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Media Experts: Justice-Involved Populations

To request an interview with one of our staff or community experts, contact Terri Woodmore, NHCHC Communications Manager.

Council Staff

Courtney Pladsen, DNP, FNP-BC, RN

Director of Clinical and Quality Improvement

Courtney Pladsen leads initiatives to improve the delivery of primary care, substance use treatment, and mental health care nationally. She directs training and quality improvement initiatives, and contributes to research and policy recommendations on emerging clinical issues affecting people experiencing homelessness.

 

Bobby Watts, MPH, MS

Chief Executive Officer

Bobby Watts is the chief executive officer of the National Health Care for the Homeless Council, which supports Health Care for the Homeless programs and medical respite providers with training, technical assistance, sharing of best practices, research, publications, and an active policy and advocacy program working to eliminate homelessness. He has 30 years of experience in administration, direct service, and implementation of homeless health services, beginning as a live-in counselor at the New York City Rescue Mission. In February 2021, he was appointed as a member of the Biden-Harris Administration’s COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force.

 

Bobby Watts, CEO

HCH Community Experts

Walter Herres
Founder & CEO, SHILO (Supporting the Homeless Innovatively Loving Others)
Edison, NJ

Eric Hunter
Videographer/Photographer, Ebenezer Baptist Church
Atlanta, GA

Frances Isbell, MS
CEO, Healthcare for the Homeless – Houston
Houston, TX

Brenda Konkel, JD
Executive Director, Madison Area Care for the Homeless
Madison, WI

Randle Loeb, MDiv, MS
People’s Advocacy Council, Stout Street Health Center, Colorado Coalition for the Homeless
Denver, CO