Leadership Council

United to End Homelessness is led by an all-star group of leaders from Orange County’s top business, private companies; non-profit, community, faith-based and philanthropic organizations; as well as public institutions and government agencies – all committed to ending homelessness in our community.

  • Rick Afable
    Mind OC
  • Ashleigh Aitken
    Aitken Aitken Cohn
  • Bob Alter
    Seaview Investors, LLC
  • Elizabeth Andrade
    Family Assistance Ministries
  • Charles Antis
    Antis Roofing
  • Laura Archuleta
    Jamboree Housing
  • Lawrence R. Armstrong
    Ware Malcomb
  • Whitney Ayers
    Hospital Association of Southern California
  • Donald Barnes
    Orange County Sheriff’s Department
  • Supervisor Lisa Bartlett
    County of Orange
  • Randy Black
    Orange County Fire Authority
  • Judson Brown
    City of Santa Ana
  • Victor Cao
    California Apartment Association
  • Jason Check
    Raintree Partners
  • Steve Churm
    FivePoint Holdings LLC
  • David Cordero
    Apartment Association Orange County
  • Mark Costa
    Kaiser Permanente Orange County
  • Michael Cupps
    Golden Eagle Foundation
  • Greg E. Custer
    Whittier Trust
  • Mark Davis
    St. Mark Presbyterian Church
  • Shirish Dayal
    Tarsadia Foundation
  • Dilanthi De Alwis-Mummert
    UPS
  • Dirissy Doan
    Orange County REALTORS
  • Lucy Dunn
    Orange County Business Council
  • Adam Eliason
    Orange County Housing Finance Trust
  • Max Gardner
    Community Member
  • Chancellor Howard Gillman
    University of California, Irvine
  • Sean Grubbs
    Bank of America
  • Todd Harmonson
    The Orange County Register
  • Ron Hasse
    Southern California News Group
  • Julie Hill
    Anthem
    Lord Abbett
  • Jeff Hittenberger
    Vanguard University
  • Shelley Hoss
    Orange County Community Foundation
  • Tina Javid
    Southern California Gas Company
  • Mayor Steve Jones
    City of Garden Grove
  • Frank Kim
    County of Orange
  • Craig Kirkpatrick
    Morgan Skenderian Investment Real Estate Group
  • Keith Kobata
    Wells Fargo – Orange County Region
  • Dennis Kuhl
    Anaheim Angels
  • Wing Lam
    Wahoo’s
  • Scott Larson
    HomeAid
  • Chad Lefteris
    UCI Health
  • Ken Lickel
    Community Volunteer
  • Nick Lieberman
    Bona Fide Mortgage
  • Joone Lopez
    Moulton Niguel Water District
  • Jerry Mattes
    Community Volunteer
  • Marshall Moncrief
    Mind OC
  • Sue Parks
    Orange County United Way
  • Maya Patel
    Tarsadia Foundation
  • Milo Peinemann
    American Family Housing
  • Lou Penrose
    Lou Penrose Government Relations
  • Asia Pham
    Schroeder Management Company
  • Victoria Rixon
    Truist Wealth
  • Tom Rogers
    MemorialCare
  • Jeff Roos
    Lennar
  • Barry Ross
    Providence St. Joseph Health
  • Mike Ruane
    National Community Renaissance
  • Greg Saks
    California State University, Fullerton
  • Richard Sanchez
    CalOptima
  • Ernie Schroeder
    Schroeder Management Company
  • Gina Scott
    HomeAid Orange County
  • Tim Shaw
    Orange County Continuum of CareBoard
  • Grace Stepter
    Anaheim Housing Authority
  • Heather Stratman
    Principle Strategic Advisors
  • Bill Taormina
    Clean City, Inc
  • Laurie Udit
    U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development Los Angeles
  • George T. Urch
    Anaheim Ducks/Honda Center
  • Raju Varma
    Auto Club Enterprises
  • Dennis Wilberg
    City of Mission Viejo
  • Dan Young
    Camino Enterprise

 

Faith Leaders Council

Dozens of esteemed faith leaders from across Orange County have come together to create the Faith Leaders Council of United to End Homelessness. This Council’s role is to serve as a spiritual advisory board for the initiative and forge the strategy for engaging, educating and mobilizing the faith community to action. Focus areas include:

  • Educating leaders and members of faith communities regarding the facts of and solutions for homelessness in Orange County
  • Training and developing community champions who advocate for supportive housing in their communities

 

Our faith traditions compel us to:

  • Use our voices, platforms, and influence to bring attention to the homeless crisis in Orange County
  • Use our relationships in the community to engage others in education, conversations, action and advocacy to bring forth solutions to end homelessness
  • To pray AND act to end homelessness in our community

 

As faith leaders we believe that:

  • Every person and child experiencing homelessness possesses a divine dignity, known in some traditions as the image of God
  • We are called to love our human family and ensure that they are treated with dignity and respect
  • It is our moral imperative to provide housing, support and restoration for those experiencing homelessness

 

We the undersigned will persevere in this commitment until all our neighbors dwell in dignity.

