Meet the Team
LaToya Logan is the founder and executive director of Project LIFT Services. Ms. Logan is a clinical social worker (LISW-S) who specializes in trauma, cultural inclusivity, and innovative recovery practices for sustained independence. She is also a certified Grief Recovery Method Specialist. Ms. Logan is dedicated to eliminating the antecedents of incarceration, homelessness, and mental instability related to community and institutional dysfunction.
She has served on the Cleveland Community Police Commission since 2016, actively working towards police reform with a clear focus on accountability and transformational change. As a Commissioner, she was twice elected co-chair and currently chairs the Accountability Committee and is the training review liaison to the Cleveland Division of Police. LaToya has served as the Region 3 Director for the Ohio Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers since 2017, actively working to ensure racial trauma is more than a discussion, but that tangible practices are implemented to address the historical and current role of racism within the behavioral health field. She is also a certified Anti-Oppressive Informed Practitioner, specializing in the use of services and training to deconstruct norms which disempower historically disenfranchised populations.
Ms. Logan is the author of The Case of the Brownie: Examining Aggression, Trauma and Apathy in Black Males and It’s Not About the Damn Brownie! Workbook, purposed to highlight how trauma is often mischaracterized and penalized in Black males. LaToya Logan is originally from Detroit, MI and holds degrees from Michigan State University and Case Western Reserve University.
Program Assistant/ INtake specialist
Corryn Freeman is a native Clevelander and graduated from Bowling Green State University with a Bachelors of Arts in Sociology and a minor in Human Development and Family Studies. Ms. Freeman plans to pursue a career as a prevention and intervention specialist for at-risk youth. Corryn processes all referrals and intake for incoming clients.
She is an Ohio Certified Prevention Specialist Assistant and HIV Prevention Provider. She’s currently working to obtain her certification as a community health worker. She aspires to improve social health determinants impacting our community with education and impactful engagement.
Community Outreach Coordinator/case manager
Chachet is responsible for developing relationships with the barbershops, supporting their engagement and understanding of the program, completing initial referral paperwork, and collecting data as needed. She attends community events to provide resources and information. She also facilitates our life skills curriculum for teens and young adults within high schools. She has strong ties to local businesses through her entrepreneurial endeavors where she makes and sells wellness products. She is the mother of 9-year-old Jamir.
She is currently pursuing certification as a prevention specialist and HIV prevention provider.
Ivan is a native Clevelander who is invested in a trauma-informed approach to justice and wellness. He is a licensed social worker, primarily serving teens and young adults. In addition to working at Project LIFT, he works with children and teens at Hawken Mastery School and conducts research at Case Western Reserve University’s Center on Trauma and Adversity.
He is a graduate of Morehouse College and Case Western Reserve University. He is a distinguished member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity.
Zach is a senior at Cleveland State University, pursuing a bachelor’s degree in social work and criminology. He is a case manager/group facilitator within high schools providing life skills training and individual support. He is currently pursuing certification as a prevention specialist.
Jacari is a compassionate and engaged young man who wants to improve outcomes for youth like himself. He is responsible for engaging youth and providing education information that specifically addresses the needs of males, 14 – 24. He is a recent graduate of CMSD schools and is currently pursuing a health certification through Towards Employment. For the past three years, he has worked at a nursing home, where he was responsible for supporting the residents’ care and overall operations.