Mr. Raphael Holloway joined the Gateway Center in July 2016 as the Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Holloway is an accomplished leader with 20+ years of experience in the social services arena specializing in behavioral health, correction, homelessness and public health sectors. He has displayed a strong non-profit and state government business acumen and understands “how to change when change is hard”.Mr. Holloway is a proven professional with expertise in motivating human resources and aligning multiple groups with divergent objectives and priorities towards a common goal. He utilizes skills, theories, and strategies that are not only relevant but necessary for leading results based organization and team of professionals that desire to be “agents of change”. Mr. Holloway has displayed a commitment to the utilization of data; desire to utilize a human centered approach in service design; strong initiative and exceptional skills in leading an organization’s business.A native of Toledo, OH, Raphael received his B.A. in Child and Family Services and M.A in Mental Health Counseling from Bowling Green State University.
Monique Williams is an Accountant with over 20 years of experience in nonprofit and governmental accounting.Monique received her Bachelors of Business Administration majoring in Accounting and Masters of Professional Accountancy specializing in Accounting Information Systems from Georgia State University. She was the Director of Finance at Public Broadcasting for 13 years, and she successfully improved financial operations by introducing effective internal control, processes, and standards.Monique is a native Georgian who loves the Atlanta Falcons.
Amanda van Dalen is the Director of Residential Services and Coordinated Entry for the Gateway Center. Amanda began her career with the Gateway Center in 2013. As Director, she provides the program administration and clinical oversight for 80 units of housing at the Gateway Center which include beds for stabilization, employment and substance use. In addition, Amanda leads Gateway’s collaborative partnership with the Atlanta Continuum of Care to provide a “single point of entry” intake and assessment process for individuals experiencing homelessness in Atlanta. Amanda earned a Masters in Social Work from The University of Georgia in 2011 and has since then earned certification as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in 2014. Amanda is committed to services and partnerships that will end chronic homelessness and make homelessness in general rare and brief for individuals and families in Atlanta. In her spare time, Amanda is a foster mom for Fulton County Department of Family and Children Services.
Bec Cranford– Director of Community Engagement & Volunteer Services
– Director of Community Engagement & Volunteer Services
Rebecca ‘Bec’ Cranford joined the Gateway Center in 2012. Bec believes in mutual transformation through service. Bec holds a MDiv from the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, a Bachelor of Sciene in Practical Theology from Southeastern University. Bec has worked in various educational, outreach, and parachurch organizations. Bec started her career in service with Americorps in 1998 working with a rural poverty and Texas literacy initiative. As the agency’s Director of Community Engagement and Volunteer Services, Bec loves serving others; educating the community about homelessness and making individuals aware of volunteer service opportunities at the Gateway Center. Bec is a contextual education site supervisor for Candler School of Theology; serves as a guest lecturer in community; and is often invited to speak at various conferences about social service and justice. When Bec isn’t at the Gateway Center, she enjoys visiting antique stores, painting with acrylics, or hiking with her dog Basil.
Greg Callihan is a life-long Georgian who has been involved in facilities maintenance for almost 20 years. He began working part-time in the apartment industry doing light maintenance work while on his spring and summer breaks from college. This part-time work led to his first experience working with persons just coming out of homelessness at The Welcome House. Greg spent over five years working at Welcome House, and became the Service Manager there -leading a team of maintenance and housekeeping employees. His experience there –working with people who had just gotten housing after living on the streets- created a desire to work more directly with people who were still homeless.Greg became the Maintenance Director of The ROCK, a homeless resource center in downtown Atlanta. He held this position until The ROCK merged into The Gateway Center in July 2005. Greg has been working at Gateway since before the doors opened for clients –he directed numerous teams in coordinating furniture donations and deliveries prior to Gateways grand opening. He has held the same position at Gateway while working for three companies –first through PCCI, then part of the Ohio Equities team, and finally as a Gateway employee starting in August 2009.While in college, Greg was pursuing a degree in Biblical Studies with a specialization in missions. Although he is not a missionary in any standard sense of the word, Greg views his work as part of the mission field. He enjoys his role as behind-the-scenes support for the incredible staff at The Gateway Center.
