Community Impact Staff

Vice President, Community Impact
Lauren Holaly
Crim Fitness Foundation
Phone: 810-235-7801 | Email:

Lauren Holaly-Zembo has been with the Crim since 2008. She currently serves as the Vice President for Community Impact. She oversees the Community Education Initiative, a community-wide system of support for students and families in all 11 Flint Community School buildings, International Academy of Flint, and the Flint Cultural Center Academy. She has coordinated leading efforts to create healthy communities through policy, systems, and environmental changes. She has experience in non-motorized transportation, parks and recreation, Safe Routes to School, health, community engagement and planning initiatives. Lauren is a Flint service champion, who works to support a culture of service through an increase in national service and volunteerism. She holds a Master of Social Work from the University of Michigan focused on community organizing.

Community Schools Program Manager, Special Projects
Kerry Downs
Crim Fitness Foundation
Phone: 810-201-8361 | Email:

Kerry Downs has been with the Crim Fitness Foundation from the beginning as we took on the role of lead agency of the Community Education Initiative at Brownell and Holmes STEM Academies in the fall of 2014. In the fall of 2015, after investing 18 years as a classroom teacher with the Flint Community School, Ms. Downs stepped out of the classroom and into the role of Community School Director of both Holmes and Brownell STEM. In April of 2018, Ms. Downs began her journey as a Program Manager of Special Projects. Ms. Downs serves as the lead for special projects in order to expand key Community Education strategies such as Success Mentoring, Family Literacy, and more.

Community Schools Program Manager, Partnerships
Jennifer Halliday
Crim Fitness Foundation
Phone: 810-235-6342 | Email:

Jennifer Halliday joined the Crim in 2013 as an AmeriCorps State member through Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC). After completing her first year of service as a State and National member, she began a second term of service as a VISTA with the University of Michigan-Flint. In this role, she continued to support the Crim Fitness Foundation's Community Education Initiative by brokering University and K-12 partnerships. In the coming year, Jennifer will begin her Master's in Business Administration at Michigan State and looks forward to continuing her work within the non-profit and education sector.

Community Schools Program Manager
Denise Yarbrough
Crim Fitness Foundation
Phone: 810-201-5800 | Email:

Denise Yarbrough joined the Crim as a Program Manager for Community Education Initiative in the fall of 2016. Her professional background includes over 14 years of administrative experience in the Community Development field. Denise has earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Administration from Central Michigan University, and an Associates in Marketing Management from Mott Community College. In her role as Program Manager, Denise assists in the planning and direction of high-quality community education program development and operations.

Community Schools Program Manager
Chris Collins
Crim Fitness Foundation
Phone: 810-201-5620 | Email:

Chris Collins holds a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from Saginaw Valley State University and a Masters of Science in Athletic Administration from Ohio University. Before joining with the Crim, he was a Student Management Assistant- Activities Director at the International Academy of Saginaw. Within this role, he took on an additional role of starting organized sports and after-school activities. After coaching multiple sports for 3 years, he saw an opportunity to come back to Flint to work and serve in his hometown - as the Community School Director at Durant-Tuuri-Mott Elementary. He has always had a passion for helping people, specifically in the area of education. Chris knew how important having a support network is in the development of our community and he believes that he can have the greatest impact by serving in this capacity. He is excited about all of the possibilities that exist with the help of all of our community partners, volunteers from our neighborhoods, and school community. Chris feels strongly that with all hands on deck, we really have a unique opportunity to be an impetus for change in Flint! Chris loves outdoor sports and activities like fishing, hunting, and camping!

Community Schools Program Manager
Rawlan Lillard II

Rawlan Lillard II attended Wiley College and received his bachelor’s in Business Administration. He has 30 years of working with and for our youth.

His previous experiences include: Baker College, GMI/Kettering, Mott Workforce Development and Job Corps. As the Community School Director, he is responsible for establishing Scott School as the community hub. One of Rawlan’s missions is to bring in a plethora of community partners to Scott  to offer a range of services and resources to support children, families, and community members. His goals as the Community School Director are as followed: increase attendance, increase 3rd-grade literacy, to have an impact on the community he serves, and to increase graduation rates. His purpose in life is to love, serve, and support others in their life’s quest.

Data & Evaluation Coordinator
Kat Hughes
Crim Fitness Foundation
Phone: 810-201-8522 | Email:

Katherine Hughes joined the Crim Fitness Foundation as a Data and Evaluation Coordinator for the Community Education Initiative in the winter of 2019. Katherine earned her Bachelors of Applied Arts in Family Studies and Master of Public Health degree from Central Michigan University. In her role as Data and Evaluation Coordinator, Katherine is excited to help showcase the impact of Flint’s community Education Initiative for families, students, and residents.

Executive Assistant, Community Impact
Matt Trevithick
Crim Fitness Foundation
Phone: 810-201-5620 | Email:

Matthew Trevithick joined the Crim Fitness Foundation in 2019 as the Executive Assistant to Community Impact. Matthew graduated from Grand Blanc High School in 2014 and went on to attend the University of Michigan. He graduated college in 2018, with a BA in Political Science. After growing up in the area, Matthew is excited to have the opportunity to work for an nonprofit that accomplishes so much in Flint. He enjoys his role with the Crim, supporting the work of the Flint Community Education Initiative and Community Impact.