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Interagency Council on Homelessness Members

The ICH Council includes representatives of key government agencies, service providers, advocates, constituents, the private sector, and the Continuum of Care (CoC).  Representatives are listed for each category below.  

Government Representatives

  • City Administrator, Chair
  • Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services
  • Interagency Council on Homelessness
  • Department of Human Services
  • Department of Behavioral Health
  • Child and Family Services Agency
  • Department of Housing and Community Development
  • Department of Health
  • DC Housing Authority
  • Department of Corrections
  • Department of Employment Services
  • Office of the State Superintendent of Education
  • Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency
  • Department of General Services
  • DC Metropolitan Police
  • Office of LGBTQ Affairs

Service Providers 

  • Amanda Chesney, Catholic Charities (2025)
  • Kelly Sweeney McShane, Community of Hope (2025)
  • Lynn Amano, Friendship Place (2026)
  • Angela Jones Hackley, Covenant House Greater Washington (2026)
  • Roxanne Murray, Echelon Community Services, (2026)
  • Christy Respress, Pathways to Housing (2026)
  • Adam Rocap, Miriams Kitchen (2026)
  • Nikila Smith, Street Sense (2026)


  • Kate Coventry, DC Fiscal Policy Institute (2025)
  • Karen Cunningham, Everyone Home DC (2025)
  • Rachelle Ellison, Peoples For Fairness Coalition (2026)
  • Deborah Jones, Housing Up (2026)

Constituents With Lived Experience Representatives

  • Reginald Black, People for Fairness Coalition (2025)
  • Qaadir El-Amin, People for Fairness Coalition (2025)
  • Rico Harris, Community for Creative Nonviolence (2026)
  • Daniel Rico, Sasha Bruce Youth Work (2026)

Business/Private Sector Representatives

  • Catherine Crosland, Unity HealthCare (2025)
  • Shellon Fraser, National Housing Trust (2025)
  • Tobie Smith, Georgetown University School of Medicine (2026)
  • Tonia Wellons, Greater Washington Community Foundation (2026)

Continuum of Care Representative

  • Sue Marshall, The Community Partnership for the Prevention of Homelessness (TCP)

District Council Representatives

  • Chairman Phil Mendelson (Committee of the Whole)
  • Councilmember Robert C. White, Jr. (Committee on Housing)