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ICH Staff

Meet the ICH Team!

Daisean Foster – Graphic Designer

Daisean Foster (he/him) has extensive knowledge on conceptualizing and creating designs to convey critical messaging to target audiences. He is a graphic designer, having graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Barry University. is multifaceted and can create designs out of a variety of art media.

Eileen Rosa – Special Advisor

Eileen (she/her) serves as the Special Advisor for single adults and Veteran homelessness with the Interagency Council on Homelessness (ICH). Additionally, she has over seven years of experience with the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) and coordinated entry implementation, locally referred to as Coordinated Assessment and Housing Placement (CAHP).

Synina Pugh – Special Advisor

Synina is the Special Advisor for emergency response and shelter operations, leading numerous initiatives to operationalize systems that assist shelter engagements with the homeless community. Synina is also the lead for Shelter Redesign of the Single Adult System on behalf of the ICH.

Theresa Silla - Executive Director

Also designated the Director to End Homelessness, Theresa Silla was appointed by Mayor Muriel Bowser in October 2021 and confirmed by Council soon after. Before her appointment, from May 2020 to September 2021, she served as a consultant to the District, focusing on preventing and ending homelessness for single adults experiencing homelessness. In that role, she developed a robust framework for streamlining intake, transitioning Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) providers to billing Medicaid, and piloting PSH Plus.