SSI Ohio Program Coordinator, Ext 128
Amy joined COHHIO in September of 2016. She currently coordinates and manages the SSI Ohio Project, which works to assist individuals experiencing homelessness with potential SSI/SSDI benefits. Amy previously worked as a Veteran’s Case Manager in the SSVF program and Housing Specialist for Faith Mission, in Columbus, OH. There, she worked in both Men’s and Women’s shelters, assisting with coordination of services in mental health, substance abuse, and rapid rehousing using the Housing First and Critical Time Intervention Models (CTI) with single adults. Amy attended the Ohio State University in Columbus for her Bachelor of Science in Social Work, Minor in Sociology with a Certification in HIV/AIDS Education. She then received an Accelerated Masters in Social Work with a focus in Administration, Policy and Clinical Diagnosis from OSU. During college, she interned for the Ohio Department of Health in the HIV Care Service Section. There, she assisted in agency audits to maintain compliance with state grant funding regulations. She also co-developed and administered HIV educational seminars for HIV/AIDS Community Agencies who received ODH funding. She also worked as a Program Assistant for Buckeye Region Anti-Violence Organization in client services, grant proposals, community outreach, and educational awareness for the LGBT community.
Affordable and Fair Housing Coordinator, Ext 133
Joe Maskovyak started at COHHIO in August 2014 after having served on the COHHIO board for many years. He is a long time housing advocate, starting his career at the Legal Aid Society of Columbus (LASC) where he became the managing attorney for housing and worked on behalf of low income housing clients in Franklin County. In 2007 he moved to the Ohio Poverty Law Center (OPLC) where he pursued legislative work around housing on the state and national level. He has a bachelor’s degree in Russian and Political Science and a master’s degree in Political Science from Bowling Green State University (BGSU). Prior to attending law school, he spent 4 years teaching in the Political Science Department at BGSU. He earned his JD from The Ohio State University and is licensed to practice law in Ohio and Florida
Continuum of Care Coordinator, Ext 135
Barbara Miller joined COHHIO in May 2016 to help manage the Ohio Balance of State Continuum of Care. Barbara comes from the Ohio Development Services Agency’s Office of Community Development, where she managed grants for the state’s homeless programs and served as the agency’s representative to COHHIO for Balance of State policy and planning. Prior to that, she was responsible for the implementation of several state economic development programs, including incumbent workforce training, community infrastructure improvements, and small business expansion and marketing. At the community level, Barbara has worked with low-income housing development and foreclosure prevention. Barbara holds Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees from Eastern Kentucky University.
Continuum of Care Director, Ext 118
Erica Mulryan joined COHHIO in August 2006. Previously, Erica worked as a policy associate with the Mid-America Institute on Poverty of Heartland Alliance for Human Needs and Human Rights, a service-based human rights organization in Chicago, where she coordinated their immigrant asset-building research project. Erica’s professional and academic background has largely focused on anti-poverty research and policy analysis as well as issues involving violence against women. She earned her undergraduate degree in social work from Kansas State University and went on to earn a Master’s degree in Social Work (A.M.) from the School of Social Service Adminstration at the University of Chicago.
Director of Communications & Development, Ext 111
Marcus joined COHHIO in 2015 after a decade of reporting on Ohio’s state government for Gongwer News Service, where he covered ongoing debate over tax policy, health care, voting rights, predatory lending, clean energy and a host of other issues. Prior to moving to Ohio, Marcus lived in Virginia, New York City and Spain, where he worked as a freelance journalist, photographer and stonemason. Originally from Philadelphia, he earned a BA in English literature from the University of Virginia.
Coordinated Entry Systems Specialist, Ext 117
Cynthia joined COHHIO in March 2015 to help manage the Ohio Balance of State Continuum of Care (BoSCoC). Cynthia brings with her a wealth of experience in local, state, and national homeless planning efforts. She previously worked at Integrated Services, Inc. in Athens, Ohio, where she coordinated the Homeless Crisis Response Program (HCRP). She also served as program manager for the National Alliance to End Homelessness’s (NAEH) rural homelessness initiative in Ohio. Cynthia earned her B.S. in Criminal Justice from the University of Delaware, her M.S. in Community Development from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, and her P.h.D. in Cultural Studies in Education from Ohio University.
Finance Assistant, Ext 127
Jason joined COHHIO in March 2016 after graduating from Methodist University with a BS in Business Administration in 2015. During his education, he also sought after a PGA membership with golf related internships at Scioto Country Club, Azalea Sands Golf Club, and Golf Web Design. Jason is an avid golfer and enjoys the outdoors.
Amanda E. Wilson
MSW, LSW, HMIS Support Coordinator, Ext 115
Amanda is a master’s level Licensed Social Worker with more than fifteen years of social services experience in a variety of settings, including violence against women, developmental delay, mental health and early childhood education. Before joining the HMIS team, she spent two years working in housing at The Salvation Army. In addition to her work with COHHIO, Amanda writes items for the social work licensure exam, teaches yoga, and kickboxes Muay Thai.