Meet the CSH Social Innovation Advisory Board

October 10, 2012

Anne Fletcher, Social Science Analyst at U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development
In this position, Anne Fletcher helps to develop the Department’s research agenda relating primarily to issues around homelessness and housing for persons with disabilities. She plans and manages contracted research projects in those policy areas.

Jennifer Ho, Deputy Director, United States Interagency Council on Homelessness In her first six months at USICH, Jennifer Ho shepherded the development of the Opening Doors, the nation’s first‐ever comprehensive federal plan to prevent and end homelessness. Jennifer is the USICH liaison to 13 federal agencies, including the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services, Education, and Agriculture, and the Social Security Administration, and she is the point person on issues related to family and youth, as well as chronic homelessness.

Gavin Kennedy, Director of the Division of Long-Term Care Policy, Office of Disability, Aging, and Long-Term Care Policy (DALTCP) 
In addition, as division director, Gavin helps lead ASPE’s work in public financing of long term services and supports; Medicare/ Medicaid nursing facility payment and quality improvement policy; the Medicare-Medicaid “dually-eligible,” and, generally, policies affecting the delivery of health care and supportive services for people with functional impairments and long-term care needs.

Kathy Moses, MPH, Senior Program Officer, Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) In this role, Kathy Moses provides technical assistance and strategic consultation to Medicaid state agencies as they develop, implement, measure and evaluate health care initiatives aimed at improving quality of care for people with chronic illnesses, disabilities and the elderly. Her particular areas of expertise are in care management and quality improvement.


Mike Nardone, Principal, Health Management Associates Mike comes to HMA with more than 30 years experience in health and human services, having held positions at the state, local, and national levels. Most recently, he served as acting Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare (DPW), a $21-billion, 17,000-employee department with responsibility for the state’s major health and human services programs, including Medical Assistance.


Bill Pitkin, Director, Domestic Programs, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
Bill Pitkin oversees the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation’s domestic priority areas. He led the development of the Foundation’s strategy for addressing chronic homelessness in Los Angeles and continues to have direct oversight over that strategic initiative.



Mohini Venkatesh, Senior Director of Public Policy, National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare Ms. Venkatesh serves as the staff policy liaison to the National for Community Behavioral Healthcare network of associations throughout the states, conducts federal legislative analysis on health reform and other policy issues, and manages several leadership and quality improvement initiatives



Ann Woodward, Chief Operating Officer and Interim Executive Director, Melville Charitable Trust 

Ann brings to the grant-making and community investment work of the Trust over 25 years experience in improving outcomes for vulnerable populations through non-profit affordable and supportive housing, community development, and public programs that support alternative education and employment training in low income communities.



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