Chelsea Andrews, Executive Director
Tirza Wilbon White, Senior Director of Performance Improvement and Data Analytics
A veteran researcher and policy advisor, Tirza Wilbon White is accustomed to navigating complex urban, social, and legislative contexts with diverse stakeholders. Her expertise lies in data analytics and improvement science, policy analysis, and counsel to city leaders who collaborate across urban policy arenas to create innovative solutions to contemporary problems.
Before devoting her work full-time to urban solutions, she was a professor at the University of Maryland, College Park where she taught graduate courses in policy analysis, leadership and change processes, and research methods. She is a grant awardee and published author and has served on the boards of several organizations. She holds a Ph.D. from Emory University, an M.Ed. from Georgia State University, and a B.A. from the University of Akron.
Katie Haverly, Director of Research and Data Analytics
Katie Haverly is the new Director of Research and Data Analytics of EveryOne Home. She has worked as a Research and Innovation Manager, Project Director, Research Scientist, and Data Analyst in the public health sector for over 15 years. She has contributed research and evaluation efforts toward many community issues including homelessness, substance abuse, mental health, behavioral health treatment, criminal justice and reentry, HIV/AIDS, obesity, eating disorders, and poverty. Many of the populations she has served in her work are those that identify as racial, ethnic and sexual minorities, women, adolescents, and children. She is a highly skilled analyst in both quantitative and qualitative methods and is especially adept at helping programs develop effective outcome measures and data systems to better serve their communities. Prior to joining the EveryOne Home team, she worked as the Research and Innovation Manager for LeCroy & Milligan Associates in Tucson, Arizona, a research and evaluation firm dedicated to serving organizations in the public and private sectors to document their impact and improve their services through meaningful program evaluation, research, technical assistance and training. She attended SUNY Albany in New York where she received her Masters of Science in Health Policy, Management & Behavior, and was also enrolled in the PhD program for Health Behavior and Health Education at UNC Chapel Hill. Katie is also an accomplished musician and has released 8 full-length albums to date and regularly composes music for a variety of projects and collaborators.
Quintin Mecke, Director of Policy and Homelessness Strategies
Quintin Mecke is the new Director of Policy and Homelessness Strategies of EveryOne Home. A long time San Franciscan, he has an MPA from San Francisco State University and a BA in Religion from Dickinson College.
A former Peace Corps volunteer in Niger and a Coro Fellow, Quintin has been involved in housing and homelessness issues for over twenty years; working on numerous ballot measures in San Francisco addressing homelessness, dating back to Care Not Cash and most recently, the landmark funding measure Prop C, Our City Our Home in 2018. He also served as the Chair of San Francisco’s Shelter Monitoring Committee, where he led shelter inspection teams to ensure the human rights of shelter residents. Quintin currently serves as a volunteer with The Gubbio Project as part of their sacred sleep program at St. John’s Church. Before joining EveryOne Home, Quintin was the National Organizing Director for the Center of Biological Diversity and managed several local and state ballot initiatives. He also served as the Communications Director for Assemblymember Tom Ammiano in the State Capitol.
When not working, Quintin is a passionate cyclist and is most happy when riding his bikes throughout Northern California.
Dorcas Chang, Operations Manager
Dorcas started out as the administrative assistant at EveryOne Home in 2016 and is now the Operations Manager. Dorcas graduated from the University of California, Davis where she double majored in Sociology and Community and Regional Development. As a resident of Alameda County, she is excited to be part of the mission to end homelessness in her own backyard! She spends her free time volunteering at her local church.
Katie Barnett, Systems Planning Coordinator
Katie Barnett began her work with EveryOne Home serving on the FY 2019 NOFA Committee as a consumer advocate. She was elected to the Leadership Board in November 2019 by the membership body of the CoC, where she served as their representative for nearly two years. As a board member, Katie consistently championed racial equity and centering lived experiences of homelessness. She served on a variety of subcommittees dedicated to furthering genuine equity within the CoC, and was directly involved in the governance restructuring process that created metrics for equitable representation on all committees and boards.
In 2021, Katie resigned from the Leadership Board to accept the role of Outreach Coordinator at EveryOne Home and build the targeted recruitment strategies necessary to support those changes. In August 2021, Katie transitioned into her current role as Systems Planning Coordinator, where she’s developed community engagement initiatives such as the Beginner’s NOFO Orientation and the Emerging Leaders Program, which provides training for individuals with lived experience of homelessness who are interested in serving on CoC committees.
As a fourth-generation resident of the East Bay, Katie is passionate about preserving the working class and marginalized communities that built Alameda County, and ensuring that everyone who resides here has a place to call home.