Tri-HIC Leadership / Sub-Committees

Tri-County Homeless Interagency Council Membership

The Tri-HIC meets on the first Tuesday of every month at 9AM temporarily virtual due to COVID-19.

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For more information on attending the Tri-HIC, minutes from previous meetings, or being a presenter, please contact

Judy Herring, CoC Director


Continuum of Care Board Members

Anne Best, Family Promise, Executive Director
Brian Fike, Trillium Health Resources, Housing Coordinator
Dawn Ferrer, A Safe Place, Program Director
Gloria Garton, disAbility Resource Center, Executive Director
Kyle Abrams, Good Shepherd Center, Assistant Director
Leslie Smiley, Cape Fear Health Net, Executive Director
Maegan Zielinski, Bitfocus, Member at Large
Meg McBride, Hope Recovery Community Church, Pastor
Michele Bennett, Physicians Alliance for Mental Health, Housing Specialist (ACT Team)
Rebecca McSwain, New Hanover County Schools, McKinney-Vento Liaison/School Social Worker
Sarah Arthur, New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Manager of Community Engagement
Sarah Rusher, Early Bread Ministries, Executive Director
Tommy Taylor, United Way, CEO

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, Executive Director of Health and Human Services

Bi-Monthly on the 4th Thursday

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
August 31st, 2021 2-3 pm Agenda  Not recorded
September 23rd, 2021 12-2pm Agenda Virtual Details
October 28th, 2021 12-2pm Agenda Virtual Details

Recordings of Tri-HIC Meetings


2021 Tri-HIC Meetings

January Recording

February Recording

March Recording

April Recording

May Recording

July Tri-HIC Meeting 

August Tri-HIC Meeting

September Tri-HIC Meeting

The following below are sub-committees of the Tri-County Homeless Interagency Council:

Tri-HIC Governance

The Tri-County Homeless Interagency Council operates under a set of by-laws approved by the Board. To review the by-laws, click HERE.