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StateNameEmailTitleDepartmentPhoneLink To State Directory of LEAsLast Updated
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AlabamaMs. Ashley Cawleyashley.cawley@alsde.eduState Homeless CoordinatorAlabama Department of Education(334) 694-4980https://www.alabamaachieves.org/federal-programs/homeless-liaisons/7/2/2021
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AlaskaMs. Cecilia MillerCecilia.miller@alaska.govState Coordinator, Education of Homeless Children and YouthAlaska Department of Education & Early Development(907) 465-8703
https://education.alaska.gov/esea/TitleX-C7/2/2021
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ArizonaMs. Silvia ChavezSilvia.Chavez@azed.govState Coordinator for Homeless EducationArizona Department of Education(602) 542-4963https://www.azed.gov/homeless/liaisons7/2/2021
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ArkansasMs. Jessica HickmanJessica.Hickman@ade.arkansas.govPublic School Program AdvisorHomeless Education(501) 683-5428https://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/Offices/public-school-accountability/federal-programs/homeless-education-services7/2/2021
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Bureau of Indian EducationMarie SilverhatbandMarie.Silverhatband@bie.eduEducation Program SpecialistESSA Supplemental Education Programs(928) 674-5137
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CaliforniaMs. Leanne Wheelerlwheeler@cde.ca.govState Coordinator for Homeless Education, Integrated Student Support and Programs Office California Department of Education(916) 319-0383
https://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/hs/4/13/2022
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CaliforniaMs. Heidi Brahms hbrahms@cde.ca.govEducation Programs Consultant California Department of Education(916) 319-0253
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California Ms. Karmina BarralesKBarrales@cde.ca.govEducation Programs Consultant California Department of Education(916) 327-9692
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ColoradoMs. Paula Guminagumina_p@cde.state.co.usState Coordinator Education of Homeless Children and Youth Colorado Department of Education (303) 551-3851https://www.cde.state.co.us/dropoutprevention/homeless_index7/2/2021
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ConnecticutMr. Louis B. Tallaritalouis.tallarita@ct.govEducation ConsultantOffice of Student Supports & Organizational Effectiveness, State Department of Education(860) 807-2058https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/SDE/Homeless/OnlineLiaisonList102519.xlsx7/2/2021
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DelawareMs. Ruth UheyRuth.Uhey@doe.k12.de.usEducation AssociateDelaware Department of Education(302) 857-3349https://www.doe.k12.de.us/Page/22397/2/2021
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District of ColumbiaMs. Nicole Lee-MwandhaNicole.Lee-Mwandha@dc.govHomeless Education State CoordinatorHomeless Education State Coordinator(202) 654-6123
https://osse.dc.gov/service/homeless-education-program7/2/2021
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FloridaMs. Courtney Walkercourtney.walker@fldoe.orgInterim McKinney-Vento State CoordinatorBureau of Federal Educational Program, Florida Department of Education (850) 245-9946https://web01.fldoe.org/FederalProgramDirectory/Default (select Title IX Homeless Contacts)7/2/2021
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GeorgiaMr. Eric McGheeemcghee@doe.k12.ga.usGrants Program ManagerGeorgia Department of Education(404) 651-7555
https://www.gadoe.org/School-Improvement/Federal-Programs/Pages/Education-for-Homless-Children-and-Youth.aspx7/2/2021
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GuamMr. Ike Santosicsantos@gdoe.netState Coordinator/Administrator, Federal Programs DivisionGuam Department of Education(671) 300-1267
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HawaiiMs. Toby Portnertoby.portner@k12.hi.usState Coordinator, Education for Homeless Children and YouthOffice of Curriculum Instruction and Student Support(808) 348-0304http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ParentsAndStudents/EnrollingInSchool/Pages/Resources-for-homeless-families.aspx7/23/2021
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IdahoMs. Emily Sommeresommer@sde.idaho.govState CoordinatorIdaho Department of Education(208) 332-6904https://www.sde.idaho.gov/federal-programs/homeless/7/2/2021
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IllinoisKate Ulmerkulmer@isbe.netState Coordinator for Homeless EducationIllinois State Board of Education(217) 782-5270https://www.isbe.net/Pages/Homeless.aspx3/31/2022
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IndianaMs. Flora JonesFlJones@doe.in.govDirector of Student PathwaysIndiana Department of Educationhttps://www.in.gov/doe/home/mckinney-vento-homeless-children-and-youth-program/7/2/2021
