USICH Announces Two Changes to Team

The United States Interagency Council on Homelessness is pleased to announce two changes to our team that further strengthen our work to prevent and end homelessness.

  • Beverley Ebersold has been promoted to Director of National Initiatives
  • Jennifer Rich has joined the team as Director of Communications

Beverley Ebersold

As the Director of National Initiatives, Beverley provides strategic leadership over the National Initiatives Team’s work with Federal, regional, state, and local entities on the implementation of Opening Doors. Over the past three years, she has served as a USICH Regional Coordinator, convening stakeholders at every level of government and with the private sector, encouraging implementation of strategies that maximize the impact of Federal resources and supporting strategic planning efforts.

Beverley has extensive experience in supportive housing development, service design, delivery and coordination, working with Continuums of Care, and building local partnerships to end homelessness. Her previous 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 and operating permanent supportive housing. She has a master’s degree in Social Work with a concentration in Community Organizing & Administration from Wayne State University.


Jennifer Rich

For the last six years, Jennifer has been the Director of the Family and Youth Services Bureau’s National Clearinghouse on Families and Youth, through a contract with JBS International, Inc. In that role, she advised the Bureau, which administers the Runaway and Homeless Youth Program, on communications strategies around the Federal effort to prevent and end youth homelessness. She organized last fall’s press event, Ending Youth Homeless: A Call to Action, with youth homelessness advocate Cyndi Lauper.

Jennifer is a journalist by training, having written for such publications as The New York Times, MSNBC, and others, while living in Sao Paulo, Brazil. She has a master’s degree in International Affairs from Columbia University.


Interested in joining the USICH team? We are looking for a Regional Coordinator to support and enhance efforts to end homelessness and facilitate implementation of Opening Doors.

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