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Liz Young

Central/Southern Regional Manager

Ph: (651) 302-7185

Paul  joined the Hearth Connection team in July 2014. Previously, Paul worked at Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities, most recently as the Director of Evaluation and Data Management. He also worked as an advisor and math teacher at Avalon School in St. Paul. Paul holds a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics from Grinnell College.

Paul Carlson

Director of Quality & Evaluation

Ph: (651) 302-7190

Tasha Clark

Rental Assistance and Referrals Coordinator

Ph: (651) 645-0676

Anthony  joined the Hearth Connection team in July 2015. He most recently came from St. Stephen's Human Services as a Rental Assistance Coordinator, overseeing all inspections, contracts and housing information for their subsidy programs. Anthony was also a direct service worker in shelters at Catholic Charities and St. Stephen's over the past five years. Prior to working for these organizations, he lived in Southern California working with aerospace companies, training individuals on using industrial inkjet printers to mark products such as airplane wings, catalytic converters and motherboards for PCs.

Anthony Coleman

Rental Assistance Manager

Ph: (651) 302-7187 

Heather  began her career as a social worker in an emergency shelter for homeless women and families in Fargo, ND. Since then, she's coordinated a community-based domestic violence program, provided case management in a supportive housing program for people experiencing long-term-homelessness, and has been involved in miscellaneous other social service and social justice endeavors. Heather has completed masters degrees in social work and public policy at the University of Minnesota. Her research at the Humphrey School focused on the integration of domestic violence services providers into implementation of coordinated entry. In her free time, she enjoys reading, playing with her two companion rabbits and volunteering for organizations like the Association of Macro Practice Social Workers.

Heather Duchscherer

Metro Regional Manager 

Ph: (651) 302-7186


Julie Jones

Operations Manager

Ph: (651) 644-2129


Tom Vox

IT Director

Ph: (651) 302-7181

Kelby  has worked with people experiencing homelessness for 23 years in both the Twin Cities and Los Angeles, and he has served on the boards of several homeless advocacy groups. He was most recently the Director of Housing Operations for Mental Health Resources, Inc. of St. Paul, MN. Previously he spent 12 years with the American Indian Community Development Corporation (AICDC) where he developed Anishinabe Wakiagun, a culturally specific supportive housing program targeting chronically homeless American Indian adults. As Director of Chemical Health at AICDC, Kelby also oversaw the Kola Health Outreach Project and the AICDC Detoxification Services. He has made numerous presentations about Anishinabe Wakiagun and harm reduction strategies in the United States and Canada, in addition to consulting and training in the areas of harm reduction, supportive housing, and Housing First. Kelby has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology and Philosophy from the University of Minnesota and a Master of Divinity degree with a concentration in cross-cultural studies from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA.

Warren Duncan

Program Director

Ph: (651) 302-7185


Nita Miller

Senior Accountant

Ph: (651) 646-2679

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Milika Warfield

Data Specialist

Ph: (651) 302-7189


Kelby Grovender

Executive Director

Ph: (651) 646-1912 


David O'Leary

Northeast Regional Manager

Ph: (218) 576-6015


Taunia Gorka

Finance Director

Ph: (651) 302-7189

Katrina  joined the Hearth Connection team in March 2015. Katrina has a degree in Video Broadcasting from the University of Northwestern - St. Paul, MN. Before landing at Hearth, she has lived in five countries and worked in customer service, communications, promotions and event coordination. When she's not finding unique ways to share Hearth's stories, Katrina can be found camping, traveling or hosting bonfires in her backyard.

Amy Shebeck

Communications Specialist

Ph: (651) 302-7191