The Governing Council is the decision-making body of the Homeless Consortium. It determines the general policies and guidance of the affairs of the Consortium.

 2020 - 2021 Term


Kimberly Mitchell
City of Memphis

Phillis Lewis
Love Doesn't Hurt
Immediate Past Chair
Cornelius Sanders
Executive Director, Promise Development Corporation
7/1/2020 – 6/30/2021 

At-Large Members (Elected by the Consortium)
Mary Hamlett
VP of Family Programs, MIFA
Megan Williams
Manager of Complex Care, Regional One Health
Designated Liaisons (Appointed)
City of Memphis Government Liaison
Kimberly Mitchell
Administrator, Housing & Community Dev.
Appointed by Mayor of the City of Memphis 
Memphis Housing Authority Liaison
Vernua Hanrahan
Special Projects Coordinator
Appointed by MHA Director 
Shelby County Government Liaison
Dorcas Young Griffin
Director, Division of Community Services
Appointed by the Mayor of Shelby County 
Memphis VA Medical Center Liaison
Jacquelyn Taylor-Mays
Section Chief, Homeless Programs
Appointed by Memphis VAMC
Shelby County Schools Homeless Liaison
Dr. Karen Ball
District Official
Appointed by Shelby County Schools McKinney-Vento Supervisor  
Department of Children’s Services Liaison
Merlene Hyman
Regional Administrator
Appointed by DCS, Shelby County Regional Office 
Appointed Committee Chairs (Appointed by Chair)
CoC Planning Chair
Porsha Goodman
Executive Director, Door of Hope

Families Committee Chair
Stephanie Williams
Director of Emergency Housing, MIFA

Youth Committee Chair

Youth Action Board Chair
Representatives (Elected by Consortium)
Consumer Representative
Alfred Duncan
Domestic Violence Representative
Sandy Bromley
Shelby County CVRCC
For-Profit Representative
Matt Grimes

Multi-Cultural Affairs Representative

Legal Representative
Shannon Mason
Memphis Area Legal Services
LGBTQ Representative
Phillis Lewis
Love Doesn’t Hurt
Philanthropy Representative
LaQuita Rhine

Designated by Bylaws
Lead Agency Executive Director
D. Cheré Bradshaw
Executive Director
Community Alliance for the Homeless
Lead Agency Liaison (non-voting)
(designated by Lead Agency ED)
Kellie Cole
CoC Planning Director