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IowaMs. Emily Teeteremily.teeter@iowa.govEducation Program Consultant, Federal ProgramsIowa Department of Education(515) 669-8622https://educateiowa.gov/pk-12/no-child-left-behind/nclb-title-programs/title-ix-part-homeless-education-nclb#District_Homeless_Liaison_Contacts7/2/2021
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KansasMs. Maureen Ruhlmanmruhlman@ksde.orgEducation Program ConsultantKansas State Department of Education(785) 296-1101https://www.ksde.org/Agency/Division-of-Learning-Services/Special-Education-and-Title-Services/Title-Services/Educating-Homeless-Children-and-Youth7/2/2021
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KentuckyMs. Brigette Stacy
brigette.stacy@education.ky.govInterim Homeless Education CoordinatorKentucky Department of Education(502) 564-1473 ext. 4072
https://education.ky.gov/federal/progs/txc/Pages/default.aspx7/2/2021
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LouisianaDr. Antiqua HunterAntiqua.Hunter@la.govEducation Program ConsultantLouisiana Department of Education(225) 219-0205https://www.osfa.la.gov/MainSitePDFs/Homeless_Liaison.pdf7/2/2021
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MaineMs. Amelia LyonsAmelia.Lyons@maine.govHomeless Education CoordinatorMaine Department of Education(207) 557-1787https://www.maine.gov/doe/schools/safeschools/counseling/highmobility/homelessed7/2/2021
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MarylandMs. Melissa Surgeonmelissa.surgeon@maryland.govMcKinney-Vento State CoordinatorMaryland State Department of Education
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MassachusettsSarah SlautterbackSarah.E.Slautterback@mass.govState CoordinatorOffice of Student and Family Support
MA Dept. of Elementary & Secondary Education
(781) 338-6330
https://www.doe.mass.edu/sfs/mv/7/6/2021
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MichiganMs. Michelle WilliamsOFSSpecialPops@michigan.govState Coordinator for Homeless Education ProgramsMichigan Department of Education(517) 241-6977https://www.michigan.gov/mde/0,4615,7-140-81376_51051-252888--,00.html7/6/2021
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MinnesotaMr. Roberto ReyesRoberto.reyes@state.mn.usHomeless Education SpecialistDivision of Student Support, Minnesota Department of Education(651) 582-8302https://education.mn.gov/MDE/dse/ESEA/home/index.htm7/6/2021
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MississippiLaDewayne Harris laharris@mdek12.orgHomeless Education State CoordinatorOffice of Federal Programs(601) 359-3499
https://www.mdek12.org/OFP/Title-IX-Part-A7/7/2021
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MissouriMs.Cheryl Kosmatka cheryl.kosmatka@dese.mo.govState CoordinatorHomeless Education Program(573) 522-8763https://dese.mo.gov/quality-schools/student-support-services/homeless-children-youth7/7/2021
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MontanaSerena WrightSerena.wright@mt.govState Coordinator for Homeless EducationMontana Office of Public Instruction Division of Educational Opportunity and Equity(406) 444-2036
http://opi.mt.gov/Leadership/Academic-Success/Title-Other-Federal-Programs/Homeless-Children-Youth2/2/2022
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NebraskaMr. Ken Howardken.howard@nebraska.govState Homeless Education LiaisonFederal Programs(402) 219-3303
https://www.education.ne.gov/federalprograms/title-vii-b/
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NevadaDr. Pamela Junielpamela.juniel@doe.nv.govEducation Program Professional Office of Student and School Supports
(702) 486-2357
https://doe.nv.gov/Homeless_Children_Youths_McKinneyVento/2/8/2022
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New HampshireChristina DotsonChristina.L.Dotson@doe.nh.govHomeless State Coordinator Office of Homeless Education(603) 271-3840https://www.education.nh.gov/who-we-are/division-of-learner-support/bureau-of-instructional-support/ehcy7/7/2021
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New JerseyMs. Phoebie ThomasPheobie.Thomas@doe.nj.govState CoordinatorMcKinney-Vento/Migrant Education Program(609) 376-3515
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New MexicoMs. Dana MaloneDana.Malone@state.nm.usMcKinney-Vento Homeless Education State CoordinatorNew Mexico Public Education Department(505) 827-1464
https://webnew.ped.state.nm.us/bureaus/student-success-wellness/mckinney-vento/7/8/2021
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New YorkMs. Melanie Fabymelanie.faby@nysed.govProgram AssociateNew York State Education Department(518) 473-0295https://nysteachs.org/lea-liaisons/7/8/2021
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North CarolinaMs. Lisa PhillipsLphillip@serve.orgState Coordinator Homeless EducationSERVE Center at UNCG(336) 315-7491
https://hepnc.uncg.edu/local-liaisons/7/8/2021
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North DakotaMs. Jen Withersjwithers@nd.govAssistant Director, Educational Improvement & SupportDivision of Student Support and Innovation(701) 328-4612https://www.nd.gov/dpi/education-programs/federal-title-programs/titleVII7/8/2021
