Board Members

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Vanessa Volz

Board President
Executive Director
Sojourner House

Vanessa is the executive director of Sojourner House, a victim services organization that provides shelter, housing, counseling, and supportive services to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. She previously served as an attorney at a disability rights nonprofit organization, and she has served as an adjunct professor and visiting professor at Rhode Island College and Wheaton College. She is a graduate of the University of Georgia School of Law, Bard College, Leadership RI, the 10,000 Goldman Sachs Small Businesses program, as well as a certified yoga teacher. Originally from the Midwest, she has lived in New York, the west coast, the southeast, and is now glad to call Providence, Rhode Island her adopted home.

Marjorie Delille, MS, MSW

Board Vice President
Medicaid Behavioral Health Program Oversight Coordinator
Executive Office of Health & Human Services

My biggest passion as a human service consultant is fostering the power of resiliency through Rhode Island's most vulnerable populations. I entered the human services sector with a desire to redesign the State's organizational systems and program infrastructure to empower those with limited supports and assistance. Prior to becoming a Program Coordinator Consultant and the Vice President of RICE, I worked as a clinical community social worker in many healthcare and rehabilitative settings brokering clients to case management services and permanent housing. It is an honor to continue this work at the board-organizational level. I am committed to ending homelessness in Rhode Island.

Chris Crawford

Board Treasurer
President & CEO
The National NonProfit Corporation

Serial entrepreneur having built tech companies from scratch into National entities. Repeatedly listed on INC 100 fastest growing companies in the US. Impatient desire to see RI be the first state in the country to proudly eliminate homelessness.

Alex Speredelozzi

Board Secretary
Marketing Communications Specialist
Southcoast Health

I have worked in health care for 25 years in a variety of functions and roles. My interest in the Coalition arose because of my past work and interest in addressing the social determinants of health, including housing insecurity.

Arolin Hughes

Board Member
Event Manager
The Guild Pawtucket, RI

My passion has always been to help others whenever possible. I enjoy hosting get togethers, cooking with friends and family, and spending time with my dogs.

Carol Ann M. Morris RN, PNP-C

Board Member
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Retired

Throughout my career as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, I’ve worked with families who have experienced homelessness. The challenges faced in trying to provide a sense of stability and continuity of healthcare to these children were never-ending. My reason for becoming a volunteer board member is to help work towards the goal of ending homelessness and the multiple challenges it presents to these children, their families, as well as many others.

Jim Jahnz

Board Member
Secretary for Catholic Charities and Social Ministry
Office of Catholic Charities & Social Ministry

In January 2021 Jim Jahnz was appointed by Bishop Thomas J. Tobin to serve as Secretary for Catholic Charities and Social Ministry for the Diocese of Providence.

Nathan Nagbe-Lathrobe

Board Member
Assistant Inspector General
RI National Guard

Nathan Nagbe-Lathrobe is the Assistant Inspector General of the RI National Guard.

Russ Partridge

Board Member
Executive Director
WARM Center

Russ Partridge is the Executive Director of the WARM Center in Westerly.

Susan Gunter

Board Member
Principal
The Gunter Group, Inc

Susan Gunter is the Principal/Owner of Gunter Group, Inc. – a consulting firm specializing in strategic planning and organizational design for small to mid-size organizations in the public, private and nonprofit sectors. Susan has served on the Board since 2020 and enjoys working as part of a dynamic team to forward the mission of Rhode Island Coalition to End Homelessness.

Davin A. Lewis

Board Member
Strategic Finance Associate
Commonwealth Care Alliance

Davin is a 12-year Navy submarine veteran, graduate of Brown University, former Deloitte strategy consultant and now helps lead strategy/growth initiatives for a large insurance provider in Massachusetts. After experiencing poverty firsthand throughout his childhood, he now has a strong passion for helping those in need. As a board member he hopes to continue his commitment to serving his community by supporting the Coalition in its mission to end homelessness.