Meet our Counselors

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Nicole R. Harris
Financial Empowerment Center Counselor

Before joining the FEC Team, Nicole served as a Service Coordinator for persons with Severe Mental Illnesses at Community Mental Health. 

For nearly two decades, Nicole aided persons in their attempt to coexist is society while battling Major Mental Illnesses and plan fully for success.

Nicole is very excited for the opportunity to serve as a FEC Counselor to educate, encourage, empower, support and provide resources for those who are seeking increased stability.  

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Pamela Maddox
Financial Empowerment Center Counselor

Prior to joining the FEC team, Pamela was the Housing Improvement Program Coordinator at the Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development for almost two years.

Pamela has over 20 years experience in the financial counseling/budgeting realm. She has experience with IRS negotiations, real estate, garnishments, credit card negotiations,  budgeting and foreclosures.

Her experience in these areas is vast because she experienced all of them personally.  Pamela believes that experience is not the best teacher, other people’s experience is.


Veronica Brandon has an associate degree in human services and Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Social Work. She has worked for Wayne County implementing initiatives for youth mental health in schools and in the community. She worked for Ann Arbor Public Schools further developing her experience with youth. She has also worked with the most vulnerable populations helping them secure housing and resources to become self-sufficient. In addition, she has worked for nonprofits and currently is the Economic Opportunity Specialist at Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development where she leads the Financial Empowerment Center.

An avid reader and swimmer, she has dedicated her life and career to developing, planning, implementing, and managing much needed programs and initiatives to help those unable to help themselves.