Purpose:  The Coordinating Council is the ODFC decision-making body and is considered the Board of Directors. The Council conducts planning and encourages the collaboration of its members, prepares and hears reports of ODFC committees, evaluates systems and develops the necessary procedures to implement policies [ratified by ODFC].

("+" indicates Member of Executive Committee)

+David Rich, Co-chair, Executive Director, Supportive Housing Works, david@shworks.org
+Adam Bovilsky, Co-chair, Director Human Relations, City of Norwalk, abovilsky@norwalkct.org
+Chris Jachino, Treasurer, Director Housing, Family and Children's Agency, cjachino@fcagency.org
+Carmen Colon, Secretary, Executive Director, Alpha Community Services YMCA, ccolon@cccymca.org

Coordinating Council Members:
Rebecca Allen, Program Officer, Melville Charitable Trust
+Jeannette Archer-Simons, Executive Director, Open Door Shelter
Linda Autore, Executive Director, Laurel House
Merle Berke-Schlessel, President, United Way of Coastal Fairfield County
+Michele Conderino, Regional Director Homeless Services, Catholic Charities of Fairfield County
Anthony Crisci, Executive Director, Triangle Community Center
Kellyann Day, President, New Reach, Inc.
+Jennifer Delaney, Chief Operating Officer, Housing Authority of Danbury
Steve DiLella, Director, U.S. Dept. of Housing [DOH]
Jackie Elam, Chief Operating Officer, Housing Authority of Danbury
+Nancy von Euler, Vice President Programs, Fairfield County’s Community Foundation
Claudia Fidalgo, ESG and HOPWA Program Manager, City of Bridgeport
Jaqueline Figueroa, Director, Charter Oak Communities
Shante Hanks, Deputy District Director, Office of Congressman Jim Himes
Sarah Heath, Director of Social Services, City of Westport
David Kennedy, Chief Operating Officer, United Way of Coastal Fairfield County
Jennifer Kolakowski, Chief Clinical Officer, Recovery Network of Programs
+Stuart Lane, Executive Director, MidFairfield AIDS Project
Carlo Leone, State Senator 27th District, Veterans Programs Specialist, The WorkPlace, Inc.
Rev. P.J. Leopold, Executive Director, Association Religious Communities
Linda Malavet, Program Manager – Shelter Services, Women’s Center
+Helen [Lavin] McAlinden, Director Housing, The Connection, Inc.
Tait Michael, M.D., Consultant, Western Connecticut Health Network
+Carla Miklos, Executive Director, Operation Hope
+Fred Morton, Behavioral Health Program Manager, DMHAS Statewide Services
+Rafael Pagan, Executive Director, Pacific House
Cindy Perjon, Associate Director, Southwest CT Mental Health System
+Joyce Platz, Executive Director, St. Vincent’s Residential Services
+Milena Sangut, Director Housing Homeless Services, Western CT Mental Health Network
+Jason Shaplen, President/CEO, Inspirica, Inc.
Joe Sicilia, Chair, Greater Bridgeport - Opening Doors Consumer Advisory & Advocacy Committee
+Lisa Tepper Bates, Executive Director, Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness
Margaret Watt, Executive Director, Southwest Regional Mental Health Board
+Jeff Wieser, President, Homes with Hope
Alicia Woodsby, Executive Director, Partnership for Strong Communities
Kathy Yacavone, President/CEO, Southwest Community Health Center
Susan Zaborowski, Health & Human Services, City of Danbury

Staff:  Pam Ralston, ODFC Manager, pralston@cceh.org

ODFC Executive Committee Meetings: Monthly, 3rd Monday, 12:30 – 2:30 pm, except for months when meeting with Coordinating Council. For meeting location, please check the website calendar

ODFC Coordinating Council Meetings: Quarterly – 3rd Monday, 12:30 – 2:30 pm, For meeting location, please please check the website calendar.