Maricopa Regional Continuum of Care Committee

Jacki Taylor
Save the Family Foundation of Arizona

Vice Chair
Ursula Strephans

Human Services Planner II
Anne Scott

Human Services Planner
Kinari Patel

There are currently no projects associated with this committee

The Continuum of Care Committee

The Continuum of Care Committee is a collaborative of cross-sector stakeholders providing housing and services to people experiencing homelessness in Maricopa County. The purpose of the Committee is to leverage relationships and diverse expertise to actively advance the broad community goals of preventing and ending homelessness throughout the region. The Committee provide input and recommendations to the Continuum of Care Board and communicate to the community.

The Maricopa County Regional Continuum of Care Committee (CoCC) on Homelessness is seeking new members for a 2, 3 or 4 year term beginning September 2017. The Committee has a limited number of vacant seats to be filled through the CoCC recruitment process. The Membership Work Group will be reviewing applications and recommending candidates to the CoCC.

Recruitment Priorities

Vacancies will be filled according to the following priorities:

  1. HUD CoC Program funded agency representatives
  2. Other representatives: recipient of Emergency Solutions Grant funding, state housing agency, business or multi-family housing, and advocate agency.
  3. Other community stakeholders

Application Process

The application is a two-part process:

  1. Send a current resume to Anne Scott via contact function listed on this page.
  2. Upon receipt of the candidate’s resume, the candidate will be provided a link to a brief online application.

Recruitment Timeline

7/20/2017 Announcement published, application process open

8/4/2017 Online applications due by 4 p.m.

8/9/2017 Applicants notified of decisions by the CoCC Membership Work Group by 4 p.m., pending CoCC approval on 8/16/2017

8/16/2017 CoCC meeting—CoCC will approve new members

9/20/2017 First CoCC meeting with new members

Questions and Information

For more information, contact Anne Scott.


From p. 9 of the governance charter:

Biannually, January and July, the collaborative applicant will solicit letters of interest and résumés from prospective members representing stakeholders. Notification of vacancies for community members will be solicited through the MAG website, the CoC email distribution list, the Arizona Coalition to End Homelessness website, and announcements at COC Committee and COC Board meetings. Interested parties shall submit their résumé to the collaborative applicant. Once the résumé is received, the collaborative applicant will provide an application requesting information about the applicant’s interest in the Committee, experience in areas related to homelessness, and willingness to participate in the work of the Committee. Applications and résumés will be reviewed by the CoC Committee Membership Work Group and recommendations will be made to the CoC Committee. The CoC Committee will vote to approve applicants for membership.


Continuum of Care Committee Members

Jacki Taylor, Executive Director
Save the Family, Chair
Ursula Stephens, Chief Operating Officer,
Central Arizona Shelter Services, Vice Chair
Erin Cochran, Membership and Training Coordinator
Arizona Coalition to End Homelessnewss
Kahty Di Nolfi, Chief Program Officer,
A New Leaf
Linda Elliott, Executive Director,
Blythe Fitzharris, PhD, Adult System of Care Coordinator,
Mercy Maricopa Integrated Health
Vicki Helland, Community Bridges Michelle Jameson, Program Director,
U.S. Vets - Phoenix
Nicole Janich, Research Specialist,
Arizona State University
Mattie Lord, Chief Program Officer,
Laura Magruder, M.Ed, Chief Executive Officer,
The Flat House, Maggie's Place
Linda Mushkatel, Board of Directors,
Lodestar Day Resource Center
Dennis Newburn, Community Revitalization Coordinator,
City of Mesa
Sara Sims, McKinney-Vento School Liaison,
Phoenix Elementary School District
Barbara Sloan, Executive Director,
Family Services, The Salvation Army
Stefanie Smith, Supportive Housing Supervisor,
Native American Connections
Charles Sullivan, Director of Housing,
Arizona Behavioral Health Corporation
Michelle Thomas, Communition Information and Referral,
Keith Thompson, Executive Director/CEO,
Phoenix Shanti Group
John Wall, Supportive Housing Director,
Arizona Housing, Inc.
Brandi Whisler, Director of Outpatient Services,
Circle the City
Andrea Williams, PhD, Program Coordinator,
Southwest Behavioral and Health Services


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