Staff

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, Data and Performance Analyst

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.  

Jessica Shimmin, Systems Analyst
 

Jessica is a social scientist who analyzes qualitative and quantitative data to help homeless services providers realize their strategic goals. After earning a Ph.D. from New York University and a decade of human service experience, Jessie knows that meaningful performance indicators help nonprofits work better for the people they serve. Jessie won a dissertation fieldwork grant from the Wenner-Gren Foundation; worked in evaluation and quality improvement for Safe Horizon, Inc. in New York City and the Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation in San Francisco; and chaired the Monitoring and Evaluation subcommittee of the San Francisco Supportive Housing Providers Network. Jessie lives with her family in Hayward.

Ja’Nai Aubry, Director of Continuum of Care Strategies

Prior to joining EveryOne Home as the Director of Continuum of Care Strategies, Ja’Nai Aubry was the Housing and Gender Justice Staff Attorney at Family Violence Law Center, where she engaged in policy and legislative advocacy centering the needs of unhoused women, particularly African American women. In addition, she  has served as a direct services attorney, serving low income tenants experiencing housing discrimination, survivors fleeing gender-based violence, undocumented families applying for status, community members experiencing homelessness and tenants at risk of losing their housing. Currently, Ja’Nai serves as a member of the Alliance for Girls Advocacy Committee, and Causa Justa’s Board of Directors. Before working at EveryOne Home she was a member of EveryOne Home’s HUD Continuum of Care and Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) Oversight committees. Ja’Nai received her B.A. in History from Santa Clara University and her J.D. from UCLA School of Law, with specializations in International Human Rights and Critical Race Theory.  She is passionate about fighting to end racism, sexism, poverty and homelessness. 

Dorcas Chang, Operations Coordinator

Dorcas graduated from University of California, Davis where she double majored in Sociology and Community and Regional Development. As a resident in Alameda County, she is excited to be part of the mission to end homelessness in her own backyard!

Courtney Welch, Continuum of Care Specialist

Courtney is an Oakland native and housing advocate determined to create communities where opportunity and equity are abundant for all residents. Before joining EveryOne Home, Courtney was the Program Coordinator with Homeownership San Francisco, focusing on the post-purchase education and foreclosure prevention programs and internal and external communications. In addition to her professional role, she serves on the Alameda County Housing and Community Development Advisory Board, the Alameda County Commission on the Status of Women, and the Children’s Hospital Consumer Advisory Board.