IHCC committees carry out goal, strategy, and policy development work. This work is presented to the IHCC Board as recommendations. Committee input ensures that scarce resources devoted to alleviating homelessness are maximized by filling identified service gaps in communities throughout Idaho. The committees consist of CoC Planning; Coordinated Entry; Data Collection, Reporting, and Evaluation (DCR&E); Governance; Point-In-Time Count; and Strategic Planning.
Idaho Homelessness Coordinating Committee (IHCC)
Chair, Brady Ellis
email@example.com | 208.331.4839
Region 1, Jeff Conroy
firstname.lastname@example.org | 208.664.3095
Region 2, Steve Bonnar
email@example.com | 208.883.3438
Region 3, Nancy Tuttle
firstname.lastname@example.org | 208.467.6586
Region 4, Misty McEwen
email@example.com | 208.733.9351
Region 5, BJ Stensland
firstname.lastname@example.org | 208.232.0178
Region 6, Bill Campbell
email@example.com | 208.529.4673 x13
Boise COC, Maureen Brewer
firstname.lastname@example.org | 208.570.6845
Formerly Homeless Rep, Steve Bonnar
email@example.com | 208.883.3438
Dept. of Commerce, Dennis Porter
Dennis.firstname.lastname@example.org | 208.334.2650
Dept. of Corrections, Bruce Wells-Moore
email@example.com | 208.672.3420
Dept. of Education, Tina Naillon
firstname.lastname@example.org | 208.332.6904
Dept. of Health and Welfare, Alacia Handy
email@example.com | 208.334.5878
Dept. of Labor, Rico Barrera
Ricardo.firstname.lastname@example.org | 208.332.3570
US Dept. of Veterans Affairs, Anna Johnson-Whitehead
Anna.email@example.com | 208.442.1000 x7806
NIAC Executive Director, Shana Zotikos
firstname.lastname@example.org | 208.665.1448
Court Services Bureau Programs Supervisor, Stephanie Brastrup
email@example.com | 208.577.3441
COC Planning Committee
John Bruning (Region 1), Amanda Wagar (Region 2), Amanda Brelsford (Region 3),
Misty McEwen (Region 4), Carol Caulford (Region 5), Vacant (Region 6), Maureen Brewer (Boise COC), Sheri Cook (IHFA)
Members of this committee plan for the annual Continuum of Care program application submission for the IHCC. This committee utilizes information from the Strategic Planning Committee to ensure application processes and information is consistent with system performance measures established for the IHCC. This committee also maintains the
IHCC’s Written Standards.
Chair: Ryan Watson firstname.lastname@example.org
Bing Van Dyke (Region 1), Ryan Watson (Region 2), Cindy Ware (Region 3), Jenny Randolph (Region 4), Leslie Foltz (Region 5), Mary Kirn (Region 6) Stephanie Day (Boise CoC), Andrea Moore (IHFA)
Committee members develop policies and procedures for the IHCC, which are adopted into the IHCC’s Operating Guidelines. Such work ensures the IHCC operates in an effective manner to meet the goals and strategies adopted.
Coordinated Entry Committee
Coordinated Entry- Dana Wiemiller email@example.com
Heather Eddy (Region 1), Steve Bonnar (Region 2), Wyatt Schroeder, (Region 3), Leanne Trappen (Region 4), Susan Thurm, (Region 5), Bill Campbell (Region 6), Stephanie Day (Boise COC), Brady Ellis (IHFA), Dana Wiemiller (IHFA), Jennifer Otto (IHFA), Brian Dale (HUD), Michael Armand (H&W), Ann Fitzsimmons (VA), Pam Thompson (Kootenai Health), Justine Murphy (PATH), Megan Dardis-Kunz (H&W), Heidi Smith (H&W)
Committee members develop and support a coordinated, statewide homelessness response system to more effectively utilize available resources and ensure people with the most severe service need and levels of vulnerability are prioritized for housing and services.
Chair: Susan Thurm firstname.lastname@example.org
Bob Daugherty (Region 1), Angela Wartel (Region 2), Amanda Johnson (Region 3), Donna Graybill (Region 4), Susan Thurm (Region 5), Nate Conner (Region 6), Stephanie Day (Boise COC), David Rossow (IHFA), Lori Stewart (IHFA, Jennifer Otto (IHFA)
Committee members work in conjunction with the HMIS Lead Agency (IHFA) on projects involving HMIS and other data sources within the IHCC to provide a comprehensive picture of clients, services provided and unmet needs, and coordinate requirements for the statewide HMIS. Data Collection, Reporting and Evaluation involves not only HUD programs, but also other federal partners such as Veterans Affairs and Health and Human Services, and other faith-based and non-profit agencies not participating in HMIS.
Chair: Jennifer Otto email@example.com
Scott Parker (Region 1), Steve Thomas (Region 2), Amanda Johnson (Region 3), Misty McEwan (Region 4), Sarah O’Banion (Region 5), Dena Skinner (Region 6), Howard Beldoff (Boise CoC), Jennifer Otto (IHFA), Lori Stewart (IHFA)
Members of this committee plan for and carry out the annual Point-in-Time (PIT) Count as directed by HUD. Committee members work with the Collaborative Applicant and the HMIS Lead Agency to develop and execute strategies to carry out the count at a regional level.
Strategic Planning Committee
Chair: Sherri Wastweet firstname.lastname@example.org
Sherri Wastweet (Region 1), Derek Kuntz (Region 1), Dave Howerton (Region 3), Tricia Swartling (Region 4), Kale Bergeson (Region 5), Ann Johnson (Region 6), John Poarch (Boise CoC), Amy Sisneros (IHFA)
Members of this committee develop goals for the IHCC. The Committee also ensures CoC Planning documents are in alignment with federal IHCC goals and develop strategies to ensure these goals are evaluated regularly and met.