Harry Wilson, MPA
Harry has served youth and communities for more than 35 years, through leadership positions in non-profit, federal, state, associations, and community service organizations. Prior to coming to the MCCD Harry led the Family and Youth Services Bureau (HHS) serving Homeless Youth, Domestic Violence and Mentoring programs in Washington, D.C.
As a part of his tenure with HHS, Harry led four national youth summits, national conferences on mentoring and domestic violence which included an emphasis on statutory rape and domestic trafficking. He also pioneered a mentoring program for children with incarcerated parents and helped form the Interagency Work Group on Youth Programs which promotes evidence based practice. Working with the Department of Justice, Harry served on the Coordinating Council at OJJDP for more than a decade, promoting youth development, family involvement and community alternatives to incarceration. After 911, Harry worked with the Surgeon General to create a task force which examined the role of disaster response in relation to the needs of children and families. Harry is excited to join with the MCCD to help create safer communities, prevent crime, inform policy and restore hope in some of Michigan’s most vulnerable youth and families.
Robert Burroughs, Associate Director
Robb is the Associate Director at MCCD. He is currently responsible for the planning and implementation of training and technical assistance to build the capacity of the local communities implementing the Michigan Prisoner Reentry Initiative. Robb has a master’s degree in social work from the University of Michigan with a concentration in social policy and evaluation with communities and social systems. At MCCD, he has led efforts in the area of delinquency prevention, developed data collection, reporting, and strategic planning tools for agencies and community groups, and engaged in strategic planning efforts to increase the safety and well-being of individuals and communities throughout Michigan.
Kristen Staley, Juvenile Justice Policy Consultant
Kristen assists the Senior Policy Associate in MCCD’s legislative efforts to improve Michigan’s juvenile justice system and staffs the Michigan Juvenile Justice Collaborative. Prior to her work in Michigan, Kristen worked as a family law attorney, specializing in domestic violence and child custody issues, worked on appeals in the Juvenile Post-Disposition Branch of the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy, facilitated youth restorative justice panels, and assisted in the formation of the National Juvenile Justice Network’s Youth Justice Leadership Institute. Kristen holds a B.A. from American University and a J.D. from the University of Louisville.
Pamela VanDreumel, Finance Director
Pamela has an extensive bookkeeping and financial background. She has worked for MCCD since 1986. As Financial Director, Pamela is responsible for all government financial reporting, benefit administration, monthly accounting, for all federal, state, and local grants and contracts, payroll, and W-2’s, as well as assisting in the yearly audit. Pamela has training and certification in financial management and software. She provides ongoing support to all program staff on resource allocations.
Michelle Weemhoff, Senior Policy Associate
Michelle Weemhoff, MSW, is the Senior Policy Associate, responsible for planning and implementing MCCD’s juvenile justice programs. Using a research-based approach to advocacy and public policy development, Michelle has worked on multiple state-level juvenile justice campaigns to address court proceedings and sentencing reform, quality legal representation for youth, and alternatives to detention and incarceration. She has presented at state and national conferences to educate juvenile justice stakeholders on how emerging research in adolescent development can impact policy and practice. In 2011, Michelle co-authored, “The Plight of Latino Youth in the Juvenile Justice System: Considerations for Mental Health Treatment.” Michelle is Co-Chair of the Michigan Juvenile Justice Collaborative and Vice Chair of the Michigan Coalition for Children and Families. She received her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Social Work degrees from the University of Michigan.