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CoC Governance Board Materials
Next Meeting: January 10, 2017 at 9:00 am at MDHA Main Building

CoC Governance Board Members

Governance Board Members (PDF Version)

CHAIR: SEAN MULDOON

VICE CHAIR: RYAN ELLIS

Beth Shinn, Vanderbilt University
Trina Frierson, Mending Hearts
Catherine Knowles, Metro Nashville Public Schools
Zac Oswald, Legal Aid Society
Michelle Hall, Oasis Center
Sean Muldoon, Operation Stand Down Tennessee
Ingrid McIntyre, Open Table Nashville
Marc Overlock, Nashville General Hospital
Jennifer Reason, Safe Haven Family Shelter
April Calvin, The Salvation Army
Floyd Shechter, SmartSpace
Norman Humber, Nashville Rescue Mission
Ryan Ellis, Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability
Kay Haley, Tennessee Valley Health Care /VA
Jaye Cole, W.O.M.E.N./Break Free

CoC Governance Charter

Governance Standing Committee: Performance Evaluation Committee or The (PEC)

Background: Since 1993, homeless service and housing providers have sought funding from HUD via its “Continuum of Care” homeless funding.  This is a nationwide competition, and Nashville has been fortunate to reap $2-3 million on average each year to house and serve homeless people, through more than 20 projects at 14 local agencies.

HUD requires that all applications be reviewed and ranked by a body of the Continuum of Care (CoC).  In Nashville, this is called the Performance Evaluation Committee, or “PEC”.  PEC members recommend priority rankings for eligible projects, using criteria established by the CoC.  Scoring emphasis will be closely aligned with HUD’s priorities cited in the current Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA).  The PEC submits the ranking to the CoC Governance Committee for consideration and final approval.

Additional responsibilities may include assisting with development/revision of application & scoring tools.   The PEC may offer recommendations for improving projects, and may conduct interviews and/or on-site monitoring visits of CoC projects.

Recommendations to fill vacancies on the Performance Evaluation Committee are solicited by the CoC Lead via email to the CoC General members, the CoC Governance Committee and other interested stakeholders.   After receiving feedback from the CoC General Membership and other interested stakeholders, the Chair of the CoC Governance Committee appoints the PEC Committee members.

For more information, please download the documents below to learn more about the PEC process.

PEC Nominations & Conflict of Interest Declaration Forms

Evaluation Committe Role and Responsibilities

Governance Standing Committee: Executive Committee

Made up of the Officers of the CoC Governance Board.

 

Governance Standing Committee: Nominating Committee

To recruit and select qualified, willing members of the Nashville CoC to serve as Governance Board members and present the slate to the membership as requested, filling the gaps in the Executive Committee as needed through the process described above.

 

Governance Standing Committee: Coordinated Entry System

Ensures community-wide CES policies and procedures are in place and are aligned with HUD requirements.

Chair: Jessica Ivey, Metropolitan Homelessness Commission

Members:

Morgan Southers

Jullian Leggs

Chris Fisher

Governance Standing Committee: Membership

Accept membership applications for the CoC and oversee membership policies and practices. Also lead efforts to recruit, retain, and motivate diverse membership participation in the CoC.

 

Currently, not meeting at this time.

Governance Standing Committee: Data

Improve agency and community-wide data quality, analyze data to inform CoC system design, and measure progress on community goals and plans to end homelessness.

Chair: Nicole Williams, Metropolitan Homelessness Commission

Co-Chair: Bill Friskics-Warren

Members:

Martina Condron

Ryan Ellis

Daryl Murray

Michael Centi

Catherine Knowles

Steve Reiter

Timothy Swanson

Beth Shinn

Samuel Lester

Samantha Forcum

Governance Standing Committee: Appeals

If an applicant organization feels that a decision made by the CoC Governance Board regarding the ranking, rejection, or funding level of their project was prejudicial, or unsubstantiated by project performance, the applying agency may file an appeal to be considered by a 3-member Appeals Committee. The appeal must be based on one of the following:

Currently, not meeting at this time.

Governance Standing Committee: HMIS Advisory

Shall approve policy guidance for the Nashville CoC on issues related to the implementation and use of the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS). The Committee also ensures that HMIS users adhere to the established policies or requirements.

Chair: Nicole Bridges

Members:

April Calvin

Martina Condron

Steve Reiter

Ben Grady

Kathryn Canvan

Traci Pekovitch

Cassandra Haley

Cara Robinson

Nicole Williams

Governance Subcommittee: Point-in-Time

Subcommittee of Data Committee:

Data Committee: Improve agency and community-wide data quality, analyze data to inform CoC system design, and measure progress on community goals and plans to end homelessness.

Chair: Troy Jenkins

Co-Chair: Caitlin Powers

Members:

Nicole Williams

Ashley Blum

Sarah Partee

Tina Sivley

Beth Shinn

Bill Friskics-Warren

Marc Overlooc

Martina Condron

Michelle Hall

Ryan Ellis

Greg Greer

Governance Ad-Hoc Committee: Veterans

Ad Hoc Committees: The Governance Board may create Ad Hoc Committees as needed for the operation of the CoC. Members will be appointed by the CoC Governance Chair in consultation with Governance Board members. Each Ad Hoc committee is expected to be time-limited and focused on the accomplishment of the task for which it is appointed. Each committee shall have no power to act except such as is specifically conferred by the Governance Board. Upon completion of the task, the committee shall stand discharged.

Chair: Judith Tackett, Metropolitan Homelessness Commission

Members:

Governance Ad-Hoc Committee: Youth

Ad Hoc Committees: The Governance Board may create Ad Hoc Committees as needed for the operation of the CoC. Members will be appointed by the CoC Governance Chair in consultation with Governance Board members. Each Ad Hoc committee is expected to be time-limited and focused on the accomplishment of the task for which it is appointed. Each committee shall have no power to act except such as is specifically conferred by the Governance Board. Upon completion of the task, the committee shall stand discharged.

Chair: TBD

Members: TBD

2017 Governance Board Meeting Agendas & Minutes

2016 Governance Board Meeting Agendas & Minutes

2015 Governance Board Meeting Agendas & Minutes