Our Board

Lucy A. Cordts, LCSW - Chair


Shane Camp - Vice Chair

Southern Nuclear

Sharon Hamilton Broach, J.D. - Secretary

Niche Property Management, LLC

Lee Walthall, J.D. - Treasurer

Expanded Reports, LLC

John P. Florio

Financial Consultant

Marti Goetz, Ph.D.

Retired Director Housing for Developmental Disabilities - Montgomery County Board of Developmental Disabilities

Connie Hill, Ph.D.

Girls, Inc of Central Alabama

Heidi G. Schoonover


Our Staff

Russell L. Bennett, LGSW, Ph.D.

Chief Executive Officer


Nicole Brazelton, MPA

Rebecca "Becky" Blalock, MHRM

Special Projects Associate


Jenny Camp, MSW

Program Associate, Affordable & Rural Housing


Laura Chaath

Program Associate, Homeless & HMIS


Christine Durrance, MPA

Special Projects Associate


Lauren Eddie, LMSW

Special Projects Associate


Amanda "Mande" Ellison-Weed, BS

Program Associate, Affordable & Rural Housing


Sharon Fenstermaker, MSW

Paul Icolano, BAA

Accounting, Finance Specialist


Ashley Kerr, MSW MPH

Program Manager, Affordable & Rural Housing


Lauren Killelea, MFA

Housing Policy Specialist


Gina Lewis, M. Ed.

Program Associate, Affordable & Rural Housing/Homeless & HMIS


Trish McChargue

Office & Program Assistant


Crystal Pope, MSW

Senior Program Manager, HIV/AIDS Health & Housing


Emily Riemer, M. Ed., LCPC

Program Manager, Homeless & HMIS


Dana Ullrich, BA

Program Associate, HIV/AIDS Health & Housing/Homeless & HMIS


Kevin Wallace, CPA

Pam Whitt, AS

John Andrew Young, MPH

Program Associate, HIV/AIDS Health & Housing


Current Opportunities

Interested in joining our team?

Collaborative Solutions, Inc. provides capacity building services to organizations and communities across the country that provide housing and services to vulnerable populations. The work focuses on but is not limited to the following areas: Affordable and Rural Housing, HIV/AIDS Housing and Health, Homelessness and HMIS. 

Much of this work is accomplished through the provision of technical assistance and consultation for several Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) programs such as: Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA), Community Compass, Special Needs Assistance Programs (SNAPS), and Rural Capacity Building.  

Our business model is built on a foundation of core staff, partnerships with complementary organizations and the use of skilled consultants. The agency is always interested in learning of consultants who have experience in the above mentioned areas, familiarity with HUD program regulations and the ability to travel. While projects vary, it is helpful for us to maintain a resource list of potential collaborators. 

Consideration will be given to small businesses, minority-owned firms and women’s business enterprises. Contracts shall be made only with responsible contractors who possess the potential ability to perform successfully. Matters such as contractor integrity, compliance with public policy, record of past performance and technical resources will play a significant role in the selection of partners. 

If you have related experience and interest in this work, please email sharon@collaborative-solutions.net with your area(s) of expertise and contact information.

Program Manager HIV/AIDS Housing & Health

Collaborative Solutions, Inc. (CSI) is seeking applicants for the position of Program Manager HIV/AIDS Housing & Health.  The Manager is responsible for the development, coordination, management, and implementation of identified HIV/AIDS Housing & Health projects. The Manager reports to the CEO.  

Program Manager Research & Evaluation

Collaborative Solutions, Inc. (CSI) is seeking applicants for the position of Program Manager Research and Evaluation.  The Manager is responsible for the development, coordination, management, and implementation of identified Research and Evaluation projects. The Manager reports to the CEO.