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OhioMs. Susannah WaylandSusannah.Wayland@education.ohio.govHomeless CoordinatorOffice of Integrated Student Supports, Ohio Department of Education(614) 387-7725http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/District-and-School-Continuous-Improvement/Federal-Programs/Elementary-and-Secondary-Education-Act/Programs-Administered-Under-ESEA/McKinney-Vento-Resources-for-Awareness7/8/2021
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OklahomaMs. Tammy SmithTammy.Smith@sde.ok.govProgram SpecialistOffice of Federal Programs, Oklahoma State Department of Education(405) 522-3260
https://sde.ok.gov/title-x-part-c7/8/2021
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OregonMr. Chris Jameschris.james@ode.state.or.usStatewide Coordinator for Houseless and
Unaccompanied Youth
Oregan Department of Education(503) 510-5366
https://www.oregon.gov/ode/schools-and-districts/grants/esea/mckinney-vento/pages/default.aspx7/8/2021
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PennsylvaniaMr. Storm Camarascamara@pa.govECYEH Statewide Coordinator Pennsylvania Department of Education(717) 772-2066https://directory.center-school.org/homeless/liaison7/8/2021
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Puerto RicoMs. Norma L. Rivera Ortizrivera_no@de.pr.govHomeless Education CoordinatorPuerto Rico Department of Education(787) 773-2092http://profiles.nche.seiservices.com/StateProfile.aspx?StateID=45
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Rhode IslandMs. Eileen Botelhoeileen.botelho@ride.ri.govState Coordinator for Homeless EducationRhode Island Department of Education(401) 222-8466
https://www.ride.ri.gov/StudentsFamilies/EducationPrograms/HomelessStudents.aspx7/8/2021
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South CarolinaBirley Wrightbwright@ed.sc.govMcKinney-Vento State Coordinator/Title IOffice of Federal and State Accountability(803) 734-6010https://ed.sc.gov/policy/federal-education-programs/essa-title-ix-part-a-mckinney-vento-homeless-assistance-act/4/26/2022
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South DakotaDawn Smithdawnl.smith@state.sd.us State Coordinator South Dakota Department of Education605-773-2535https://doe.sd.gov/title/McKinneyVento.aspx1/24/2022
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TennesseeMs. Vanessa WatersVanessa.Waters@tn.govMcKinney-Vento & Family Engagement CoordinatorFederal Programs and Oversight(615) 253-3101https://www.tn.gov/content/tn/education/finance-and-monitoring/elementary-and-secondary-education-act-esea/essa-title-ix.html7/8/2021
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TexasMs. Cal Lopezcal.lopez@tea.texas.govMcKinney-Vento State CoordinatorTexas Education Agency(512) 463-9414https://www.theotx.org/liaison-directory/4/13/2022
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UtahMr. Jeff Ojedajeffrey.ojeda@schools.utah.govEducation SpecialistUtah State Board of Education(801) 538-7945https://www.schools.utah.gov/eseastateinitiatives/homeless7/8/2021
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VermontMs. Katy Prestonkaty.preston@vermont.govState Coordinator for Homeless EducationVermont Agency of Education(802) 828-1468https://education.vermont.gov/student-support/federal-programs/homeless-education7/8/2021
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Virgin IslandsDr. Wynant Watty-Benjaminwwbenjamin@sttj.k12.viChief of Staff Office of the Commissioner, Department of Education(340) 692-8470
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VirginiaDr. Patricia Popphomlss@wm.eduHomeless Education CoordinatorWilliam & Mary School of Education(757) 221-7776
https://education.wm.edu/centers/hope/liaison-listing/a-b/index.php7/8/2021
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WashingtonMs. Melinda DyerMelinda.Dyer@k12.wa.usProgram Supervisor Education of Homeless Children & Youth(360) 725-6505https://www.k12.wa.us/student-success/access-opportunity-education/homeless-education7/8/2021
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West VirginiaMs. Rebecca Derengerderenge@k12.wv.usState Coordinator for Homeless EducationWest Virginia Department of Education(304) 558-7805, ext. 53204
https://wvde.us/student-support-well-being/mckinney-vento-homeless/7/8/2021
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WisconsinMs. Kristine NadolskiKristine.Nadolski@dpi.wi.govMcKinney-Vento State CoordinatorHomeless Education Program, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction(608) 267-7338https://dpi.wi.gov/homeless7/8/2021
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Wyoming Ms. Shannon Cranmoreshannon.cranmore@wyo.govHomeless Education Program Coordinator and Title I-D Subpart I Program ManagerWyoming Department of Educationhttps://edu.wyoming.gov/for-district-leadership/federal-programs/homeless-ed/7/8/2021
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