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Bill Aldinger
Assistant Policy Director
Florida Housing Finance Corporation
Bill Aldinger is the Assistant Policy Director and Supportive Housing Coordinator for the Florida Housing Finance Corporation. He is also the vice-chair of Florida’s Council on Homelessness. His past experience includes being the Director of the Elderly Housing Unit at the Florida Department of Elder Affairs, an Area Agency on Aging Director, as well as working at the Pennsylvania Department of Aging on Long-Term Care and Caregiving Initiatives.
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April Atkins
Community Affairs Specialist
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
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Erik Braun
Director, Office of Homelessness
Florida Department of Children and Families
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John Bryant
Assistant Secretary
Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health
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Regina Cannon
Senior Program Manager
Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH)
Regina Cannon has over thirteen years of experience with homeless programs, treatment courts for homeless individuals, and systems change efforts, including comprehensive knowledge of HUD homeless assistance programs and the HEARTH Act. As the Senior Program Manager for the Southeast, Ms. Cannon's focus is on developing a larger CSH footprint in the Southeast through systems change efforts, with a primary focus on Florida and Georgia.
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Lucy Carr
Vice President, Community Consultant
PNC Bank
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Micheal Cochran
Operations Director
Ability Housing, Inc.
Micheal Cochran has personally experienced homelessness for a period from 1991 through 1994. Since that time he has earned a Master Degree in Public Health with a Bachelor's in Health Science, both from the University of North Florida. He has over fourteen years' experience in the operations of Permanent Supportive Housing projects. Currently he is employed as the Operations Director for Ability Housing and has responsibilities for six HUD COC funded and two DCF funded PSH programs.
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Lauren D'Amico
HMIS Team Lead
Changing Homelessness
Lauren joined our team in 2013. In addition to her duties as HMIS Systems Administrator, she was responsible for the role out and ongoing facilitation of community wide coordinated intake. Her team is responsible for creating and launching the all persons by name list that dynamically prioritizes persons for housing services. The Systems Team is also responsible for all aspects of the annual Point in Time Count and Housing Inventory Count. She has more than 10 years' experience the field.
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Janet de Guehery
Communications and Marketing Manager
Florida Community Loan Fund
As Communications & Marketing Manager, Janet de Guehery develops and implements branding and marketing strategies and programs for Florida Community Loan Fund. She communicates with investors, supporters, borrowers, and policy makers, ensuring consistent messaging across all channels and platforms; and actively sharing the successes of FCLF borrowers in Florida communities. Janet has experience across the fields of marketing, administration, and accounting; both for-profit and nonprofit.
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Iain De Jong
President and CEO
OrgCode Consulting, Inc.
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Andria Dewson
HEART Director
KID Inc.
Andria Dewson has been working with children and families for more than 15 years. Andria has been employed at KID since 2006, where she started working in the Kinship Program. Andria holds a Master's Degree in Social Work with a Child Welfare Certification from Florida Atlantic University. She is working towards obtaining her LCSW. She is a certified facilitator of the Loving Couples Loving Children couples counseling model, the Strengthening Families Parenting curriculum, and has overseen HEAR
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Matthew Doherty
Executive Director
United States Interagency Council on Homelessness
Matthew brings to his role more than 22 years of leadership in both the private and public sectors, focused on the creation and integration of housing, services programs, and economic opportunities for communities and households. Prior to becoming USICH’s Executive Director, Matthew served as Director of National Initiatives, guiding the agency’s work with state and local partners for the implementation of Opening Doors.

Matthew has held leadership positions at the Corporation for Supportive Housing, the San Diego Housing Commission, and the King County Housing Authority in Washington State, and has also served as a consultant to local agencies across the country. He ensures that such community-based perspectives inform federal actions to support and drive progress across the country.

