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

Allison Hammond is the Executive 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. She is the Chair Elect for the Greater Kalamazoo Girls on the Run Council and she is a past president of the 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.

Dalanna Hoskins is a Community Broker for The Arcadia Institute. She has worked for nonprofit organizations over the last ten years. Organizations such as Americorps, where she worked as a special education classroom helper, and currently at Communities in Schools as Site Coordinator for Milwood Elementary. She is consecrated as Minister at Greater Faith Empowerment Center. She has obtained her Bachelor’s Degrees from The College of Wooster in Liberal Arts, and Ursuline College in Fashion Design.

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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