Chelsea Andrews, Executive Director
Chelsea Andrews, is the new Executive Director of EveryOne Home, a collective impact initiative founded in 2007 to facilitate the implementation of the Alameda County plan to end homelessness. She has worked as a visionary leader for over 15 years in both large-scale operations and legal fields for mission-based organizations. Prior to joining the EveryOne Home team she served as the Senior Executive Vice President and General Counsel for the District of Columbia Housing Authority. She is an advocate for ending homelessness, social justice and strengthening communities. She attended Florida A & M University earning both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, in Business Administration and obtained her J.D. degree from The George Washington University Law School. She has worked for several Fortune 500 companies and served as an Assistant State’s Attorney for Prince George’s County, MD. She is admitted to practice in the Maryland State Bar, District of Columbia Bar, U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Ms. Andrews was appointed to the Wheaton Urban District Advisory Committee by Montgomery County Executive, Ike Leggett, in 2018 and was elected Chair for the 2020-2021 term. She is a member of the National Association of Housing & Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) and serves on the Executive Board for the Mid-Atlantic Region Council. She co-leads a Housing Equity Task Force advocating for policy reform to address the impact of systemic and structural racial segregation in housing. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated and enjoys spending time with her daughter, Zola.
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!
Alexis Lozano, Data and Performance Analyst
Prior to EveryOne Home, Alexis worked with elected officials at the local, state and federal level. Alexis is also a graduate student at Mills College pursuing a joint Master’s in Public Policy and Business Administration. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science—Public Service from University of California, Davis. Currently she serves on the City of Oakland’s Homelessness Advisory Commission.
Jessie Shimmin, Director of Analytics
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.
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.