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NATALIE HARRIS (she/her)
Executive Director
nharris@louhomeless.org
(502) 636-9550 x 1212

Natalie Harris joined the Coalition for the Homeless in April 2010. Since then, she has helped Louisville initiate Rx: Housing—a program which has reduced homelessness among the chronically homeless, veterans, and young adults—as well as several community-wide education campaigns about homelessness.

Natalie was one of forty-seven leaders to graduate from the 2017-18 Achieving Excellence class, a prestigious and highly selective training program offered by NeighborWorks America in collaboration with the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. She serves as Co-Chair of the Kentucky Interagency Council on Homelessness and Secretary for the Homeless and Housing Coalition of Kentucky. 

Prior to working at the Coalition, Natalie served as CEO of Miami Valley Housing Opportunities, a nonprofit supportive housing provider in Dayton, Ohio; as the Director of Specialized Housing Resources Department at the Kentucky Housing Corporation (KHC); as Director of the statewide Homeless and Housing Coalition of Kentucky; and as Director of the Appalachia Services Project home repair program.

Natalie 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.

Natalie earned her bachelor’s degree from Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama, and loves to cook and eat in her spare time.


George Eklund

GEORGE EKLUND (he/him)
Director of Education and Advocacy
geklund@louhomeless.org
(502) 636-9550 x 1219

George Eklund joined the Coalition in 2019 as the Director of Education and Advocacy. He works with community groups and advocacy groups to develop and coordinate campaigns to end homelessness.

George grew up in Morehead, Kentucky, and attended Western Kentucky University. Upon graduating, he moved to Louisville where he spent three years doing community organizing for the Network Center for Community Change (NC3). Following his tenure with NC3, he spent four years traveling, consulting with non-profits, and biking across the country to raise money for affordable housing. George returned to Louisville in 2016 to work with the ACLU of Kentucky and earn a Masters in Public Administration.

In his free time, George enjoys cycling, cooking, spending time outside, and do it yourself projects.


Catherine McGeeney

CATHERINE McGEENEY (she/her)
Director of Communications
cmcgeeney@louhomeless.org
(502) 636-9550 x 1208

Catherine McGeeney joined the Coalition in July of 2013 and became Director of Communications in September 2019. She is responsible for the strategic direction and implementation of the Coalition’s communications campaigns, including media, online communications, printed materials, and social media. Catherine works to establish a strong message with a goal of educating the public and advocating for change, while always centering and uplifting the needs and experiences of people who are poor and experiencing homelessness.

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 children. She enjoys growing tomatoes, cycling, and being with people.


MELISSA RALEY (she/her)
Director of Development

mraley@louhomeless.org
(502) 636-9550 x 1213

Melissa Raley joined the Coalition as Director of Development in June 2017. She has been working in fundraising and communications since 2010. At the Coalition, she is responsible for all private fundraising, including grants, special events, donor mailings, major gifts, and donor stewardship.

Melissa earned her BA from Centre College and Executive Master of Nonprofit Administration from Notre Dame. She earned her Certified Fund Raising Executive credential in 2017. She lives near Iroquois Park with her partner and daughter.


Mary Frances Schafer

MARY FRANCES SCHAFER (she/her)
Director of Community Coordination
mfschafer@louhomeless.org
(502) 636-9550 x 1209

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.


BRANDI SCOTT (she/her)
Director of Program Operations
bscott@louhomeless.org
(502) 636-9550 x 1211

Brandi Scott joined the Coalition for the Homeless in August 2013. Her duties include Continuum of Care grants administration and overseeing the Coalition’s housing management. Prior to joining the Coalition, Brandi worked in HUD grants management in both the nonprofit sector and for Louisville Metro Government. Brandi received her BA in Government from Morehead State University and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Louisville School of Urban and Public Affairs.


