Tammy is TCHC’s Executive Director and leads our efforts to end homelessness. Tammy has worked in the field of homelessness for nearly 20 years, with extensive experience in nonprofit management, financial oversight, program development and grant administration and is dedicated to advocacy, education, and creating programs to meet emerging community needs. Tammy is a TCU Horned Frog and a UTA Maverick and has been known to return to her alma maters to speak in or teach social work classes. When she’s not at TCHC, Tammy is an avid outdoorswoman who enjoys scuba diving, skiing, and hiking, and loves getting to travel and spend time with her family- including a few four-legged members.
Bambi is the TCHC Helpline Coordinator and one of the Housing Assessors. She provides resources for our local community and links both clients and partner agencies with services and specifically works hard to divert people from ever having to enter homelessness. When she’s not making linkages in the community, Bambi loves to read and enjoys spending time with her family and travelling.
Director of Systems Integration
Carla is the Systems Integration Director at TCHC. While this sounds like an IT position it is quite the opposite. Her role is two-fold – one is to oversee Coordinated Entry and the other is to work with various systems to provide a seamless integration of services. Carla got into the non-profit world to be an advocate for those without a voice and to help them find their voice. Throughout her years of experience in the social work field Carla has found her passion to be in homelessness, specifically finding solutions to end youth homelessness. When she isn’t working Carla can be found on the trails running, Netflix binging, keeping her house standing, and enjoying live music.
Director of Planning
Carolyn is TCHC’s Director of Planning and coordinates our system-wide efforts to end homelessness. She and her group work hard to ensure that long-term plans are in place for our community to ensure we reduce and end homelessness through research, data analysis, evaluation and monitoring of programs, connecting systems, and training service providers to ensure our community provides high quality services for those experiencing homelessness. When she’s not planning to end homelessness, Carolyn can be found exploring new destinations, advocating for social causes she cares about, playing with her cat and dog, and wandering the aisles of Target in search of a bargain.
J’Qualin is an HMIS Coordinator at TCHC and does the heavy data lifting and trains the next generation of HMIS users. When he’s not setting up new user accounts, answering the helpdesk, or coordinating lots of thing ETO, J’Qualin enjoys watching Harry Potter marathons and debating the true heir to the Iron Throne. He also loves Broadway musicals and can often be heard belting out the closing number from RENT.
Joel is the scan card guy at TCHC. He makes scan cards so clients can access services at the local shelters and assessments to make sure clients are on the housing list. When he’s not helping clients access services, he likes to go camping with friends and family. He works in the nonprofit field because many years ago his dad told him to be a giver not a taker. Joel feels he’s lived a privileged life, and it is his duty to give back to the community.
Kelly is an HMIS Coordinator at TCHC and every day she is excited that her job allows her to use some of her favorite things- technology and data. Kelly really loves being a storyteller in an unorthodox way; not using words, but data, to tell the story of homelessness, and of hope, for those in our community. When she is not datamining within our HMIS, Kelly is an avid online gamer and often she may be found in one MMO or another with her husband.
CoC Planning Manager
Lauren is the Planning Manager for TCHC and is responsible for grant writing, program evaluation, and event planning. She is passionate about educating the community on homelessness and encouraging others to see the good in one another. Lauren is a proud member of the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Class of 2012. She enjoys running, watching football, spending time with family including her three dogs, and everything Fall – PSL, anyone?
Director of Development
Lauren is TCHC’s Director of Development and handles all things fundraising, marketing, special events, grants, and community awareness, trying hard to get people to understand that homelessness is something that happens to people and not something that defines them. Her passion lies in programs addressing homelessness and poverty and she is certain that we can figure this out. Lauren is a proud social worker who bleeds purple, but may also have a touch of burnt orange in her as well. When she’s not working to end homelessness, Lauren enjoys spending time with her family, traveling as much as possible, and cheering the Frogs on at every opportunity.
Coordinated Entry Program Manager
Melanie is the Coordinated Entry Planning Manager and works with our partners to help get people who are experiencing homelessness into housing by connecting the agencies who are serving the people to the agencies who have the housing. When she’s not working to build a streamlined system, Mel enjoys watching trash TV, spending time with her family and friends- including a three-year-old sister who keeps her on her toes- and sleeping late whenever she gets the chance.
CoC Planning Coordinator
Shannon is one of the CoC Planning Coordinators and makes sure all of our community trainings, general meetings, and Boot Camp are in order and go well. She also co-facilitates the Consumer Council and partners on agency performance reviews and got into nonprofit work because she finds joy in helping others. When she’s not ensuring that everyone in our continuum is trained up, she enjoys working out, hiking, camping, indoor rock climbing, and anything else that is adventurous and outside.
Stella is TCHC’s Administrative Coordinator and does a whole lot of everything to keep everyone at TCHC rolling along in their jobs, providing support by organizing and facilitating meetings, keeping track of financial matters, and pretty much assisting in any capacity. She got into nonprofit work because she enjoys being around people and organizations who aren’t scared to do something different to make change. When she’s not keeping things running at TCHC, Stella enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, traveling, music, shopping, binge watching Netflix, seeing the latest movies, trying new things, meeting new people and keeping up with the latest dance moves.
Teimesha, better known as Mesha, is an HMIS Assessor with TCHC who helps our homeless community by getting them access to shelters and different programs throughout the county. When she’s not helping people get off the street, Mesha loves to read, bake, cook, craft, play bingo or anything else that she can do with my family and is inspired by the kindness of others
CoC Planning Coordinator
Trudy is a CoC Planning Coordinator at TCHC and handles all things data and reporting related in the planning department. Although her passion in social work began by working directly with clients, she believes there is a need for telling her clients’ stories at a larger scale using data to make a system-level impact. Trudy believes that no person deserves to be without a home and hopes to be in the generation that ends homelessness. When she is not at TCHC, you can find her with family, playing with her dog, or practicing her hobby of photography.
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