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Baylee Crone,
Executive Director


Baylee Crone, Executive Director for the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans (NCHV), is a nationally recognized voice in efforts to end veteran homelessness. In this capacity, she provides leadership and management over NCHV’s Technical Assistance, Policy, and Communications activities and serves NCHV’s Board of Directors to execute NCHV’s mission and goals. As the only national organization solely committed to ending veteran homelessness, NCHV is a trusted source of information, training, and guidance for community organizations, philanthropic and corporate partners, and government employees at the state, regional, or Federal level.

Crone is a technical expert on veteran homelessness and currently directs NCHV’s Technical Assistance Center. In addition to providing intensive program development consultations with homeless veteran service providers, she regularly gives trainings across the country on several topics related to homeless veterans. Utilizing strong relationships with partners throughout the country, Crone serves as a liaison between NCHV Member organizations and their partners in state and Federal agencies.

Crone earned a Master’s Degree in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling with an emphasis on Traumatic Brain Injury at the George Washington University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science with an emphasis in Public Service and Global Security from the University of California, Santa Barbara.


Randy Brown,
Director of Communications


Randy Brown has been the Director of Communications at the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans since 2011. He leads strategic communications efforts aimed at advancing the organization’s mission by reaching key audiences with outcome-oriented messages in various forms. These include publications, partnerships with other organizations, online communications, social media, media relations, and the NCHV Annual Conference and Veterans’ Access to Housing Summit.

Brown previously served at NCHV as a Program Assistant, and then as Communications Officer. In these roles he gained a technical knowledge of homeless veteran issues and programs, and led efforts to boost the organization’s visibility through improved organization, design, targeting, and reach of communications output. He has been a featured subject matter expert representing NCHV for print, radio, and online news sources as well as conventions, panel discussions, and other special events.

Brown earned a B.A. in Communication with a Public Relations and Advertising emphasis from Messiah College in Grantham, PA. He is a member of the International Association of Business Communicators.


Joshua Stewart,
Director of Policy

Joshua Stewart has been with the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans (NCHV) since 2013. His portfolio has included congressional and governmental relations, policy development, and advocacy-focused communications.The common theme between all of his duties is the drive to educate: to inform Congress and other policy-makers of the reality of the situation in the field, to relay to them the needs of the service provider community, and to highlight for them what they can do to best help homeless and at-risk veterans.  

Joshua has been a contributing author to documents including the “Independent Budget for the Department of Veterans Affairs”, the “Veterans Housing Agenda”, and two amicus curiae briefs for the Supreme Court of the United States.

Prior to his time at NCHV, Joshua conducted historical research on social support structures, poverty, and homelessness in 19th and 20th century New England. Other of his published works focus on veteran’s issues, memorialization, and social theory more broadly. He received his M.A. in Historical Archaeology from the University of Massachusetts Boston in 2013, and his B.A. in Anthropology from Gettysburg College in 2011. 


Cindy Borden,
Assistant Director of Technical Assistance and Training



Cindy Sturtevant Borden is the Assistant Director, Technical Assistance and Training for the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans (NCHV). In this role, she leads NCHV’s Technical Assistance Center with a focus on the DOL-VETS Homeless Veteran’s Reintegration Program (HVRP). Borden provides intensive coaching in program design and implementation to grantee service providers and works closely with federal staff. She oversees the development of TA Center products including webinars, research briefs and best practice guides.

Prior to joining NCHV, Borden provided training and technical assistance to a variety of community service organizations. Her work included product development, management coaching and capacity building.

Borden earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Spanish Language and Literature both from the University of Maryland, College Park.








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