Tri-HIC Leadership & Sub-Committees
Monthly Tri-County Homeless Interagency Council Meetings
The Tri-HIC meets on the first Tuesday of every month at 9AM. The meeting is virtual until further notice.
Tri-Hic Monthly Meeting Virtual Details
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United States: +1 (786) 535-3211
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Continuum of Care Board Members
Anne Best, Family Promise, Executive Director
Dawn Ferrer, A Safe Place, Program Director
Kyle Abrams, Good Shepherd Center, Assistant Director
Leslie Smiley, Cape Fear Health Net, Executive Director
Meg McBride, Hope Recovery Community Church, Pastor
Rebecca McSwain, New Hanover County Schools, McKinney-Vento Liaison/School Social Worker
Michele Bennett, New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Manager of Community Engagement
Drew Huver, The Salvation Army, Life Skills Director
Tommy Taylor, United Way, CEO
Cecelia Peers, Trillium, Southern Regional Manager
Jessica Biel, Pender County Schools, McKinney-Vento Program Coordinator
Andrea Stough, Domestic Violence Shelter and Services Inc, Executive Director
LaCretia Keith, NHC Public Library, Library Social Work Program Manager
Laura Bullock, Vigilant Hope, Operations Coordinator
Marimer McKenzie, Office of Diversity and Equity, Diversity and Equity Outreach Coordinator
Permanent Board Seats:
In July 2021, the CoC Board voted to amend the by-laws of the organization to create permanent representation on the Board for the Counties served by the CoC as well as the City of Wilmington. These local government entities are financial supporters of the CoC and its activities as well as partners in serving the homeless population in our region. After July 2021, vacancies in these permanent Board Seats are to be filled by Representatives appointed by the Leadership of corresponding local government entity.
New Hanover County - Tufanna Bradley, Assistant County Manager of Human Services
City of Wilmington - Thom Moton, Jr., Deputy City Manager
Brunswick County - David Stanley, Deputy County Manager, Director of Health and Human Services
Pender County - Chad McEwen, County Manager
Lived Experience Board Member:
The CoC is currently seeking person to serve in this role. A person with lived experience is a valuable member of the CoC Board and helps inform the decisions the CoC Board makes with real world knowledge. This person who fills this role will have experienced homelessness in the last 5 to 7 years.
Bi-Monthly on the 4th Thursday, unless otherwise noted. Dates for Special Meetings will be added as needed. Meetings will include an option to participate virtually. The link is only active during CoC Board Meetings.
|January 20th 2022||12-2 pm||Agenda||Virtual Details||Meeting Minutes|
|March 24th, 2022||12-2pm||Agenda||Virtual Details||Meeting Minutes|
|May 3rd, 2022
(@ Tri-HIC Annual Meeting)
|11 am||Agenda||Virtual Details||Meeting Minutes|
|May 26th, 2022||12-2pm||Agenda||Virtual Details||Meeting Minutes|
|July 28th, 2022||12-2 pm||Agenda||Virtual Details||Meeting Minutes|
|September 29th, 2022||12-2pm||Agenda||Virtual Details||Meeting Minutes|
|October 27th, 2022||12-2pm||Agenda||Virtual Details||Meeting Minutes|
This information will remain available for review through June 2022, after which the information will be archived.
|January 20th 2021||9-11a||Agenda||Virtual Details||Meeting Minutes|
|March 25th, 2021||12-2pm||Agenda||Virtual Details||Meeting Minutes|
|May 27th, 2021||12-2pm||Agenda||Virtual Details||Meeting Minutes|
|July 16th, 2021||12-1 pm||Agenda||Virtual Details||Meeting Minutes|
|July 22nd, 2021||12-2pm||Agenda||Virtual Details||Meeting Minutes|
|August 31st, 2021||2-3 pm||Agenda||Not recorded||Meeting Minutes|
|September 23rd, 2021||12-2pm||Agenda||Virtual Details||Meeting Minutes|
|September 28th, 2021||12:30 - 1:30 pm||ESG App Recommendation Vote||Virtual Details||No Minutes - ESG only|
|October 28th, 2021||12-2pm||Agenda||Virtual Details||Draft - Meeting Minutes|
|December 9th, 2021||8:45 am||Special Mtg|
The Tri-County Homeless Interagency Council operates under a set of by-laws approved by the CoC Board. The By-laws provide an outline for the operation of and standards for the CoC and its members. The CoC Board approved an update to the By-laws at its January 20, 2022 meeting.
To review the by-laws, click HERE.
Current Sub-committees of the Tri-County Homeless Interagency Council (Tri-HIC) are listed below. Each committee will be Chaired by CoC Board member, as appointed by the CoC Board Chair. Tri-HIC members are encouraged to participate on committees. Committees may be created, dissolved or renamed by the CoC Board and in accordance with the CoC's By-laws.