Michele started her work with the organization in 1998 as Program Director of Grace House of Minneapolis. Michele currently is responsible for the oversight of all Clare Housing programs including the adult foster care homes, the home care at Clare Apartments, and the scattered site program.
Prior to working in foster care, Michele was employed by the Minnesota AIDS Project from 1992 to 1998 where she worked in the Transitional Housing Program and later as an HIV Case Manager.
Michele has a Masters Degree in Spirituality (Geo-Justice) from the Institute of Culture and Creation Spirituality in Oakland, CA. She has a Bachelors of Arts from Augsburg College in Minneapolis, MN.
Allan joined Clare Housing in April 2008 with 18 years of non-profit accounting experience. His responsibilities at Clare Housing include budget preparation and oversight; government and foundation grant compliance, financial analysis, information management and forecasting and audit coordination.
Allan has a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from Wartburg College in Iowa and a Masters of Business Administration from Metropolitan State University in Minnesota.
Lee joined Clare Housing as Executive Director in January 2002. Before joining the staff at Clare Housing, Lee had been involved in almost every aspect of nonprofit organizations, having worked as a senior manager at the Wilder Foundation, provided social work services at Allina Hospice, served on a number of boards of directors, taught non-profit management at the University of St. Thomas and at Northland College, and worked as a lobbyist for non-profits at the State Capitol.
Lee has been involved in HIV/AIDS issues since the mid-’80s. He currently serves as chair of the Minnesota HIV Housing Coalition and as a member of the boards of the National AIDS Housing Coalition and Minnesota Fighting AIDS on Bikes (MN FAB). Lee is a past member of the Minnesota HIV Service Planning Council.
He received his Masters of Science in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin in Madison.
Development and Communications Director
Elisabeth Loeffler joined Clare Housing in February 2009 as the Development and Communications Director. Since moving to the Twin Cities in 2007, Elisabeth has worked at The Children’s Theatre Company and Theatre de la Jeune Lune serving in different fundraising roles. Prior to moving to Minneapolis from San Francisco she served as the Development Director for Project Inform, a national non-profit AIDS organization. There she was responsible for raising $1.2 million. Elisabeth also served as the Executive Director at Academy of Friends, raising over $1 million each year for AIDS service organizations in the Bay Area.
Debbie joined Clare Housing in December 2009 and serves as the Development Associate. She assists with all elements of fundraising as well as manages the many volunteer programs for Clare Housing’s four care homes and the apartments. Prior to her current position, she served for eight years as the Parish Administrator of Trinity Episcopal Church in Excelsior, and for six years as the Faith Formation Administrator of St. Therese Catholic Church in Deephaven. In addition, Debbie earned a certificate in Spiritual Direction, works part-time at The Marsh, a center for balance and fitness committed to inspiring a healthy attitude toward life and serves twice/year as a Conference Administrator for CREDO, an 8-day intensive clergy wellness program.