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Key Staff

Jen Elder
: Director

Jen has worked extensively with local, state, and federal leaders for over 15 years to implement policies and evidence-based practices that support individuals with serious mental illness and substance use disorders gain income and housing stability. She is the past Chair and Policy Chair of the American Public Health Association’s Caucus on Homelessness and previously served as the National Policy and Partnerships Coordinator at the SAMHSA SOAR TA Center. She received her M.Sc. in Development Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London, UK.

Alisha Fletcher
: Project Assistant

Alisha Fletcher has worked in housing and homelessness for two years. Prior to joining HHRC, she worked with Tulsa, Oklahoma’s lead agency in its homeless Continuum of Care, collaborating with community partners to advocate for those experiencing chronic homelessness and build equitable processes and systems to facilitate housing placement for those in the community. Additionally, she supported outreach teams in providing housing-focused case management with clients experiencing unsheltered homelessness. Alisha received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Northeastern State University in 2018 and completed her Master’s in American Studies in December 2021.