Elaine de Coligny, Executive Director
Elaine has worked to reduce and end homelessness in Alameda County since 1992, first as the director of an agency providing emergency shelter, transitional housing and permanent supportive housing to homeless women and their children for fifteen years as well as a member of the Countywide Continuum of Care Council since 1997. She has served as EveryOne Home’s Executive Director since its inception in 2008. Prior to joining the staff, Elaine participated in developing the EveryOne Home plan in her role as Co-Chair of the County’s CoC, a role in which she served from 2002 to 2007. Elaine is an alumni of the LeaderSpring leadership development fellowship (2003), an inductee into the Alameda County Women’s Hall of Fame (2005), and a recipient of CSH’s California Supportive Housing Champion Award (2012). Currently she serves on the National Alliance to End Homelessness’ Leadership Council. She believes passionately that homelessness is a solvable social issue, and that it will take all of us to get it done.
Alexis Lozano, Operations & Communications Coordinator
Alexis attended University of California, Davis where she received her undergraduate degree in Political Science-Public Service. She previously worked with elected officials at the local, state and federal level. She enjoys contributing to this organization’s mission to end homelessness in Alameda County.
Laura Guzman, Director, HUD Continuum of Care
Julie Leadbetter, Director, Systems Integration
Jessica Shimmin, Systems Analyst
Ruby Butler, Program Monitor
A Bay Area Native, Ruby graduated from San Francisco State University with a bachelor’s degree in Cultural Anthropology. Throughout her academic career she volunteered for elected officials at the local, state, and federal level, including Congresswoman Barbara Lee, Congressman Eric Swalwell, and President Barack Obama, and organized relief campaigns to send monetary donations to impoverished West Africa. After graduation, Ruby worked in ABA therapy assisting developmental adults on the Autism spectrum before joining the City of Livermore as staff support to the Community Development Department’s Human Services, Housing, and Art divisions. A San Leandro resident for the past 5 years, she is exciting to be a part of the dedicated EveryOne Home team, and involved in her own community.
Dorcas Chang, Administrative Assistant
Dorcas graduated from University of California, Davis where she double majored in Sociology and Community and Regional Development. She is interested in ethical consumerism and nonprofit development. As a resident in Alameda County, she is excited to be part of the mission to end homelessness in her own backyard!