David Hubbard, Vice-Chair
David Hubbard is an advocate for the homeless population in Curry County and the Southern Oregon Coast. David resides in Brookings and works for Oregon Coast Community Action/SSVF (Supportive Services for Veteran Families), Case Management Specialist. David is on the Curry Homeless Coalition Board. David has been involved in Oxford House of Oregon since 2013, working to keep homeless individuals suffering from addiction housed and on the right path. Now David spends the majority of his time working with veterans who are at risk of losing their housing, or who are homeless. His goal is to see all veterans have a safe place to call home.
Jim Johnson - Beyond Rejection Ministries has served the homeless population and hospice care recipients for decades. Jim also serves a a jail chaplain assisting with individuals needs while incarcerated and re-entry into the community by connecting people with necessities of survival, providing connections to safety-net social services, and providing spiritual advice to those in need.
My name is Kimberly Sanders. I am the Special Projects Coordinator for Curry Community Health. I want to take this opportunity to introduce myself and thank all of you for the work and time you dedicate to the prevention of homelessness. The support of community partners that make up the Curry Homeless Coalition is key in combating homelessness in Curry County.
My goals and aspirations align with the focus on homelessness in Curry County especially among our youth population. Although new to this community I have received a warm welcome from many of the members of the community, and I feel honored to be the newest member of this esteemed board.
My experience includes prevention, nursing, acute care, home health & hospice, alcohol & drug treatment, mental health, health care administration, marketing and outreach.
I look forward to representing and working with the Curry Homeless Coalition.
Hollie Strahm, Secretary
Hollie was born in Curry County, and has remained a resident of Curry County most of her life. She currently lives in Brookings with her husband and 6 children. Hollie received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Oregon Health Sciences University in 1994. She later went back to school and completed her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Portland State University in 2013.
Hollie has predominately served Curry County in her professional career as a registered nurse in a variety of community based settings. Hollie first worked for the Brookings-Harbor School District as the District Nurse after returning from earning her nursing degree in 1994. She served in this position on 2 separate occasions. Hollie also worked in geriatrics for over 5 years both at Curry Good Samaritan, and also owning her own long term care organization. Additionally, Hollie spent 10 years of her career working for Public Health in Curry County, the last years serving as the Curry County Public Health Director. Hollie is currently working as the Del Norte County Nurse Manager for United Indian Health Services.
Beth Barker-Hidalgo, Board Chair
Over thirty years working in non-profit environments in disciplines ranging from public transportation, public health, and community action. Skills include: Grant writing, management and reporting, with multiple successful awards ranging from $15,000 to $350,000. Project management skills from small to large-scale, contract negotiations, mobility management, database development, volunteer management, hiring, training, and coaching.
My husband and I relocated from Sacramento CA to Curry County in 2012 in search of a quality of life improvement. I currently serve as a Commissioner for the Coos Curry Housing Authority, the AllCare Community Advisory Council, the Gold Beach Urban Renewal Agency, and I am currently employed with Oregon Coast Community Action as the Curry Services Coordinator.
In my spare time I enjoy camping, hiking, paddling, cycling, fishing, and spending time with our grandchildren.
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