Governing Council (2018-19 Term)



Cornelius Sanders
7/1/18 – 6/30/19


Kimberly Mitchell
7/1/18 – 6/30/19



At-Large Members
(Elected by the Consortium)


Cornelius Sanders
Executive Director, Promise Development Corporation
7/1/2014 – 6/30/2016
7/1/2016 – 06/30/2018
7/1/2018 – 6/30/2020


Porsha Goodman
Executive Director, Door of Hope
7/1/2018 – 6/30/2019


Immediate Past Chair

Kim Daugherty
Interim Executive Director,
Aging Commission of the Mid-South
7/1/2018 – 6/30/2019


City of Memphis Government Liaison

Kimberly Mitchell
Administrator, Housing & Community Development
Appointed by Mayor of the City of Memphis


Shelby County Government Liaison

Osborne Burks
Special Assistant to Mayor Lee Harris
Appointed by the Mayor of Shelby County


Multi-cultural and Hispanic Affairs Liaison

(Vacant as of 1/24/2019)


Appointed Committee Chairs 

CoC Planning Chair

Elizabeth Fletcher
7/1/2018 – 6/30/2019

Emergency Housing Partnership Chair

Mary Hamlett
Vice-President of Family Programs, MIFA
7/1/2018 – 6/30/2020


Youth Committee Chair

Stephanie Bell


Youth Housing Partnership Board Chair



Representatives – Elected by Consortium

Consumer Representative
Tamara Hendrix

7/1/2016 – 6/30/2018
7/1/2018 – 6/30/2020


Domestic Violence Representative

Melissa Farrar

7/1/2016 – 6/30/2018
7/1/2018 – 6/30/2020


For-Profit Representative



Legal Representative

Shannon McKenna
Memphis Area Legal Services


LGBTQ Representative

Phillis Lewis
Family Safety Center


Philanthropy Representative

Courtney Leon
Plough Foundation
7/7/17 – 6/30/19


Shelby County Schools 
Homeless Liaison

Dr. Karen Ball
McKinney-Vento Supervisor


Department of Children’s Services Liaison



Memphis Housing Authority Liaison

Vernua Hanrahan


Memphis VA Medical Center Liaison

Jacquelyn Taylor-Mays


Lead Agency Executive Director

D. Cheré Bradshaw
CAFTH Executive Director
*appointment designated by bylaws