Matthew has a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Washington. 
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Carl Falconer
Regional Director of Housing and SOAR Initiatives
LSF Health Systems
Carl Falconer's background includes military service and a Master's Degree in Public Administration. But his extensive and varied experiences in social service agencies make him familiar with work at all levels. Starting as a Street Outreach Worker and working his way up to a Vice President gives him a unique perspective. Carl is a people person and believes that everyone has the potential to change their lives in a positive way. He is sure that we will end homelessness in his lifetime.
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Dawn Gilman
Chief Executive Officer
Changing Homelessness
Dawn Gilman joined the Changing Homelessness team in 2007 and has served as CEO since 2009. Through her leadership, the organization has grown from a two-person organization to an agency employing 37 staff members. As a result, capacity has increased and funding have increased in the community. This funding provides housing, case management, prevention, and other supportive services to end homelessness. In the same time period overall homelessness in the community has decreased by more than 30%.
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Elisha Harig-Blaine
Principal Housing Associate (Veterans and Special Needs)
City Solutions and Applied Research, National League of Cities
Elisha Harig-Blaine is the Principal Housing Associate for the National League of Cities (NLC), connecting local leaders to best practices and efforts working to ensure all veterans have a safe place to call home. He has worked at the local, state, and federal levels on homelessness and housing for more than 15 years.

A veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, Elisha began his work with the homeless doing outreach in hospitals, prisons and on the streets. He previously helped run a soup kitchen and led a community coalition to prevent homelessness. Prior to joining NLC, Elisha worked at the National Low Income Housing Coalition. As Director of Outreach and State Coalitions, he worked with more than 1,000 members and 63 state-level coalitions on federal advocacy efforts to preserve and expand affordable housing opportunities for extremely low-income households.

He serves as part of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Advisory Committee on Homeless Veterans and is a volunteer board member of Rebuilding Together in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. He has testified before the U.S. Senate on homeless veteran issues and spoken across the country on the issues of homelessness and housing with organizations including the National Association of Regional Councils, Urban Land Institute, National Housing Conference, National Coalition for Homeless Veterans, and the National Alliance to End Homelessness.

Elisha earned a Bachelors Degree in Political Science from St. Mary's College of Maryland and has a Masters Degree in Public Policy from George Mason University. 
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Alison Harte
Associate Director, Eastern Region
Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH)

Alison Harte has extensive background in policy and program implementation, with focus on supportive housing for families and young adults. As an Associate Director at CSH, Ms. Harte manages CSH's efforts to replicate supportive housing models for child-welfare-involved families and heads the Child Welfare and Supportive Housing Resource Center.

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Jack Humburg
Executive Vice President of Housing, Development, and Americans with Disabilities Act Services
Boley Centers, Inc.
Mr. Humburg is responsible for the development of affordable housing at Boley Centers. Currently, Boley Centers owns and operates over 550 units of affordable housing, manages another 100 units, and administers over 500 Section 8 vouchers for individuals with disabilities and homeless in Pinellas County. Mr. Humburg holds a Master of Arts degree from Ball State University. He is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, and a Certified Professional of Occupancy.
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Michael Jacobs
SVP - Orginations
National Equity Fund

Jacobs has more than 20 years of experience in the affordable housing industry most recently serving as Vice President at The Alliant Company for a brief time. Prior to that he was the Midwest Region Vice President of Acquisitions for NEF where worked for more than 11 years before returning in mid-2012. He was Director of Property and Asset Management at Heartland Housing in Chicago from 1994-1999 and before that acted as Policy Liaison for the Ann Arbor Historic District Commission in Michigan.

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Joe Johnson
Housing Program Manager
Ability Housing, Inc.
Joe supervises Ability Housing's 8 Permanent Supportive Housing programs. His past work experience also includes Rapid Rehousing and HOPWA funded programs. Mr. Johnson is currently studying Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Jacksonville University.
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Lisa Junkerman
Principal and Chief Marketing Officer
Chief Marketing Associates
Both a strategist and practitioner, Lisa Junkerman delivers 25 years of applied, integrated marketing expertise on local, national, and global levels. She has worked for Fortune 250 companies, including Motorola, Inc. and Progress Energy, and in the higher education industry where she was Asst VP and CMO for Strategic Marketing at Rollins College. Lisa has provided marketing consulting for clients including Florida Community Loan Fund, Special Olympics Florida, ITEC Entertainment, and Ascend IT.
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Judge Steven Leifman
Chair, Task Force on Substance Abuse and Mental Health Issues in the Court
Supreme Court of Florida

From 2007 – 2010, Miami-Dade County Judge Steve Leifman served as Special Advisor on Criminal Justice and Mental Health for the Supreme Court of Florida. In this capacity, Judge Leifman was responsible for chairing the Court’s Mental Health Subcommittee, which authored a ground-breaking report entitled, Transforming Florida’s Mental Health System. This report outlines recommendations with the goal of decreasing inappropriate and costly involvement of people with mental illnesses in the justice system. Since October, 2010 Judge Leifman has chaired the Florida Supreme Court’s Task Force on Substance Abuse and Mental Health Issues in the Court.

