Standing Committees 2022-2023

The standing committees of the Board are principally responsible for steering the Council’s programs and priorities on behalf of the Governing Membership. Participation on these committees is the best way to connect with your colleagues from around the country, gleaning from their expertise and offering your own unique insight. Most committees meet once a month via conference call.


Learn more about the Administrators Committee

Chair – Kim Despres
Staff Liaison – Kayla Ritchie
Addresses administrative issues related to HCH grantees and other health centers.


(formerly Membership & Development) Learn more about the Advancement Committee

Chair – Maureen Neal
Staff Liaison – Bobby Watts, Brenda Wright
Guides the development, communications, and membership functions of the Council.

Finance and Personnel

Learn more about the Finance and Personnel Committee

Chair – Trish Grand
Staff Liaison – Melanie Harper
Develops annual budget, monitors expenditures, and authorizes personnel policies.


Learn more about the Policy Committee

Chair – Rachel Biggs
Staff Liaison – Barbara DiPietro
Recommends public policy positions and coordinates advocacy on public policy issues.

The Policy Committee runs a subcommittee, the Homeless Mortality Data Workgroup, to share ideas and best practices of how localities carry out homeless mortality/death count work. For more information, contact Rachel Biggs.


Learn more about the Research Committee

Chair – Katherine Diaz Vickery
Staff Liaisons – Kimberly Chiaramonte and Lauryn Berner
Conducts and promotes research involving HCH projects and to improve policy and practice.

Bylaws of the National Health Care for the Homeless Council (revised 2021)

Committee participation is open to all Individual Members and staff of Organizational Members.
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