Moderator Mr. Joe Simitian, Santa Clara County Supervisor
Joe Simitian was elected to the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors in 2012. He represents the Fifth Supervisorial District, which includes Cupertino, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Saratoga, Stanford, and portions of Sunnyvale and San Jose.
Since his return to the Board of Supervisors in January 2013, Joe has been a steadfast advocate for homeless services throughout the County generally and in his North County district in particular.
Panelist Jennifer Loving, Executive Director, Destination: Home
Jennifer Loving has spent her career spearheading efforts that better serve the needs of homeless youth, families and adults in Silicon Valley. Working in a variety of shelter, street and permanent housing programs, Jennifer has developed and collaborated on numerous innovative models including the County’s first Housing First program for homeless families in 2001 and the Housing 1000 Campaign for chronically homeless men and women in 2011. Most recently, she has facilitated the production of Home Not Found, the most comprehensive cost of homelessness study completed in the United States and The Silicon Valley Triage Tool, a predictive forecasting tool for ending chronic homelessness.
Jennifer holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo, and is a graduate of the Harvard Business School’s Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management.
Panelist Mr. Kevin Fagan, Reporter, San Francisco Chronicle
Kevin Fagan is a veteran reporter at the San Francisco Chronicle, and before coming to the paper he worked at several organizations including BBC Radio in London and the Oakland Tribune.
He specializes in homelessness and poverty, enterprise news-feature writing, social welfare issues and breaking news, taking particular pleasure in ferreting out stories others might not find – from riding the rails with hobos to detailing the intricacies of hunting down serial killers.
Panelist Brian Greenberg, Ph.D., Vice President, Programs and Services, LifeMoves
Brian Greenberg manages LifeMoves’ programs. He is a licensed psychologist with over 25 years of experience developing and managing behavioral health and housing programs. Prior to his current position, Dr. Greenberg oversaw research and evaluation, adolescent services, and development for 18 years at Walden House.
Brian also serves as a clinical consultant for drug treatment programming and has published articles in peer-reviewed journals concerning his work with substance abuse treatment research and housing.