Judge Leifman has been appointed to serve in a variety of capacities on local, state, and national bodies, including Co-Chair of the Council of State Governments/TAPA Center for Jail Diversion Judges’ Criminal Justice/Mental Health Leadership Initiative, Co-Chair of the Miami-Dade County Mayor’s Mental Health Task Force, Board of Directors of the American Psychiatric Association Foundation, Board of Directors of the Corporation for Supportive Housing, member of the National Leadership Forum for Behavioral Health and Criminal Justice Services, member of the American Bar Association Task Force on Criminal Justice Mental Health Standards, Co-Chair of the American Bar Association Criminal Justice Mental Health Committee and a Voluntary Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Miami School of Medicine. In addition, Judge Leifman serves as Chair of the South Florida Behavioral Health Network and Finance Chair of the Miami-Dade Homeless Trust.

Judge Leifman is the first recipient to receive the Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Award for Judicial Excellence (2015).


More recently, Judge Leifman was named a 2016 Governing Magazine Public Official of the year. One of eight honorees, the award recognizes governmental leaders who exemplify the ideals of public service.

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Joanna Lopez-Walker
Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Case Manager
Tampa Housing Authority
Joanna Lopez-Walker has spent over seven years in social work as a Case Manager in court settings and Community Organizer. She has organized and directed a comprehensive case management plan to provide self-sufficiency programs for clients involved in the judicial system and underprivileged communities. Drawing on years of experience Joanna now focuses mainly on intensive case management targeted toward housing and long term stabilization. Joanna enjoys water sports with her family.
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Barbara Markowski
Housing Resource Coordinator
Lutheran Services of Florida
Barbara Markowski is the Housing Resource Coordinator for LSF Health Systems and brings more than 18 years of experience in the non-profit sector to the agency. Barbara has been working with people experiencing homelessness since 2008 when she began advocating the need for collaborative relationships with landlords, property owners, and the community for affordable housing. Her focus groups have covered working with refugees, Veterans, the chronically homeless, those with criminal backgrounds.
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Roger Mercado
Lee County Human and Veterans Services
Roger Mercado moved to Fort Myers, Florida in 1990 from Wisconsin and received his Masters Degree in Social Work in 1996. Roger has over 20 years of experience in human services, working with children and adults with disabilities, individuals and families battling homelessness and hunger, community engagement and management.
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Becky-Sue Mercer
Becky-Sue Mercer has been in the housing/customer service realm since 1995 primarily Public Housing, but has experience in Tax Credit, Section 8, Section 202, Rural Development and Project Based Voucher programs in Ohio, Michigan and Florida. From 1984 to 1995 Ms. Mercer was employed at DCF in Ohio.
Ms. Mercer is the current Executive Director at Arcadia Housing Authority, FL; she completed the HUD Recovery Plan and the Agency was removed from the "Troubled" list in 2014; prior to her time in Arcadia she was a Senior Administrative team member at an Agency that went through HUD Receivership.
Ms. Mercer has spent her entire career helping people by maintaining community relations and being an active community partner for non-HUD programs. Her motto is "to serve the community one family at a time"
Ms. Mercer serves on several committees of the Florida Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (FAHRO) and is also active with SERC-NAHRO and PHADA.
Ms. Mercer has the loving support of Frank, her 5 adult children and 3 grandchildren.
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Jamie Meyer
Senior Director of Education
Metropolitan Ministries
Jamie Avant Meyer holds a master's degree in school psychology from the University of South Florida.  She has served at Metropolitan Ministries for 18 years where she is a member of the leadership team, the Sanctuary training team and is a certified Compassion Fatigue Trainer. Jamie leads Metropolitan Ministries education programs and is a presenter and trainer at the local and national level.
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Alice Minervino
