Our Board of Directors

Health Care for the Homeless is guided by a Board of Directors with a range of professional and life experience. Six current members have experienced homelessness first-hand. 


As a nonprofit agency, Health Care for the Homeless is guided by a volunteer Board of Directors that meets monthly. Board members bring a range of professional and life experience, including the personal experience of homelessness.

Soliciting and using client input to determine the direction of the agency is central to the Board’s philosophy. Clients participate in selecting services and operating hours, and in defining strategic priorities through membership in the Board Consumer Relations Committee and the Board Governance Committee, among others. Meet our Board.

Chelsea N. Arthur, MS

Chair

Executive, Governance, Program and Performance Improvement

Board Member Since 2015

CMS Program Manager

SemanticBits

Baltimore City is my adopted home. I came here in 2001 to get an education and grow into the person I always wanted to be. Along the way, I fell in love with this city- the good and the bad and realized that I was obligated to use my skills to generate positive change here. Along the way, I came across Health Care for the Homeless. I took a tour of the facilities and after shedding a few tears, I knew I had to help in any possible way.

That was 4 years ago and since that time, I have been honored to work along great volunteers and the amazing staff at Health Care for the Homeless to end homelessness and create the space for opportunity to flourish and change lives. As a child, I experienced homelessness with my family. I have been blessed to grow in a way that I can help others. I know that somewhere in Baltimore, there is a little girl like I was, who just needs a hand up from her community so that she can grow to change the world.

Stuart Levine, MD

First Vice Chair; Chair of Program & PI

Executive, Program & Performance Improvement, REI Sub-Committee

Board Member Since 2018

President and Chief Medical Officer

MedStar Harbor Hospital, MedStar Health

As a hospital leader in Baltimore City, I see the enormous challenges facing the most vulnerable members of our community every day. Health Care for the Homeless is a true role model for how to deliver world class, patient-centered, compassionate and effective care to all those it serves. It has been a true honor to serve on the Board’s Program and Performance Improvement Committee to see firsthand the tireless and innovative work happening in the organization on a daily basis. I am thrilled to be on the Board of Directors and continue to work with the incredible leadership and staff at Health Care for the Homeless to help the organization continue to thrive and achieve its mission to prevent and end homelessness in our city.

Michael B. Jackson, MBA

Second Vice Chair; Chair of REI Sub-Committee

Executive, Governance

Board Member Since 2015

AVP, Worldwide Public Sector, Healthcare, Life Sciences

DocuSign

As a native of Baltimore City and alumnus of the University of Baltimore, I share a vested interest in the sustainability of our community. While working regularly with leaders throughout the healthcare ecosystem, I have witnessed firsthand the debilitating interrelated effects of inadequate housing and poor health on our most vulnerable neighbors. Despite significant legislative reforms and technological advancements, it is still too easy for many to slip through the cracks into a catastrophic spiral.

I am honored to serve on the Board with such committed members who contribute time and expertise to Health Care for the Homeless in continued support of our mission, which impacts real change where it’s needed most.

Christopher Thomaskutty

Treasurer

Finance and Facilities, Executive

Board Member Since 2018

Senior Vice President for Clinical Programs and Chief of Staff

Mercy Health Services

I have spent my time in Baltimore working a stone's throw from Health Care for the Homeless. On a personal and professional level, I have left every interaction with Health Care for the Homeless leadership and staff utterly impressed by their commitment to serve and to lend a voice to the homeless in our City. At Mercy, we cherish our legacy relationship with Health Care for the Homeless. I am honored to have the privilege to serve on the Board and do my part to support our ambitious strategic vision.

Elena D. Marcuss, Esq.

Secretary

Human Resources, Governance, Executive

Board Member Since 2015

Partner

McGuireWoods LLP

It is inexcusable for people in this country to be without a safe home and quality health care. I feel privileged to be able to work with the leadership and staff of Health Care for the Homeless, all of whom are committed to working to prevent and end homelessness and provide quality healthcare for the citizens of Baltimore. As Dr. Seuss said: “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not.”

Angela Blake

REI Sub-Committee

Board Member Since 2021

Mark Council

Consumer Relations

Board Member Since 2021

Elizabeth Drigotas, MPH

Chair, Development Committee

Human Resources

Board Member Since 2020

Senior Program Administrator, Office of Public Health

Johns Hopkins Health System

I am inspired by Health Care for the Homeless commitment to providing quality healthcare and housing to those experiencing homelessness. I am excited to be part of achieving these goals for our community.

Arin Foreman, CPA

Co-Chair, Compliance & Risk Management

Finance

Board Member Since 2020

Senior Director, Regulatory Affairs

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield

I have deep Baltimore roots and welcome my responsibility to give back to this wonderful City. Throughout my career, it's been important to me to ensure that I'm contributing to society in a meaningful way. I'm fortunate to have connected years ago with Health Care for the Homeless, and I have deep admiration for he organization's commitment to the community and its most vulnerable popluation. I've enjoyed contributing to discussions as a member of the Finance and Facilities Committee during a period of growth and new challenges for the organization  over the past few years. And now, I am excited to apply my knowledge, experience, skills and perspective to broader organizational discussions as a member of the Board.

Joseph Funn

Consumer Relations

Board Member Since 2021

Athena Haniotis

Consumer Relations

Board Member Since 2017

Community Advocate

Thora Johnson, Esq.

ADVISORY BOARD

Co-Chair, Compliance & Risk Management

Board Member Since 2018

Partner

Venable

Cheryl Matricciani, CPA, Esq.

