Staff

Leadership:

The United States Interagency Council on Homelessness consists of 19 Federal Cabinet secretaries and agency heads. The current chairperson is U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez. The current vice chair is U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell.

The USICH staff is made up of a small team headquartered in Washington, DC, led by Executive Director Laura Green Zeilinger. Policy Directors serve as liaisons with each of the 19 Federal Agencies to make progress on the goals and strategies of Opening Doors. USICH works with states and national programs on the ground through its regional coordinators, who connect with state and local governments in the creation of strategic plans and to promote the strategies of Opening Doors in local communities.

Executive Director Laura Green Zeilinger's Bio

Learn which Regional Coordinator covers your state and get their contact information 

Meet the USICH Policy & Program Staff

USICH Staff:

Saralyn Adish
Special Assistant

Samuel Abu Bonsrah
Finance Intern

Elizabeth Burman
Program Assistant

Richard Cho
Senior Policy Director
Read Richard Cho's bio

Matthew Doherty
Director of National Initiatives
Read Matthew Doherty's bio

Beverley Ebersold
Regional Coordinator
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Darren Franklin
Director of Finance and Administration

Jasmine Hayes
Policy Director
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Lindsay Knotts
Management and Program Analyst

Jay Melder
Director of Communications and External Affairs

Katy Miller
Regional Coordinator
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Peter Nicewicz
Management and Program Analyst
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Liz Osborn
Management and Program Analyst

Mary Owens
Program Assistant

Bob Pulster
Regional Coordinator
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Amy Sawyer
Regional Coordinator
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Chrischanne Smith
Staff Assistant

Laura Green Zeilinger
Executive Director