Partners in Housing Transition’s Director, Carla Baublis, has been involved with Partners since 2007 when she started as a volunteer sorting donations. Prior to taking the position of Director, Carla worked as a full-time teacher and, after having a family, a Title 1 Reading tutor. The connection between stable housing and school performance has fueled her commitment to Partners.
Karen has been on the board for 2.5 years. She joined Partners as a means of thinking beyond oneself. In the words of Audrey Hepburn, “As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands — one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.”
Becky joined the board of Partners about one and a half years ago. She was impressed with the work Partners does with families in the community, and she particularly likes the focus of providing beds for children. She appreciates the value of providing clients with basic items to set up house. Becky feels that in our disposable society, there are plentiful gently used items that our clients are thrilled to receive.
Stacey joined Partners in 2021 and has worked in the Criminal Justice system for 14 years. Stacey has experience helping people integrate back into society and wanted to extend that passion to help families and children. Stacey believes that by providing the essentials, we are giving families a head start towards stability and success.
Don Klug has lived in Kalamazoo since 1976 and is an alumnus of Western Michigan University. He has had a successful career in finance and pricing/negotiations for the National Water Lift Company and Parker & Goodrich. Don, and his wife Deborah, are members of Zion Lutheran Church. Don became involved with Partners because he wants to offer his expertise to a ministry that enables people to create livable homes.