Margaret Riden, Chairperson

DC Alliance of Youth Advocates, Washington, DC

Executive Director

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Lisa Thompson, Vice Chairperson

Project Oz, Bloomington, IL

Chief Executive Officer

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Elisabeth Jackson, Treasurer

Bridge Over Troubled Waters, Boston, MA

Executive Director

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Daniel Pfarr, Secretary

180 Degrees, Minneapolis,  MN


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Hedda McLendon, Past Chairperson

King County Department of Community and Human Services, Seattle, WA

Housing Services & Stability Manager

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Tim Massaquoi

Youth Service, Inc., Philadelphia, PA

Program Director

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Chris Nelson

Attention Homes, Boulder, CO

Chief Executive Officer

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Calvin Smith

VA Medical Center, Manchester, NH

VASH Social Worker

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Zachary Wood

Rutgers University, Audubon, NJ

Assistant Teaching Professor, Public Policy & Administration Program Director, Urban Studies


Carlos Lejnieks

Big Brothers Big Sisters Essex, Hudson, & Union Counties, Newark, NJ 

Chief Executive Officer