Board of Directors

The Homeless Coalition Board of Directors meet monthly and serve on numerous committees.  Each director goes through a nomination process to serve as a member for two years and can serve up to six years. 
The board is engaged and committed to ending homelessness in Palm Beach County. Our mission is to provide sufficient resources to homelessness through housing, education, advocac, and community collabration.

Board Members

Executive Officers:
Sophia E. Eccleston, President
Neil M. Schiller, Vice-President
Paul Dumars, MBA, Treasurer
Nan Gallagher, Secretary
Board Members:
Leo Abdella
Sally D. Chester, RN
James Crowley
Peter L. Cruise
Paul Dumars
Gabrielle Fidley-Hazle
Teri Flaim-Polly
Beth Lefler
Theodore Peroulakis
Christine (Tina) A. Philips
Kelly Smallridge
Jeff Koons, Advisory Member


Success Stories

Just The Facts

Minimum Wage Doesn't Pay the Rent in Palm Beach County
The School District of Palm Beach County Reports
4,295 students are homeless.

Volunteer Spotlight

Karen Smith: Homeless Coalition Hero

Current Needs

  • Non-perishable food items
  • Baby food
  • Adult men's & women's socks
  • Adult men's & women's underwear
  • Diapers all sizes
  • School supplies

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