Detroit CoC Board of Directors

Updated: September 26, 2019


Amy Brown, Homeless Service Provider, 3 Year Term
The NOAH Project  

Vice Chairperson




Meghan Takashima, ESG Grantee Appointee
City of Detroit, Housing and Revitalization Department

Ted Phillips, Member At-Large, 3 Year Term
United Community Housing Coalition (UCHC)

Tasha Gray, Collaborative Applicant, CoC Lead, HMIS Lead Appointee
Homeless Action Network of Detroit

Sharyn Johnson, Homeless Service Provider, 3 Year Term
Coalition on Temporary Shelter (COTS)

Deloris Cortez, Community Advocate, 3 Year Term

Ari Ruttenberg, Detroit City Council Appointee
City of Detroit, City Council

Curtis Smith, Homeless Service Provider, 1 Year Term
Detroit Central City Community Mental Health

Lorraine Taylor-Muhammad, Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority Appointee
Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority

Paulette Smith, State of Michigan Appointee
Michigan State Housing Development Authorityr

Tim McCabe, Member At-Large, 3 Year Term
Pope Francis Center

Alicia Ramon, Member At-Large, 3 Year Term
Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency

Denise Johnson, Member At-Large, 3 Year Term
Capuchin Soup Kitchen  

Joy Flood, Housing Commission Appointee
Detroit Housing Commission   

Celia Thomas Homeless Service Provider, 3 Year Term
Alternatives for Girls

Elizabeth Vasquez, Homeless Service Provider, 3 Year Term
Freedom House Detroit

Vanessa Samuelson, Member-At-Large, 3 Year Term
The McGregor Fund

Gerald Curley, Veterans Administration Appointee
John D. Dingell VA Medical Center

Catherine Distelrath, Coordinated Entry Lead Appointee
Southwest Counseling Solutions


Meetings are typically held on the first Monday of each month at 2:00pm and located at the Housing Resource Center 1600 Porter, Detroit, MI 48216 . Any exceptions to this schedule or meeting location will be communicated ahead of time.


Upcoming Meeting Dates

October 7, 2019

November 1, 2019

December 2, 2019

Past Board Meeting Materials

January 7, 2019

February 4, 2019

March 4, 2019

April 1, 2019

May 6, 2019

June 3, 2019

July 1, 2019

August 5, 2019

September 9, 2019

2016 Archived Agenda and Minutes

2017 Archived Agenda and Minutes

2018 Archived Agenda and Minutes


Interested in Joining the Detroit CoC Board? 

Elections for the Detroit CoC Board are now open. Interested individuals may learn more about the CoC Board and the application process by clicking here. You can access the application directly by following this link. Remember: All applications are due by Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 11:59pm.

If you would like to nominate someone to apply to join the board, you can access this form here. Remember: All nominations are due by Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at 11:59pm. Any interested individual is welcome to apply without first being nominated.

Interested in Making a Presentation to the Detroit CoC Board? 

Any member of the Detroit, Highland Park, and Hamtramck Continuum of Care or any CoC Board member may submit to the CoC Board Executive Committee a written request that an item be placed on the agenda. Please review this document for more information on how to proceed. The agenda request form can be found here. Lastly, here is the CoC’s policy on Agenda Requests.