Meet Our Team
Stephen Bauer is the founder and lead consultant for Bauer Consulting Group, a national consulting firm focusing on interim executive leadership, operations leadership, and organizational development. Bauer has more than 25 years of nonprofit leadership experience holding roles focused on executive leadership, leadership development, partnership management, operations, coalition-building and advocacy. Previously, Bauer served as Chief of Staff and Director of Strategic Initiatives for Public Allies. Prior to that, Bauer served as Director of National Partnerships/External Relations as well as the Director for the Initiative for Nonprofit Sector Careers at The Nonprofit Leadership Alliance where, most notably, he launched a national coalition in partnership focused on increasing pathways and support for next generation nonprofit leaders. Stephen has served as an American Express Leadership 2.0 Fellow (2016), American Express Independent Sector NGen Fellow (2013-14), a National Human Service Assembly Civic Sector Leadership Fellow (2010-11) and holds a certification in Nonprofit Management and a master's degree in College Student Personnel from Western Illinois University. Bauer lives in Milwaukee with his family and two dogs.
Director of Interim Housing
Keonna has experience working with many populations, including individuals with severe mental health and substance abuse issues, those who are homeless, those incarcerated, LGBTQ+, youth, and family groups. She is trained in trauma informed care, cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and prenatal care coordination. Keonna develops programs, writes curriculum, facilitates and provides training and case management services. She joined Guest House in January 2021 as the Program Manager at Pathways, was promoted to Program Manager of Interim Housing, and is now Director of Interim Housing. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and is working toward a Master of Science degree in Community Psychology, both through Alverno College.
Director of Human Resources
Shay is from Milwaukee, WI and earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resources Management from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and is a Society of Human Resource Management - Certified Professional (SHRM-CP). Shay joined Guest House in February of 2021 as Director of Human Resources. In this role, Shay is responsible for leading the planning, implementing, and evaluation of HR policies and programs; including employee relations, training and development, total rewards, recruiting, and performance management.
Interim Director of Clinical Services
Catillia is from Milwaukee, WI and earned a Bachelor of Science in Social Work from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a Master of Science in Community Psychology from Springfield College. She is also a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC). Catillia joined Guest House in September of 2009 as a Clinician and was promoted to Director of Clinical Services in August of 2020. In this role, she is responsible for supporting Care Coordination and all Ancillary Services within our Comprehensive Community Services program.
Director Government Grants and Quality Assurance
Ingrid is a lifelong resident of SE Wisconsin. She has spent most of her life serving and supporting the community at large. She attended the University Wisconsin Parkside and earned a bachelor’s degree in social sciences and a master’s degree in public policy. She specializes in grant management, employee relations, quality assurance, policy, and crisis management. Ingrid serves on the Board of Directors for Ryane’s House of Hope in Racine, and volunteers in her community. She also enjoys spending time with her family. Ingrid joined The Guest House in September of 2023.