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Executive and Managing Directors


Bill Faith
Executive Director, Ext 112
Bill Faith has served as COHHIO’s executive director since 1994. Throughout his career, Bill has worked to develop housing solutions for people with disabilities; directed agencies serving the needs of the homeless and promoted affordable housing, especially for very low-income people. He has had extensive involvement with all of the key state and federal government agencies on a wide range of housing and homelessness assistance programs. On the national level, Bill has served as Chairman of the National Low-Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) for six years and also as President of the Board of Directors for the National Coalition for the Homeless.

Douglas Argue, MSW, LISW
Managing Director, Ext 113
Douglas Argue joined COHHIO as managing director in October 2005. Douglas brings vast managerial experience to COHHIO, having promoted decent, safe, fair and affordable housing for more than 15 years. His previous work includes being the shelter director for Daybreak in Dayton, a homeless youth shelter; serving as the director of housing and emergency assistance for The Damien Center,  an AIDS service organization in Indianapolis; practicing as a psychiatric social worker serving both adult and youth populations in inpatient and outpatient settings; and, doing managed care for mental health and substance benefits for an insurance company. Douglas earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Evansville in Evansville, Indiana, holds a Masters of Social Work from Indiana University; is an LISW in the state of Ohio and is an ordained deacon in the Episcopal Church.

COHHIO Staff


Evette Bethel 
Youth Initiative Coordinator/CoC Assistant, Ext 132
evettebethel@cohhio.org
Evette joined COHHIO in April 2014 after seven years as the director of Generation Now, the Runaway and Homeless Youth Division of Sojourners Care Network. Prior to that, she was a Life Skills Coordinator for Sojouners’ Transitional Living Program and a case manager for foster youth in Sojourners’ Family Development Division. Evette graduated from Ohio University in 2002 with a BS in Human and Consumer Sciences.

Chuck Cook
Finance Director, Ext 114
chuckcook@cohhio.org
Chuck was most recently the Director of Operations and CFO for the Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation, the primary funder organization for civil legal aid in the state of Ohio. He helped establish the Foundation in 1994 and managed its administrative and financial systems, as well as led the oversight of grantee performance through periodic peer assessment.  He established one of the most comprehensive education loan repayment programs in the nation for Ohio’s legal aid lawyers. Chuck began his legal aid career at the Northeast Ohio Legal Services program as its Program Administrator. Subsequent to that, he was the Director of Administration for Legal Services of Eastern Oklahoma.  He holds a MPA from Kent State University.

Genelle Denzin
HMIS Data Analyst, Ext 123
genelledenzin@cohhio.org
Genelle joined the HMIS team at COHHIO originally in 2010 to help implement the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Rehousing Program (HPRP). She brought 10 years’ of database and report design experience to the position, and used these skills to greatly increase the effectiveness of the Balance of State HMIS. She continues her work as HMIS Data Analyst, helping the Balance of State CoC use HMIS data to driving it decisions. Genelle has a degree in English Literature from Louisiana State University, plays fiddle for contra dances and in old time jams, and enjoys watching roller derby with her family.

Matt Dicks
HMIS TA&T Support Coordinator, Ext 120
mattdicks@cohhio.org
Matt joined the COHHIO HMIS team in November 2011 after 10 years working for the US Postal Service.  During that time and for several years prior he worked as a consultant, a trainer and technical assistance provider for The Community Revitalization Training Center, a national training and technical assistance provider that focuses on housing rehab and community development.  He spent 10 years as a software developer and was lead support for Oberon Resources, an educational software company, which provided research and bibliographic tools for academics and students alike.

Chloé Greene
Coordinated Entry Specialist, Ext 119
Chloé joined COHHIO in June 2016 after graduating from The Ohio State University with a dual Masters in African American and African Studies and City and Regional Planning. She most recently worked for Franklin County Economic Development and Planning as a Planning Assistant, and is actively involved in various social justice and community development efforts in Columbus. Chloé holds a Bachelor of Arts in History and African American Studies from the University of South Carolina and is a University of South Carolina Honors College Graduate.

Cathy Johnston
Advocacy Director, Ext 125
Cathy Johnston joined COHHIO in 1997 serving as director of COHHIO’s 50-member AmeriCorps Houses the Homeless Program. She has directed advocacy efforts at COHHIO since 2000 and brings more than a decade of experience in grass-roots community organizing. Cathy is a graduate of The Ohio State University.

Josh Johnson
Training and Technical Assistance Coordinator, Ext 131
joshjohnson@cohhio.org
Josh Johnson joined COHHIO in May 2016 as Training and Technical Assistance Coordinator. Previously, Josh worked as the Family Advocate Team Lead at the YWCA Family Shelter of Columbus. He began his career in the Mental and Behavioral Health fields working with adolescent clients in Richmond, VA and later with Southeast, Inc. of Columbus, OH as a Community Psychiatric Supportive Treatment Case Manager serving adults with severe mental illnesses and/or alcohol or other drug addictions. Josh is a graduate of Hampton University and Iowa Central Community College with degrees in both Psychology and Elementary Education and is a former captain of the Hampton University Football program.

Arlene “Sam” Jones
Youth Initiative Specialist, Ext 136
samjones@cohhio.org
Sam joined COHHIO in September 2016 as the assistant to the Youth Initiative Coordinator. An alumnus of Wright State University, she also brings over ten years of child welfare experience from both policy and direct service work. Sam is passionate about youth and family services. She is actively involved within her community toward helping improve the overall well-being of youth and their families outlook for the future. Sam also provides education, information and training across systems in an effort to build and strengthen connections between community organizations and families.

Drew Kaufman
Membership/Development Specialist, Ext 138
drewkaufman@cohhio.org
Drew joined COHHIO in March 2017. Most recently, he worked with the YMCA Supportive Housing Campus in Des Moines, IA managing 140 permanent supportive housing units and positioning the Y as a leader in ending homelessness in the city. Prior to joining the Y, Drew led Iowa Pride Network’s LGBTQA youth outreach which helped build student leadership capacity around the state. He has a B.A. in Politics and History from Drake University.

Amy Lamerson
SSI Ohio Program Coordinator, Ext 128
amylamerson@cohhio.org
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.

Joe Maskovyak
Affordable and Fair Housing Coordinator, Ext 133
joemaskovyak@cohhio.org
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

Barbara Miller
Continuum of Care Coordinator, Ext 135
barbaramiller@cohhio.org
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.

Erica Mulryan
Continuum of Care Director, Ext 118
ericamulryan@cohhio.org
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.

Marcus Roth
Director of Communications & Development, Ext 111
marcusroth@cohhio.org
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.

Sandy Sechang
Continuum of Care Specialist II, Ext 137
sandysechang@cohhio.org
Sandy joined COHHIO in 2017 after graduating from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science in City and Regional Planning from the Knowlton School of Architecture. Prior to joining COHHIO, she volunteered at Star House, a drop-in center for homeless youth. She taught art lessons and coordinated art exhibit showcases with the incredibly talented Star House youth, local artists, and OSU students. Currently, she frequents many pop-up art showcases and is interested in planting more trees around Columbus.

Cynthia Tindongan
Coordinated Entry Systems Specialist, Ext 117
cynthiatindongan@cohhio.org
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.

Jason Weireter
Finance Assistant, Ext 127
jasonweireter@cohhio.org
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
amandawilson@cohhio.org
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.