The Vision of HOPE Connections is that no individual or family has to experience homelessness in Northwest Louisiana.

To bring that vision into reality, HOPE’s mission is to guide and foster a comprehensive, coordinated homeless services system for those at risk of or experiencing homelessness grounded in rich collaboration and engaging the passion of the community.

HOPE Connections' Vision and Mission

Administrative Staff

Christa Pazzaglia, Executive Director                

Yulonda Lane, Director of Operations               

Homeless System Management

Tosha Stamps, Director of System Outcomes  

Donald Cowdin, Director of System Development

Client Services

    Danae Vaughn, Assessment Navigator         

     Trichelle Wilson, Assessment Navigator       

     D'Angelo Thomas, Assessment Navigator    

     Cynthia Adams, Assessment Navigator            

     Brittani Kinnebrew, Info & Referral Navigator


     Andre Kittles, Day Shelter Navigator             

     Gordon Moore, Day Shelter Navigator          

     Sarah Cato, Day Shelter Navigator                 

    Oliver Ameen, Outreach Navigator                

     Sean Spriggs, Outreach Navigator                 





HOPE Connections has been incorporated as a 501c3 Non-profit organization since 2001. It is governed by a 21 member agency Board of Directors and a 20 member homeless system Board of Directors. HOPE was started in the early 1990s as HOPE for the Homeless by dedicated community volunteers who saw the need to create a system of solutions for those experiencing homelessness.

HOPE's Amazing Staff!

2020 Board of Directors

governs the agency HOPE Connections

This Board meets the 4th Thursday of every other month
in the  HOPE Connections Conference Room.

HOPE Connections

Agencies working together to prevent and end homelessness in Northwest Louisiana

2020 NWLA CoC Board of Directors

governs the Homeless System

This Board meets the 2nd Friday of the month

in the  HOPE Connections Conference Room.

Jane Hubbard, President

Elissa Little, Vice-President

Gary Jaynes, CoC Board Representative

Myrtis Edwards, Treasurer

Gabe Cate, Secretary

Robert Brown, Ex-Officio

Teresa Elkins

Lydia Jackson, Ex-Officio

Jacque Jovic

Pastor Brandon Lacey

Judy Madison

Bonnie Moore, Ex-Officio

Kristin Parsons

Mark Rowe

Tony Simpson

Jane Snyder

Rev. Terrance Trammell

Behavioral Health Network

    David Bennett             Veronica Glover

Emergency Housing/Service Network

     Rev. Terrance Trammell

Family/Youth Network

      Monique Bryant           Carolyn Hammond

Emergency Solutions Grant Rep.

     Audrey Wilson

Employment/Education/Income Network

      Carl Piehl

Homeless Advocate
Jerry Maeweather

Medical/Dental Network

      Myles Cameron             Betty Johnson

Prevention Network

      Kristin Parsons

Re-Entry Network

      Patricia Williams

Veterans Network

      Willie Hammontree       Gary Jaynes

Staff Advisors and Recordkeepers

     Christa Pazzaglia            Tosha Stamps

     Donald Cowdin