- Loves: Fighting for equity
- Hates: Double standards
- Super Power: Community connector
Candace is the Systems Transformation Advisor for Detroit, Michigan where she is building and managing local leadership capacity, managing and measuring process improvements and project managing transformational change projects. Candace began her career in 1993 with the Salvation Army managing one of Detroit's first Transitional Housing programs. In 1994, Candace joined the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services as the Regional Manager for the Emergency Shelter Program, where she worked to ensure shelters in the counties of Wayne, Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw, Livingston and Genessee maintained compliance with Michigan Basic Standards. Candace was an instrumental change agent in the transformation of the shelter system in Michigan. In 2016 she joined the Michigan State Housing Development Authority as a Homeless Assistance Specialist for Northern Michigan ESG providers. Most recently, Candace was Director of Housing for one of Detroit's largest homeless and housing providers. In that position, she directly supervised (9) Program Directors. Candace has a Bachelors in Social Work and is slated to complete her Master's of Social Work program in the Spring of 2020. Candace became a licensed ministry in 2005, has 4 beautiful girls and loves to read. Candace comes to Community Solutions with over 25 years of experience with the HUD Continuum of Care program as well as other city, state and federal programs related to housing and homelessness.