At USICH, our team of expert staff is our biggest asset. We are delighted that Tanya, Veronica, Helene, and Noel have joined us, so that we can better support your work to end homelessness across America.
Tanya Mathis, Program Specialist, Executive Office
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.
Veronica Mills, Communications Specialist
Veronica has 10 years of communications expertise in the nonprofit and public service sector focusing on viable long-term solutions for humanitarian crises. Her experience includes bringing together communities in the United States and abroad to embrace safer practices around HIV-AIDS, tuberculosis, Ebola, and maternal and child health, among others. Her written work explores issues of equality and economic development and the value of lifting up marginalized voices. Veronica has a degree in broadcast journalism and marketing from Florida A&M University.
Helene Schneider, Regional Coordinator
Helene brings over 15 years in municipal government leadership, most recently as mayor of Santa Barbara, California. She also served on the Santa Barbara City Council and as commissioner for her local Housing Authority. Schneider co-chaired Bringing Our Community Home, Santa Barbara's countywide 10-year plan to end chronic homelessness, served as policy council chair on the countywide homelessness collaborative board, and chaired the U.S. Conference of Mayors Hunger & Homelessness Task Force. She earned a professional certification in human resources management.
Noel Prue, Program Specialist, National Initiatives Team
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 Institute 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.
Interested in joining our team? We are looking for a Policy Director and a Policy and Program Analyst !