The Your Way Home partnership is guided by a twenty-five-member Advisory Council whose members represent landlords, housing developers, hospitals, K-12 schools, universities, police, municipal officials, homeless service providers, County government, philanthropic foundations, consumers, advocates and the Montgomery County Housing Authority.

 

Purpose:

The Advisory Council shall advise the County Commissioners and Department of Health and Human Services in the following areas:

  • Advise Montgomery County on issues affecting people experiencing or at risk for homelessness, including low-income families and single adults, school-age children, unaccompanied youth aged 18-24, veterans, seniors, people fleeing domestic violence or abuse, people with disabilities, medically frail individuals, recent immigrants, trafficking victims and other vulnerable populations

  • Advocate for equitable strategies, programs, policies and partnerships that will have a positive and lasting impact on ending homelessness

  • Participate in Your Way Home planning activities

  • Provide input to other Your Way Home partnership entities, including the PA-504 HUD Continuum of Care (CoC) Governance Team and service/population specific community-based Advisory and Action Teams

  • Help align mutually reinforcing activities between and within systems, sectors and organizations throughout Montgomery County that touch the lives of people experiencing homelessness and help empower them to exit from homelessness to permanent housing with stability

  • Embrace Your Way Home’s housing first philosophy

  • Represent, respect and value diverse and inclusive viewpoints

  • Serve as Your Way Home champions, allies and supporters


Advisory Council Members:

Teresa Araco Rodgers, Principal, harp-weaver LLC

William Brown, Jr., President and CEO, Advanced Living Communities  

Sunanda Charles, Executive Director, Norristown Hospitality Center

Richard Cirko, Executive Director, VNA Community Services

Arlene Daily, Executive Director, Keystone Opportunity Center

Beth Duffy, President and CEO, Einstein Medical Center Montgomery

Linda Donovan-Magdamo, Executive Vice President, Resources for Human Development

Felicia Flora, Captain, Salvation Army of Norristown  

Virginia Frantz, Chair, President and CEO, The Montgomery County Foundation, Inc.  

Dr. John J. George, Executive Director, Montgomery County Intermediate Unit 23

Pam Howard, Administrator, Montgomery County Office of Mental Health, Developmental      Disabilities, and Early Intervention

Joel Johnson, Executive Director, Montgomery County Housing Authority

Russell Johnson, President and CEO, HealthSpark Foundation

Crandall O. Jones, Municipal Administrator, Borough of Norristown

Diane Kiddy, CEO, Carson Valley Children’s Aid

Robert Larkin, Landlord

Marianne Lynch, Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery and Delaware Counties

Bill Motsavage, Executive Vice President, Valley Youth House

Barbara O’Malley, Director, Montgomery County Department of Health & Human Services  

Dr. Kevin Pollock, President, Montgomery County Community College

Mark Talbot, Chief of Police, Norristown Police Department

Jonathan B. Weiner, Assistant Vice President, Philanthropic Specialist, Wells Fargo

Barbara Wilhelmy, Executive Director, Pottstown Cluster of Religious Communities

Salvatore Venezia, Citizen Representative

David Zellers, Jr., Director of Commerce, Montgomery County Commerce Department


Documents: 

Your Way Home Montgomery County Advisory Council Charter

Your Way Home Advisory Council Meeting 6.7.17