The Board shall implement the RCHSC mission and purpose, including setting objectives and place for the achievement of the RCHSC purpose and mission, implementing HUD Continuum of Care requirements, selecting applicants, the collaborative applicant or unified funding agency and HMIS lead, designing and implementing a collaborative process for the development, submission and approval of the annual application for HUD funding and ensure that planning, systems development and implementation and program performance reviews occur in a collaborative and constructive manner.

Board Members


Kevin O’ Connor, Chair
Executive Director, Joseph’s House & Shelter Inc

Wendy Wahlberg, Co-Chair
Legal Aid Society of Northeastern NY

Christopher Burke, Treasurer
Executive Director, Unity House

Kathleen Ide, Secretary
Director of Supported Housing & Compliance, Catholic Charities Housing Office

Daquetta Jones
Executive Director, YWCA of Greater Capital Region



Donna Elia
Troy Area United Ministries

Thomas E. Hulihan
Troy Housing Authority

Tracy Pitcher
St. Paul’s Center

Geoffrey Raiti
Soldier On