Anthony is currently serving as USICH's interim executive director via detail assignment from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). In his role at VA, Anthony serves as the senior advisor and director of community engagement for the VHA Homeless Programs. Prior to his tenure at VA, he served as deputy director of USICH, where he was responsible for coordinating the state and local work of the council and served as the lead on veterans issues. Anthony has almost 25 years of experience in homelessness, veterans, and poverty issues. He holds a BA in Broadcast Journalism from Texas State University, and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.Click to email →
Bev has extensive experience building local partnerships to end homelessness and has held leadership roles in supportive housing development and service design, delivery, and coordination. Her background includes capacity building and technical assistance with HUD grantees, strategic planning and restructuring of Continuums of Care, and convening stakeholders to promote the alignment of resources for persons experiencing homelessness, with an emphasis on developing permanent supportive housing. Bev holds an MSW from Wayne State University.Click to email →
Katie is responsible for advancing progress on ending homelessness among veterans and people experiencing chronic homelessness, among other priority areas. She began her tenure at USICH as a program assistant for the National Initiatives Team, where she gained a deep appreciation of the need for local expertise to inform policymaking at the federal level. Katie has a background in project management and event planning, having spent several years as a project management consultant for NASA. A graduate of American University, Katie lives in Washington, DC, but makes it home to New England as frequently as she can.Click to email →
Tanya has over 25 years of experience in public policy, government, and legislative affairs. Most recently, she provided executive support to the deputy assistant administrator for Oceanic and Atmospheric Research at NOAA. Prior to that, she served as executive assistant to Mayor Anthony Williams of Washington, DC. She also served as special assistant to the president of the Washington Nationals during the team’s transition to the nation’s capital. She is currently pursuing a degree in sports and entertainment management at the University of Maryland.Click to email →
Katy has worked with local leaders to design and implement innovative solutions to homelessness in the northwestern U.S. for more than two decades. For 13 years, both in government and non-profit sectors, she led high-performing teams to maximize local, state, and federal resources for the greatest impact. As a public and private funder, she formed partnerships that created thousands of housing and service opportunities for individuals and families and launched new initiatives that helped people move out of homelessness permanently.Click to email →
Noel brings over 18 years of administrative expertise across the private and public sector. She has supported a number of research bodies within the National Institutes of Health, including the National Cancer Institute, where her position was instrumental to day-to-day operations and research. Prior to her work at USICH, Noel served as a government contractor for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. She is currently taking classes at the University of Maryland, where she is studying Business Administration.Click to email →
Joe is a recognized leader with over 15 years of experience in the fields of homelessness, social policy, economic development, and human services administration. His passion for this work has cultivated years of skills and expertise that have helped bring over $150 million of funding to support housing and services for the homeless and community development projects. Joe’s commitment to this work is rooted in his belief in the dignity of human life. He has a Ph.D. in Urban Affairs and Public Policy from the University of Delaware.Click to email →
Helene has served over 17 years in municipal government, as mayor, city councilmember, and housing authority commissioner for the City of Santa Barbara, California. As an elected official, Helene focused on affordable housing policies and best practices in ending homelessness. She served as policy council chair on the countywide homelessness collaborative board, chaired the U.S. Conference of Mayors Hunger & Homelessness Task Force, and served on the League of CA Cities Board of Directors. She has a certification in human resources management from UCLA Extension and a BA from Skidmore College.Click to email →
Chrischanne has been at the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness since December 2009, working closely with the director of finance and administration. Chrischanne participates in the management of the office by controlling and performing a variety of administrative, finance, and mission-supported activities, as they relate to the council.Click to email →
Tamara is located in Phoenix and has been in public service, both locally and federally, for 13 years. She first became a regional coordinator for the Supportive Services for Veterans Families program at the Department of Veterans Affairs, where she managed grants that reduced and ended veteran homelessnessfor 8 years. At the national nonprofit Community Solutions, she addressed systemic barriers to ending veteran homelessness in Phoenix. Tamara also served as chair of the metro area’s Continuum of Care board, leader of the Coordinated Entry Subcommittee, and a leading member of both the Ending Veteran Homelessness Workgroup and Racial Equity Workgroup. She’s currently a commissioner for the Phoenix Women’s Commission. She has a Bachelor’s in political science and Master’s in public administration from Arizona State University.Click to email →
Sanya Cade was recently appointed as the Director of Finance and Administration in August of 2020. She oversees USICH’s financial, information technology, HR, and procurement operations.
Ms. Cade’s career includes over 10 years in public service to the House of Representatives and the District of Columbia Government, respectively. Prior to her work in federal and municipal government, she was a finance executive in television and media. She has worked for Congressional Quarterly, the Discovery Channel, Black Entertainment Television, and USA Today. She brings a wealth of operation experience and a talent for working with diverse teams toward common goals and achievement.
A Washington, D.C. native, Sanya holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Hampton University.Click to email →
For 10 years, Sam worked in New Orleans government as a speechwriter and policy advisor to former Mayor Mitch Landrieu and later as a senior advisor to the superintendent of schools. Most recently, he served as a senior speechwriter in the New York City Mayor’s Office. In New Orleans, he helped draft and enact its 10-Year Plan to End Homelessness and led the effort to end veteran homelessness as part of USICH’s Mayor’s Challenge. For this work, Sam received the Key to the City, the Unsung Hero of the Year award from the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans, and the Superintendent’s Coin for Excellence - the highest civilian honor awarded by the chief of police. Sam is also a former teacher and co-founder of the Baton Rouge Youth Coalition.Click to email →
Caroline came to USICH after more than a decade of covering public policy and politics as a journalist for major media outlets. She spent time as an editor for CBS, Apple News, and Governing, a national publication dedicated to helping state and local governments find solutions to pervasive problems like homelessness. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Journalism and History from James Madison University.Click to email →