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Standing Committees 2020-2021

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 remotely, gleaning from their expertise and offering your own unique insight. Most committees meet once a month via conference call.

Committee participation is open to all Individual Members and staff of Organizational Members. Contact Dott Freeman to learn more.


Chair – Trish Grand
Vice Chair – Amy Sparks
Staff Person – Michael Durham 
Addresses administrative issues related to HCH grantees and other health centers

Advancement (formerly Membership & Development) 

Chair – Maureen Neal
Staff Person – Dott Freeman and Andrea Crowe
Guides the philanthropy, communications, and membership functions of the Council

Finance and Personnel

Chair – Brandon Cook
Staff Person – Melanie Harper
Develops annual budget, monitors expenditures, authorizes personnel policies


Chair – Rachel Biggs
Staff Person – Regina Reed
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.


Chair – Katherine Diaz Vickery
Staff Person – Alaina Boyer
Conducts and promotes research involving HCH projects and to improve policy and practice


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