The Team

Continuum of Care 10-Year Plan Project Team

The Lake County Continuum of Care is a cooperative organization of government agencies and non-profit service organizations with the expertise to develop programs to address homelessness. Its members have been assigned the responsibility of identifying the basic root causes of homelessness and developing the programs and methods to better support the needs of the homeless and those who are on the verge of becoming homeless. The following organizations were primary contributors to the work required to draft Lake County’s 10-Year Plan to End Homelessness.  From mid-April, 2010 until September, 30, 2010 directors and staff members from these agencies joined  Marian Norman from the Lake County Federal Grants Office and participated in bi-weekly working sessions to complete the plan.

Adult Parole Authority

Jeremiah Houser, Parole Officer

Phone:  440-357-5040

Extended Housing, Inc.

Karen McLeod, Executive Director

Phone: 440-352-8424


Fair Housing Resource Center

Patricia Kidd, Executive Director

Phone: 440-392-0147

Forbes House

Jeanne Myers, Executive Director

Phone: 440-357-7321

Homeless Outreach Council

Phone:  440-352-0034

 Lake County ADAMHS Board

Kim Fraser, Executive Director

Christine Ernst, Director of Quality & Clinical Operations

Phone: 440-350-2198


Lake County Free Clinic

Johanna Henz, Executive Director

Phone:  440-352-8686



Lake County Commissioners’ Federal Grant Office

Marian Norman, HOME Investment Partnerships Program Manager Continuum of Care Chairperson

Phone:  440-350-2756



Lake County Department of Job and Family Services

Matthew Battiato, Director

Ed Smith, Social Services Supervisor



Lake County Planning Commission

Jason Boyd, Director

Phone:  440-350-2740



Lake Metropolitan Housing Authority   

Melissa Winfield, Executive Director

Phone: 440-354-3347


Lifeline, Inc.

Carrie Dotson, Executive Director

Phone:  440-354-2148


City of Mentor

Tom O’Hara, Planner

Phone: 440-974-5740


New Directions for Living

Gwen Corban, Executive Director

Phone: 440-357-6142



Project Hope for the Homeless

Judy Burr, Executive Director

Phone:  440-354-6417


Salvation Army of Painesville

Nick Gilpin, Social Service Director

Phone:  440-354-3774


United Way of Lake County

Deborah Foley, President

Jean Argo, Community Impact Director; AFL-CIO Liaison

Phone: 440-352-3166