Senior Staff Members:
Neil Donovan has been working with and for persons experiencing homelessness for the past twenty-six years in positions ranging from a street outreach worker to executive director. His previous work includes administering transitional housing programs for the Pine Street Inn in Boston , the largest homeless service agency in New England, and administering employment and community programs at the Shattuck Shelter in Boston . He also worked as Senior Advisor at the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness and was the first Director of the Center for Capacity Building at the National Alliance to End Homelessness.
Director of Community Organizing
Since 1972, Mr. Stoops has been working full-time (primarily as a volunteer) with homeless/formerly homeless people and homeless advocacy groups. He was a founding board member of NCH, and joined NCH's staff in 1988. Since 1988, he has worked to establish and provide ongoing support to local/statewide homeless/housing coalitions, and homeless self-help and social justice/action groups. In 2004, Mr. Stoops took on the role of Executive Director of NCH. Working to mobilize NCH’s grassroots network, Mr. Stoops travels nationwide giving workshops, providing technical assistance, and testifying before state and local legislatures. Mr. Stoops is one of the founding members of the North American Street Newspaper Association and serves presently on its board of directors. He has a bachelor's degree in social work.
Megan Hustings is a 2001 graduate of Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa. Ms. Hustings is a long time volunteer and activist for the anti-poverty movement, having worked for community clinics, a free book program, Habitat for Humanity, among other organizations from grade school to the present. She has provided case management and life-skills training for individuals with developmental disabilities, and managed electronic journal and database subscriptions for university libraries. Ms. Hustings spent a year’s term as an AmeriCorps*VISTA with NCH. She maintains relationships with donors, coordinates NCH’s ongoing fundraising efforts, and manages office administration.
NCH Staff and Interns, and AmeriCorps*VISTA volunteers, Summer 2010