  • Lisa Armony
    Jewish Federation & Family Services
  • Steve Bieghler
    Lamb of God Lutheran Church
  • Candie Blankman
    San Clemente Presbyterian Church
  • Cathie Capp
    University United Methodist Church
  • Heidi Cohen
    Temple Beth Sholom
  • Mark Davis
    St. Mark Presbyterian Church
  • Donald Dermit
    The Rock, Anaheim
  • Kent Doss
    Tapestry, a Unitarian Universalist Congregation
  • Dr. Brad Fieldhouse
    City Net
  • Mitch Fierro
    EvFree Fullerton
  • Erica Flora
    Eastside Christian Church
  • Lester Mackenzie
    St. Mary’s Episcopal Church
  • Andrew Nelson
    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • Jason Phillips
    Fullerton ACT, Fullerton Collaborative, Fullerton Interfaith Ministerial Association, Sojourners Church
  • James Pike
    Lutheran Church of the Resurrection
  • Laura Siriani
    St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
  • Ahmed Soboh
  • Ian Stevenson
    Trellis International
  • John Steward
    Mount of Olives Church
  • Lynn Stone
    Yorba Linda Presb Church
  • Karen Stoyanoff
    Unitarian Universalist Church of Fullerton
  • BJ Sullivan
    Interfaith Counil of Greater RSM; Member of St Johns Episcopal Church
  • Thomas Thorkelson
    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and VP, Orange County Interfaith Network (OCIN)
  • Marcia Tilchin
    Jewish Collaborative of Orange County
  • Maribel Toan
    Newsong Church of Orange County
  • Cindy Voorhees
    St. James Episcopal Church
  • Greg Walgenbach
    Roman Catholic Diocese
  • Ralph Villiamson
    COR Church & CDC
  • K’Vod Wieder
    Temple Beth El of South OC
  • Sian Wiltshire
    Newport, Mesa, Irvine Interfaith Council / Orange Coast Uniterian Universalist Church

Service Provider Partners

Essential to success of United to End Homelessness are the incredible service providers who have been addressing the issue in Orange County for decades. These leaders provide valuable insights, direction and effective “best practice” solutions for the initiative, while serving as vital “boots on the ground,” working day in and day out with our neighbors experiencing homelessness.

We the undersigned, as service providers share a commitment to ending homelessness in Orange County.

 

We Believe:

  • That people experiencing homelessness have the right to make decisions about their housing and support services as they work to end their homelessness
  • That homelessness can be ended
  • That housing ends homelessness
  • In the proven effectiveness of the Housing First approach

 

We Will:

  • Work collaboratively in support of the recommendations of the 2017 UCI Cost Study of Homelessness in partnership with Orange County United Way, a network of service providers and the public, private and philanthropic sectors who compose United to End Homelessness
  • Communicate collectively and with one voice around the issue of homelessness and its solutions, participate in United to End Homelessness public awareness campaigns and support positive solutions in our daily work as well as public settings
  • Participate in United to End Homelessness meetings and develop solutions that can be brought to scale together
  • Be flexible and responsive to each person’s unique circumstances and needs, committing to a high standard of support and care coordination so their homelessness can end
  • Participate in activities that encourage and allow our system of care to evolve and become more efficient
  • Measure our progress, and use data to make informed decisions and implement changes as needed to ensure we operate at the highest standard possible
  • Actively participate in the United to End Homelessness Public Awareness Campaign, advocating for proven solutions to end homelessness
  • Work together to help educate the public about solutions for homelessness by sharing data, stories, progress, and shared public awareness assets
  • Strategically work to end all types of homelessness, with chronic homelessness being our first goal
  • End homelessness in Orange County
  • 2-1-1 Orange County
  • Anaheim Housing Authority
  • American Family Housing
  • Build Futures
  • Caring Hands Case Management
  • Chrysalis
  • City Net
  • Department of Veteran Affairs
  • Families Forward
  • Family Assistance Ministries
  • Family Promise of Orange County
  • Family Solutions Collaborative
  • Friendship Shelter
  • Grandma’s House of Hope
  • Habitat For Humanity
  • HIS House Homeless Intervention Shelter
  • HomeAid Orange County
  • Human Options
  • Illumination Foundation
  • Jamboree
  • Mental Health Association of Orange County
  • Mercy House
  • Orangewood Foundation
  • Our Father’s Table
  • Pathways of Hope
  • People for Housing – OC YIMBY
  • Precious Life Shelter, Inc.
  • Project Hope Alliance
  • Salvation Army
  • Santa Ana Housing Authority
  • Share Our Selves
  • South County Outreach
  • SPIN
  • StandUp For Kids
  • The Kennedy Commission
  • Thomas House Family Shelter
  • Tierney Center for Veteran Services, Goodwill OC
  • WISEPlace