The National Network’s Policy Advisory Committee (PAC) is a committee of NN4Y’s board. Melanie Heitkamp, NN4Y Board Member chairs this committee. The PAC provides local input and expertise to direct NN4Y’s federal policy recommendations. This committee also assists with generating proactive policy ideas, recommendations, and written papers. The Network is grateful for the valuable service and expertise of our Policy Advisory Committee members.

What Works to End Youth Homlessness

What Works to End Youth Homelessness

March 2015

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Youth Homelessness in America

Youth Homelessness in America

March 2014

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PAC Members

NN4Y Board Director Committee Chair

Melanie Heitkamp
Executive Director
Fargo/Bismarck, ND

2018 – 2019 PAC Term

Chris Bicknell

Executive Director
New Beginnings
Lewsiton, ME

Judith Dittman, Executive Director
Meghan Huebner
Second Story
Dunn Lorring, VA

Valerie Douglas, MPA
Director of Counseling & RHY  Services
The Center for Youth Services,  Inc.
Rochester, NY

Sparky HarlanChief Executive Officer
Amanda Clifford
Bill Wilson Center
Santa Clara, CA

Shari Shapiro
Executive Director 
Kids in Crisis 
Cos Cob, CT

Meredith S. Hicks
Lighthouse Youth & Family Services
Cincinnati, OH

Trish Hobson
The Relatives
Charlotte, NC

Jamie Pawlovich
Executive Director
Coalition for Homeless Youth
New York, NY

Jamie Pawlovich
Executive Director
Coalition for Homeless Youth
New York, NY

Dina Wilderson, PhD, Learning and Impact Officer
Shoshana Weinberg
Seattle, WA

Melissa Jacobowitz
Director of Development and Evaluation
Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth
Las Vegas, NV

Lori Maloney, Senior Vice President, Program Operations and Advocacy
Jayne Bigelson, Vice President of Advocacy and Anti-Trafficking Initiatives
Covenant House International
New York, NY

David Grew
Executive Director
Youth Services of Tulsa
Tulsa, OK

2017 – 2018 PAC Term

Patricia Balke
Executive Director
WI Association for Homeless and Runaway Services
Madison, WI

Kendall Rames
Deputy Director/Director of Programs
Urban Peak
Denver, CO

Beth Holger-Ambrose
Executive Director
The Link
Minneapolis, MN

Mark Heinert
Program Manager
Fargo/Bismark, ND

Trisha Topalbegovic, Chief Program Officer
Erin Strohbehn, Senior Director Youth Programs, Quality
Youth In Need
St. Charles, MO