Rockland County Executive Committee Information

The Executive Board shall implement the RCCoC mission and purpose by adopting plans and strategies for preventing and eliminating homelessness; by setting objectives and plans for implementing HUD requirements, including but not limited to selecting the collaborative applicant and applicants or unified funding agency; selecting the HMIS lead; designing and implementing a collaborative process for the development, submission and approval of the annual application for HUD funding; and ensuring that planning, systems development and implementation and program performance reviews occur in a collaborative and constructive manner.

Executive Board members shall serve 2-year staggered terms of office with the exception of the first term following the adoption of these by-laws. At the first annual meeting following the adoption of these by-laws no less than two and no more than five members of the Executive Board shall be elected for a one-year term.

Board Members

David Jacobsen, Psy. D. 
Executive Director, Rockland Independent Living Center

Martha Robles
Executive Director, Catholic Chairities Community Services

Ya’el Williams Sr. MS, MPA; Co-Chair of the Board
CEO/Executive Director, Helping Hands Interfaith Coalition for the Homeless of Rockland County Inc.


Venesia Defrank
Director of Residential Services; Center for Safety & Change

Marion E. Breland, LCSW, CASAC, CPP
Coordinator of Behavioral Health Implementation, County of Rockland




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