MDHI Board of Directors Meeting Info and Committees

Full Board of Directors Monthly Meetings:

Meeting location and times: Second Thursday of each month at Mile High United Way (MHUW), 711 Park Avenue West, Denver, CO 80205 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM


MDHI Board Executive Committee: The MDHI Executive Committee consists of the board president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, and immediate past president. This committee meets monthly prior to the Board meeting to set the Board agenda and to oversee the CoC process.

Meeting time: First Thursday of each month

Chair: Shelley McKittrick, 

Staff Lead: Matt Meyer,


MDHI Board Finance Committee: The MDHI Finance committee reviews MDHI income and expenditures, develops, reviews, and oversees financial systems and operations, and assists in identifying and securing operational funds.

Meeting time: First Thursday of each month

Chair: Claire Clurman,

Staff Lead: Matt Meyer,

Governance Committee: The Governance Committee actively recruits new Board members, interviews prospective candidates, and recommends a slate of candidates to the Board for yearly elections and as vacancies arise. The Governance Committee also provides leadership and oversight of development and implementation of a CoC Governance Charter.

Meeting time: Fourth Monday of every month from 2:00 – 4:00

Chair: Ben Ryan,

Staff Lead: Matt Meyer,


Continuum of Care Committees

MDHI Continuum of Care committees are groups that work with the MDHI Board and staff to make recommendations, develop programs, share best practices, and promote regional collaboration.


Coordinating Committee: The MDHI Coordinating Committee is a venue for MDHI stakeholders to network with regional partners, discuss pertinent topics and to share and receive updates on regional and local efforts to end homelessness in Metro Denver. 

Meeting time: Fourth Friday of each month from 9-11:00 am at MHUW

Chair: Angie Nelson,, and Susie Street, 

Staff lead: Diane Howald,


HUD CoC NOFA Review Committee: MDHI leads the process for the Metro Denver region’s annual HUD CoC NOFA application. Each year MDHI brings in over $25 million to the region. As part of the application process, this committee reviews program applications and develops preliminary ranking recommendations.

Meeting time: Meetings dates vary-check meeting calendar @

Chair: Michelle Lapidow,

Staff lead: Matt Meyer,


Regional Governance Council & Committees

The purpose of the Regional Governance Council is to set and review community policies and standards as well as oversee its constituent committees. 

Meeting time: First Tuesday of each month from 9:30-11:00am at MHUW

Chair: Jennifer Biess,

Staff lead: Rebecca Mayer,


Community Design Team: The purpose of the Community Design Team is to facilitate and improve the use of the OneHome coordinated entry system.

Meeting time: Third Thursday of each month from 9:00-11:00am

Staff lead: Bethany Maynard-Moody,


Rapid Re-Housing Committee: The MDHI Rapid Re-housing committee works to shift the perspective of the community on the efficacy of rapid re-housing, sets community standards for rapid re-housing, and disseminates information to the community on rapid re-housing best practices and policies. 

Meeting time: Rotating

Chairs: Gaelyn Feeney-Coyle, and Lezlie Burwell,

Staff lead: Jackie Hernandez, 


Employment Committee:  The MDHI Employment Committee works to cultivate strong employer networks based on relationships between job seekers who have experienced homelessness, employers, and employment specialists who support these job seekers to obtain and retain employment.

Meeting time: Fourth Friday from 10:15-11:30 

Co-chairs: Laura Ware, and Courtney Fischer,

Staff lead: Rebecca Mayer,


System Performance Council & Committees

The purpose of the System Performance Council is to maximize the efficiency of the homeless response system through to effective collection and interpretation of data. 

Meeting time: Third Tuesday of each month from 2:30-4:00pm at MHUW

Chair: Karissa Johnsson,

Staff lead: Rebecca Mayer,


Process Improvement Committee: The MDHI Process Improvement Committee monitors system-wide data in order to monitor program outcomes and identify opportunities for improvement.

Meeting time: TBD

Chair: Melanie Lewis-Dickerson,

Staff lead: TBD


Data Governance CommitteeThe MDHI Data Governance Committee is responsible for optimizing data collection. 

Meeting time: TBD

Chair: William Sweeney,

Staff lead: Matt Richard,


Equity and Accessibility Committee: The MDHI Equity and Accessibility Committee seeks to improve the equity of client outcomes and actively reverse inequality present throughout the system of homelessness services.

Meeting time: TBD

Chair: Karissa Johnsson,

Staff lead: TBD


Point-In-Time (PIT) Committee: The purpose of this committee is to plan and coordinate the annual PIT count across the Metro Denver region. The committee works with MDHI staff to carry out the HUD PIT directives, organize participating agencies and volunteers, and provide recommendations to ensure a complete count that incorporates all populations (veterans, youth, individuals, families) and locations (sheltered and unsheltered).

Meeting time: Meetings dates vary-check meeting calendar @

Staff lead: Diane Howald,



Note: Information for OneHome meetings can be found at or contact OneHome Program Manager, Bethany Maynard-Moody,

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