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 

Homeless Organizing for Power and Equality (H.O.P.E.) Liaison
Tamara Hendrix
Sustainability Coordinator
Appointed by H.O.P.E.

Appointed Committee Chairs (Appointed by Chair)
CoC Planning Chair
Porsha Goodman
Executive Director, Door of Hope

Families Committee Chair
Kiya Black
Project Case Manager, OUTMemphis

Youth Committee Chair
Shericka Blair
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
University of Tennessee Health Centers

Multi-Cultural Affairs Representative
Wesley Cox
The City of Memphis Office of Community Affairs

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)
Grant Ebbesmeyer
CoC Planning Director