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HOPES Center Staff

André Batts
Case Manager, Rapid Rehousing

André has a background in psychology and has worked as a certified nursing assistant. He joined HOPES Center in 2016 as an outreach and screening assistant and is now HOPES Center’s rapid rehousing case manager.
JaneMarie Schatzman
Administrative Specialist

JaneMarie has been with HOPES Center since 2009. She has extensive experience in church and non-profit administration and also worked in newspaper industry. JaneMarie manages HOPES Center’s office administration and finances.
Kathie Solie
Service Facilitator, PATH Program


Kathie volunteered with HOPES Center when it first opened its doors in 2008, and returned as a reception volunteer and volunteer coordinator (which is volunteer position) in 2018. She is now the PATH Service Facilitator and helps people who are homeless and who have a mental illness access services that lead toward a fuller and more autonomous life. 


Scott Metzel
Executive Director

Scott joined HOPES Center in 2014, after 25 years of managing Habitat for Humanity programs in Africa. He oversees the overall operations of HOPES Center and also leads the street outreach team.


Sister Linda McClenahan
Maintenance Director

Sister Linda is a Racine Dominican and one of the “founding mothers” of HOPES Center. A Vietnam veteran, she is popularly known as “Sister Sarge.” She serves as a volunteer, overseeing the office facility and special projects.
HOPES also has numerous volunteers that make our service to people experiencing homelessness possible. These include reception volunteers, fundraising volunteers and outreach volunteers.