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    Using 211 Data: Impact & Best Practices to Promote Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

    Maricela Alcala

    CEO of Gryphon Place in Kalamazoo

    Gryphon Place, Kalamazoo, Michigan

    Maricela Alcala has been in the field of I&R and 2-1-1 since 2005. Before Gryphon Place Maricela she was the Program Director for United Way 2-1-1, in Toledo, Ohio.  Where she oversaw the 2-1-1 and its internal programs. Free Tax Preparation Program, Coordinated Assessment, Critical Identification Program and Family Information Network. Prior to that, Maricela held several positions within United Way including: 2-1-1 Program Manager, Technology Resource Manager and I&R/Resource Specialist. Before joining United Way, Maricela was an Outreach Specialist at Adelante Latino Resource Center assisting Latino/Hispanic families with Drug and Alcohol Prevention. Maricela has been an active member of National AIRS, nominated and accepted to become National Accreditation Reviewer in 2011.  Maricela has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration/Information Systems from the University of Veracruz (Mexico) Maricela in 2019 founded along with other Latinas in the Kalamazoo area a Latina Leadership Program called “ELLAS” Empowering Latina Leaders Advocates for Success. ELLAS mission is to Empower, Enrich, and Elevate Latina leaders and allies to become bridge builders and influential change agents in Southwest Michigan.

    Heather Black

    United Way of North Carolina, Cary, North Carolina

    Heather Black serves as the NC 211 State Director with United Way of North Carolina. In her role with NC 211, Heather oversees the work and planning for the statewide 2-1-1 information and referral system supported by United Ways across the State. As the State Director, Heather focuses on building partnerships with state and local government agencies, non-profit organizations, healthcare organizations, and others seeking to improve the lives of North Carolina citizens through access to information. During Heather's tenure, the team at NC 211 has served as a primary communication portal for the State's responses to Hurricanes Matthew and Florence and now the COVID-19 pandemic. Heather is a graduate of Meredith College in Raleigh with a B.S. degree in Business Administration. She has spent her career in public service working both in the non-profit sector in Washington, D.C. and in state government and non-profits in North Carolina.

    Joshua B. Pedersen

    Director of Network Operations & Performance

    United Way Worldwide, Arlington, Virginia


    Joshua B. Pedersen has worked and volunteered in the non-profit industry for 24 years.  He led the implementation of the 211 service throughout Utah, has served as Director of Services for the Utah Food Bank, as Vice President of United Way of Northern Utah, CEO of United Way of Frederick County, Maryland and as President of 211 Maryland.   Today Joshua works as 211 Director of Network Operations & Performance for United Way Worldwide. Joshua has served on way too many boards but especially likes working on those boards that improve non-profit governance and provides funding to capable service organizations.   Joshua has a bachelor’s degree in Communication from Weber State University.  In his spare time, he enjoys spending whatever time with his 3 children and baking.

    Sarah Kile

    Executive Director

    211 Northeast Michigan

    Sarah Kile is the Executive Director at 211 Northeast Michigan where she proudly serves over 1 Million people in 23 counties.  She is a graduate of Central Michigan University and the Community Coalition Leadership program through The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

    Sarah has spent over a dozen years as a veteran of public health education and activism.  She has worked to prevent teen pregnancy, reduce substance abuse and in community health planning.

    Sarah has sat on many community boards and is currently a Councilperson for The City of Gladwin, and sits on the Board of Education for the Clare-Gladwin RESD. One of her favorite boards includes Mid Michigan Big Brothers Big Sisters where she also gets to volunteer as a “Big Sister.”

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    The National 211 Steering Committee elevates best practices, tackles hot topics and addresses current issues that face 211s across the US and Canada. Join the discussion, learn from peer experts and collaborate to make our network stronger.

    The National 211 Steering Committee elevates best practices, tackles hot topics and addresses current issues that face 211s across the US and Canada. Join the discussion, learn from peer experts and collaborate to make our network stronger.

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    What we can expect from winter utility assistance in 2022 and what we have learned!