Alice Minervino is a Behavioral Health Program Manager for the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, in the Housing and Homeless Services Unit. Her duties include statewide oversight of the Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH), Homeless Outreach, quality assurance and oversight of all state administered HUD funded Rental Assistance (formerly Shelter Plus Care) programs, state funded Housing Assistance Fund (formerly Bridge), and the statewide training of supportive housing support staff.
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Barbara Moody-Holbrook
Housing Specialist / SOAR Local Lead
Southeast Florida Behavioral Health Network
Barbara is a SOAR Local Lead, helping those who are experiencing homelessness and/or at risk of homelessness to navigate the complex Social Security application process. SOAR connects persons experiencing homelessness to Social Security benefits through an expeditious, organized process. Barbara is known throughout the community as a passionate and effective SOAR Trainer, engagement specialist and community liaison.
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April Morrison
Senior Program Manager, New England
Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH)
April Morrison comes to CSH with over 25 years of experience working with vulnerable and marginalized populations including children, adolescents and adults in several states. Since joining CSH in July 2013 as a Program Manager in the Hartford, CT office, Ms. Morrison was instrumental in CSH's inaugural efforts to explore and develop supportive housing for Connecticut's young adults who are experiencing or are at risk of experiencing housing instability.
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Kay Moshier McDivitt
Senior Technical Assistance Specialist
National Alliance to End Homelessness
Kay Moshier McDivitt is the Senior Technical Assistance Specialist with the Center for Capacity Building at the Alliance. Ms. Moshier McDivitt has more than 20 years’ experience developing and administering rapid re-housing and homelessness programs, as well as leading a local homeless coalition and Continuum of Care. As a Technical Assistance Specialist, she develops and delivers training and technical assistance on best practices, including rapid re-housing, retooling transitional housing and building a crisis response system. Additionally, Ms. Moshier McDivitt developed the Alliance’s Rapid Re-Housing Learning Collaborative, which helps rapid re-housing providers build their capacity and adopt best practices. Before joining the Alliance, Ms. Moshier McDivitt served as the Community Homeless Advisor for the Lancaster County (Pa.) Coalition to End Homelessness, providing leadership for the county’s 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness and Continuum of Care. She also served as Vice President for Programs for Tabor Community Services Inc., during which time she oversaw a number of model program initiatives focused on ending homelessness, including prevention and rapid re-housing approaches. Ms. Moshier McDivitt received her degrees in Social Work and Sociology from Eastern Mennonite University.
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Larry Oaks
Eastern Region Managing Director
Larry Oaks is the Eastern Region Managing Director for the Corporation for Supportive Housing. Prior to joining CSH, Larry was Vice President for Housing at the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) in New York. Larry is a community development professional with over 20 years of experience in the areas of affordable housing finance and supportive housing development and operations.
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Beth Orr
Senior Director of Clinical Services
Metropolitan Ministries
Beth Orr is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor functioning as Senior Director of Clinical Services at Metropolitan Ministries, a homeless shelter and transitional housing program serving families and single women in Tampa, Florida. Beth has over 15 years of experience working with trauma survivors; developing engaging, creative, relational curriculum; and leading culture change within diverse multi-disciplinary environments.
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Jill Pable
Program Manager
Design Resources for Homelessness

Jill Pable is the program manager and founder of the non-profit organization Design Resources for Homelessness, a research-informed free online knowledge center which offers practical strategies about how to create effective environments for people experiencing homelessness. Pable is a professor in the Interior Architecture + Design Department at Florida State University and was included in the Design Intelligence list of 30 Most Admired Design Educators in the United States in 2015.

