Wyatt Schroeder serves as the Executive Director for CATCH, Inc. He is responsible for the strategic management, fund development, storytelling, and program success of the organization. A native of Pennsylvania, Wyatt holds an M.B.A. from Villanova University (Philadelphia, PA) and a B.A. from Allegheny College (Meadville, PA). While serving in AmeriCorps with Rebuilding Together, Wyatt found the passion of his life: ending homelessness. Since then he has worked with Doorways for Women and Families, a re-housing and domestic violence shelter organization in Arlington, VA and Project HOME, a housing and services agency in Philadelphia, PA. In 2012, he founded StoryBank Consulting to help social entrepreneurs, nonprofits, and collective impact initiatives design innovative strategies to meet their mission and tell their story. Through his consulting, he has aided organizations such as Pathways to Housing PA, Your Way Home Montgomery County, and CATCH, Inc, before coming on-board as its Executive Director. Wyatt is committed to building sustainable organizations around innovative housing models, such as Housing First, while never forgetting to share the powerful stories of those we are serving.
Director of Housing Services
Jeremy Blades has a bachelor’s degree in psychology and minored in addiction studies. He completed a dual emphasis master’s degree in counseling; focusing on school counseling and addictions counseling. He has over ten years of experience in working as a counselor with individuals who have addictions, mental health issues, and behavioral issues. He had the privilege of working in multiple levels of care, ranging from detoxification services and residential treatment to outpatient care. He has considerable experience building professional relationships, training staff, educating new professionals, and managing stress related to working with individuals and families with addictions/mental health issues. He has over five years of experience as an adjunct professor at Boise State University to assist in the development of addictions professionals, specifically teaching clinical assessment and case management skills to students with goals of working with individuals with substance use disorders. His extensive training in clinical supervision has led to the development of two outpatient programs. He also has comprehensive training in motivational interviewing, in which he developed skills for working with resistance and building off of individual strengths.
Abby White comes to CATCH with a Masters in School Counseling from Gonzaga University, after receiving her B.A. in Psychology at Western Washington University. She was born in Tacoma WA and had a desire for serving others at a young age. She became involved as a Young Life mentor during her undergraduate studies at WWU. Through this experience, Abby discovered her gifts for connecting with teens and sharing in their triumphs and set-backs. For the past five years, Abby worked as a school counselor at Coeur d’ Alene High School before moving with her husband to Boise in 2012. They love Boise and are passionate about the outdoors, living life with purpose, and helping others.
Jesse Fessenden comes to the CATCH family with a multitude of passions and a vision to see the community’s homeless population overcome their past and succeed in their lifelong dreams. She holds a B.A. in Social Work from Boise State University. Jesse’s previous experience includes work as a Service Coordinator, Case Manager and Employment and Retention Specialist serving individuals and families in achieving stable housing, and assisting with educational and employment opportunities. She also holds a degree in Culinary Arts and spends her down time continuing to learn about and create amazing dishes and desserts. She is an avid runner and enjoys spending time with her 8 year old Border Collie, Biscuit.
Amanda comes to the CATCH family with a deep passion for social justice and advocacy for vulnerable populations. She graduated with a B.A. in social work from Boise State University. She is a licensed social worker and brings several years of case management experience to the team. Amanda’s background is primarily working with families and individuals experiencing homelessness. With CATCH, she serves as a Case Manager. She is responsible for being the first line of response for clients and service providers in the community. She is excited to share her passion and skills with those she has the privilege of working with. In her free time, Amanda enjoys spending time with her 7-year-old dog Megan, being outside, and drinking way too much coffee.