Jessica joined Housing Justice in July 2017.
Hosting Co-ordinator (Year Here placement)
Shayane joined Housing Justice in September 2017.
Policy & Public Affairs Officer
Niamh joined Housing Justice in September 2017.
Kathy Mohan comes to Housing Justice with a strong track record in social housing where she has experience of both designing and delivering services. In a career spanning 30 years, Kathy has operated at senior levels in a range of social housing organisations – and brings a strong personal and professional commitment to the issues of homelessness.
Kathy’s commitment to tackling homelessness and poor housing carries through to her personal life where she has volunteered through her Church to support the winter night shelter movement for many years – helping to lead the transition of her local scheme to CIO status and becoming its first Chair of Trustees.
Through this experience Kathy has direct experience of the importance of Housing Justice in supporting this very valuable voluntary work.
Kathy will be joining Housing Justice from St Mungo’s Housing, having previously worked for the YMCA, The Guinness Partnership, Sanctuary, Servite and within Local Government.
She has also served on an ALMO Board and with a supported housing charity.
As a member of the Church of England, Kathy will be the first Chief Executive of the charity who has not been a practising Roman Catholic or a member of its clergy within the 60 year history.
Prior to joining Housing Justice Jacob Quagliozzi led on External Affairs for Commonweal Housing, working on projects such as housing for those with no recourse to public funds and move on housing for women exiting prostitution. Previously, Jacob worked for the Labour Party in the lead up to the 2015 General Election and in the private sector in marketing and communications. He was also a Councillor in local government between 2011-2015, chairing a planning committee in one of the busiest planning authorities in the country and specialising in housing.
He is married to Suzy and is a practicing Roman Catholic.
Alex Fyson joined Housing Justice in 2014.
Executive Administrator (job share)
Paul Gourdon joined Housing Justice in 2017 having previously volunteered with our London Hosting project.
Lesley Hedger joined Housing Justice in 2010 with many years' experience in administration working for Shell, Croydon Council, Expert Patients Programme CIC amongst others.
Faith in Affordable Housing Project Coordinator (England)
Jackie Cottingham is the Faith in Affordable Housing Co-ordinator for England. She joined the project in 2015, having worked as Housing Policy and Project Manager for Broxbourne Borough Council in Hertfordshire. There she was responsible for working with housing associations and developers to enable social housing to be built. She was also involved with formulating housing policies including the Council’s housing strategies and tenancy strategy.
Jackie mainly works from home near Cambridge but is available to visit other parts of the country to advise on projects. She is a member of her local Anglican church.
London Hosting Coordinator
Tommy Cloherty came to Housing Justice in 2015 after around fourteen years at HOPE worldwide (a London-based charity housing single, non-statutory homeless people in the private rented sector) where he was Head of Homeless Services. He helped set up and oversee an MBF-accredited mentoring programme there in 2005 and was also involved in setting up and running both the M&M and M&B mentoring and befriending projects for Housing Justice.
Director Housing Justice Cymru
Sharon Lee grew up in Merthyr Tydfil, before moving to London to study Politics and Modern History at University. She worked for many years in housing management for Housing Associations in England & Wales. Sharon was Head of Support Services and a member of the senior management team at Wales and West Housing, before becoming a full time mother in 2009. Sharon joined Housing Justice in 2013 when the FIAH project was launched in Wales.
Sharon is a trustee of her local church in Bridgend and is part of the leadership team with her husband Peter.
She believes passionately that the church can make a difference to communities and wants to see churches and housing providers working together to provide homes for future generations.
Shelter Project Coordinator (Job share) and Birmingham Development Coordinator
Emma Neill has worked for Housing Justice since 2012 doing Homelessness development work in Birmingham, as well as job sharing a national role working with faith and community groups to develop new Church and Community Night Shelters across England and Wales.
Previous to Housing Justice, Emma had thirteen years’ experience working in the homeless sector, including a high support women’s hostel, managing a private rented sector bond scheme and a business development role for a regional youth homelessness charity.
Shelter Project Coordinator (Job share)
Mark Brennan is Shelter Project Coordinator for Housing Justice. He is, to our knowledge, the longest continually serving shelter project coordinator in the CCNS network with the 2015/16 winter season being his 10th consecutive year.
Mark’s background is in the marketing, sales and distribution side of the Canadian newspaper business and made his segue into the homelessness sector whilst spending a year at The Big Issue as their Sales & Distribution Manager for London and the South East in 2005/6.
Mark was born and grew up in Islington, North London and currently Chairs the Islington Outreach Forum for all agencies, statutory and voluntary, engaged with addressing street population activity in the borough.