Johnna is a licensed social worker with 5+ years of experience working with the elderly and homeless. She also has a broad base of knowledge from 15+ years in the business sector. She manages all programs related to Stepping Stone’s mission, manages program staff, as well as develops new programs and enhances current Stepping Stone programs to meet the needs of our residents. Johnna holds a B.S. in Social Work from St. Catherine University and is also a part of the Anoka County response to homelessness serving on the Outreach & Prevention Committee, Housing Services Committee, and Heading Home Anoka.
Shalonda Shipp-Gordon is certified in and has over 15 years of experience in human resources. She is the Team Manager for Stepping Stone's Human Resources Department and manages the shelter's day-to-day operations. She is responsible for obtaining qualified candidates who believe in Stepping Stone’s mission to end homelessness. She holds a B.A. in Business Administration from Metropolitan State University and is a part of the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) Minnesota. Shalonda has a passion to empower and encourage others to reach their maximum potential, to believe in themselves, and to explore every possible opportunity that will benefit their lives for the better.
Lori has over 20 years of experience in Accounting, Payroll, Human Resources and Administrative Management. In her role as the Business Manager, she is responsible for all of Stepping Stone’s payroll, accounts receivable, and accounts payable functions, as well as an essential Human Resource role. Lori also handles the facilities to help things run smoothly at Stepping Stone.
Jackie is a Licensed Social Worker and Alcohol Drug Counselor with over 28 years of social service experience, working in Anoka County’s nonprofit sector for the majority of her time. For most of her career, Jackie has worked with people who have experienced homelessness or are at risk of becoming homeless. Most recently, she had been working in central Minnesota with the Women’s Recovery and Support Grant through the MN Department of Human Services – Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division. In this role, Jackie delivered recovery support services to women who have substance abuse disorders. She brings her experience with both disciplines of social work and chemical dependency to Stepping Stone.
Ebony has her B.S. in Social Work from St. Cloud State University with plans of returning to school to receive her masters in social work. Ebony has worked in the social services field for over four years. Her prior experience is working with the homeless population at a transitional shelter for homeless adolescents. Previously, Ebony worked at People Reaching Out to People (PROP), an organization that assisted low income individuals and families with short term crisis intervention.