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USICH Adds Three Special Advisors to Staff in Washington, DC

September 14, 2012

USICH is pleased to welcome three Senior Advisors to the Executive Director this September who will work in specific program areas to continue progress towards to the goals in Opening Doors. They will be taking leaves of absence from their current positions and joining us in the short-term. 

Lloyd Pendleton focuses on reducing the impact of the criminal justice system on homelessness as a Senior Advisor to the Executive Director.
In 2006, Lloyd was appointed the Director of the State of Utah’s Homeless Task Force where he was charged with implementing Utah’s 10-year plan to prevent and end chronic homeless and reduce overall homelessness by 2014, a plan which he had authored in 2004. Prior to his appointment with the state, Lloyd was an executive with Ford Motor Company for 14 years.  After leaving Ford, he worked for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints where he was instrumental in developing and implementing a worldwide humanitarian program.  In 2009, Lloyd was awarded a Purpose Prize Fellowship and was honored with a Governor’s Award for Excellence in Humanitarianism. He is a graduate of Brigham Young University and holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and a masters of business administration. 

Cathy ten Broeke focuses on housing and homelessness system policy as a Senior Advisor to the Executive Director.
Cathy has 19 years of experience working on the issue of homelessness.  Cathy is taking a leave from her position as Director of the Minneapolis/Hennepin County Office to End Homelessness where she has led the planning and implementation of the community’s plan to end homelessness and coordinated the City of Minneapolis and Hennepin County’s response to homelessness in partnership with hundreds of business, faith, philanthropic, and nonprofit community partners.  Cathy also Co-Chaired Minnesota’s Statewide Homeless Coordinators Council, which coordinates the plans to end homelessness in over 14 jurisdictions and among eight tribes.  Cathy’s additional experience includes principal policy advisor to a County Commissioner, advising on policy related to homelessness, affordable housing, and mental health; direct service provider and shelter director at a shelter for homeless men; and membership in The National Alliance to End Homelessness’ Leadership Council.  Cathy holds a master’s degree from the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs.

Joshua Bamberger, MD, MPH will work on Veterans homelessness as a Senior Advisor to the Executive Director. Josh is the Medical Director of Housing and Urban Health for the San Francisco Department of Public Health.  He coordinates all medical and behavioral health services at the health department’s supportive housing programs, presently serving over 5,000 people in housing.  He is also the medical director of the Housing and Urban Health Clinic, a Federally Qualified Health Center that is designed to provide integrated primary care and behavioral health services for formerly homeless people living in supportive housing.  He has published in the areas of overdose prevention, cost effectiveness of supportive housing, and HIV post-exposure prophylaxis as well as in the area of drug user health related issues.  Josh is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Family Medicine, University of California, San Francisco and a Lecturer at the School of Public Health at the University of California Berkeley.  He has been practicing family medicine with people living in poverty since 1989.