National Coalition of Homeless Veterans
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Kathryn Monet,
Executive Director 

Kathryn Monet is the Chief Executive Officer of the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans. In this role, she focuses on the execution of NCHV’s strategic policy and technical assistance agenda, and on expanding NCHV’s strategic partnerships to more effectively end veteran homelessness.  Kathryn has spent over eight years in the public and nonprofit sector working to address housing instability and homelessness among veterans. Prior to joining NCHV, she was with the National Alliance to End Homelessness focusing on the promotion of data-driven, evidence-based interventions to end homelessness, particularly among veterans. Kathryn also was involved in veteran homelessness in a legislative capacity during her time at the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs. She earned a Masters of Public Administration from Villanova University and a Bachelor of Science in Diplomacy and International Relations from Seton Hall University.


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.


Katherine Klassa,
Program Assistant

Katherine Klassa is the Program Assistant for the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans. In this role, she assists in the development of TA Center products, including research briefs and best practice guides.

Prior to joining NCHV, Klassa provided communications assistance for several community service organizations, where she assisted in efforts to boost the organizations’ community visibility through social media and online communications.

Klassa earned a B.A. in International Studies from North Carolina State University.



Karen Christian,
Office Manager


Karen Christian comes to us with over 12 years of administration, operations, and office management experience. Majoring in Business Administration at Morgan State University, following a tour of duty in the Army, she plans on completing her degree next year. She enjoys making a meaningful contribution to NCHV and the veterans we serve.



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