The Coalition is led by a team of talented and dedicated staff and board members, committed to creating pathways to greater stability for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness.
Mary Simons, M.S.
Executive Director / CEO
The Executive Director/ CEO operates under the direction of the Board of Directors and represents Open Doors Homeless Coalition in the community. The Executive Director/ CEO is responsible for the day-to-day operations and coordination activities of the organization.
Dena Wittmann, Ph.D
Director of Housing
The Director of Housing oversees the outreach, housing, and case management activities of the organization using evidence-based practices.
Director of Operations
The Director of Operations manages the finances of the organization and serves as the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) administrator.
Lead Case Manager
Antwon Wells, MSW
Brittany Hosey, BSW
Marilyn Brister, B.S.
Case managers outreach to persons who are experiencing homelessness, create housing plans for eligible households based on individualized needs, assist people in accessing community-based resources, and work to empower households to maintain stability and become self-sufficient.
Intake Coordinators assess the needs of people who call the Coordinated Entry Line of Open Doors Homeless Coalition and make referrals of eligible households to community partners and programs to meet their needs.
The Communications Manager manages the social media of the organization, maintains the website, and creates content to promote the work of Open Doors Homeless Coalition and its members.
The Board of Directors are elected annually and may serve two three-year terms. The Board of Directors oversee the strategic plan of Open Doors Homeless Coalition and hold the fiduciary responsibility for the organization.
Charlotte King – President
Stephen Reed – Treasurer
Derek Waffel – Co-Secretary
Erica Johnson – Co-Secretary
Henry McNeal- Board Member
Honora Mayfield- Board Member
Mary Simons, Executive Director/ CEO
Patti Guider, Director of Operations