Megan Augsburg

MEGAN PARDUE AUGSBURG (she/her)
Housing Lease Manager
maugsburg@louhomeless.org
(502) 636-9550 x 1205

Megan joined the Coalition for the Homeless in 2013 as one of the first members of the Single Point of Entry program, where she assisted clients in finding shelter. In 2018, Megan became the Housing Lease Manager for the Coalition. She manages leases for several Permanent Supportive Housing programs. Megan is responsible for new client intakes, certifications and re-certifications, inspections, calculating client rent payments and general housing management duties. 

Megan earned her Master of Social Work from Spalding University in 2013.


Marsha Bailey

MARSHA BAILEY (she/her)
Client/Landlord Relations & Office Manager
mbailey@louhomeless.org
(502) 636-9550 x 1206

Marsha Bailey has been with the Coalition since 2004. She assists the Executive Director in managing the organization’s administrative and financial functions, and manages relationships with clients and landlords. She is also responsible for human resource duties including payroll and employee benefits. She came to the Coalition with 15 years of administrative experience.


BRITTANY BOXLEY (she/her)
Prevention and Diversion Coordinator
bboxley@louhomeless.org
(502) 636-9550 x 1221

Brittany Boxley joined the Coalition in November 2020, coming with 10 years of social work and advocacy experience. She aids those experiencing homelessness to find appropriate housing. She also assists families with completing, submitting, and following up with Housing Authority applications, helps process referrals for funding, and acts as support with coordinating shelter space.

Brittany has her Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a minor in Sociology from University of Louisville, and a Master’s in Business Administration. She enjoys family time, traveling, meditating, exercising, growing spiritually, making people smile, respecting nature, dancing like no one is watching, and building financial freedom and generational wealth for her offspring.


ANNA CLAYTON (she/her)
Manager of Coordinated Entry
aclayton@louhomeless.org
(502) 636-9550 x 1218

Anna joined the Coalition for the Homeless in November 2018. Anna manages the Single Point of Entry and Prevention/Diversion teams at the Coalition. She also analyzes program data and reports on trends in the program services.

Prior to joining the Coalition, Anna worked for the Kentucky Housing Corporation managing the grant for youth aging out of foster care. She also served as Regional Supervisor for Child Care Council of Kentucky operating the Child Care Assistance Program.

Anna earned her bachelor’s in music business from Eastern Kentucky University. She lives in Southwest Louisville with her two daughters and enjoys music, the arts, Sojourn Community Church, cooking, traveling, and reading. 


RAY DIBAYA (he/him)
Outreach Worker
rdibaya@louhomeless.org

Ray joined the Coalition for the Homeless as an Outreach Worker in 2021. In this role, he conducts outreach by meeting with tenants facing eviction and connecting them with assistance programs. He communicates this information to the courts with the goal of reducing the frequency of evictions and keeping people housed.

Ray is a graduate of the University of Louisville who is currently pursuing a dual degree in a Master of Public Administration and Urban Planning. He enjoys to cook, run, and hang out with friends.


ERICA JOHNS (she/her)
Executive Assistant
ejohns@louhomeless.org
(502) 636-9550 x 1206

Erica Johns joined the Coalition in November 2018. As the Executive Assistant, Erica is responsible for management of the board of directors, coordination of collaborative meetings and trainings, and records management for donors.

Erica and her husband have two young daughters, who they are raising to be kind and honorable people. She enjoys reading and has a soft place in her heart for Sonic ice.


WILL KING (he/him)
Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) Project Administrator
wking@louhomeless.org
(502) 636-9550 x 1210

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.


MARIA MULLANEY (she/her)
Accountant
mmullaney@louhomeless.org
(502) 636-9550 x 1216

Maria Mullaney is the Coalition’s accountant, responsible for monthly financial reporting and other accounting tasks. Prior to joining the Coalition, Maria worked for the Louisville Water Company as Accounting Manager for 13 years, then at the Metropolitan Sewer District as Financial Controller for another eight years. Maria lives in Goshen. She has two young adult children, and her hobbies include horseback riding and boating.


