The Arcadia Institute

Making it possible for people with disabilities to be welcomed, supported and respected in their community

The Arcadia Institute:
Who We Are

Founded in 1994, the Arcadia Institute is a nonprofit organization based in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Our mission is to create opportunities for persons with disabilities to participate fully in community life and to make decisions about their own futures.

The Arcadia Institute Staff

George T. Martin has been the President of The Arcadia Institute since its inception. He served over 32 years as CEO/President of Community Advocates, the Arc Chapter for Kalamazoo County. He has been a leading advocate in Michigan promoting community participation by people with disabilities. He has a Doctor of Ministry degree from the Divinity School of the University of Chicago.

Allison Hammond is the Program Director for The Arcadia Institute. She has worked with people with disabilities for over 20 years. She is a past president of the Junior League of Kalamazoo, she served on the board of directors for the Association of Junior Leagues International and for Housing Resources, Inc. of Kalamazoo. She received her Doctor of Education degree from Western Michigan University.

Jennifer Goodwill is a Community Broker for The Arcadia Institute. Jennifer has spent the past 18 years working with nonprofit organizations that address the needs of individuals and families in our community, including the council for Greater Kalamazoo Girls on the Run and she is a past president of Junior League of Kalamazoo. She received a bachelor’s degree in Health Science from Kalamazoo College.

Deborah L. Warfield is a Community Broker for The Arcadia Institute. She has been a Community Bridge-Builder for over 20 years. She was the original Community Outreach Worker of the Kalamazoo Deacon’s Conference. Deborah served on the board of the Southwest Disability Network and also a term on the Michigan Council for Rehabilitation. Deborah founded the Media Arts Academy and obtained her B.A. in Communications/Media Arts from Antioch College, where she currently serves on their Alumni Board.

Wendy Hutchison is a Community Broker for The Arcadia Institute, working primarily with youth. Wendy has coached Special Olympics gymnastics for over 20 years. She also is a Girls on the Run coach and is a member of the Greater Kalamazoo Girls on the Run Council. In addition, Wendy is a volunteer at Senior Services’s Meals on Wheels program. Wendy graduated from the University of Michigan and received her graduate degree from Western Michigan University in Engineering Management.

Michele Momotiuk is the Administrative Assistant. Michele comes to the Institute with a range of community experience, including service on the State Political Affairs Committee for the Junior League of Kalamazoo on issues of Human Trafficking and School Nutrition, the Kalamazoo Concert Band and Portage Newcomers Club. She received her Master of Science in Computer and Electrical Engineering from Purdue University.

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