Administrative Staff

Christa Pazzaglia, Executive Director                

Yulonda Lane, Director of Finance                     

Andrew Ameen, Fund Development Coordinator

Homeless System Management

Tosha Stamps, Director of System Outcomes  

Client Services

Lisa Haulmark, Director of Client Services        

     Blake Corder, Coordinated Assessment Director

    Danae Vaughn, CAP Navigator                       

     Trichelle Wilson, CAP Navigator                     

     Krystal Anderson, CAP Navigator                  


    Wilma Watkins, Day Shelter Coordinator       

     Dylan Starks, Day Shelter Navigator              

    Amy Andrys, Outreach Navigator                   

     Vincent Fizer, Outreach Navigator                 


     Michelle Cheatham, Lead Housing Case Manager

     Katrena Tademy, Housing Case Manager          


2018 Planning Advisory Council

governs the Homeless System

HOPE's Amazing Staff!

Behavioral Health Network

     Donald Cowdin

Emergency Housing/Service Network

      Lynette Culpepper

     Noel Haacker

Family/Youth Network

      Pittre Walker

Employment/Education/Income Network

      Deanna Alexander

Medical/Dental Network



Prevention Network

      Carl Piehl

Re-Entry Network


Veterans Network

      Chocka Sullivan

      Gary Jaynes

Advisors and Recordkeepers

Christa Pazzaglia,  Andrew Ameen

Tosha Stamps, Yulonda Lane

Wanda Brandon, President

Gwen Hall, Vice-President

Joseph Lunt, Treasurer

Jane Snyder, Secretary

Deanna Alexander, PAC Representative

Mike Whitehead, Immediate Past-President

Robert Brown, Ex-Officio

Donald Cowdin, PAC Representative

Kit Gamble

Ronnie Gilmore

Jane Hubbard

Lydia Jackson, Ex-Officio

Elissa Little

Judy Madison

Stan McCallon

Stephanie Mijalis

Bonnie Moore, Ex-Officio

Janice Sneed

HOPE Connections' Vision and Mission

HOPE Connections

Agencies working together to prevent and end homelessness in Northwest Louisiana

HOPE Connections has been incorporated as a 501c3 Non-profit organization since 2001. It is governed by a 21 member Board of Directors and a 20 member Planning Advisory Board. 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.

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.

2018 Board of Directors

governs the agency HOPE Connections