Mission

Time For Homes Inc. believes adequate housing is a human right. Time For Homes operates with an inclusive, housing-first philosophy, providing permanent housing, trauma-informed supportive resources, and advocates for a holistic, systemic approach to homeless policy.

Vision

Time For Homes Inc. will end homelessness in New York State by 2025, proving our model before working to eradicate homelessness nationwide. Time For Homes envisions a future where housing is acknowledged as a human right and no one is forced to be unhoused.

Meet Our Team

Time For Homes is led by a small, passionate team dedicated to changing the world around them.

Jennifer Austin
Jennifer AustinSecretary of the Board
Jennifer, a New Yorker currently residing in the San Francisco Bay area, was formerly a senior consultant with Deloitte in the areas of human capital, strategy, and operations.

Prior to transitioning to Deloitte, Jennifer worked on Wall Street for more than five years after she obtained her M.B.A.

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Shailly Agnihotri
Shailly AgnihotriFellow | Founder & Executive Director, The Restorative Center
Shailly Agnihotri is the founder and Executive Director of The Restorative Center (TRC), a grassroots organization which advances and advocates for Restorative Justice to address profound issues of social disconnect. She spent more than 20 years as an attorney and has developed an expertise in criminal justice through working as a prosecutor (Orleans Parish), teaching (Georgetown Law School, Southern University Law Center) and as a public defender (New York City).

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Anamika Barman-Adhikari, Ph.D.
Anamika Barman-Adhikari, Ph.D.Fellow | Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, University of Denver
Anamika Barman-Adhikari, PhD, is an associate professor of social work at the University of Denver. Her experiences in research, policy and clinical services have coalesced in her current scholarly goals and agenda. These experiences have collectively helped her to formulate an academic agenda, which is devoted to the prevention of HIV and substance use among high-risk youth and other vulnerable populations.

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Jessica Bongao
Jessica BongaoAdministrative Coordinator
Jessica Bongao has years of experience providing administrative support for private sector business and nongovernmental organizations. When she’s not hard at work, she is often volunteering for worthy nonprofits.

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Elizabeth Bowen, Ph.D.
Elizabeth Bowen, Ph.D.Fellow | Assistant Professor in the University at Buffalo School of Social Work
Elizabeth Bowen, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the University at Buffalo School of Social Work. Her research focuses on health disparities affecting persons experiencing homelessness, housing as a social determinant of health, and social policy analysis.

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Katharine Briar-Lawson, Ph.D.
Katharine Briar-Lawson, Ph.D.Fellow | Dean Emeritus and Professor, School of Social Welfare, University at Albany
Katharine Briar-Lawson is a national expert on family focused practice and child and family policy. Among her books (co-authored) are Family-Centered Policies & Practices: International Implications (2001), and (co-edited) Innovative Practices with Vulnerable Children and Families (2001), Evaluation Research in Child Welfare (2002), Charting the Impacts of University-Child Welfare Collaboration (2003), Social Work Research (2010), Social Work Practice Research (2010), and Globalization, Social Justice and the Helping Professions (2011), and The Children’s Bureau: Shaping a century of child welfare practices, programs and policies.

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Courtney Cronley, Ph.D.
Courtney Cronley, Ph.D.Fellow | Associate Professor, University of Tennessee, Knoxville College of Social Work
Dr. Courtney Cronley is an Associate Professor in the University of Tennessee, Knoxville College of Social Work. Her research centers on the impact of trauma in the lives of women experiencing homelessness, health disparities, and changing the built environment to promote better outcomes for individuals experiencing homelessness.

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Malachi Demmin
Malachi DemminVice-President & Treasurer
Malachi, a former Eagle Scout hailing from greater Los Angeles, holds a bachelor’s degree in Applied Mathematics with a focus on Statistics and Modeling from California Polytechnic State University Pomona.

Currently, he is pursuing a doctorate in Mathematics from Rensselaer Polytechnic University.

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Melissa Flint-Morgan
Melissa Flint-MorganAdvisory Board Member | Mayor of Tully, New York
Melissa Flint-Morgan is the current Mayor of the Village of Tully. She also owns her own business, Bloomin’ Cup coffee house.

She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and a Master’s in Teaching and Curriculum. Melissa resides in the Village of Tully with her husband Max and two children, Seneca and Max.

Melissa’s passions include environmental protection, smart growth, pedestrian-friendly public spaces, energy conservation, and ending poverty.

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Jeremy Fontanilla
Jeremy FontanillaAdministrative Assistant
Jeremy always had a passion for helping out people may they be family, friends and even strangers. He’s new to administrative work but has lots of experience being in Customer Service before.

Excited to support Time For Homes, Jeremy is eager in learning as much knowledge as he can with the company.

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Brian Goldstone, Ph.D.
Brian Goldstone, Ph.D.Fellow | Director, In the Press, John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke University
Brian Goldstone is a journalist and cultural anthropologist. He is currently writing a book, The New American Homeless, about housing insecurity and homelessness in America’s boom cities, to be published by Crown (Penguin Random House). His longform reporting and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in Harper’s, The New Republic, The California Sunday Magazine, Guernica, Jacobin, and Public Books, among other publications. He is the co-editor of African Futures: Essays on Crisis, Emergence, and Possibility (University of Chicago Press, 2017).