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Meghan Parnell
Quality Assurance Coordinator
Palm Beach County Division of Human and Veteran Services
Meghan Parnell is the Quality Assurance Coordinator with Palm Beach County Division of Human and Veteran Services. She started her career in Social Services working with Seniors and in 2011 she worked as Contract/Grant Coordinator for the Division of Human Services which serves as the CoC and HMIS Lead for Palm Beach County. In her current role she expresses her passion for working towards ending Homelessness through data analysis and staff training.
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Eric Pateidl
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Joe Polzak
Police Legal Advisor / Assistant City Attorney
Sarasota Police Department
Joe Polzak is a 10 year attorney, currently serving as an Assistant City Attorney for the City of Sarasota and the Police Legal Advisor for the Sarasota Police Department, having formerly served as criminal prosecutor for the State of Florida.
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Susan Pourciau
Director of the FHC Ending Homelessness Team, Chief Operating Officer
Florida Housing Coalition
Susan Pourciau is the Director of Homeless Training and Technical Assistance for the Florida Housing Coalition, where she also serves as Chief Operating Officer. Susan's areas of expertise include the work of ending homelessness, systems change, and nonprofit capacity building. Prior to joining the Florida Housing Coalition, Dr. Pourciau was the Executive Director of several human services nonprofit organizations and was on the faculty of Florida State University.
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Edward Rafailovitc
Broward Sheriff's Office
Sergeant Edward Rafailovitc is a social scientist who oversees the Crisis Intervention Team and Homeless Outreach Team for the Broward Sheriff's Office. He has been in law enforcement over 17-years, holds two master degrees, and is a PhD candidate in Conflict Analysis and Resolution, specializing in Conflict and Crisis Management. He is also the co-chair of the Multi-Agency Homeless Taskforce and he is a national speaker, professor and instructor for law enforcement and social services.
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Daniel Ramos
Operations Supervisor
Palm Beach County Division of Human and Veteran Services
Daniel Ramos has been involved working with non-profits for 20 years, before transitioning to local government where he currently works as the Operations Supervisor in the Division of Human and Veteran Services. He holds his Master's degree in organizational Leadership and is currently working on a Doctoral degree in Organizational Leadership. Mr. Ramos resides in beautiful Palm Beach County with his wife of 20 years and their three amazing children.
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Joel Remigio
Senior Analyst
The Cloudburst Group
Joel Remigio is a Senior Analyst at The Cloudburst Group where, since 2014, he has contributed to Cloudburst's national TA efforts for CoC's and HMIS implementations. He is the Senior HMIS Advisor for HUD's Region 6 TA Team and a member of HUD's SNAPS Data Workgroup. Over the ten years prior to joining Cloudburst, Joel worked as the HMIS Project Manager for two CoC's in Florida (Orlando and Daytona Beach) and contributed to the work of the Florida Coalition for the Homeless.
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Leah Rhea
Senior Program Manager
Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH)
Leah Rhea, a Senior Program Manager at CSH, advises communities and providers supportive housing for families involved with child welfare. She is part of a team of experts at the Child Welfare and Supportive Housing Resource Center providing technical support and guidance to supportive housing partnerships developing new, multi-system responses for families at risk of long-term public system engagement and having children place in foster care.
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Colin Rice
Assistant City Prosecutor
Office of the City Attorney
Colin Rice joined the City Attorney's Office for the City of Tampa in July of 2014. Colin is the
City's Municipal Prosecutor, which is a bit unique in the State of Florida. Other cities might rely on
different enforcement tools and not arrest on ordinance violations, or they might contract out with the State Attorney's Office to handle prosecution of local ordinances. Having a municipal prosecutor gives a
local government entity far greater control over enforcement, more effective enforcement
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Emily Riemer
Program Manager, Homeless and Domestic Violence Services
Collaborative Solutions
Emily Riemer currently works for Collaborative Solutions in Birmingham, AL. Emily has over 15 years of experience providing direct care and oversight within HUD-funded programs located in Chicago, Mississippi, and New Orleans, with a special focus on highly vulnerable populations. She is a subject matter expert on trauma informed care, with a special focus on working to navigate inclusivity of trans women at the system level.
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Karrie Roller
Senior Director of Case Management
Metropolitan Ministries
Karrie Roller holds a Master's degree in Social Work from University of South Florida with 24 year's experience working in the field.  She has worked at Metropolitan Ministries for 4 years.  Along with working with families to address homelessness, she has worked in the field of case management to include counseling, school related services and child welfare services.  Karrie has presented on national levels for working together in collaboration and has developed community-based programs.
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George Romagnoli
Community Development Director and (FHC) Board Chair
Pasco County Community Development Department and Florida Housing Coalition
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Nan Roman
President and CEO
National Alliance to End Homelessness
Nan Roman is President and CEO of the National Alliance to End Homelessness, a public education, advocacy and capacity-building organization. She is a leading national voice on the issue of homelessness. Under her guidance, the Alliance has successfully identified and promoted innovative strategies for ending homelessness that have been adopted by communities across the country. In her role, Ms. Roman works closely with members of Congress and the Administration, as well as with officials and advocates at the state and local levels. She collaborates with Alliance partners to educate the public about the real nature of homelessness and effective solutions. She has researched and written on the issue of homelessness, regularly speaks at events around the country and frequently serves as an expert on the issue for the media. Her perspective on homelessness and its solutions comes from more than 20 years of local and national experience in the areas of poverty and community-based organizations.
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Amanda Rosado
Technical Advisor
Florida Housing Coalition
Amanda Rosado holds a master's degree in Social Work with a focus on organizations and communities from the University of South Carolina. For the past ten years, she has worked with individuals and families experiencing chronic homelessness in a variety of settings. Currently a Technical Advisor for the Florida Housing Coalition, she is a strong advocate for utilizing best practices and effective interventions to prevent and end homelessness throughout the state.
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Jaimie Ross
Florida Housing Coalition
Jaimie Ross is the President and CEO of the Florida Housing Coalition. Prior to joining the Florida Housing Coalition as CEO, Ms. Ross served as the Affordable Housing Director at 1000 Friends of Florida, a statewide nonprofit smart growth organization, from 1991- 2015. Prior to her tenure at 1000 Friends of Florida, Ross was a land use and real property lawyer representing for profit and nonprofit developers and financial institutions with a law firm in Orlando.

