Meet the 100,000 Homes team! Please don't hesitate to reach out to us when you need our help finding homes for your chronic and vulnerable homeless neighbors.
Becky Kanis Margiotta
Director, 100,000 Homes Campaign
Becky directs the 100,000 Homes Campaign effort with the same fierce leadership qualities that were fine-tuned during her years at West Point. Her experiences in Times Square with the Street to Home Initiative convinced her that seemingly intractable social problems are fundamentally solvable. She gets really excited when she learns that somebody, somewhere is breaking a stupid rule that would have kept the most vulnerable people on the streets. She recently re-located to Los Angeles from New York City to help solve homelessness from the belly of the beast. She immediately dyed her hair blonde on a dare and vows never again to return to her roots. When the Campaign reaches 100,000, Becky will get a full tattoo of the 100khomes logo!
President and Founder, Community Solutions
Rosanne's pioneering vision helped to end street homelessness in Times Square, laying the foundation for the national movement that became the 100,000 Homes Campaign. In Rosanne’s world there are no unsolvable problems, only things we haven’t figured out yet. When the 100,000th person moves into housing, she will sing lead karaoke at the Cat’s Meow in New Orleans.
Director, Strategic Partnerships
Jessica works nationally to build long term partners and resources for continuing the efforts to end homelessness through capacity building, housing development and policy change. She was recently with UNITY of Greater New Orleans (UNITY) as Field Manager for Housing Development. Jessica is a lifelong Lakers fan, but when the 100,000th person is housed in 2014, she has agreed to spend a season rooting for the Utah Jazz in honor of her colleague and Utah native, Kat Johnson.
National Field Organizer
Linda has worked in homeless services in DC since the mid-1980s, most recently leading Pathways to Housing DC. In addition to her work to end homelessness in DC, she is also involved in other issues of social justice in the city. She has been deeply involved in the District’s Housing First initiative, overseeing street outreach, administering the Vulnerability Index, and providing a Permanent Supportive Housing team at Pathways for 150 tenants.
As CEO of HOM, Inc. in Phoenix, Mike brings 18 years of experience in managing permanent supportive housing programs for individuals and families exiting homelessness. In 2010, Mike helped to launch and coordinate Project H3: Home, Health, Hope-- the Phoenix-based 100,000 Homes Campaign initiative-- where he specialized in lining up housing supply and telling the story of the initiative through social media. Mike is a board member of the Arizona Coalition to End Homelessness. He also has an iPhone surgically attached to his hand and speaks primarily in 140 character tweets (@shikemore), but when the 100,000th person moves into housing, Mike is committed to going a month without Facebook and Twitter!
Senior Advisor to the Campaign
Director of Hospital Portfolio Operations, Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Christina Gunther-Murphy is an advisor to the 100,000 Homes Campaign who directs hospital portfolio operations for the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) in Cambridge, MA. Christina was the manager of IHI’s 5 Million Lives Campaign, the health care improvement initiative that helped to inspire the 100,000 Homes Campaign, and has acted as an advisor for a number of other large scale change programs in the US and internationally. When Christina is not busy drawing up grids to illustrate her ideas, she tolerates the abuse of New England Patriots fans who mock her devotion to the San Francisco 49ers.
Director, Quality Improvement
Beth directs Community Solutions’ Los Angeles office and is the point person for all Southern California campaign communities. She has personally completed over 10 Registry Weeks and considered naming her first child "7,300" after the number of people housed through the 100,000 Homes Campaign on the day of the child's birth.
Erin is part of the 100,000 Homes improvement team and her work is dedicated to helping campaign communities get—and stay—on track to meet or exceed their goals. She has over 10 years of experience in homelessness and housing policy, including managing initiatives focused on employment services, veterans and reentry supportive housing, and systems change. Most recently, she was the Associate Director of the Corporation for Supportive Housing’s New York office. With a background in law, Erin has done a variety of policy and legislative work in the nonprofit and governmental sectors and has a genuine passion for developing collaborative solutions through facilitation of multi-system teams. In other words, this is her dream job. When the 100,000th person moves into housing, she will circumnavigate the island of Manhattan in a rowboat, while flying the 100,000 Homes flag!
Kait joins the campaign team after working for 5 years on homeless and affordable housing programs for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Most recently, she managed the day-to-day operations of the HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) in the Office of Housing Voucher Programs. In this role, Kait loved busting myths related to HUD programs and helping local partners adjust their routines to place homeless veterans into permanent housing as quickly as possible. Kait also has nearly 5 years of experience working for non-profits in the U.S. and abroad, including 2 years managing programs for Catholic Relief Services in Kosovo and Afghanistan. Kait has a secret addition to sweet-potato fries, and when the 100,000th person moves into housing, she will eat 100,000 sweet-potato fries in one week (or thereabouts).
Director, Southern California Organizing
Leslie Wise is responsible for engaging and enrolling Los Angeles communities in the 100,000 Homes Campaign. There are two kinds of people in this world, people who already are friends with Leslie and people who soon will be. Her energy and commitment to housing the most vulnerable homeless people in Los Angeles is infectious. When the 100,00th person moves into housing, she has agreed to let us shave her blond curls.
Jake oversees day-to-day communications operations for the 100,000 Homes Campaign from the partner city of Atlanta, GA. His professional experience includes work for a variety of corporate and non-profit clients, including a series of communications roles in local, state and national politics. Most recently, Jake worked at the Center for American Progress in Washington, DC. Once the Campaign hits 100,000, he plans to turn his efforts toward publicizing the budding YouTube career of Campaign Director Becky Kanis' dog, Howie.
Research and Quality Assurance Coordinator