Michael Libby LCSW – Executive Director

Mike has been with Somerville Homeless Coalition since 2000. During his time here he has worked in almost every program area. He holds a Master of Social Work from Salem State University. As an undergraduate at Boston College, Mike traveled internationally to perform service work. His trips included: Romania, Hungary, Nicaragua and El Salvador. Mike also volunteered with Habitat for Humanity building housing for needy families. Mike’s goal in his role as Executive Director of SHC is to make sure that people don’t fall through the cracks. He also is committed to not only providing the basic needs like housing and food to our guests and clients but that we continue to advocate for policies and funding that help the population we serve.

Brielle Short – Director of Programs

Brielle has been with the Somerville Homeless Coalition since early 2019. Prior to joining SHC, she worked at the Refugee and Immigrant Assistance Center based in Roxbury and spent time studying, volunteering and traveling through Vietnam. Brielle has a Bachelor’s degree in Community and International Development from the University of Vermont. In addition to Brielle’s work at SHC, she also sits on the Somerville Affordable Housing Trust Fund. She is committed to developing efficient programs that reduce barriers for families and individuals to access essential services, including housing.

Felicity Beal – Director of Development

Felicity has been working with the Somerville Homeless Coalition since late 2019.  Prior to joining SHC she worked for a homeless non-profit in England, in a paid Development role and as a volunteer with the shelter outreach team.  She has been committed to supporting the most vulnerable in her community since a young age and has helped out at many homeless shelters and other supportive services.  She has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Studies from Lancaster Business School, UK.  Felicity is committed to sharing client success stories highlighting SHC’s postive impact and building long term relationships with partners who wish to invest in SHC’s future.

Hannah O’Halloran – Shelter Services Manager

Hannah has been with Somerville Homeless Coalition for over 3 years. She joined as a Supportive Services Case Manager, moving into Street Outreach and took on the position of  Shelter Services Program Manager in 2018. Hannah holds a bachelors in Social Work and Sociology from Saint Anselm College. During her time at Saint Anselm College, Hannah worked and volunteered with several different populations such as refugees, people who were incarcerated, and children who have severe emotional and behavioral disabilities. She is committed to meeting all clients where they are at and hopefully finding them housing.

Devin Ashe – Business Manager

Devin has been with the organization since 2018. He is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Massachusetts and obtained his Master’s degree from Suffolk University. He worked in the health and education sectors before joining the coalition, and now leads the Finance team. Devin is committed to maximizing the quality of service available to our clients while maintaining efficiency and accountability.