Project Team Lead and Analyst
Shanna Cherubini is a System Administrator II for the Michigan Statewide Homeless Management Information System (MSHMIS). In this role, she has hosted a number of statewide trainings related to HMIS functionality, workflows, data quality and reporting. She has worked closely with DHS-funded youth providers as well as HPRP-funded agencies to ensure contract compliance in regards to HMIS data collection. Ms. Cherubini has worked closely with the Department of Human Services as well as various youth providers to standardize and improve the process for capturing data on runaway and homeless throughout state (a population, which until recently, was highly underrepresented in HMIS). Her most recent endeavor; however, involves working with the rural Upper Peninsula to implement Continuous Quality Improvement practices at a regional level.
Ms. Cherubini graduated from Finlandia University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Rural Human Services and an Associates Degree in Criminal Justice. Prior to coming onboard with MCAH, she was employed as a program manager with Child and Family Services of the Upper Peninsula, Inc. where she had direct experience working with the following programs HUD SHP, ESG, HPRP, HARP, FYSB Basic Center, and MSHDA’s Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) programs.
Ms. Cherubini has extensive experience developing and administering programs and services for at-risk youth and families residing in Michigan’s rural communities. She also has extensive experience with grant writing, contract compliance and HMIS reporting. In addition to her program specific experience, Ms. Cherubini has also been actively engaged in the Continuum of Care process both at a local and regional level. She has taken the lead in terms of collecting and reporting community Point in Time information, planning and executing Project Homeless Connect Events and reviewing and updating local and regional Ten Year Plans to End Homelessness.