Laura Zeilinger Steps Down as USICH Executive Director

Matthew Doherty To Serve as Interim

Laura ZeilingerThe U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) has announced the departure of USICH Executive Director Laura Green Zeilinger.

Ms. Zeilinger is stepping down from her role as USICH Executive Director on January 23, 2015 to serve as the Director of the District of Columbia Department of Human Services under incoming D.C. mayor, Muriel Bowser.

Matthew Doherty will serve as interim executive director for USICH effective January 23, 2015.

“For nearly four years, Laura Zeilinger has served as an incredible leader for the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness. Her unwavering focus on achieving the Obama Administration’s goal of ending homelessness has lead to real progress, such as ending homelessness for our nation’s Veterans in the next year. I want to express my deep gratitude for the years of public service Laura Zeilinger brought to USICH, and I look forward to following the great work she will do on behalf of the people of Washington D.C.”

Said U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez, chair of USICH.

Matthew Doherty Ms. Zeilinger has served at USICH for nearly four years, most recently as Executive Director where she coordinated the federal response to homelessness across 19 federal departments and agencies and in partnership with states and local governments, businesses, and non-profit organizations.

Mr. Doherty is currently the Director of National Initiatives at USICH, where he serves as the principal representative and bridge between the work of the full Council and states and communities.

“Laura’s focus on evidence-based practices and using data to drive results has brought local innovation to scale across the country and throughout the federal government. The partnerships USICH has forged are driving historic reductions in homelessness.”

Said Cecilia Muñoz, Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council.