We saw a lot of staffing changes in 2021 and we’ll see more in 2022 as Executive Director Bill Faith retires and COHHIO hires additional team members.

We are pleased to welcome several new staff members to COHHIO:

  • Ami Diallo is COHHIO’s new Youth Housing Initiative Specialist, who will help train and assist student homelessness liaisons working in school districts throughout Ohio.
  • Ken Williamson, Housing Policy Associate, joined the Advocacy Team to strengthen COHHIO’s outreach to state and federal policymakers.
  • Peter Fowler, Equity & Training Coordinator, supports COHHIO’s training and technical assistance team to end homelessness and achieve greater racial equity.
  • Erica Copley is our new SOAR Ohio T&TA Coordinator, who helps deliver equity-focused educational materials and support for SOAR specialists throughout Ohio.

Meanwhile, COHHIO’s Board has created a search committee to help find Bill’s successor and all qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. In addition, there are currently several other openings in the Balance of State Continuum of Care, the HMIS Team and the Youth Housing Initiative. For details on applying for these positions, visit our website here: https://cohhio.org/work-with-us/

We also bid farewell to several members of COHHIO’s team who left in 2021. Genelle Denzin, Valerie Walton, Maria Bruno and Stephen Holsenbeck – we will miss you!