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Interagency Council on Homelessness Members

The ICH Council includes representatives of key government agencies, service providers, advocates, constituents, private sector, and the Continuum of Care (CoC).

Government Representatives

  • Kevin Donahue – Office of the City Administrator, Chair
  • Wayne Turnage - Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services
  • Theresa Silla – Interagency Council on Homelessness
  • Laura Zeilinger – Department of Human Services
  • Barbara J. Bazron – Department of Behavioral Health
  • Robert L. Matthews– Child and Family Services Agency
  • Drew Hubbard, Interim Director – Department of Housing and Community Development
  • LaQuandra Nesbitt – Department of Health
  • Brenda Donald – DC Housing Authority
  • Quincy L. Booth – Department of Corrections
  • Dr. Unique N. Morris-Hughes – Department of Employment Services
  • Dr. Christina Grant, Acting State Superintendent of Education – Office of the State Superintendent of Education
  • Chris Rodriguez – Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency
  • Keith Anderson – Department of General Services
  • Robert J. Contee III – DC Metropolitan Police
  • Japer Bowles – Office of LGBTQ Affairs

Service Providers

  • Michael Ferrell, Coalition for the Homeless
  • Koube Ngaaje, DASH
  • Ishan Heru, Community Connections
  • Kelly Sweeney McShane, Community of Hope
  • Christy Respress, Pathways to Housing
  • Jean-Michel Giraud, Friendship Place
  • Jorge Membreno, SMYAL


  • Kate Coventry, DC Fiscal Policy Institute
  • Adam Rocap, Miriam's Kitchen
  • Debby Shore, Sasha Bruce Youthworks

Constituent Representatives

  • Qaadir El-Amin
  • Aaron White
  • Reginald Black

Business Representatives

  • Tonia Wellons, Greater Washington Community Foundation
  • Jill Carmichael, National Community Church
  • Chapman Todd, Development Consultant
  • Catherine Crosland, Unity HealthCare

Continuum of Care Representative

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

District Council Representatives

  • Blaine Stum, Chairman Phil Mendelson's designee (Committee of the Whole)
  • Councilmember Brianne Nadeau (Committee on Human Services)
  • Councilmember Anita Bonds (Committee on Housing and Neighborhood Revitalization)