Albert Brownlee

Albert Brownlee | Executive Director & CEO

Albert T. Brownlee is the CEO and Executive Director of Genesis Outreach, Inc. Through his leadership, the company has successfully secured and administered multiple grants for affordable housing programs serving low-income individuals and families totaling over $7.5 million to date. Albert attended Clark Atlanta University and Indiana University where he earned the following degrees: Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Bachelor of General Studies, and Master of Business Administration. He is a 2013 awardee for 40 Under 40 by the Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly, a 2010 graduate of Leadership Fort Wayne, a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and Abundant Life Church. He is happily married and is the proud parent of 4 children.

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Fatima Washington | Assistant Director

Fatima Washington serves as the Assistant Director of Genesis Outreach, Inc.  In addition to assisting the CEO in executive leadership of the organization, she is directly responsible for daily operations and program oversight.  In her previous role as the Self-Sufficiency Resource Coordinator, Fatima worked to connect clients to resources within the community that would better prepare them for educational, employment, and financial advancement. Additionally, she oversaw transitional housing services and all onsite residential programming designed to increase life skills and sobriety while eliminating barriers to self-sufficiency and permanent housing. Fatima holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. She has worked in the Northeast Indiana social services arena for several years and is well-respected amongst her peers.

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Candice Hall | Counselor

Candice Hall began her employment with Genesis Outreach in February 2013. She provides onsite counseling for residents of the transitional living program and assists with case management support to clients who have been deemed at-risk. Candice has a long history of working in the Social Services arena. She received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Ball State University and a Master of Education in School Counseling from the University of Saint Francis. Most recently, she received a Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling. She is the proud mother of one son, Jalen, who enjoys dance and playing football. Candice enjoys spending time with her son, going to the movies, and watching Colts football.

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Gina Brooks | Housing Services Manager

Gina Brooks began her career with Genesis Outreach, Inc. in 2006 as a Residential Manager. Today, she serves as the Housing Services Manager where she oversees all community housing programs and services. In this role, she provides property management, case assistance, and essential supportive services to formerly homeless tenants residing in permanent housing developed or managed by Genesis Outreach, Inc. Gina is a fulltime Nursing student at Indiana-Purdue University Fort Wayne where she anticipates receiving her Bachelors degree with high honors in December 2016. She has been married for 23 years to her husband, Jamal, and is the proud mother of two children.

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Elise Klingaman | Client Services Manager

Elise Klingaman joined the Genesis Outreach team in the summer of 2015.  As the Client Services Manager, Elise oversees the Genesis House transitional housing facility, as well as the Grace Haven emergency shelter program.  She provides advocacy, homebased case management, life skills training, and develops classes to further support long-term program goals and objectives for all clients.  A graduate of Brigham Young University, Elise received a Bachelors of Sociology in 2014.  Since that time, she has worked in various roles and capacities at social service organizations spanning from Utah to Indiana.  She is married to the love of her life, Brent.  They are eagerly awaiting the birth of their first child this summer.

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Residential Assistants

Ayana Brooks

Helen Durham

Beverly Ellison

Adrian Long

Samantha Novy

Tiffany Townsend


Kathleen Fitzgerald


Isaac Brooks

Frank Falls

Sandy Green

Justin Ruffin

Akenya Surry

Judah White

LaSean Cole