Julie Shiyou-Woodard is the President and CEO of Smart Home America, a non-profit organization working at the intersections of disaster resilience, policy, affordable housing, and insurance. Under her leadership, Smart Home America has fostered a culture of resilience by supporting local efforts to implement proven solutions to reduce disaster-related losses and insurance costs. Julie's work has led to local and state policy changes that enhance building methods, codes, and incentives for construction.
With over 20 years of experience in local and state government, Julie has developed and managed environmental and hazard mitigation projects in collaboration with federal, state, and local agencies. Her expertise allows her to collaborate effectively with leaders at various levels of government, implementing policies that support disaster resilience. Julie's extensive experience includes roles as Principal Planner at the South Alabama Regional Planning Commission, Wildland Urban Interface Coordinator for the State of Alabama Forestry Commission, and Community Program Director at the Mobile County District Attorney's Office. She resides in Mobile, Alabama, with her family. Connect with Julie on LinkedIn
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Graham guides communications and marketing strategy at Smart Home America. He served as an AmeriCorps VISTA member with Habitat for Humanity, supporting rebuilding after Hurricanes Ivan and Katrina. Graham then worked with Habitat for Humanity International and the national Habitat AmeriCorps program. He has managed large-scale regional and national construction and training events, developing collaborative initiatives with public and private sector partners. Graham serves on the Board of Directors of Habitat for Humanity of Baldwin County, Housing First, Inc, and is a member of the 2018 - 2019 class of Leadership Baldwin County. He lives with his family in Spanish Fort, Alabama. Find out more about Graham on LinkedIn.
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Caitlin is an experienced and adaptable professional with expertise in finance and a keen eye for detail. With a degree in Business Administration/Management and a range of skills including payroll management, HR processes, fiscal management, and cost control, she ensures smooth financial operations and optimizes resource allocation. Based in Baldwin County, Caitlin is deeply committed to her community and brings unwavering dedication and versatile expertise to drive success and efficiency in finance and operations.
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Technical Outreach Specialist
Candace provides technical education about resilient construction methods to community stakeholders. She assists in creating and maintaining relationships with partner organizations and building professionals to contribute to the successful delivery of SHA's mission and goals. Candace has a strong background in customer service and has successfully led and motivated cross-functional teams, conducted impactful training sessions, and provided ongoing coaching and support to enhance team performance. Candace enjoys outdoor adventures with her Goldendoodle Punkin in her downtime. Learn more about Candace on LinkedIn.
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