USICH Staff Updates

At USICH, our team of expert staff is our biggest asset. To keep you up to date, here are a few changes:

  • Liz Osborn has recently become our external affairs manager, leading our legislative affairs and media relations, as well as building strategic partnerships with non-traditional sectors, like health care and criminal justice.
  • Mary Owens is becoming a management and program analyst, managing a portfolio that includes our work to end youth homelessness. Mary has been serving as program assistant within our Office of the Executive Director and has been deeply engaged in many elements of USICH’s work.
  • Britt Manzo is joining our team as a management and program analyst, managing a portfolio that includes our policy work around ending family homelessness. Britt most recently served as a program officer on the Arab-Israeli conflict team at the U.S. Institute of Peace, and has a wealth of expertise connecting federal policy to local implementation. 

At the same time, however, we are saddened to announce that our deputy director, Richard Cho, will be leaving USICH on April 15 for a new position at the New York City-based Council of State Governments Justice Center. He will be leading the Center’s work to advance solutions to criminal justice system involvement among people with behavioral health needs.

“Richard’s commitment to ending homelessness — and his contributions to USICH’s work — are unparalleled,” said Matthew Doherty, USICH’s executive director. “We’ll greatly miss his strategic leadership and expertise, but wish him well as he continues to tackle our nation’s toughest challenges.”

In addition to these updates, we’re hiring! Join our dedicated, driven team as a Program Assistant to support our Office of the Executive Director.