Dennis R. Plummer, C.Ht., has been involved with homelessness and housing issues since the late 1980s. His involvement has included undercover investigation of shelter conditions, working as emergency shelter overnight staff, crafting public policy, serving in food lines, leading program and policy design and teaching English as a second language.
A published newspaper journalist and former school administrator, Mr. Plummer has worked for Metropolitan Homelessness Project since February 2006 at its Albuquerque Opportunity Center as a Resident Advocate, Team Lead and Program Director. He was hired as Executive Director in October 2007.
Megan McCormick has passionately served the local non-profit community for more than a decade. Prior to joining the MHP family, she was employed as the Executive Director for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, the Development Director for the Alzheimer’s Association and the Director of Marketing and PR for the Albuquerque Civic Light Opera Association.
She has served on the Boards of the NM Association for the Continuity of Care, The New Mexico Symphony Guild (now the Music Guild of NM) and is an active volunteer in the community. Megan is the proud mother of Madeline, Jack and Henry and enjoys theatre, travel and cycling. An avid runner, she has completed more than 20 endurance races in Albuquerque and around the country and has plans to run 2 more marathons (both to benefit non-profit organizations) in 2013. Her commitment to helping end homelessness stems from personal experience and her deep faith in God.
Robert Nelson works for Metropolitan Homelessness Project (MHP), an agency devoted to ending homelessness in Albuquerque, NM. He is a Program Director for ABQ Heading Home, a community initiative to house people experiencing chronic homelessness and medical vulnerability. He manages a program called Home Team, which develops support teams for people transitioning into housing, coordinates the initiative’s volunteer efforts and oversees all website and social media communications.
Additionally, he serves on two local boards – the local Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN) chapter and New Mexico Coalition to End Homelessness (NMCEH). In his spare time, he’s a devoted community volunteers, an avid runner, reader and plays guitar in a band called Atomic Jellyfish.
Angie Scherbarth is the Program Manager/Office Manager/Data Manager at the Albuquerque Heading Home office since September 2012. She is a graduate of the University of New Mexico with degrees in Criminology and Psychology, and is currently finishing a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice through NM State University. Angie grew up in Wisconsin, but has been living in Albuquerque with her family for 10 years.
Angie has experience in bookkeeping, and office management, and is very dedicated to the cause of ending homelessness in Albuquerque. Angie has thoroughly enjoyed working with the residents in the Heading Home program and has a special place in her heart for people who are down on their luck and need a little hand. She also has come to understand that homelessness is not only something that happens to someone else, and that it can actually be completely out of our control. She is dedicated to hit the ground running to help address homelessness in Albuquerque.