff

Cathryn Marchman, Executive Directorcmarchman@partnersforhome.org

Cathryn has dedicated her career to working with individuals experiencing homelessness and marginalized communities for over 20 years. As a licensed clinical social worker, she has provided direct clinical care to disenfranchised individuals in jails, criminal justice, residential, medical and outreach settings. In 2006, Cathryn expanded her capacity, serving as Program Director for City of Refuge, a shelter for homeless women and children. Following completion of her law degree, she served as the Legal, Policy and Compliance Officer and the Behavioral Health Coordinator for Mercy Care, a Federally Qualified Health Center with a Healthcare for the Homeless designation. While there, she was instrumental in the development of a fully-integrated behavioral healthcare program across ten PCMH clinic sites.

Ms. Marchman has a Juris Doctor from Georgia State University School of Law, a MSW from Hunter College School of Social Work and was admitted to the Georgia Bar in 2012.

When she’s not strategizing on making homelessness rare and brief in Atlanta, Cathryn is searching for the best barbeque and trying to keep up with her seven year-old son.

 

 

Ashley Williams, Deputy Director of Housing and Resource Coordination – aswilliams@partnersforhome.org

Early in her career, Ashley’s case management experience, while working in home care and mental health residential agencies, gave her great insight into the needs of clients and their families. Her work at the United Way Regional Commission on Homelessness furthered her passion for service. As the Senior Director of HOmelessness, she worked for six years on variety of issues including: a regional strategy to end homelessness through prevention; outreach; intake and assessment; housing; and support and employment services. In her current role, Ashley oversees the development of a Coordinated Entry System that adheres to HUD standards.

Ashley received her Master’s degree in Social Work at Georgia State University.

At home, Ashley is a mother of two boys and a maltipoo named Abby. She loves sports, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.

 

 

Amy Zaremba, Deputy Director of Grants and Performance Managementazaremba@partnersforhome.org

Amy has worked with housing and homeless issues for almost 25 years, in Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston, Washington DC, and Atlanta.  She joined Partners For Home in 2016, after working with the State of Georgia as Senior Manager of the Office of Homeless and Special Needs Housing. That office serves as the HMIS lead agency for most of the CoCs’ in the state including the Collaborative Applicant for the Georgia Balance of State CoC, the state entitlement for ESG and HOPWA, as well as a recipient for the Section 811 PRA demonstration program, the State Housing Trust Fund, and the housing arm for statewide prison reentry efforts. At Partners For Home, Amy oversees a $6.9 million portfolio of grants and is working to make Atlanta a data driven, high performing community, through monitoring and performance standard management.

Amy has a Juris Doctor from American University and was admitted to the Georgia Bar in 2005.

Being from Chicago, and a life-long Cubs fan, November 2, 2016 will always hold a special place in her heart!

 

 

David-Lee Mattison, CABHI Program Manager – dlmattison@partnersforhome.org

David-Lee has over 19 years of experience providing HIV prevention education, risk-reduction counseling, HIV testing services, and managing large scale projects.   He joined Partners for HOME in 2017, bringing his experience as a passionate community leader and trainer of facilitators.  David-Lee has an extensive background with the LGBT community, specifically targeting high-risk populations in nontraditional venues.  In addition to conducting capacity building training for service providers, he has managed strategic alliances across the State of Georgia.  David-Lee previously worked as a Project Officer for the Georgia Department of Public Health.

David-Lee received a Bachelor’s Degree in Tourism and Hospitality Management for Norfolk State University.

When he is not working, he enjoys cooking, shopping, and spending time with his family.

 

Ashlee Starr, Coordinated Entry Managerastarr@partnersforhome.org

Since moving to Atlanta almost 12 years ago, Ashlee has committed to working in housing and homelessness in metropolitan Atlanta.  Through her work with the Georgia Law Center for the Homeless, 3 Keys (formerly Project Interconnections, Inc.), and most recently the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, Ashlee has become a passionate advocate for providing safe and affordable housing for everyone.

Ashlee lives in downtown Atlanta with her husband and three kids where they love to host backyard dinners and explore all the new additions to the Atlanta Beltline.

 

 

 

Desta Taylor, HMIS Data Specialist Managerdtaylor@partnersforhome.org

Desta, who joined Partners for HOME in 2017,  is passionate about improving the quality of life for others. During her college career, she had the opportunity to serve at-risk high school students and the LGBTQ community. While conducting research, backed by several grants, Desta  realized the importance data can have on the overall goals of a cause. After graduation, she continued her passions by working as a mental health professional in Virginia. During her 5-year tenure at New River Valley Community Services (NRVCS), she came to understand the importance of mental health services and advocating for those who are underrepresented.  Desta is new to Atlanta and is happy to make it her home. She is excited to make a difference.

Desta received her Master’s Degree in Psychology from East Tennessee University.

When she is not managing data for Partners for Home, she can be found cooking, writing, or spending time with her fiancé, step-daughter, and dog.