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Meet the Team

We are passionate collaborators with over 80 years of combined professional and post-graduate experience and are a woman-owned business that focuses on helping organizations grow their capacity to be healing and restorative.

Co Founder & Ontological Guide

Tracy S. Hall, PhD, MPA

tshall@hcre.info

Dr. Hall has over 40 years of experience in higher education, public policy advocacy, and public administration & civil society-related teaching, research and practice. She enthusiastically participates in activities related to serving marginalized communities, especially through work with nonprofits and governmental agencies. Her work is grounded in federal and state political and government relations service, with experience in the federal legislative and executive branches, as well as in the private, nonprofit, and higher education sectors.

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Co Founder & Epistemological Navigator

Jess K. Camp, PhD, LMSW, CAADC

jkcamp@hcre.info

Dr. Camp has over 20 years of experience as a social worker in the Metro Detroit area. She started her career as a clinical therapist but expanded to community practice after coordinating a county-wide program called Supported Education. This experience made her passionate about building equitable pathways to work and school for individuals in recovery. Key areas of research include poverty elimination, intersectionality, quality of life, workplace well-being, trauma-informed care, resilience, restorative practices, and healing centered engagement. 

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Team Catalyst

Cydney G. Hall, B.A.

cydneygh@gmail.com

Cydney serves as our Team Catalyst by ensuring that HCRE's day-to-day operations stay on track. She has a passion for equity and social justice which is supported by her bachelors degree from the renowned College of Wooster in Ohio in 2021.  Following a 1.5 year stint in student life at the University of Michigan-Dearborn and a summer of nannying fun, Cydney joined HCRE in fall 2023.  She also leads our communications, marketing and related social media strategies and execution, in addition to providing logistical and administrative support to the team.  In her spare time, Cydney volunteers with Detroit Animal Care and Control and enjoys attending lesser known band concerts with her partner of 5 years.

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Carmen M. Cochran, PsyD, LPC - Trauma Disrupter

Dr. Carmen M. Cochran received her PsyD in clinical psychology from the
Michigan School of Psychology, and her Masters in Counseling from Spring
Arbor University. She has experience working in public and private practice, and
in the inpatient psychiatric hospital setting for over 15 years. Dr. Cochran worked
at the University of Michigan-Dearborn as a clinical psychologist in the
Counseling & Psychological Services office and served as the faculty advisor for
the Black Student Union for three years. 


Dr. Cochran is the owner and principal clinician at Emboldened Psychological
Services, PLLC, where she and her therapy dog, a miniature goldendoodle
Moses, offer individual and group therapy and educational workshops.


Dr. Cochran has a passion for social justice and has lent her expertise to social
justice committees and diversity committees in the college and university
setting. She has engaged in research, training, and education to promote
awareness and action of multicultural diversity and competency in counseling,
community, and organizational settings.

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Kimberly Burton, MPA - 

Organizational Culture Coach

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Kimberly has an unparalleled reputation as a forward-thinking creator of innovative approaches to diversity, equity, inclusion and related concepts with particular emphasis on designing and executing nationally recognized programs and initiatives.

 

She has served in high level leadership positions in the nonprofit, higher education, foundation, and corporate sectors where she was responsible for executive leadership, strategic planning, business development, fund development and fiscal management.  Kimberly’s experience includes serving as a guest lecturer at the masters degree level and has received numerous awards and recognition throughout her Michigan-based career.  

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Christina Marsack-Topolewski, MSW, PhD -

Virtuoso of Disability, Aging, and Family Caregiving

 

Dr. Marsack-Topolewski is an associate professor of Social Work at Eastern Michigan University with specialties in social work and gerontology. She has worked with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDDs) and their families for over 20 years. She has over 70 peer-reviewed publications in national and international journals and encyclopedias.

 

Her research predominantly focuses on individuals with IDDs, their caregivers, compound caregiving, coping and self-care, service use and delivery, as well as future planning. In 2019, she was appointed to the National Task Group on Intellectual Disability and Dementia Practices. She is engaged in policy advocacy and has provided testimony at the state-level (Michigan) to advocate for three house bills that would provide protections against abuse and neglect for vulnerable adults, such as individuals with IDDs.

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Collaborators 

Molly R. Manley, MPP - Restorative Practitioner

 

Molly has over 10 years of experience working with restorative practices and higher education community engagement best practices.  Much of her experience started within the walls of the Michigan Department of Corrections facilities, addressing community harm by implementing restorative practices. Her focus then evolved into working with justice-impacted citizens, reconnecting families impacted by substance use, spearheading community safety efforts, and supporting policy and engagement efforts between organizations in the education, government, and nonprofit sectors. Molly is dedicated to using restorative practices to build a stronger, healthy and vibrant ecosystem for all through administrative and policy implementation. 

Sarah Crane, PhD - Connections Researcher

Dr. Crane is an accomplished researcher exploring the theoretical and on-the-ground implications of economic approaches that are rooted in connection and restoration. She provides a diverse set of research services to support nonprofits, government leaders, and industry professionals in decision making through robust methodologies that answer pressing questions in equity and inclusion within economic development at the local and national levels. Dr. Crane specializes in qualitative data collection analysis and integrates quantitative data for comprehensive findings. Through holistic project management and rigorous research methods, she delivers comprehensive reports that inform leaders and drive positive outcomes. Dr. Crane's expertise supports work in the following areas: 

  • Equitable approaches in economic and workforce development

  • Inclusive practices in entrepreneurial support and the innovation ecosystem

  • Comprehensive economic overviews for community and industry leaders

  • Quantifying the economic impacts of industries through the lens of equity

  • Identifying benchmarks to inform processes and prioritization, with experience in topics from technology adoption to workforce development

  • Creating actionable roadmaps rooted in evidence-based approaches

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