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Thalia González, J.D.
Thalia González, J.D.Fellow | Associate Professor, Occidental College
Professor Thalia González is a nationally recognized expert in the field of restorative justice. Her primary research field focuses on theories and practices of restorative justice. To investigate questions in this area, Professor González applies a broad range of research methods from legal theory development to empirical analysis. A core theme within her portfolio of work is the examination of how restorative justice operates within law and public systems to remedy disproportionality, structural inequality, and systemic harm. Her secondary research fields include juvenile justice, race, gender, and inequality, public interest legal practice, domestic human rights, and norm theory.

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Meredith Greif, Ph.D.
Meredith Greif, Ph.D.Fellow | Assistant Professor of Sociology, John Hopkins University
Meredith’s research focuses on homelessness, housing insecurity, homeownership, and neighborhood effects, both internationally and domestically. She is currently study how landlords’ business practices contribute to housing outcomes among lower-income and formerly homeless individuals, and explore models of stable, supportive housing for formerly homeless individuals. Her research also addresses how neighborhood and housing outcomes vary across racial and ethnic groups, and how they perpetuate intergroup inequalities.

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Sharon Gutman, Ph.D.
Sharon Gutman, Ph.D.Fellow | Professor, Columbia University
Sharon A. Gutman, Ph.D., OTR, FAOTA is an associate professor in the Programs in Occupational Therapy at Columbia University. Dr. Gutman has a background in neuroscience, and, as an occupational therapist, she has worked with a wide array of populations, including traumatic brain injury, psychiatric disability, autism, developmental delay, and homelessness.

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Benjamin Henwood, Ph.D.
Benjamin Henwood, Ph.D.Fellow | Associate Professor of Social Work, University of Southern California
Benjamin Henwood, PhD, LCSW, is a recognized expert in health and housing services research whose work connects clinical interventions with social policy.

Dr. Henwood has specific expertise in improving care for adults experiencing homelessness and serious mental illness, as well as in the integration of primary and behavioral health care.

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Ella Howard, Ph.D.
Ella Howard, Ph.D.Fellow | Associate Professor of History, Wentworth Institute of Technology
Ella is an Associate Professor of History at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, where she teaches urban history, digital history, and public history. She is currently studying the roles of historic preservation in the development of American cities during the 20th century.

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Heather Larkin, Ph.D.
Heather Larkin, Ph.D.Fellow | Associate Professor at the University at Albany (SUNY) and Director of the National Center for Excellence in Homeless Services
Heather has researched prevalence of adverse childhood experiences (ACE) and service use among homeless people and co-developed the Restorative Integral Support (RIS) model with John Records. Heather co-leads ACE Think Tank and Action Team meetings and works closely with local service agency directors to strengthen an ACE response that builds community resilience and advances equitable policies.

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Antoine Lovell, Ph.D.
Antoine Lovell, Ph.D.Fellow | Adjunct Professor of Social Work, Tulane University
Antoine Lovell, LMSW, MPA is a doctoral candidate at Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service with a concentration in social policy. Antoine has been appointed to teach social policy at a number of colleges/universities, including Columbia University School of Social Work, Tulane University School of Social Work, Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College, Molloy College School of Social Work, Rutgers University School of Social Work, and Fordham University Graduate School of Social Work.

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Peter Marcuse, Ph.D.
Peter Marcuse, Ph.D.Fellow | Emeritus Professor of Urban Planning, Columbia University
Peter Marcuse is Emeritus Professor of Urban Planning at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. He has written extensively in English as well as German, in the US, the UK, and various other European countries. His work has also appeared in newspaper and magazines such as the Nation, New York Newsday, Monthly Review, Shelterforce, and many others.

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Lorena Mongelli
Lorena MongelliAdvisory Board Member | Reporter, New York Post
Lorena Mongelli is a reporter at the New York Post who has proudly covered some of the biggest news events in our nation’s history, including wrongful police deaths, immigration rallies, gay rights demonstrations and Black Lives Matter protests.

As a community servant, her passion is telling meaningful stories that help create change.

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Kim Patel
Kim PatelAdvisory Board Member | Venture Partner, Arthur Rock Center for Entrepreneurship, Harvard Business School
Kim Patel (she/her) is a New York City-based media executive, advisor and community advocate, who is a currently an Invester at Lerer Hippeau, a founder focused investment fund. She also serves as a Venture Partner at Arthur Rock Center for Entrepreneurship at Harvard Business School.

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Pat Precin, Ph.D.
Pat Precin, Ph.D.Fellow | Assistant Professor, Columbia University
Patricia Precin, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, is an occupational therapist and a psychoanalyst at Columbia University. Pat has provided services to sheltered adults for several decades.

