Brent Trotter, President/CEO
Brent Trotter assumed the role of President/CEO of Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida in 2006. A native Texan, he brings with him over 30 years of leadership experience in the faith community, most recently in Winter Park, Florida. Prior to joining the Coalition, Mr. Trotter was with Christian Leadership Concepts, a Nashville, Tennessee-based organization dedicated to developing leaders and equipping them to serve in the context of their families, work place, place of worship, and community.
Mr. Trotter brought to the Coalition his firm conviction that homelessness can be addressed in a proactive and positive way. Since taking the helm, he has given voice throughout the community to the issues that contribute to homelessness. Coupling innovative approaches and practical applications, the Coalition is aggressively moving forward under his direction to be a leader in addressing homelessness.
Mr. Trotter holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Texas Wesleyan University and a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Seminary, the largest protestant seminary in the world. He enjoys jogging and bicycling in his spare time, loves to read and travel, and is a NASCAR fan.
Allison Krall, Chief Operating Officer
Allison joined the 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 Brittlebank, Director – Program Services
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 10 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.
Kim Courtney, Director - Grants Administration
Kim joined the Coalition in 2006. As the Director of Grants Administration, she is responsible for all aspects of the Coalition's grants management including research, writing, submissions, networking, reporting, and overall communications. Kim earned her Masters degree in Communication from the University of Hartford (Connecticut) and her Bachelors degree in English Education from the University of Connecticut. Prior to accepting her position with the Coalition, Kim was the Executive Director of the Grantwriters Development Network and a private grants consultant to environmental, social service, and health organizations.
Jascha Fields, Director - Women’s Residential and Counseling Center (WRCC)
Jascha joined the Coalition in 2008 as Transitional Housing Manager, becoming a Case Manager at the Center for Women and Families in 2009. With his experience assisting homeless clients who have mental health issues or are victims of crime, he was promoted to Director of WRCC in June 2012. Prior to joining the Coalition, Jascha advised first generation college students at the University of Central Florida (UCF) McNair Scholars Program. He has an extensive educational background, having completed his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at the University of Maryland, his Master’s degree in Communication at the University of Delaware, his Master’s in Counselor Education at UCF, and his Career Counseling Graduate Certificate at UCF. Jascha speaks French and German fluently.
Muffet Robinson, Director – Communications and Community Relations
Muffet brings to the Coalition over 25 years of public, community, media and customer relations experience as well as leadership skills. Her background includes senior level management positions for state and regional transportation agencies in both Maryland and Central Florida. A Maryland native with her Bachelors Degree in Sociology, Muffet spent her early work years as a Community Organizer for Baltimore City's Department of Housing and Community Development. Immediately prior to joining the Coalition, she directed the development of a service to transport Central Florida seniors with dignity and independence.
Marty Vevera, Director- Volunteer Services
Marty joined the Coalition staff in 2008, bringing her solid experience in recruiting, motivating and managing adult and youth volunteers for a wide variety of services and special projects at the First United Methodist Church (FUMC) of Winter Park, Florida. During her 10 years with the Church as Music Ministries Assistant and then Worship Coordinator, Marty also directed the pre-school children's choir and planned and designed worship services with the senior minister and music directors. In prior years, she used her graphic arts talent and business skills as a sales representative in the printing field and, subsequently, as the owner and operator of an offset printing company in Orlando. Marty grew up on the Space Coast, and has a BS in Communications from Florida Southern College.
Tracie Morris, Director - Development
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. While taking time off to stay home with her third child, she 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.
Lisa Hicks, Vice President of Philanthropy
Lisa M. Hicks, CFRE, is an experienced fundraising executive who has served nonprofit organizations for more than 27 years, 18 of which were in the healthcare sector. Lisa joined the Coalition in 2012, bringing her wealth of experience and knowledge of the Central Florida community. In addition to her credentials as a Certified Fundraising Executive, Lisa is a Certified Fund Raising Manager and a Certified Planned Giving Manager. Honored by the Central Florida Chapter of Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) as 2007 Outstanding Professional Fund Raiser of the Year, she was elected the organization’s president in 2000.
Among Lisa’s many professional and service leadership positions, she served on the National Board of Directors, Partnership for Philanthropic Planning; was Board President of the Philanthropic Advisors Council of Central Florida; and served on the Board of Directors for Anthony House.
Jeff Miller, Director - Facilities
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.
Roxanne Beardmore, Director - Center for Women and Families
Roxanne joined the Coalition in 2005 as Transitional Housing Manager for the Scattered Site Housing Program. Promoted to her present position in May 2008, she has approximately 12 years of experience working with the homeless population. Prior to joining the Coalition, Roxanne was the Homeless Liaison for Orange County Public Schools, where she was responsible for establishing the homeless contact for each Orange County school. While there, she implemented a parenting program and a tutoring program for the Coalition. Roxanne has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the Florida Metropolitan University.