Trisha Cummins Kauffman

Executive Director

“There are so many things I love about Solid Ground…. and most of all, I love being a part of an organization that helps families not only find stability but also give them hope for the future, confidence in themselves and the skills to make it happen!”

Huda Abdallah

Office Assistant

“I like working at Solid Ground because I feel such positive energy here. I feel like part of this family.”

Sandy Benedetti

Childcare & Office Assistant

“My passion is children. By loving and caring for these children at Solid Ground there is no better reward than knowing that I am also loving and caring for the success of their families.”

Mary Kay Callahan

Childcare & Office Assistant

“It is an honor and a privilege to have the opportunity to work with the children at Solid Ground. Helping build their confidence will provide them with a happier childhood and the best chance for success in their future.”

Alexandra Castellanos

Tutoring Specialist

“Solid Ground has so many great opportunities for families and being able to know that I can help them accomplish their goals is an incredible feeling! I get to work with amazing people every day and get to see the amazing growth within the children of Solid Ground!”

Sandy Deutsch

Development & Data Coordinator

“I love being able to be proud of the work we do at Solid Ground, asking people to support a mission that I believe is very important. I really like that I am making an impact on the community where I live and work. It is satisfying to work with great colleagues that care about honesty, hard work and integrity.”

Danisa Farley

Family Advocate

“I appreciate the opportunity to be a part of the Solid Ground family. Just knowing that I again get to work with families changing and transforming as I change and transform offers me a real sense of purpose and gratitude. It is an honor to be a part of this village.  I recently read a quote that says: ‘You know you have made the right decision when there is peace in your heart’ -Unknown”

Jazi Foreman

Program Director

“Not everyone has the privilege of going to work and doing what they enjoy. I enjoy being a part of transforming lives. I love being a part of creating the environment to have people reach goals that, if not given this opportunity at Solid Ground, may not have happened.”

Addie Hammond

Housing Navigator

“It is an honor and a privilege to have a opportunity to work for Solid Ground because of their mission. I’m truly blessed to be a part of Solid Ground team to help families develop their dreams, fulfill their destinies, and transform their lives! I believe transformation is a beautiful process.”

Missy Keveles

Learning Coordinator

“I love seeing the enthusiasm of the kids and volunteers at Solid Ground! It’s such a joy to be part of an amazing organization that supports families and children in their learning and fosters such wonderful relationships between families and volunteers.”

Vanessa Lara

Employment & Education Coordinator

“I am passionate about empowering others so they can achieve their goals.”

Jasmine McCoy, LSW, MSW

Parenting and Youth Coordinator II

“‘My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.’ —Maya Angelou”

Hannah Parish

Volunteer Program Manager

“It is such a joy to foster meaningful connections between our community and our families at Solid Ground. I love witnessing the deep, lasting impact volunteers and families can have on each other.”

Lizzie Rainville

Director of Development & Communications

“I am grateful to support this organization and work with our amazing donors, volunteers & residents!”

Vanessa Richter

Housing Specialist

“‘Housing has always been a passion of mine. With Solid Ground, I have finally found my purpose in that passion by providing unconditional support to our community in securing housing stability.”

Kamaria Toulon

Scattered Site Case Supervisor

“‘Do not be afraid. Be focused. Be determined. Be hopeful. Be empowered.’ — Michelle Obama”

Kim Ulmer

Finance Manager

“It’s wonderful to work for an organization dedicated to helping people make positive changes for themselves and their families.”

Marly Yang

Family Advocate

“My passion is helping people make changes in their lives. It doesn’t have to be big changes but small changes in everyday life. Being part of that change makes me happy and continues to give me hope that ‘yes we can help people have a future’.”