About ACEH

Mission Statement

The mission of the Anchorage Coalition to End Homelessness is to advocate for and implement strategies to prevent homelessness and provide housing and work opportunities for all.

Ten-Year Plan


In ten years, the homeless of Anchorage will be connected with a way to secure safe and affordable housing within three months of being identified by any provider of homeless services.

Strategic Areas

1. Housing

2. Targeted Case Managemant

3. Prevention

4. Public Policy

5. Information Management

Board of Directors

The Executive Oversight Board is responsible for the administration of the general membership of the Coalition and the implementation of Anchorage's community plan to prevent and end homelessness.


Dave Mayo-Kiely, Anchorage School District (President)

Brian Shelton-Kelley, NeighborWorks Anchorage (Vice-President)

Mary Beth Bragiel, Catholic Social Services (Secretary)

Trevor Storrs, Alaska Children's Trust (Treasurer)

Charles Gorman, Department of Veteran Affairs

Dave Kuiper, Christian Health Association

Elaine Dahlgren, Volunteers of America Alaska

John Pendrey, Department of Veteran Affairs

John Sperbeck, Anchorage Community Mental Health Services

Kathi Trawver, Univesity of Alaska, Anchorage

Kenny Peterson, Allen & Peterson

Leonard Trenton, Southcentral Foundation

Steve Ashman, Municipality of Anchorage

Mike Courtney, Alaska Housing Finance Corporation

Nikole Nelson, Alaska Legal Services Corporation

Shannon Wilks, Anchorage Community Mental Health Services

Suzi Pearson, Abused Women's Aid in Crisis

Board of Directors Meetings

Beginning in July 2015, board of directors meeting in the odd months will happen immediately preceding the general membership meetings.  All meetings are held at the Philanthropy Hub - 3201 C Street, Suite 110, Anchorage, AK 99503.  Meetings are held from 9:00am - 11:00am unless otherwise noted.

Dates for 2015 Meetings:

  • January 9th
  • February 13th
  • March 13th
  • April 10th
  • May 8th
  • June 12th
  • July 23rd (12:30-1:30) - Cancelled
  • August 14th
  • September 24th (12:30-1:30)
  • October 9th
  • November 19th (12:30-1:30)
  • December 11th

General Membership Meetings

All meetings are held on the fourth Thursday of every other month (1:30pm - 3pm) at the Philanthropy Hub - 3201 C Street, Suite 110, Anchorage, AK 99503.

Dates for 2015 Meetings:

  • January 22nd
  • March 26th
  • May 28th
  • July 23rd
  • September 24th
  • November 19th
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Mission Statement

The mission of the Anchorage Coalition on Homelessness is to be a network of businesses, non-profits and community members who provide a continuum of support to prevent homelessness and connect the homeless to safe, secure and affordable housing.