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Natalie Harris joined the Coalition for the Homeless in April of 2010. Since then, she helped Louisville initiate a 100K Homes Initiative called Rx: Housing and a community-wide education campaign about homelessness. She serves as Co-Chair of the Kentucky Interagency Council on Homelessness and Secretary for the Homeless and Housing Coalition of Kentucky. Four years prior to that, she served as CEO of Miami Valley Housing Opportunities, a nonprofit supportive housing provider in Dayton, Ohio. MVHO manages almost 600 units of supportive housing and operates the PATH program which provides street outreach to homeless, mentally ill persons. For 12 years prior to 2005, Natalie served as director of the Specialized Housing Resources Department at Kentucky Housing Corporation (KHC), the state housing finance agency. There, she was responsible for development, implementation and coordination of policies and procedures relating to the Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) Program, Affordable Housing Trust Fund (AHTF), Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) Program, Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG) Program and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Continuum of Care Programs. She has served as a consultant to the U.S. Census Bureau, Corporation for Supportive Housing, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Urban Institute on issues related to rural homelessness and supportive housing. Before joining KHC, Natalie served as director of the statewide Homeless and Housing Coalition of Kentucky and the Appalachia Service Project home repair program. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama and loves to cook and eat in her spare time.
Director of Community Coordination
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Mary Frances has been on staff at the Coalition since July 2006. Her duties include coordination of Louisville’s Continuum of Care process, writing and coordinating the Consolidated Application of the HUD Continuum of Care grant, working with homeless service providers to coordinate a community effort toward addressing the issue of homelessness and working with Louisville Metro representatives to update and implement the community’s Consolidated Plan. Before coming to the Coalition she served twelve years as Program Manager for a transitional housing facility serving homeless single parent families. She spent seven years providing in-home case management services for the elderly. In 1993, she received her Masters of Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis with concentrations in Social and Economic Development, and Management.
Program Compliance Administrator
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Brandi Scott joined the Coalition for the Homeless in August 2013. Her duties include Continuum of Care grants management and Quality Assurance Standards. Prior to joining the Coalition Brandi worked in HUD grants management in both the nonprofit sector and for Louisville Metro Government. She earned a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Louisville School of Urban and Public Affairs in 2009.
Communications Strategist (part-time)
Catherine McGeeney joined the Coalition for the Homeless in July of 2013 as the Director of Development. In April 2017, Catherine transitioned into a role as the Communications Strategist for the Coalition, where she manages enewsletters, social media, and other online communications. Catherine joined the Coalition from Assumption High School, where she was the Director of Alumnae Relations and the Annual Fund; prior to that, she managed the client services team and strategic client initiatives for an ethics program provider in Chicago, IL. Catherine received her B.A. in English from the University of Notre Dame, where she graduated from the Honors Program, and she lives in the Highlands with her husband and their three young children.
Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) Project Administrator
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Will joined the Coalition in 2013. He is responsible for administration and support of the Kentucky HMIS database in Louisville. He works with Kentucky Housing Corporation on HMIS development and manages the HMIS grant. Will has 17 years of IT experience and has worked for the College of Medicine at the University of Kentucky, the College of Business at Morehead State University and the College of Business at the University of Louisville.
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Marsha Bailey has been with the Coalition since 2004. She assists the Executive Director in managing the organization’s administrative and financial functions. Her responsibilities include accounts payable and receivables, account reconciliations, and recording contributions. She updates the Louisville Street Tips, a resource booklet for homeless individuals, and controls inventory. She is responsible for human resource duties including payroll and employee benefits. Marsha coordinates the logistics of meetings and supervises volunteer staff. She came to The Coalition with 15 years of administrative experience.
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Jamason Bailey joined the Coalition for the Homeless in December 2013. He manages five Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) grants that provide housing for 130 clients. He also supervises the Single Point of Entry program, which coordinates the availability of beds at all of Louisville’s emergency shelters. Prior to joining the Coalition, he worked for Family Health Centers – Phoenix, a health clinic that specializes in providing care for people experiencing homelessness, where he helped to administer several PSH grants and assisted clients to obtain medical benefits. Jamason received his Bachelor’s Degree from Eastern Kentucky University and his Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Louisville. Jamason is a veteran of the U.S. Navy.
Housing Program Specialist
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Ra’Desha Williams joined the Coalition for the Homeless in December 2015. She assists the Housing Manager by conducting various tasks associated with the management of housing for HUD funded Permanent Supportive Housing Programs. Her responsibilities include conducting Housing Quality Standards, completing Rent Reasonableness Evaluations, and conducting Environmental Reviews in conjunction with HUD requirements. Ra’Desha received her B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville and her Master’s in Urban Planning from the University of Louisville.
SINGLE POINT OF ENTRY TEAM
Megan Pardue Augsburg
Single Point of Entry
Megan joined the Coalition for the Homeless in May of 2013. She has been a part of the Single Point of Entry program since its start in the summer of 2013. Megan’s responsibilities include assisting clients in obtaining a bed at the shelters, placing families on a waiting list, creating shelter IDs, and making referrals to appropriate services. She also manages different statistics and data for the Single Point of Entry program. Megan earned her Master of Social Work from Spalding University in 2013.
Single Point of Entry
Jayme joined the Coalition for the Homeless in March 2014. Her duties include locating bed placement for clients, maintaining and update the family wait list for the shelters, creating shelter check-in cards, registering clients in the HMIS database, and referring clients to appropriate social service agencies. Jayme earned her Master of Science degree in Human Development and Nonprofit Leadership from Murray State University in 2007. Jayme has over 9 years’ experience working within social service and nonprofits. During that time she has successfully worked with a diverse background of clients and individuals.