Jasmine joined NCHV in October 2019 as the new Housing Program Associate. In this role, she will be working under The Home Depot Foundation’s grant to focus on efforts that support increased affordable housing development. Most of her work will center around local planning and policy, state level initiatives and community wide collaborations that facilitate opportunities for development. In this role she will be producing best practice guides that expound on the approach’s communities have adapted to house veterans exiting homelessness in the long term. She will also work to create relationships with communities and developers that have successfully built projects that prioritize veterans, in hopes that we can recreate these partnerships elsewhere.
Jasmine earned her Bachelor of Science in Urban Planning and Studies at University of New Orleans. Throughout college she participated in several internships, research opportunities with her university, and volunteer opportunities with local nonprofits and organizations, that assisted with housing and community challenges post Hurricane Katrina. Seeing her hometown changed by disaster, along with the displacement and redevelopment that followed, spurred her interest in building more inclusive, resilient communities. Jasmine has spent time both studying and volunteering abroad, most notably in South America where she worked in local communities affected by sports tourism. Most recently Jasmine has worked as a demographer for public school districts; as a housing research analyst; in property management and alongside a developer in the Dallas area. Jasmine recently completed a Masters of Public Policy, with a focus in data analytics, from the University of Texas at Dallas.
Spencer Bell is the Policy Analyst of the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans. He is responsible for developing and implementing NCHV’s strategic policies, representing NCHV’s interests before Congress and the Administration through collaborative policy analysis as well as shoe-leather advocacy on the hill. Spencer has spent over a decade in government affairs working to elevate issue driven dialogues and promote pragmatic, bipartisan solutions across a myriad of stakeholders. Prior to joining NCHV, he worked in issue advocacy for the U.S. House and education firms, campaigns and political management. Spencer is an eagle scout and has long history of serving veterans in a legislative capacity for a Member of the Veterans’ Affairs Committee. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Florida.
Cindy Sturtevant Borden is the Director of Training and Technical Assistance 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.
Asia Christian comes to NCHV as our Technical Assistant, responsible for providing assistance to our professionals in their fields. Her duties vary and include, survey documentation, correspondence, information flow and providing prompt technical assistance whenever necessary. Asia, is a Junior year Theater Major who brings to NCHV her creativity, communication and presentation skills, proactivity, teamwork and flexibility.
Karen Christian is the Operations Manager for the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans (NCHV). A highly experienced administration, operations, and office management professional, she has worked to streamline labor-intensive processes and operations and improve the quality of financial reporting, membership and donor recruitment, and stewardship at NCHV. An Army veteran who has experienced homelessness, Karen’s passion for helping others has translated into work spearheading the responses to NCHV’s toll-free referral line for veterans experiencing or at-risk of homelessness. In this role, she has referred hundreds of veterans to organizations for assistance with finding shelter, permanent housing, employment, and other resources to address the issues contributing to their housing stability. Karen has turned her experiences into positive change for others by utilizing them to dispel stereotypes and inform policy proposals NCHV puts forth to Congress and the Administration. Majoring in Business Administration at Morgan State University, she plans on completing her degree soon. She enjoys making a meaningful contribution to NCHV and the veterans we serve.
David Higgins is the Communications Associate for the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans. In this role, he is responsible for developing and implementing communications strategies to advance the mission of the organization. He manages the social media accounts, The Dispatch, and collaborates with other staff members to produce printed materials.
David has spent over a decade as a graphic designer specifically working with non-profit organizations, providing website/graphic design, social media management and creative printed materials. Prior to joining NCHV,
David was the Communications Director at Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church, where he created a new website for the organization and updated their communications and social media outreach.
David has a Juris Doctorate from Howard University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism/Communications from Clark Atlanta University.
Kevin C. Miller is the Development Associate with the National Coalition of Homeless Veterans. He served four years (2002-2006) in the United States Marine Corps infantry and is an Iraq combat veteran with three overseas deployments. He has been active in veterans’ advocacy for the past decade and primarily focused on education, employment, housing, healthcare, and veteran benefits.
He has worked extensively with diverse populations of veterans including: student, senior, LGBTQ+, women, and homeless veterans. He holds a Master’s of Public Administration (MPA) from San Francisco State University and belongs to Pi Alpha Alpha, a global honors society for public affairs and administration. While pursuing his MPA, he studied a summer abroad in Denmark at Aarhus University, completing a course in strategic management of creativity and innovation.
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 a decade 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. Kathryn currently serves on the VA Advisory Committee for Homeless Veterans and the US Vets DC Advisory Council.