Chair, Governance Committee

Governance, Development, REI Sub-Committee

Board Member Since 2012

Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Secretary

Medical Mutual Liability Insurance Company of Maryland

Homelessness is an issue that affects the entire community.  It is a pleasure to work with the incredibly dedicated and talented staff and volunteers at Health Care for the Homeless. The organization’s focus on quality and service is demonstrated in dignity and respect with which clients are treated. The group’s collective enthusiasm for solving this complex problem is inspiring.

Shannon McMahon, MPA

Chair, Policy & Engagement

Policy & Engagement, Governance, REI Sub-Committee

Board Member Since 2018

Executive Director of Medicaid Policy

Kaiser Permanente

I’m so energized by the opportunity to contribute to the mission of Health Care for the Homeless as a member of the Board at a time when the organization is beginning to work more directly on housing for its clients. It is an opportune time to support health public policy efforts as Medicaid and the health care safety nets continue to be front and center in national political discussions.

Steven Metzger, ESQ

Co-Chair, Human Resources Committee

Human Resources, Compliance & Risk Management

Board Member Since 2020

Partner

Gallagher, Evelius and Jones LLP

It's a wonderful organization that provides vital services to so many vulnerable and underserved individuals in the Baltimore area. I've been universally impressed by the dedication and commitment of staff members and members of the leadership team that I've gotten to know while serving as a member of the Human Resources Committee. It's my privilege to now have the opportunity to assist the agency and its talented staff in this small way as a Board member.

Yogi Albert Miller

Consumer Relations

Board Member Since 2021

I am interested in learning about different ways of helping all kinds of people. I love doing this. I wish to always give people Hope and Compassion.

Diana Morris, JD

Policy & Engagement

Board Member Since 2018

Philanthropic & Non-Profit Consultant

Health Care for the Homeless helps individuals who are suffering because there is unequal and inadequate access to health care, housing and income support in the United States. Serving on the Board provides me with an opportunity to improve these individuals’ access to basic needs as well as rebuild a safety net. I care deeply about people who are marginalized from the region’s many resources. Because Health Care for the Homeless is a well-run organization and based on respect for the dignity of all individuals, serving on the Board is an effective way for me to help bring about change.  

David Oros

ADVISORY BOARD

Development

Board Member Since 2018

Founding Partner

Gamma 3 LLC

Ann “Mickey” Pickett

Policy & Engagement

Board Member Since 2018

Community Advocate

Being on Health Care for the Homeless Board will give me the chance to add my input in matters that are very important to me. Health Care and Homelessness are things that we need to change; and if I can be a small part of that, it makes me very happy to do my part.

Joanne Pollak

Chair, Housing Committee

Development

Board Member Since 2018

Retired Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Chief of Staff

Johns Hopkins Medicine

Over the years as the health care executive with safety oversight for the Johns Hopkins Emergency Department, I had many opportunities to see the important work of the agency in action, including a safety net for ED patients and others experiencing homelessness and needing ongoing medical care. I welcome the opportunity to work with the agency as it implements its strategic plan embracing healthcare and housing options for its clients.

Shawn Talley

Co-Chair, Human Resources Committee

Human Resources, REI Sub-Committee

Board Member Since 2017

Executive VP, HR & Administration

MedZed

Health Care for the Homeless Board of Directors is committed to addressing the root cause of our mission. Many organizations focus on symptoms, this organization attacks the source. The Board of Directors has built an extreme diverse and talented board that I'm proud to align with.

Maria Harris Tildon

Public Policy

Board Member Since 2008

Senior Vice President, Public Policy and Community Affairs

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield

As a native Baltimorean and an executive in the health care industry, I know firsthand how critically important and sometimes elusive access to quality healthcare can be to those most in need of it. As the city and greater community work to eradicate homelessness, it is imperative that those who experience it have a reliable place to turn to access quality and compassionate health care. I want to do all I can both personally and professionally to ensure that Health Care for the Homeless continues to secure the resources it needs to fill the life-saving role it plays every day. It is an honor to be associated with this incredible organization.

George Watson

Chair, Finance & Facilities Committee

Finance and Facilities, Housing

Board Member Since 2009

Consultant

BW Partners LLC

I love how Health Care for the Homeless sits in the crossroads of dealing with the issues of homelessness. Many times we try to deal with these issues separately when they are in fact so inter-related. Health Care for the Homeless' amazing approach of understanding each individual’s total problem (housing, health, wellness) and dedication to creating a total solution makes such an amazing contribution to our city. I am so proud to play a small part in helping making that happen.

Christopher Welsh, MD

Program and Performance Improvement

Board Member Since 2008

Medical Director, Substance Abuse Consultative Service

University of Maryland Medical Center

As a board certified general and addiction psychiatrist, I have worked in Baltimore City for the past 18 years and have witnessed the devastating effects of addiction on underserved residents of the city. I have always been impressed with the dedication and compassion of the staff at Healthcare for the Homeless and I feel that Health Care for the Homeless has a great opportunity to make a huge impact on the lives of homeless individuals struggling with addiction and other mental disorders here in Baltimore and Maryland.

Randi Woods

Board Member Since 2021

Senior Director, Community Care Coordination

Sisters Together and Reaching (STAR)

Having a heart of service should be shared to ensure impact is realized and amplified. My ethos for life is to lead and live from a place of LOVE and I know this agency was created from love and led by love today. I am happy to serve on the Board of Directors and share my personal and professional experience with the brilliant community of Health Care for the Homeless.  It is a privilege to serve as a Board Member and contribute to the impact-driven and purposeful work of ensuring integrated and quality health care.