Shandra Steininger, LMSW

she/her
Executive Director
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I exist to help others realize the power they hold in their life and over their future, even in the face of extreme adversity. I know from personal experience the impact one person can have when they truly believe in you and I strive to do that to the greatest extent possible…and to live a life of no regret!

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Holly Anderton, MPA

she/her
Special Projects Coordinator
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I chose to be part of the HQ team because I believe that youth in our community deserve a safe place to be where adults are allies rather than decision makers for youth. HQ is a space that energizes me everyday to see the good in the darker places and to be an advocate for change in this community.

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Luke Petsch

he/him
Development Director
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I believe that when we strive to empower others, our whole community gains from the effort.  I was drawn to HQ because it is a safe place where youth can adjust the trajectory of their lives to achieve hopes and goals.  We all succeed together, and every HQ member who realizes their potential makes our community stronger and more vibrant for us all.


Demetria Phillips, LLMSW

she/her
Drop-In Manager
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I believe that safe, affordable housing is a basic human right. Working at HQ allows me to do my part to empower youth to access the housing and community resources needed to increase their independence and stability. I am thrilled to be part of HQ because it is a safe and inclusive space for youth in my community and it will provide me with the opportunity to promote social justice and equality.

Amy Hinman

she/her
Communications Manager
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I believe in people. I believe we’re composed of complex experiences, that we’re filled with rich potential, that we’re made for each other. It’s my desire for people to come together so we can celebrate those experiences and amplify that potential. HQ is a space where I see people from all walks of life rally, unite, and grow.  And I love being a part of that.

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Samuel Jones, BBA

he/him
Education + Employment Manager
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I came to HQ because I wanted to be apart of a mission that connects to my passion and purpose for life. Providing access to information, opportunities, and careers is my life’s work, and with HQ, I believe our youth will feel empowered and meet their goals for employment and beyond.


 

Samantha Przybylski

she/her
Welcome + Inclusion Specialist
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I believe that engaging youth in meaningful conversations about identity and social justice creates growth and confidence. Empowering youth in a way that embraces their uniqueness, uplifts their talents and challenges them to think beyond themselves is revolutionary. This is the type of work that excites me about serving as the Welcome +Inclusion Specialist at HQ.

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Michael Fravel

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Kitchen Manager + Member Specialist
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I enjoy and do what I do at HQ because I was shown by another that at the end of the day I am absolutely cherished and matter as well as am loved. HQ is a wonderful outlet that allows me to bring this to our youth, my co-workers, and anyone who walks through our doors. Basically, I’m just about it, dude!

Gabby Lampen

she/her
Member Specialist
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The thing that attracts me most to HQ is it’s commitment to inclusion and empowerment. We don’t stray from difficult conversations, whether it be among staff, with members, or dialogue within the community. HQ gives a voice to some of the most vulnerable and marginalized people in our community, and does it’s best to meet youth where they’re at. HQ is a place where you are deeply celebrated exactly as you are, and I can dig that.


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Lourdes Flores

she/her
Member Specialist
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I believe in the power of sharing our stories honestly and authentically because safety, love, and belonging happen when we allow ourselves to be truly vulnerable. Our scars are just as important as our current situations, and I am proud to be part of a place that allows youth to explore their experiences and gives them back the power to shape their future.

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Kevin Doyle

he/him
Member Specialist
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I am inspired to be part of an organization that welcomes anyone regardless of their past or their present, and walks with them to a better future, This is a community that can save lives and change lives. I’ve seen it happen. As a member specialist, I’m here to listen, support, and mentor as we figure out life together.

 

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Inclusion Team

The HQ Inclusion Team is working together on inclusion projects in and outside of HQ that will be permanent parts of HQ and our community’s understanding. These projects are intended to create avenues for members to connect with resources that will welcome them and aid the community in understanding how to create more resources for youth.

“We are excited to be a part of the HQ Inclusion Team because we are passionate about the inclusion of marginalized groups. Our goal is to expand HQ resources—by being on this team we hope to accomplish this.”