Guilford County CoC Board of Directors

Guilford CoC Board includes representatives of organizations and other nonprofit service providers; victim service providers; faith based organizations; governments; businesses; advocates; public housing agencies; school districts; social service providers; mental health agencies, hospitals, universities, affordable housing developers, law enforcement; foundations and funders; community minded businesses and individuals; organizations that serve homeless and formerly homeless veterans; and homeless and formerly homeless persons to the extent these groups are represented within Guilford County. Guilford CoC Board shall consist of no fewer than thirteen (13) and no more than twenty-five (25) members.

No more than one-third of CoC Board members will be current recipients of funding from coordinated funding processes (currently CoC, ESG, and City Greensboro funds). Other board members will represent constituent groups and individuals supporting the systems-level coordination of federal, state, and other funds and resources targeted to ending homelessness. Staff members of agencies nominated for the board should have a letter of support from their Executive Director (or similar level of supervisor) before they are considered for this role. If an individual elected to fulfill a required position on the Board subsequently leaves that agency, the Board shall determine how best to ensure compliance with the regulations.

At least one of the Board members shall be currently experiencing homelessness or have experienced homelessness in the past.

Continuum of Care Board of Director members effective July 1, 2021

Veterans Direct Service Provider (DSP)Beth Waters, Open Door Ministries of High Point (Secretary; Chair, Membership Committee)
Chronic DSP –  vacant
Families with children DSP –  Mark Sumerford, Greensboro Urban Ministry
Unaccompanied Youth DSPSarah Roethlinger, Youth Focus (Immediate Past Chair; Chair, Youth Committee)
Lived ExperienceGattis Long, Caring Service, Inc. (Chair, Advocacy and Public Relations Committee)
Other DSPBernita Sims, Welfare Reform Liaison Project (Board Chair-Elect; Chair, Governance Committee; Chair, Nominating Committee)
Shanna Reece, The Servant Center (Chair, Coordinated Entry Committee)
Victim Services ProviderTom Campbell, Family Service of the Piedmont
Faith-based OrganizationCharolette Leach, Wake Forest Baptist Health, High Point Medical Center – Faith Health
Government Representatives
-Kay Cashion, Guilford County Commissioners
-vacant, City of Greensboro
-Thanena Wilson, City of High Point (Chair, System Performance and Evaluation Committee)
Public Housing AuthorityTina Gray, Greensboro Housing Authority
School Districtvacant
Social Service ProviderLisa Cowan-Dudley, Department of Health and Human Services
Mental Health AgencyDonna McCormick, Sandhills Center
Hospital – vacant
University – Dr. Stephen Sills, Center for Housing and Community Studies, UNC Greensboro (Chair, HMIS Committee)
Affordable Housing DeveloperScott Jones, Tiny House Community Development, Inc. (Chair, Housing Resources Committee)
Affordable Housing Managervacant
Community-minded individualEdith Clifford, Room At The Inn
Business RepresentativeDr. Pamela Palmer, Pamela Palmer and Associates (Board Chair; Chair, Executive Committee; Chair, Strategic Planning Committee)
AdvocateHeather Magill, Guilford County Family Justice Center
EMS/First ResponderBrian Evans, High Point Fire Department
Law Enforcement: High Pointvacant
Law Enforcement: Greensboro – Captain John Thompson
Current Director of Collaborative ApplicantHeather Skeens, Guilford County Social Services
Current Executive Director of Coordinated Entry Lead Agency, HMIS Lead Agency, and Administrative Agent – Brian Hahne, Partners Ending Homelessness