Tonya Boose is the Director of Veterans Program & CEC for the Gateway Center. She provides leadership, support and guidance to our 4th floor Veterans Programs. Tonya earned her BS in Marketing from City University of New York College and her MPA from Metropolitan College of New York.In 2000, after volunteering to help high-risk youths, Tonya became interested in the field of Social Services. In 2001, she began work as a Case Manager for The Salvation Army Jamaica Women’s Triage and Referral Shelter, ultimately becoming its Director of Social Services.In 2006, Tonya and her family moved to Georgia where she continued her passion for social service, and joined the Gateway Center as its Services Director.
Tricia Callihan is the Resource Development Manager for Gateway Center. She began her career with Gateway Center in 2018 as a Development Specialist and transitioned into her current role at the end of 2020. As the Development Manager, she oversees all fundraising efforts, including grant submissions, fundraising events, and individual, corporate, and foundation donor cultivation. Tricia earned a Masters in Professional Counseling from Georgia State University in 2000. She is committed to raising awareness regarding the barriers individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness encounter as they seek to transition to stable housing. Tricia is thankful for the opportunity to serve in a capacity that makes a difference.
Troy Davis is the Program Manager for Gateway Center’s Career Resource Center. He began his career at Gateway Center in 2018 as the Program Coordinator for the Veterans Program. As the Program Manager for the Career Resource Center, Troy focuses on job readiness training, computer literacy, and providing academic resources. In addition, he is committed to establishing healthy corporate and community partnerships that share in our mission and have the desire to provide equitable employment for the homeless population. Troy earned a Masters in Public Administration from Concordia University, which is located in Wisconsin. In his spare time, Troy enjoys reading, spending time with family, and discovering opportunities for adventurous fun.
Ashley Hutcherson is the Program Supervisor for Gateway Center’s Coordinated Entry Program (Clear Path) and Trinity Women’s Center. She began her career at Gateway Center 2 years ago. She received her Bachelors in Psychology and Human Services at Clayton State University. She has worked in the social service field for 8 years. Most of her experience has focused on children, youth, and families within the foster care system. Ashley is a native of Atlanta, Georgia.
Rick Shepherd is the IT Administrator for Gateway Center. He began his career at Gateway Center in 2020, and he immediately began focusing on ways to improve our internal infrastructure. Rick supports approximately 200 users and 100 computers. He has been in the IT field for 39 years, and he is thankful for the opportunity to support our team who serve on the front lines as we strive to make homelessness rare, brief, and non-recurring in Atlanta.
Nakasha Shoyinka is the Fulton County Coordinated Entry Supervisor. She manages the day to day operations of the North and South Fulton Homeless Assessment Centers by cultivating partnerships in the community and assessing individuals experiencing homelessness. Nakasha earned her Bachelors in Criminal Justice, Psychology, and Sociology from Jacksonville State University. In 2017, she graduated from the Satcher Health Leadership Institute-Morehouse School of Medicine, and in 2020 she was part of the inaugural cohort of the Food Policy and Sustainability program at Arizona State University. She believes that building relationships in the community create a path for development and knowledge. In her spare time, she loves enjoying all that the great city of Atlanta has to offer.
Belloh Tweh is the Human Resources Manager for Gateway Center. Belloh began her career with Gateway Center in 2021. As the HR Manager, she oversees all Human Resource needs at Gateway Center, which includes but is not limited to onboarding, recruitment, and scheduling staff training. Belloh attended The Fort Valley State University; she has earned a certification in diversity, equity, and inclusion, and she is working on becoming SHRM Certified. Belloh is committed to the mission of Gateway Center and is proud to support our team as Gateway Center strives to make homelessness rare, brief, and non-recurring.
Shona Shaw received her bachelor's degree from Clark Atlanta University in Business Administration in 2011 and her Master's in Social Work from University of Southern California in 2019. Her experience in the nonprofit sector includes case management, fundraising, and volunteerism and dates back to 2011. Shona has worked with larger companies including United Way and Big Brother's Big Sisters. She is committed to being a part of the change for Atlanta's homeless community and it brings her true joy when she sees the mission of Gateway Center being fulfilled. Shona is a native of the Bay Area in California, and she is an avid Laker fan.