In 1991, Ross initiated the broad-based coalition that successfully advocated the passage of the William E. Sadowski Affordable Housing Act, providing a dedicated revenue source for affordable housing in Florida. She continues to facilitate the Sadowski Act Coalition to ensure funding for Florida’s state and local housing programs. Her work includes all forms of legislative and administrative advocacy and education related to the planning and financing of affordable housing.
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Scott Russell
Broward Sheriff's Office
Captain Russell has been in law enforcement for 30 years. He is a pioneer in the areas of crisis intervention for the homeless and mentally ill. He is a subject matter expert, spending the past 17 years in homeless outreach and advocacy, and publishing and teaching nationwide outreach models. Captain Russell serves as the chair of the Continuum of Care Board in Broward County for homeless services and is a board member of the Broward Behavioral Health Coalition managing entity for mental health.
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Manuel Sarria
Deputy Director
Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust
Manny is a Master's level Social Worker with twenty years' experience working with unsheltered households. He currently is the Deputy Director for the Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust, the administrator of the Food and Beverage Tax and Collaborative Applicant for State and Federal Continuum of Care funding. Prior to working for County government, Manny specialized in developing innovative housing programs providing integrated medical services in the private sector.
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Jason Satterfield
Board Chair
National Human Services Data Consortium

Jason Satterfield, NSHDC Board Chair, joined the NHSDC Board in 2013 and became the Board Chair in 2017. He has worked in direct services, providing supported housing and employment supports to people with disabilities and histories of homelessness. He has also served as a Continuum of Care Coordinator and HMIS System Administrator for multiple communities. He earned a BA in Behavioral Science and Health from the University of Utah and a JD from the University of Southern California Law School.

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Joe N. Savage, Jr.
Regional Coordinator
United States Interagency Council on Homelessness
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Caron Sjoberg

Caron is CEO of Ideaworks digital marketing & PR. She has 36 years of marketing experience and holds more than 65 industry awards and four listings on Inc's list of "500 Fastest Growing Private Companies." She is an accredited PR counselor who was named 2010 Communicator of the Year and 2012 Crisis Communicator of the Year by the Florida Public Relations Assoc. She has held board positions with many non-profits and recently served two terms as chair of the Council on Aging of W. Fla.

