Harvey House is synonymous with family.

 

founders

Kristen Angelo

Co-founder of Harvey House and currently serves as the Board President. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Allegheny College, a paralegal certificate from Duquesne University, and a Juris Doctor from the University of Toledo. She is currently employed by the City of Toledo. Kristen was nominated for the 20 under 40 award in 2018 and received an Equality Award from Equality Toledo for her work with Harvey House.  Kristen lives in Walbridge, Ohio, with her wife, Angela, their son, Julian, and their four fish.

Angela boday

Co-founder of Harvey House and currently serves as the Executive Director. She is a graduate of Owens Community College and will receive her Bachelor Degree in December 2018 from the University of Toledo, with plans to pursue a Master of Social Work. Angela is employed by TASC of Northwest Ohio where she works as the drug court case manager, assisting clients navigate a treatment option instead of incarceration. Angela was nominated for the 20 under 40 award in 2017 and received an Equality Award from Equality Toledo for her work with Harvey House. Angela lives in Walbridge, Ohio, with her wife, Kristen, their son, Julian, and their four fish.


We created Harvey House to be the space we so desperately needed as teenagers and young adults. I understand how difficult life as an LGBTQ+ teen can be and I don’t want teens to end up down the same self-loathing path I took
— Kristen Angelo, Board President

board members

jaime long

Jaime’s preferred pronoun is drag queen. She is involved in the LGBTQ community through performance and advocacy while volunteering with the Lucas County Pit Crew. She has been involved with Harvey House since 2016.

candice kwapich

Candice is proud to be an Organizational Leader and a board member of Harvey House. When she is not working, Candice enjoys being home with her cats, playing music, and watching her wife play video games.

Benjie wilhelm

As Owner/Creative Director of singularity design co Benjie works diligently to build powerful, effective brands for small businesses, non profits, and start-ups. Beyond design Benjie is a a believer in miracles, a dog dad, and an avid reader. When he's not designing, reading, or chasing around his rambunctious puppy, he's drinking coffee in a local cafe. His days are filled with good books, great coffee, and puppy cuddles.

stephanie watkins

Stephanie is an environmental analyst for a local utility company, as well as a wife, mom, and LGBTQ+ ally. She loves her family (including the 4 legged members), music, theatre, and traveling. Stephanie has been involved with Harvey House since 2017.

Elijah Jones

MSW, LISW-S, LIDC is a social worker, administrator, and educator. He works for the Mental Health and Recovery Services Board as the Manager of Treatment Services and is pursuing a PhD in Educational Psychology from the University of Toledo and a Doctorate in Social Work from Walden University.