Angela Hogan moved to Florida from Brattleboro, Vermont in 2003 with her husband, John, and four children; Kayla (21); Brian (19); Nikki (17); and Dylan (7). Angela received her B.A in Social-Psychology and M.A. in Cultural Anthropology from Norwich Military Academy.
Angela’s working career has included Camp Director for 200 low-income girls, Case Manager for an in-patient Psychiatric Hospital, Technical Writer for a Nuclear Power Plant, and Grants Writer for the Sarasota Family YMCA. She began work at The Homeless Coalition in July 2008 and was promoted to Executive Director in May of 2009.
Angela has spear-headed multiple building campaigns for youth housing and shelter projects as well as managing foster care/child welfare contracts in excess of $80,000,000 per year. In 2005 Angela designed the YMCA Reads Program, with a 1.5 million dollar earmark from the Florida Legislature, to bring one on one reading mentors to 1st and 2nd grade students at 35 of Florida’s lowest performing schools. In 2007 Angela was one of the founding members of Vision North Port and the Imagine North Port Community Master Planning Initiative.
Angela, as CEO of The Homeless Coalition and Lead Agency for the Continuum of Care on Homelessness, guides both entities with successful strategic planning and community building to assist the homeless and agencies that serve the homeless and poverty stricken populations of Charlotte County.
Tracy came to The Homeless Coalition in 2007. Starting as an intake coordinator Tracy worked to assist clients with access to needed programs. Shortly after starting Tracy’s’ skill sets moved her into the role of bookkeeper where she served until being promoted into the capacity of H.M.I.S Administrator, serving in that position until March of 2010.
Tracy was again promoted to the leadership role of Grants Administrator where she serves today. During the last two years Tracy has administered more than $1.5 million dollars in grant awards.
Gaither grew up in Muncie, Indiana attending Burris Laboratory School and Ball State University. He began his professional career as operations manager at a radio station (WLYV) in Fort Wayne, Indiana and was subsequently promoted to general manager within his first year. After managing the radio station for a decade, Gaither relocated to Cincinnati, Ohio to manage two radio stations (WCVX & WQRT). Shortly after his relocation, he was promoted to regional manager, becoming responsible for five radio stations (WCVX, WQRT, WCGW, WJMM, & WLRT), with three offices, in two different states. As a manager, Gaither oversaw many areas of the business, such as IT, staff, marketing, webmaster, client and listener liaison, sales manager, and more.
While managing the radio stations, Gaither continued his education, earning an Associate of Science degree in Computer Science and Information Systems from Purdue University in May 2006 and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Indiana Wesleyan University in August 2013.
After eight years in Cincinnati, Gaither, along with his two children, Gaither (19) and Peyton (15), moved to Florida in February of 2015. While running his own consulting company, Gaither continued his education, ultimately leading to the completion of a Master of Science degree in Computer Information Systems with a concentration in Database Management and Business Intelligence from Boston University in May, 2016.
From October 2016 through June 2017, Gaither was a data analyst/systems administrator for the Homeless Coalition in Charlotte County, Florida. While at the Homeless Coalition, Gaither maintained local IT, IS, and the HMIS/CIS database.
Gaither is currently Chief Technology Officer at the Gulf Coast Partnership where he performs IT, IS, and HMIS/CIS database duties including administration, maintainance, and user training.
Kelly Hunter was born in Anderson, Indiana and grew up in Noblesville until the age of 11, when her family moved to Charlotte County to be near her maternal grandparents. A born advocate for those without a voice, Kelly knew early on in life that she wanted to make a positive impact on the lives of others. In fourth grade, she requested that her elementary school administration allow her to give up recess to volunteer with the mentally and physically challenged children who also attended her school; she continued to do this daily for the next couple of years. By fifth grade she was voted “Most Likely” to take over for Dear Abby, as her friends would always come to her for advice. Kelly’s passion for advocacy and volunteer work did not end once she moved to Florida. Kelly began volunteering throughout Charlotte County with various organizations, community projects and again became her peers “go to” for advice and guidance. Following graduation from Port Charlotte High School in 1994, Kelly moved to Orange County, California in search of the young woman she was to become. Things weren’t so sunny once she arrived at the bus station in Los Angeles, where she was informed that her luggage had been lost and wouldn’t arrive for 3 days. Kelly found herself stranded in the heart of Skid Row and it was there that her life was forever changed. As she looked around, she began to feel as if she were in the middle of a movie; surrounded by the homeless, mentally ill, prostitutes and drug addicts, she realized she had led a very blessed but sheltered life and needed to do something. Kelly spent the next three days getting to know the names and stories of many of these individuals and was inspired to begin volunteering at the Union Mission in downtown LA. In 1998, Kelly moved to New Orleans, Louisiana where she continued her efforts to bring awareness and change to the surmounting issues many individuals and families are faced with every day. Kelly returned to Charlotte County in 2003 with her husband and three children and was surprised to see that people were homeless in this community, as this wasn’t the case when she left 9 years prior. Kelly has sense been working to educate community members about the lasting effects of homelessness in hopes that more residents and organizations will get involved in the fight to prevent and end homelessness in Charlotte County. Kelly received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology in 2011 and was recruited by the Charlotte County Homeless Coalition where she joined the AmeriCorps VISTA program, becoming the Coordinator for the Faces of Homelessness Speaker’s Bureau. For the last three years, Kelly has worked at Charlotte Behavioral Health Care as a Targeted Case Manager for adults with mental health and substance use disorders. Kelly is a Certified Behavioral Health Case Manager with more than 24 years’ experience working with our nation’s most vulnerable populations. Kelly possesses the knowledge, skills and compassion needed to inspire our community to work together in preventing and ending homelessness.