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Board of Directors

The Board of Directors formed in 2010 to provide additional organizational leadership for the Coalition as it sustains and grows its unique role in the community. The Board replaced the long-standing Steering Committee structure. Board members are elected to three year terms, and new members are elected in the spring. 

Contact board[at]homelessinfo[dot]org for inquiries about joining the Board of Directors or committees.

Current Board Members:

Patricia Allen-Dick
Derrick Belgarde
Keiko Budech, Vice President
Nancy Connolly
Calvin Jones, President
Ben Miksch
Jenn Romo, Secretary
Anna Strahan
Nick White, Treasurer


Alison Eisinger
Executive Director 

Alison was hired as the first Executive Director of the Coalition on Homelessness in 2006. On behalf of the Coalition, Alison works to secure safety, services, housing, and justice for people while they are homeless, and advance public policies and budgets that will solve homelessness and address inequalities. In close partnership with the volunteer leadership of the Coalition, Alison cultivates strong working relationships with a range of groups and individuals, engaging members, allies, and concerned members of the public. She provides strategic leadership for the Coalition’s public education, advocacy, and public policy work; heads planning and organizing for the annual One Night Count of people who are homeless outside; and develops creative collaborations to support the Coalition’s year-round work, special projects, and initiatives.

Rachel Marr
Office Manager

Rachel comes to the Coalition after over five years’ experience in direct service at two different Seattle non-profits. She focuses her work on uplifting voices with lived experience of poverty, housing insecurity, and homelessness. Rachel is excited to support the Coalition team to increase their capacity for advocacy, engagement, and organizing. When not at work she enjoys hiking, opera, and discovering new local restaurants.  

Tim Marshall
Member Connector & Program Coordinator

Tim Marshall has admired the Coalition on Homelessness for years! Growing up and experiencing housing instability in Burien, Tim gravitated towards social justice work while at the University of Washington and desired to contribute to organizations that serve folks experiencing socio-economic marginalization. After working in cosmetic retail for 10 years, Tim transitioned to administrative work at a series of nonprofit organizations in Seattle, where he gained a passion for building efficient and inclusive administrative processes and evaluating programs based on careful data collection. As an advocate for those experiencing homelessness and housing unaffordability, Tim looks forward to empowering service providers and those experiencing homelessness to access their basic needs and supporting ongoing system reforms. In his spare time, he enjoys doing karaoke, freelance makeup artistry, and occasional drag performance.

Jody Rauch
Senior Manager for Member and Civic Engagement

Prior to the Coalition, Jody was Community/Public Health Nurse for 20 years, and spent the past five years working with Seattle/King County Public Health’s Health Care for the Homeless Network. Her work has always been rooted in the intersections of health, community, and politics, and she is excited to be a part of the Coalition.

Sara Robbins
Senior Policy Manager

Sara joined the Coalition in 2021 as the Senior Policy Manager. She has extensive experience working on state public benefits issues having spent the bulk of her career as an attorney and program manager for Benefits Legal Assistance at Solid Ground. She has also worked in non-profits doing direct service and managing contracts and contract compliance. Sara is a Seattle native who enjoys spending time gardening, bird-watching, and trying all of Seattle’s best bakeries.