Coordinated Entry Workshop

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Agape Conference Center

1620 Main Street

Columbia, SC 29201

The South Carolina Coalition for the Homeless will be hosting a statewide conference for the implementation of South Carolina’s Coordinated Assessment System (CAS). Local Coalition Leaders from across the state will convene to receive updates on South Carolina’s CAS and hear from partners in West Virginia, a best practice model for Coordinated Assessment.


ZACH BROWN – Zach Brown is the Executive Director for the West Virginia Coalition to End Homelessness (WVECH) and the West Virginia Balance of State Continuum of Care. Mr. Brown began his nonprofit career as the director of development for a local chapter of the American Red Cross and went on to serve more than seven years as the development director for North Central West Virginia Community Action. There, he began to focus on ending homelessness through work on HPRP, supportive housing and affordable housing development while  acting as a volunteer and associate of the WVECH. He later became the HMIS program manager and deputy director for the WVECH and the West Virginia Balance of State Continuum of Care, before taking the position of executive director in 2012.

AMANDA SISSON – Amanda Sisson, Assistant Director at the WVCEH, has over 12 years of direct experience working in homeless services and spent seven of those years in homeless programs management, reporting and training. Ms. Sisson began her nonprofit career as a direct service worker with a family shelter in Virginia in 2003 and went on to serve in various roles including Housing Counselor for nearly seven years. She began working for North Central West Virginia Community Action as the Homeless Services Coordinator, directly supervising the operations of two emergency shelters, a multi-county HPRP project and two HUD Supportive Housing projects. Ms. Sisson has been with the WVCEH since early 2011 and oversees the day-to-day fiscal operations. She also assists in the CoC infrastructure, including the writing and organization of the annual CoC NOFA for the Balance of State CoC. Amanda has a particular interest in homeless policy and community organization. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Alderson-Broaddus College.

To learn more about the West Virginia Coalition to End Homelessness, visit

WVCEH Workshop Handout

WVCEH- Workshop PowerPoint Presentation

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