Executive Director, Melville Charitable Trust
Funders Together Board Vice-Chair
Janice has over twenty-five years of innovation and achievement in creating solutions to prevent and end homelessness through advocacy for systems change and the creation of supportive and affordable housing for vulnerable individuals and families. Before joining the Melville Charitable Trust in September 2012, she led InSite Housing Solutions, a professional consulting firm specializing in the planning and creation of affordable housing that integrates human services. In this capacity, she served as a consultant to the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness and was the principal author of Opening Doors – Connecticut, a strategic framework for preventing and ending homelessness and the nation’s first state plan to be modeled on the federal Opening Doors initiative.
In her prior role as Managing Director for the Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH), Janice led several national programmatic and policy initiatives, including Taking Health Care Home, a multi-site initiative that advanced systems reforms to address chronic homelessness. Janice also is a former director of Southern New England programs at CSH, where she led the design of several statewide initiatives that have served as national models for the finance and production of supportive housing. She coordinated an unprecedented collaboration between philanthropy and the State of Connecticut’s housing, behavioral health, human service, and child welfare agencies to fund the creation of over 1,500 new units of supportive and mixed income housing in 40 communities.