Rebecca K. Callahan
Rebecca serves as Executive Director of CANAPI, where she works collaboratively with local and state agencies to strengthen and achieve CANAPI's mission. Rebecca oversees all Community AIDS Network and Akron Pride Initiative programs. She is responsible for the continuous quality improvement of current programming as well as the development of new programs.
Over the years, working within the scope of the nonprofit community, Rebecca has dedicated herself to improving the lives of those who are in need. Rebecca serves as co-chair of the Northeast Ohio Regional Advisory Group (NEORAG) and on the Restore Court Advisory Board as an advocate for LGBTQ youth subject to human and sex trafficking.
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Director of Operations
Amber Slaughter joined CANAPI in January 2019. She brings 8 years of experience in operations and non-profit services to the agency. Her background in providing quality and compassionate services to those in need is a welcome addition to the CANAPI family. Amber is a life-long passionate advocate of the LGBTQ community. She is excited to use her skills, talents and passion to improve the lives touched through CANAPI’s mission. She is also serving as an Advisory Board member for the Final Farewell Project.
Amber and her partner have been supporters of CANAPI for years and have enjoyed attending the Race at the Raffle annually as well as other fundraisers.
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General Support Specialist
Julie Ann Boylen joined CANAPI in May 2017 after years of volunteerism and collaboration with the agency. Julie graduated from Ellet High School with a two-year training certificate in Building Maintenance and Construction Trades. She has since achieved an Associate degree in Computer Information Systems and a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Supervision from the University of Akron. As a local activist, Julie is always there to offer a hand or smile to those in need. Her extensive, well-rounded technical skills and knowledge make her an excellent addition to the CANAPI team.
Julie can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Housing and Support Specialist
Alex Niemocienski joined the CANAPI team in September 2018. He graduated with a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Psychology with a Film Theory minor from Otterbein University. Having been in hard situations himself, Alex has cultivated a deep passion for helping people and a want to pursue that path. He is thrilled to have that warmth on full display at CANAPI while also being an activist for the LGBTQ community. In his free time he enjoys going to a wide variety of concerts and going on hikes in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.
Alex can be reached at email@example.com.
MJ Eckhouse joined the CANAPI team in September 2018. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Political Science from Kent State University. Prior to serving as Outreach Specialist, MJ pursued his passion for helping those in need by working with various LGBTQ organizations and publications. He is grateful to serve the greater Akron community by offering HIV testing, counseling, and prevention services, as well as outreach and education. In his spare time, MJ enjoys writing, playing music, and spending time with his family.
MJ can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.