    Katrina Metzler

    Executive Director

    National Energy and Utility Affordability Coalition (NEUAC)

    Katrina Metzler is the Executive Director of the National Energy and Utility Affordability Coalition (NEUAC), a leading organization in the fields of public policy and advocacy for energy and poverty issues. Members of the organization include utilities, non-profit organizations, energy assistance programs, trade associations, and tribal organizations. NEUAC currently serves more than 200 member organizations that span the nation. The organization bridges the gap between states, social service organizations, and government to empower them to work together and learn from each other in times of energy and poverty crisis.

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    Instead of the 12 DAYS of Christmas and all those impractical gifts with birds and dozens of people with drums and cows, the AIRS team wants to give you something useful that you won’t have to find room on the shelf for! So here is our gift to all of you - 12 Ways to Make the Holidays Bearable When You Work in Helping Professions.

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    (1 hour session) Everyone wears their own rose-tinted glasses, viewing the world through their unique lens based on their own knowledge and experiences - or Mental Maps. In this session, you will shatter those glasses and learn how to challenge your assumptions and implicit bias to create a more accurate view of the world.

    (1 hour session)

    Everyone wears their own rose-tinted glasses, viewing the world through their unique lens based on their own knowledge and experiences - or Mental Maps. In this session, you will shatter those glasses and learn how to challenge your assumptions and implicit bias to create a more accurate view of the world.

    Key Objectives:

    • Understand what shapes your Mental Map/Worldview
    • Knowledge of the Ladder of Inference and impact of your Mental Maps
    • Expand and create more accurate Mental Maps through effective inquiry

    Ana Hollander

    ​Program Development Manager

    211LA, Los Angeles, California

    Program Development Manager at 211 LA, Ana comes from a background in providing direct services and training for various nonprofit organizations. Ana currently leads professional development workshops with a focus on leadership skills and challenging one's own assumptions and bias. In her spare time she enjoys cuddling her dog, Buffy and reading.

    Vanessa Gentle

    Learning Development

    211 LA, Los Angeles, California

    Vanessa Gentle was recently promoted to the Learning Development role at 211 LA. She previously filled the role as a Performance Coach exclusively for COVID-19 response. 

    In her spare time, she enjoys cooking vegan dishes, listening to various music genres, and exploring fun adventures with her 2 children. 

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Curating For Quality - Database Discussion Groups

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    In this interactive and casual peer-to-peer video call, members will learn and share from one another on a specific topic. During June's session, attendees will be invited to share their experiences with using the various tools and resources available on the Taxonomy website in their day-to-day work. Improve your knowledge, connect with others, and get a CEU towards your AIRS Certification

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    In this interactive peer-to-peer session, members will learn and share from one another on a specific topic. During February’s session, attendees will be invited to share their experiences with software (other than their primary database) used to improve the tasks of database work. With so many things competing for our time, let’s put our heads together and work smarter, not harder. Improve your knowledge, connect with others, and get a CEU to count toward your AIRS Certifications. ​Geared toward Resource Database staff of any level (front line through management).

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US National 211 Steering Committee Webinar Series

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    The National 211 Steering Committee elevates best practices, tackles hot topics and addresses current issues that face 211s across the US and Canada. Join the discussion, learn from peer experts and collaborate to make our network stronger.

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      • Subscriber - Free!
      • 211Brevard - Free!
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      • 211PBTC - Free!
      • Atlanta211 - Free!
      • AUW 211 - Free!
      • bc211 - Free!
      • Cleveland211 - Free!
      • Connect MatSu - Free!
      • DRCOG - Free!
      • DupageCo - Free!
      • Epilepsy Foundation - Free!
      • GTCUW - Free!
      • HFUW211 - Free!
      • Inland SoCal 211 - Free!
      • Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission - Free!
      • NC211 - Free!
      • Ontario 211 - Free!
      • UnitedWaySWPA - Free!
      • UWCalifornia - Free!
      • UWMidlands211 - Free!
      • VA 211 - Free!
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