DANIELLE OTTE (she/her)
Monitoring and Training Supervisor
dotte@louhomeless.org
(502) 636-9550 x 1220

Danielle joined the Coalition for the Homeless in February 2020. As Monitoring and Training Supervisor, Danielle provides both on-site and desk monitoring for the Continuum of Care (CoC), conducts and coordinates group trainings, and gathers and synthesizes data from the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) to report on funding recipient performance, and provides technical assistance based on monitoring finding and concerns.

Prior to joining the Coalition, Danielle served as Program Director for the YMCA of Central Ohio; was Leadership and Social Justice Coordinator for YWCA Columbus; and was Franklin County Housing and Rapid ReHousing Ohio Coordinator. Danielle has a Bachelor’s from the University of Louisville. She lives in the Belknap neighborhood of the Highlands and spends her time raising two children, going to concerts and movies, and eating her way around Louisville.


KATELYN ROBALINO (she/her)
AmeriCorps VISTA member
krobalino@louhomeless.org

Katelyn joined the Coalition in 2021 as a AmeriCorps VISTA member. In her position, Katelyn supports housing rights for all through tenant outreach, community organizing, and volunteer partnerships. Prior to joining the Coalition, Katelyn was Program Administrator at Educational Justice, and previously served as a Primary Assistant at a Montessori school in Charlotte, NC. Katelyn has her B.A. in Studio Art and Italian from UNC Chapel Hill. She lives in the Highlands and enjoys rock climbing, listening to podcasts, and cooking.


ASHLEY TABOR (she/her)
Monitoring and Training Specialist
atabor@louhomeless.org
(502) 636-9550 x 1204

Ashley Tabor has been with the Coalition since June 2019. She started in direct services working for the Prevention & Diversion team in the Single Point of Entry office. In August 2021, she began working as one of our Monitor & Training Specialists. Her duties include on-site and desk monitoring for the Continuum of Care, helping facilitate meetings and trainings, and gathering and analyzing data from the Homeless Management Information System to evaluate grant recipient performance and provide technical assistance based on monitoring findings.

Prior to joining the Coalition, Ashley worked as a Housing Case Manager for the Appalachian Regional Coalition on Homelessness in Tennessee. Ashley lives in Fairdale and enjoys hanging out with her cat, cooking, and eating at her favorite Louisville restaurants: Kashmir, Safier, Havana Rumba, and Queen of Sheba. 


LEANDRA WILLIAMS
Prevention and Diversion Coordinator
lwilliams@louhomeless.org
(502) 636-9550 x 1200

LeAndra joined the Coalition in October 2019. As Prevention and Diversion coordinator, LeAndra assists households in identifying safe, alternative options to shelter, which reduces the trauma of an experience with homelessness.

Prior to joining the Coalition, LeAndra was a person-centered coach for Therapeutic Intervention Services and a Housing Specialist at Volunteers of America Mid-States. 

LeAndra has her BSSW in Social Work with a minor in Addiction Studies at Spalding University. She has a beautiful child, Joelle. She enjoys meditation, exercise, reading, writing poetry, and the podcast she runs with her best friend. She lives in Preston/Okolona.


SAVANNAH WINSTON (she/they)
Housing Outreach Specialist
swinston@louhomeless.org

As a Housing Outreach Specialist, Savannah does door-knocking to provide information on rental assistance programs for the purpose of preventing evictions. Savannah also does some volunteer coordinating and community outreach. She currently attends the University of Louisville and is pursuing a BA in Pan-African Studies with a minor in Political Science, with plans to graduate December 2021! Savannah lives in the Preston Highway/Hillview area and in her spare time she enjoys hiking, traveling, and film photography.


SINGLE POINT OF ENTRY TEAM

Since 2013, Louisville has operated a shelter bed reservation process called Single Point of Entry (formerly called “Bed One-Stop”), which allows individuals and families facing homelessness to reserve beds at emergency shelters in person or on the phone, as well as to get assistance with prevention and diversion from homelessness. To reserve a bed or seek prevention/diversion services, call (502) 637-2337 between the hours of 10am and 4pm daily.