The Network Leadership Council

The Network Leadership Council reflects the broad and diverse commitment across Hampden, Hampshire, Franklin and Berkshire Counties to prevent and end homelessness in the region. Collaboration across every sector of our community is critical to meeting this challenge. With a Leadership Council 70 strong and continually growing, the Network thanks this group of leaders for their partnership in the shared mission to make homelessness rare, brief and non-recurring in Western Massachusetts.

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Tanisha Arena, Executive Director, Arise for Social Justice

Jim Ayres, Vice-President of Program and Strategy, Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts

Paul Bailey, Executive Director, Springfield Partners for Community Action

John Bidwell, Executive Director, United Way of Hampshire County

The Honorable Natalie Blais, State Representative, 1st Franklin

Kathryn Buckley-Brawner, Director, Catholic Charities, Diocese of Springfield

The Honorable Dan Carey, State Representative, 2nd Hampshire

Joanne Campbell, Executive Director, Valley Community Development Corporation

Dave Christopolis, Executive Director, Hilltown Community Development Corporation

Christa Collier, Executive Director, Northern Berkshire United Way

The Honorable Jo Comerford, State Senator—Hampshire, Franklin and Worcester

Ben Cluff, Veterans’ Services Coordinator, Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Jessica Collins, Executive Director, Public Health Institute of Western Massachusetts

Steve Connor, Director, Central Hampshire Veterans Services

Patricia Crosby, Executive Director, Franklin Hampshire Regional Employment Board

David Cruise, President, MassHire Hampden County Workforce Board

Rabbi Justin David, Congregation B’nai Israel 

Elizabeth Dineen, Executive Director, YWCA of Western Massachusetts

The Honorable Mindy Domb, State Representative, 3rd Hampshire

Linda Dunlavy, Executive Director, Franklin Regional Council of Governments

Doreen Fadus, Executive Director, Community Benefit and Health, Health Care for the Homeless, Mercy Medical Center

The Honorable Anne Gobi, State Senator—Worcester, Hampden, Hampshire and Middlesex

Judge Robert Fields, Western Division Housing Court

The Honorable Michael Finn, State Representative, 6th Hampden

David Gadaire, Executive Director, MassHire Holyoke

Peter Gagliardi, Executive Director, Way Finders

Melanie Gelaznik, Executive Director, BerkshireWorks

The Honorable Carlos Gonzaléz, State Representative, 10th Hampden

Brad Gordon, Executive Director, Berkshire County Regional Housing Authority

Gina Govoni, Executive Director, Franklin County Regional Housing & Redevelopment Authority

Michael Hagmaier, Executive Vice President, Soldier On

Sharon Hall-Smith, Division Director, Gandara Center

Dave Havens, Director of Homeless Services, Mental Health Association 

Clare Higgins, Executive Director, Community Action Pioneer Valley

The Honorable Adam Hinds, State Senator—Berkshire, Franklin, Hampshire and Hampden

Stephen Huntley, Executive Director, Valley Opportunity Council

Lori Ingraham, Assistant Treasurer, Easthampton Savings Bank

Joan Kagan, President and CEO, Square One

Kathy Keeser, Executive Director, Louison House

Ellen Kennedy, President, Berkshire Community College

Jennifer Kinsman, Senior Vice-President Community Impact, United Way of Pioneer Valley

Charlie Knight, Former Consumer, Springfield

The Honorable Eric Lesser, State Senator—1st Hampden and Hampshire

Jay Levy, Regional Manager, Eliot CHS–Homeless Services

Jose Lopez-Figuero, Director, Center for Access Services, Springfield Technical Community College

Joanne Marqusee, President and CEO, Cooley Dickinson Health Care

The Honorable Paul Mark, State Representative, 2nd Berkshire

Tom Matuszko, Berkshire Regional Planning Commission

Gerry McCafferty, Director, City of Springfield Office of Housing

Bill Miller, Vice-President, Clinical and Support Options

Earl Miller, Director of Recovery, Massachusetts Department of Mental Health

Peter Miller, Community Development Director, City of Westfield

Laurie Millman, Executive Director, Center for New Americans

Andrew Morehouse, Executive Director, The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts

Michelle Morris, CRA Mortgage Loan Originator, Berkshire Bank

Mayor Alex Morse, City of Holyoke

Mayor David Narkewicz, City of Northampton

Theresa Nicholson, Director of Housing Services, Center for Human Development

Elton Ogden, President, Berkshire Housing Development Corporation

Lizzy Ortiz, Homeless Services Coordinator, Health Care for the Homeless, Mercy Medical Center

Yasmin Otero, Assistant Director, Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance

Jesus Pereira, Veterans Services Director, City of Holyoke

The Honorable Smitty Pignatelli, State Representative, 4th Berkshire

The Honorable Angelo Puppolo, State Representative, 12th Hampden

Jane Ralph, Executive Director, Construct

Phil Ringwood, Executive Director, DIAL/SELF Youth and Community Services

Frank Robinson, Vice President, Public Health, Baystate Health

Marcia Roddy, Regional Director, Massachusetts Department of Children And Families

Christina Royal, President, Holyoke Community College

The Honorable Lindsay Sabadosa, State Representative, 1st Hampshire

Jay Sacchetti, Vice President Shelter/Housing, ServiceNet

Yves Salomon-Fernandez, President, Greenfield Community College

Mayor Domenic Sarno, City of Springfield

James Seney, Program Manager, VA Central Western Massachusetts Health Care System

James Sherbo, Senior Vice President, PeoplesBank

Sarah Tanner, Interim Executive Director, United Way of Franklin County

The Honorable José Tosado, State Representative, 9th Hampden

The Honorable Aaron Vega, State Representative, 5th Hampden

The Honorable John Velis, State Representative, 4th Hampden

The Honorable Joseph Wagner, State Representative, 8th Hampden

Rose Webster-Smith, Program Coordinator, Springfield No One Leaves

The Honorable James Welch, State Senator—Hampden

Pamela Wells, Resident Services Manager, Springfield Housing Authority

The Honorable Bud Williams, State Representative, 11th Hampden

Twjana Williams, Western Massachusetts Regional Supervisor Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development

Candace Winkler, Executive Director and CEO, Berkshire United Way

Steve Winn, Vice-President, Behavioral Health Network

Cheryl Zoll, CEO, Tapestry Health


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