Bambi Baughn, Executive Director
Bambi Baughn has served as the Executive Director for Fayette County Community Action Commission (CAC) since 2009. Prior to her position as Executive Director, she served as the Deputy Director for 29 years. She graduated from The Ohio State University, and attended Graduate School at the University of Dayton. Throughout her career, Bambi has worked to represent low-income individuals; championed homeless and housing initiatives; and created several programs to assist Fayette and surrounding counties. Bambi’s passion, drive, and vision have guided Fayette County CAC to where it is today. In addition to her duties at CAC, Bambi serves as Director of Housing Services Alliance and serves on several Boards, including: Salvation Army, Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging, Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies, Coalition on Housing and Homelessness in Ohio, Washington Rotary Club, Ohio Youthbuild Coalition, Fayette County Continuum of Care Chair, Regional Advisory Council for 5-county One-Stop, Southern State Community College Foundation Board, Council on Rural Housing Development, and the Ohio CDC Association. Bambi has received the Stephanie Bevans and the CDC Staff Member Awards.
Angela Siler, Fiscal Officer
Angela graduated from Washington Senior High in the year 2000 and was hired on at Community Action Commission of Fayette County at that time. Her primary responsibilities were to the Fiscal Dept. and she also assisted in the HEAP Dept. until 2008. Other duties she has been responsible for include, but not limited to; Salvation Army School Clothes Program, Transit billing, Home Delivered Meals and briefly mentoring Summer Youth kids. She has attended several training’s on programs offered throughout the agency and given her many years of experience in the agency she has acquired much knowledge of how each program is operated. She currently holds the Fiscal Assistant title at the agency. Alongside of working at Community Action she has also had the opportunity to coach in the community on a couple different levels from 2000-2010. These sports include Junior High Girls Track, Junior High Girls Basketball, and Senior High Girls Soccer. Coaching these young ladies will always be a highlight in her life as she was richly blessed by the experience. It was a very rewarding opportunity for her. She has also had the opportunity to sit on different boards within our community and be a part of many different outreaches. She co-held the Treasurer position on the Adult Daycare board and is currently on the board for the Rose Avenue Community Center/Church and also serves on the Fully Alive committee for women. Her greatest honor is to serve alongside of her husband in many different ministry facets. Her greatest joy is her beautiful children.
Amy Joseph, Head Start Director
Amy Joseph graduated from Miami Trace High School in 1991.She began her career as a restaurant manager for 11 years where she was also a field trainer for 2 of those years. This management and trainer experience has given her valuable qualities for which she uses in her current position today. In 2003, Amy graduated from Ohio University with her Associates in Early Childhood Education. She later graduated with her BA in Applied Sciences from The Ohio State University specializing in speech and hearing sciences in 2013. Amy’s passion was working with children with behavior concerns which was her focus when completing her MA in Applied Behavior Sciences in 2015. She has worked at Head Start since 2001 as a Teacher until, 2013 where she became the Family, Community/ERSEA Coordinator. During such time, she became very familiar with the community members as she participated on various community committees. She was on the board at Rock-A-Bye and formed many community partnership agreements between agencies. The earned the Family Development Credential and is a certified trainer for this credential as well. Amy maintains CPR, Child Abuse and Communicable Disease certification as state licensing requires. Amy became the EHS/HS program Director in 2016.
Gaye Huffman, Emergency Shelter Director (The Brick House)
Gaye Huffman graduated from Washington Senior High School and began work at Community Action as the Summer Youth Program Coordinator. She then moved on to become the Community Energy Opportunity Program Coordinator and Litter Prevention Coordinator. Since 1996, Gaye has been responsible for all components of the Emergency Shelter, and works with all housing programs. Gaye has taken crisis worker, domestic violence, CPR, and homeless assistance training.
Stacey Johnson, Homeless Programs Director
Stacey graduated Edward Lee McClain High School in Greenfield, Ohio. In 2002, Stacey began her work at Fayette County Community Action as the Youth Build Resource Counselor. In 2006, Stacey served as the Summer Youth and Youth Build Director. Stacey has served the community in several capacities during her employment, including: Benefit Bank Counselor, Tax Counselor, and Homeless Prevention Pilot Case Manager. Stacey currently serves as the Homeless Programs Director. Stacey has been trained in 120 hours of Foster Care classes, Fayette Recovery Center 7 hours of Substance Abuse Awareness, various Youth Build conferences, Neighbor Works America, Credit Counseling and Building Linkages for at Risk Families in Ohio and various HUD Conferences.
Dreama Brown, Homeless Programs Coordinator
Dreama graduated from Miami Trace High School in 1993. She has a Bachelors in Business Management and has worked with the domestic violence and homeless population for over 10 years. In 2014, Dreama accepted the position of Rapid ReHousing (RRH) case manager with Community Action. In that role, she served Fayette, Highland & Ross counties. In 2018, Dreama became the Homeless Programs Coordinator, and was appointed as the Coordinated Entry Liaison for the region. She serves on multiple councils and serves in the elected role of chair for both Local & Regional COC boards. Dreama has served on various projects during her tenure at CACFC, including; Salvation Army, School Clothing Vouchers, Summer Youth, PSH Community Garden, Winter Coat Drive and Summer Youth Camp. She has attended multiple trainings with a focus in Motivational Interviewing, Harm Reduction, Housing First, Bridges out of Poverty, Grant Writing with Monitoring and HMIS data monitoring. Dreama is grateful to have the ability to serve her community in a way that supports her beliefs of everyone deserving a safe place to live and “Leave people better than you found them.”
Judy Havens, HEAP & Social Service Coordinator
Judy was HEAP/PIPP Intake Coordinator in Clinton County before joining CAC Fayette County. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Human Services Management as well as Associates in Business. With years of managerial and supervisory experience under her belt, Judy also serves on the Clinton-Highland Joint Fire Dept. board, the New Vienna Planning Committee, coordinates the annual Memorial Day event and “Santa Comes to Town”, and serves on the New Vienna Revitalization Committee as coordinator for events such as the annual fall festival/car show to raise monies to spruce up the town. Judy is President of Village Council in New Vienna serving her third four-year term. She is also a certified Master of Balance Coach. Judy brings to CAC Fayette County her desire to help others overcome challenges preventing them from being self-sufficient and her desire to alleviate the “stigma” attached to asking for a helping hand.
Vicki Carrozza, Weatherization Director
Vickie Carrozza graduated from Georgetown Joint Vocational School. Vickie L. Carrozza has worked in Weatherization since 1978. Vickie, throughout her years of dedicated service, has continued to keep up her education by completing Carpentry and Electricity through Southern State Community College. Vickie also attended the Ohio Weatherization Training Center, Inspectors Refresher Course, LEAD EPA, Energy Assistance, Lead Paint and many other training.
Kathy Brown, Human Resources Specialist
Kathy Brown graduated from Miami Trace High School in 1988. Kathy worked in banking for over 25 years. Kathy started working at Community Action Commission of Fayette County in Self Help Housing in 2014 and soon after as a Fiscal Assistant. She transitioned into the Human Recourse position in December of 2017. Kathy currently holds and elected position as Fiscal Officer for Marion Township/Fayette County and is starting on her 8th year. Kathy is the Director of the New Holland United Methodist Church Summer Lunch program since 2012. She serves as the Church Board President and on many other committees at the church. Kathy’s favorite thing to do is spend time with her husband and two boys.