Susie Sinclair-Smith
Executive Director
Susie Sinclair-Smith is the Executive Director of the Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless, and President of its Coalition Homes affiliate. Susie’s entire career has focused on ending homelessness through her work as an advocate for the homeless and a nonprofit leader in her field... Read more
Jennifer Schiller
Chief Programs Officer
Jennifer Schiller brings 10 plus years of experience working within social services. She has served as the Director for the Katherine Hanley Family Shelter in Fairfax, VA where she oversaw daily operations of the shelter as well as community case management services. Jennifer has also worked as a Program... Read more
Swati Shah
Chief Financial Officer
Swati Shah brings to MCCH over 20 years of experience in organizational finance, most of which is in the non-profit sector. Her background includes working closely with the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services and with the HUD 811 program that funds permanent housing...Read more
Endrias Afework
Program Director, Seneca Heights Apartments
Endrias Afework has 20 plus years of experience working with at-risk youth in different capacities. Prior to MCCH, Endrias worked as a Program Director for community-based youth services at Family Services, Inc. in Gaithersburg. For more than 10 years, Endrias was the Program Director for Family Services’ GUIDE...Read more
Jennifer Blackwell
Program Director, Creative Housing Initiative Program, Home First & Hope Housing
After ten years of working in higher education, Jennifer Blackwell joined MCCH as a Case Manager for Home First. Her work included serving chronically homeless individuals with mental health disorders, developing relationships with community providers...Read more
Marcus Brown
Program Director, Partnership for Permanent Housing (PPH) and the Vulnerability Initiative Program (VIP)
Marcus Brown has worked extensively across domains in the human services arena which includes the empowerment of homeless single adults and families in Montgomery County and the.... Read more
Karen Caffery
Program Director, Keys First
Karen Caffery brings over twenty years of experience working in the human services field. Prior to MCCH, Karen was Senior Program Manager for one of the largest Housing First permanent supportive housing programs in Washington, DC, which provided services for the most vulnerable adults and families... Read more
Patrice Copeland
Program Director, Cordell Place
Patrice Copeland most recently worked in private practice as a resident in psychology. Previously, she worked at the Maryland State Department of Rehabilitative Services (DORS) as vocational specialist. She also worked at St. Luke’s House, now known as Cornerstone Montgomery, as well as completed an... Read more
Debbie Ezrin
Director of Development and Communications
Debbie Ezrin brings 25 years of fundraising and communications experience to MCCH. Most recently, she served as Director of Development at The Treatment and Learning Centers, a Rockville-based nonprofit serving children and adults with special needs. She oversaw a comprehensive development... Read more
James Gipson
Director of Operations and Human Resources
James Gipson brings over ten years of experience working in the human resources field. Prior to MCCH, James was Director of Human Resources for a nonprofit organization in Lanham, Maryland that provided individuals with psychiatric needs and experiencing homelessness with quality housing, and...Read more
Debbie Photiadis
Director, Coalition Homes
Debbie Photiadis has over 30 years of experience in real estate ranging from acquisition, land development, and construction to portfolio asset management and day-to-day operations for commercial, retail, government, and residential properties for both public and private sectors. Debbie began her career as a partner in a land development...Read more
Stefanie Rupertus
Program Director, Safe Haven, VA Safe Haven and Operation Homecoming
Stefanie Rupertus, LCPC, brings 20 plus years of experience in the mental health field as a program director for Psychiatric and Residential Rehabilitation Programs. During this time, she oversaw the daily operations of several mental health community... Read more
Jay Scopin
Program Director, Home Builders Care Assessment Center Men’s Emergency Shelter
Jay Scopin retired from the Montgomery County Department of Correction and Rehabilitation, where he ended his tenure as a Deputy Chief of Pretrial Services and Manager of the Pretrial Supervision Unit. Prior to this position, he held several positions, including Resident Supervisor at the... Read more