Since June 2022 there have been several Board and staff changes at Mountain Homeless Coalition. MHC would like to update you on the changes. Sue Walker former Vice President is now President of MHC. A founding member of MHC, Sue has decades of non-profit experience including Soroptimist, Sierra Club and the Senior Affairs Commission. Sue is the alternate for MHC Board member Wendell Wilson who is the representative on the Interagency Council on Homelessness. Her career was in education for 28 years. Then she worked for non-profits and also gained experience as a grant writer. Sue’s goal is to involve the community in solving the homelessness situation on the mountain.
Becky Beavers has been the treasurer for MHC since 2017 and filed the original paperwork to make MHC a 501c3 non-profit. She and her husband, Michael, have been residents in Cedarpines Park for over 30 years and have enjoyed getting involved in our mountain community. Becky has served through volunteering with Rotary, Rebuilding Together and the 4th of July picnics at the San Moritz ballfield, sharing her golden retriever with students through a local reading program at VOE elementary and particularly teaching local children and youth at several mountain churches for decades. Now Becky takes the staff position of Operations Director for MHC where she will coordinate the work of MHC’s housing navigators; plan and implement company budgets and financial reporting, ensure company compliance with government grant requirements and oversee the MHC website and IT needs. Board member Helen Bonanomi will take over as the new MHC Treasurer.
Mountain Homeless Coalition has been able to hire two housing navigators to assist mountain residents who are currently homeless or are at risk of falling into homelessness.
Tyne Henry is the housing navigator for the Big Bear area and has been a mountain resident for several years. With a degree in psychology, and experience working with families and youth, she is well prepared to serve those in need in our communities. Before joining Mountain Homeless Coalition, Tyne was a parent partner with Lutheran Social Services in Big Bear Lake. She has a son in the Bear Valley Schools and enjoys 4-wheeling and restoring her mother’s 1983 CJ 8 Scrambler Jeep in her spare time.