John joined the Coalition as its President & CEO in November 2016. He has served 9 years on the Coalition's Board of Directors, including six years as Treasurer where he worked closely with senior management. In April 2016, John retired from OUC after serving 29 years -- the last 18 years as CFO. OUC is a $3.5 billion governmental electric and water utility serving the greater Orlando area. Prior to OUC, John worked 11 years at the City of Kissimmee in accounting and finance. He was born and raised in the Central Florida area.
Allison joined Coalition for the Homeless in February 2000, bringing her vast accounting experience to the position of Controller. In this position, she was responsible to oversee financial planning and reporting, accounting, data management, grants administration, and human resources functions. In February 2010, Allison was promoted to Chief Operating Officer, adding oversight of all programmatic aspects of the Coalition to her duties as Controller. Allison's background includes serving as Comptroller of Afcom, Inc., a $7 million business, where she played an instrumental role in the acquisition of a $1 million company. Prior to her work in the private sector, Allison worked in field of public accounting for 14 years with an emphasis on tax accounting.
Daune joined the Coalition in 2006 as Director of the Center for Women and Families. Promoted to her present position in May 2008, she has approximately 15 years of experience working with the homeless population, particularly those dealing with domestic violence, substance abuse and/or mental health issues. Prior to joining the Coalition, Daune was a case manager for the Wayne Densch Center and Women's Resource and Crisis Center (Texas). While at the Women's Resource and Crisis Center, she was responsible for implementing a transitional housing program for domestic violence survivors. Daune has a Master of Arts degree in Behavioral Science from the University of Houston-Clear Lake.
Alane joined the Coalition in 2014, bringing over 20 years of experience in grant and contract proposal preparation and management for nonprofit, human service organizations. Her background includes the financial and operational direction of a large independent living facility as its Executive Director/Administrator; fundraising, volunteer, budget, human resources, promotions, and property management; and compliance with federal and state grant awards. Most recently, Alane served as Director of Senior Programs for the Friends Program in Concord, NH. There, she doubled grant and contract funding among other accomplishments. Alane possesses a Bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University and a Master’s Degree from Texas Christian University.
Mike joined the Coalition in 2013 with more than 30 years experience in the electrical, maintenance and remodel service industry. He possesses extensive knowledge in the areas of masonry, carpentry, plumbing, electrical systems, and HVAC. Immediately prior to joining the Coalition, Mike was Maintenance Supervisor at Clayton Bank & Trust, where he was responsible for maintaining the integrity of the interior and exterior of five banks in the East Tennessee area. In addition to facility maintenance, he also worked on special projects involving remodeling, expansion and new construction.
Jeff has been employed by the Coalition since August of 2001. He has worked in the capacity of Food Service Director, Director of Support Services and most recently Director of Facilities. Prior to Jeff’s employment with the Coalition, he held numerous food service management positions for 18 years, both in the hospitality and healthcare industries. His most recent positions included Food Service Director for two psychiatric health care facilities. He was trained in the Culinary Arts by the Walt Disney World Apprenticeship Program and earned a Dietary Manager Certification through the Auburn State University Distance Learning Program.
Tracie first joined the Coalition staff as Development Coordinator in April 2007. In that role, she produced an award-winning direct mail campaign and played a key role in planning and executing our events. Moving on to take advantage of a nonprofit career growth opportunity, Tracie received specialized training on the Benevon Fundraising Model and ultimately volunteered her knowledge to help implement the Coalition’s current fundraising strategies. Her unwavering desire to advocate on behalf of the homeless and hungry in our community led her back to us in 2012 as Director of Development. Tracie serves on the Board of Directors for the Association of Fundraising Professionals Central Florida Chapter as Vice President of Membership and is past co-chair of National Philanthropy Day 2009.
Kristen joined the Coalition in October 2012 as Volunteer Services Coordinator, managing our individual volunteer opportunities, in-kind donations and monthly volunteer orientations. In January 2015, she assumed all volunteer-related responsibilities as Interim Director of Volunteer Services and, in April 2015, was promoted to head the department as Director of Community Engagement (the new position title). With nine years in the nonprofit arena, Kristen has held positions at Heart of Florida United Way 211, the UCF Counseling Center and the Orange County Public Library System. She also interned at Make a Wish Foundation’s Volunteer Department and possesses a BS in Psychology from UCF, as well as a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management.