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Harmony Rhoades, Ph.D.
Harmony Rhoades, Ph.D.Fellow | Research Associate Professor, University of Southern California
Harmony Rhoades, PhD, is a Research Associate Professor at the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work and the Associate Director of the USC Center for LGBT Health Equity. Dr. Rhoades holds an M.S. in Epidemiology and a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of California, Los Angeles, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Southern California.

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Dr. Deden Rukmana, Ph.D.
Dr. Deden Rukmana, Ph.D.Fellow | Professor & Chair of the Department of Community and Regional Planning, Alabama A&M University
Dr. Deden Rukmana is professor and the chairperson of the Department of Community and Regional Planning at Alabama A&M University in Huntsville, Alabama. He received a PhD degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Florida State University and completed master’s degrees from the University of Southern California as well as Bandung Institute of Technology. He had served as an elected member of the Governing Board of the ACSP (2013-2015) and a Director at Large of the Georgia Planning Association (2015-2018).

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Brandon Robinson, Ph.D.
Brandon Robinson, Ph.D.Fellow | Assistant Professor, University of California, Riverside
Brandon Andrew Robinson is Assistant Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University of California, Riverside. Brandon’s book Coming Out to the Streets: LGBTQ Youth Experiencing Homelessness examines the LGBTQ youth’s lives before they experience homelessness—within their families, schools, and other institutions—and later when they navigate the streets, deal with police, and access shelters and other services.

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James Ryan
James RyanPresident
James, a native of New York, continues his career in nonprofit management by leading the Time For Homes charge with a background in communications, development, management, and oversight.

James has extensive experience working with nonprofit organizations across North America and Europe in areas as varied as anti-bullying and human rights to nuclear nonproliferation and combating human trafficking.

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Tom Sanchez, Ph.D.
Tom Sanchez, Ph.D.Fellow | Editor-in-Chief, Housing Policy Debate
Tom Sanchez earned his PhD in City Planning from Georgia Tech and is a Professor of Urban Affairs and Planning at Virginia Tech in the National Capital Region (Washington, DC/Northern Virginia). Sanchez is editor-in-chief of Housing Policy Debate, an international journal on the topics of housing and community development policy.

Dr. Spence’s interest in issues of higher education access, gender role socialization and violence against women frame her research, writing, community service involvement and public speaking.

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Cynthia Spence, Ph.D.
Cynthia Spence, Ph.D.Fellow | Social Justice Fellows Program Director, UNCF/Mellon Programs Director and Associate Professor, Spelman College
Dr. Cynthia Neal Spence is an associate professor of sociology at Spelman College. Her teaching and research interests in the areas of sociology, criminology, law and violence against women support the Law and Criminology concentration in the College’s Department of Sociology.

Dr. Spence’s interest in issues of higher education access, gender role socialization and violence against women frame her research, writing, community service involvement and public speaking.

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Eddie Sundquist, J.D.
Eddie Sundquist, J.D.Advisory Board Member | Mayor of Jamestown, New York
Mayor Eddie Sundquist is a proud graduate of Jamestown High School, having graduated salutatorian in 2007. He went on to pursue a political science degree at St. John Fisher College. The first in his family to graduate from college, Eddie earned his Bachelor of Arts degree, summa cum laude in 2010.

Eager to do his part to help others, Eddie moved to Philadelphia, where he taught middle school science to students overlooked by the traditional education system.

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Dana Swope
Dana SwopeSocial Media Coordinator
Dana Swope hails from Omaha, Nebraska, and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Social Services Administration.

In addition to owning a home and office organization service, Dana has worked for the YWCA as a domestic violence crisis counselor.

Dana can often be found with her three children–and will likely be creating art, organizing and attending community events, or gardening.

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Yvonne Vissing, Ph.D.
Yvonne Vissing, Ph.D.Fellow | Founding Director of the Center for Childhood & Youth Studies, Salem State University in Massachusetts
Yvonne Vissing, Ph.D., is Professor of Healthcare Studies and founding director of the Center for Childhood & Youth Studies at Salem State University in Massachusetts. A sociologist, she has published 8 books on community wellbeing, including Changing the Paradigm of Homelessness (Routledge 2020) and Out of Sight, Out of Mind: Homeless children and families in small town America (University of Kentucky Press).

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Ben Young
Ben YoungAdvisory Board Member
Ben, from Edmonton, has recently gotten himself out of homelessness and finds himself successful in his current life. Mr. Young feels the homeless are judged too often for their mistakes rather than being embraced for their potential.

He’s taking first-hand experience with homelessness and is turning it into a platform to advocate for those currently unhoused––building a bridge between those that need help and those that want to help.

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Thank you for the great work Time for Homes is doing in providing permanent housing to end homelessness.

JUDY CHIN, CORPORATE CITIZENSHIP & COMMUNITY AFFAIRS, INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES

“I thank Time For Homes and all the wonderful work it does to help those in need.”

JANET ZANDO, MAYOR, VILLAGE OF DEFERIET

During this challenging time for our country, General Motors appreciates Time For Homes’ efforts to support communities and individuals.

DEBORAH MURPHY, CORPORATE GIVING COORDINATOR, GENERAL MOTORS

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