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 as of January 1, 2021

Veterans Direct Service Provider (DSP)Beth Waters, Open Door Ministries of High Point
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 (Secretary; Chair, Membership 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 (Board Chair Elect; Interim Chair, System Performance and Evaluation Committee; Chair, Governance Committee; Chair, Nominating 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 Developervacant
Affordable Housing Managervacant
Community-minded individualScott Jones, Tiny House Community Development, Inc. (Chair, Housing Resources Committee)
Business RepresentativeDr. Pamela Palmer, Pamela Palmer and Associates (Board Chair, Chair, Executive Committee; Chair, Strategic Planning Committee)
AdvocateShanna Reece, The Servant Center (Chair, Coordinated Entry Committee)
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 and HMIS Lead Agency – Brian Hahne, Partners Ending Homelessness