FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Colorado Coalition for the Homeless selects new Board of Directors Chair
Journalist and author, T.R. Reid is selected as new Board Chair for organization dedicated to finding lasting solutions for homelessness in Colorado.
DENVER, February 28, 2017 — The Colorado Coalition for the Homeless (Coalition) selected the newest chair for the Board of Directors, T.R. Reid. A best-selling author and journalist, Reid has reported for The Washington Post, NPR and PBS. Reid has sat on the board since 2007, and was previously the Vice-Chair for the Board.
“It’s an honor to chair an operation that helps thousands of our fellow Coloradans every week who are in a tough spot,” Reid said. “The Coalition has grown from a one-room clinic in downtown Denver, to a $54 million operation that provides quality housing, health care, job training, child care and other critical services to people across the state.”
“We’re lucky to have the likes of T. R. Reid to Chair our board,” said John Parvensky, President and CEO of the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless. “T.R is an experienced, successful advocate for healthcare access, and his contribution, time and expertise will help the board propel the organization towards providing more housing and healthcare resources to those who need it most.”
Also elected during the February 2017 Board of Directors meeting -- Denver real estate executive Darrel Brown, as Vice-Chair; former President of Colorado Business Bank and current board member of CoBiz Virginia Berkeley, as Treasurer; and Hear Your Clients, Inc. President Jennifer Bettridge, as Secretary.
About Colorado Coalition for the Homeless
The mission of the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless is to work collaboratively toward the prevention of homelessness and the creation of lasting solutions for homeless and at-risk families, children, and individuals throughout Colorado. The Coalition advocates for and provides a continuum of housing and a variety of services to improve the health, well-being and stability of those it serves. Since its founding over 30 years ago, the organization has earned state and national recognition for its integrated healthcare, housing and service programs. The Coalition’s comprehensive approach addresses the causes of homelessness, as well as the consequences, offering critical assistance to over 15,000 individuals and families each year. Learn more at www.coloradocoalition.org.