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Robert Snow
Vice President - Dispositions
National Equity Fund
Bob Snow is the Vice President, Dispositions at the National Equity Fund, Inc. Bob has more than 30 years of diverse experience in affordable housing. Before joining NEF in 2012, Bob worked for National Affordable Housing Trust for 20 years; 10 years managing its development consulting group and 10 years leading its Asset Management department. Prior to NAHT Bob was Executive Director for the Ohio Energy Action Corporation, which provided financial incentives for green energy retrofits. He has
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Kevin Stiff
Patrol Division Captain
Sarasota Police Department
Captain Kevin Stiff is a 38 year law enforcement officer having served with 3 different law enforcement agencies and the United States Army. Captain Stiff is a past commander of Explosive Materials and Special Weapons units and is currently the Commander of the Sarasota Police Department Patrol Division and the Homeless Outreach Teams.
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Norm Suchar
Director, Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs
Housing and Urban Development
Norm Suchar serves as Director of HUD’s Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs, which supports the nationwide commitment to ending homelessness. He manages a $2 billion portfolio of competitive and formula programs that provide needed shelter and housing assistance for hundreds of thousands of children, youth, and adults each year. He previously directed the National Alliance to End Homelessness’s Center for Capacity Building, which helped communities implement system-wide strategies that prevent and end homelessness. He also served for three years in HUD’s Budget Office and two years in the State of Utah’s child welfare system.
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Zachary Summerlin
Deputy Director, Office on Homelessness
Department of Children & Families
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Jeannie Sutton
Grants Coordinator
Lee County Human and Veteran Services
Jeannie Sutton has worked with the Lee County Department of Human and Veterans Services for the past five years. She began her time at the Department as an Administrative Specialist in the Housing Program Area, where she developed an in depth understanding of State and Federal Grant Programs. In April of 2016, Jeannie was promoted to the Grants Coordinator position, which has expanded her knowledge to include the Continuum of Care program.
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Sam Taylor
Director of Solutions
HHS and Public Sector, Eccovia
Sam Taylor is Director of Solutions for HHS and Public Sector at Eccovia Solutions. Sam has a Master of Arts degree in Philosophy and Social Policy from American University. With additional training in data systems and an Advanced Project Management Certificate from Stanford University, Sam works with clients on systems development issues in areas including HL7 Standards for transferring data, HMIS Data Standards, compliance systems, and care coordination solutions. He has expertise in both HMIS and Medicaid managed care data management systems and consults nationally with Accountable Care Organizations.
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Dax M. Weaver
Health Tech Consultants
Dax M. Weaver has been the president of Health-Tech Consultants for the past 20 years. During that time he has been one of the lead consultants on over 30 evaluations for programs in schools, colleges/universities, public health, and businesses and organizations. Dax has conducted evaluation-research studies for the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Department of Education, the National Center for Substance Abuse and Prevention, and the Florida Department of Education. He plays a major role in project management, evaluation and research design, curriculum development, survey design, database management, statistical analysis, and technical report writing. He has a Master's in Public Health, and has published over 10 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters. he has also authored over 35 technical evaluation reports. He is currently a doctoral candidate in educational leadership with a cognate in research and perceptions regarding the foundational processes of collaborative evaluation approaches.
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Randi Whitney
Homeless Liaison Officer
Tampa Police Department
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Sharon Wilburn
Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program Director
Jacksonville University and Health-Tech Consultants
Dr. Sharon Wilburn is the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Department Chair in the Jacksonville University’ s Brooks Rehabilitation College of Healthcare Sciences. She is also Professor Emerita at the University of North Florida, Department of Public Health, and Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program where she taught undergraduate and graduate courses in research and evaluation. She has over 33 years of experience as an educator and program evaluator and over 28 years as a licensed psychotherapist and clinical supervisor. She has a doctoral degree from the University of Florida in curriculum and instruction with cognates in rehabilitation counseling and services and qualitative research methodology. She has a master’s degree in mental health counseling and a master’s degree in alcohol and drug services and counseling. Dr. Wilburn has worked directly in the program evaluation field with an emphasis on community-based program research and evaluation and has contributed to the development of over 100 evaluation reports. Additionally, she has worked with many diverse populations and has designed and taught graduate and undergraduate courses across the education, public health and counseling disciplines.
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Cheryl Winter
Senior Program Manager, National Consulting Services, CSH
Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH)
Cheryl Winter has deep knowledge and expertise in supportive housing and healthcare integration with significant experience in project management, communications and program evaluation. As a Senior Program Manager with CSH's National Consulting Team, Cheryl provides consulting and technical assistance to help local communities develop health and housing partnerships, gain the tools they need to become Medicaid billers for supportive housing services and grow their agency capacity.