Experts

Meet our Experts! Connect with thought leaders, practitioners, researchers, and policy makers who are experts in their field. Click below to view their profiles, follow their activity on the site, and contact them for more information.

 

Josh Crites

Medicaid for the State of Arizona

I worked for three public housing authorities including the Tacoma Housing Authority running the MTW program and the Seattle Housing Authority as a strategic adviser. I also worked in the EU doing research on affordable housing for the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. I am the owner and editor for the website Housing Futures. I now work for the Medicaid department for the State of Arizona and administer housing programs for Medicaid. I am currently working on a project to provide Medicaid encounter-able housing supports to public housing residents. I have over 11,000 LinkedIn...

Marcella Maguire

CSH

Marcella Maguire, Ph.D., has recently joined the CSH team as the Director for Health Systems Integration, bringing expertise in braiding funding to help communities increase supportive housing capacity. Prior to joining, CSH she was with City of Philadelphia’s Department of Behavioral Health. Her team was responsible for planning and implementation for Behavioral Health services for people experiencing homelessness and needing residential care. Highlights of city initiatives include bringing the Housing First model of programs to Philadelphia and development of a performance management...

Maya Brennan

Urban Institute

I am a principal investigator on the Urban Institute's How Housing Matters project, where I lead a research, policy, and communications team in clarifying housing’s connections with other social and economic outcomes and identifying and elevating evidence-based, cross-disciplinary solutions. My recent research and policy publications focus on family homelessness, engaging investors in equitable and inclusive housing, and housing systems changes that could reduce hardship and promote well-being. I have also written about motivational approaches to asset-building, housing authorities...

Lara Pukatch

Miriam's Kitchen

Lara Pukatch joined Miriam’s Kitchen in June 2014. As the Director of Advocacy, she leads the organization's advocacy work to end chronic homelessness in DC through budget advocacy, systems improvements, and engaging people with lived experience in change . She has over 10 years of experience as a nonprofit advocacy professional with expertise in empowering vulnerable populations, leading coalitions, and facilitating large-scale institutional change. At Miriam's Kitchen, Lara wears many hats. She plays a pivotal role in supporting The Way Home Campaign and leads city-wide efforts to...

Peggy Bailey

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Peggy Bailey is the Center’s Director of Health Integration and oversees our Connecting the Dots: Bridging Systems for Better Health project. This project will identify opportunities to improve health care policy to better link with housing programs, serve those involved in the criminal justice system, improve quality and access to behavioral health services, and incorporate human services needed by vulnerable populations. Peggy’s career includes work on federal, state and local policy and service delivery on a wide variety of issue areas, including Medicaid eligibility and benefits for...

Patricia Julianelle

SchoolHouse Connection

Patricia Julianelle is an attorney and legal consultant for state and local governments and non-profit organizations. She has over 20 years of experience defending children’s and youth’s rights, including advocating for youth in the education, juvenile justice, child welfare, and immigration systems. Patricia is an expert on education law and policy, including the rights of children experiencing homelessness, students with disabilities and undocumented immigrants. She has worked with the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY), the National Law Center on...