Callan has been director of OCED since 2012, when the county's economic development and workforce development operations were consolidated. The office also manages economic and community development services for the city of Ann Arbor. Before that she led the county/city Office of Community Development from 2007 to 2011.
Callan worked for the Ozone House from 1994 to 2007 – as program coordinator (1994-1996), associate director (1996-2000) and executive director (2001-2007). The nonprofit provides 24-hour housing, support, and services to homeless youth and their families.
In the 1993-94 academic year, Callan taught high school civics, history and journalism for the Kingsley Area Schools in Kingsley, Michigan. She also coached the girls' Junior Varsity softball team and served as faculty advisor for school yearbook. In 1992-93, Callan was mentorship education coordinator for the Wayne-Westland Schools.
She has a masters degree in social work from the University of Michigan, and a bachelors degree in general studies and humanities and a teaching certificate, also from UM. She earned a Society of Human Resource Management Certificate from Eastern Michigan University.
Callan is married to Katie Doyle, the current executive director of the Ozone House. They live in Ypsilanti.
In the news
Ann Arbor SPARK interview with Callan – Ann Arbor SPARK podcast, June 24, 2014
Report Shows Impact of $90 Million from Washtenaw County Non-Profits – WEMU, Jan. 20, 2014
City Of Ann Arbor 2013 Sustainable Ann Arbor Forums: Planning for Change in Our Community: Economic Vitality – Ann Arbor District Library video, Feb. 3, 2013
WCC, Washtenaw County Create Program for the Unemployed – Washtenaw Community College News, Dec. 4, 2012
Washtenaw County gets $3M grant for affordable housing and sustainable development initiatives – AnnArbor.com, Nov. 18, 2011
Washtenaw nonprofits pool, focus grants to increase impact – Crain's Detroit Business, Sept. 25, 2011