CCHC Monthly Meeting December 2011

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Texas Homeless Network Conference

Watch the Texas Homeless Network’s Website for Registration Information.

The Texas Homeless Network Annual Conference provides a forum for homeless service providers, educators, community leaders and government officials to network and gain information on how to better serve the homeless population in their community. Improving homeless services in Texas communities benefits the entire state. Approximately 44 workshops are offered on subjects such as prevention strategies, case management, ethics, transitional housing, rural shelters, keeping homeless children in school, community development and the homeless population, veterans and homelessness, and fundraising.

The Conference rotates between Austin, San Antonio, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Houston and Corpus Christi. Approximately 350 people from all over Texas attend each year.

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Featured Speaker:

Shane Stovall, City of Plano Emergency Management

Topic:

Severe weather homeless sheltering

About Our Speaker

S. Shane Stovall began his career in Florida with the Charlotte County Office of Emergency Management, serving as their Emergency Planner, Plans and Operations Supervisor, and then Emergency Coordinator.  Following his tenure with the Charlotte County Office of Emergency Management, Mr. Stovall worked for two years as a Project Manager with the General Physics Corporation’s Homeland Security and Emergency Management Unit in Tampa, Florida.  In October 2006, Mr. Stovall accepted the position as Director of the City of Plano’s Department of Homeland Security.  In December of 1995, Mr. Stovall graduated from the University of North Texas with a Bachelors Degree in Emergency Administration and Planning.  In addition to his education, Mr. Stovall also received his certification as a Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) from the International Association of Emergency Managers in 2004.  Mr. Stovall’s experience includes developing plans, strategy, and direction of emergency and disaster mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery projects in multiple jurisdictions.  Mr. Stovall’s disaster experience includes response and recovery duties to the Oklahoma City Bombing in 1995, Florida Wildfires of 1998, Tropical Storm Josephine, Tropical Storm Gabrielle, and Hurricane Charley, just to name a few.  Mr. Stovall also has vast experience in developing and coordinating jurisdictional emergency and disaster response exercises and training for jurisdictional teams in the public, private, and volunteer sectors.

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Featured Speaker:

Terry Hockenbrough, Collin College

Topic:

Service learning and how student and class projects can assist non-profits and provide real world experience for students

Meet Terry:

Terry Hockenbrough is the Director of the Center for Scholarly and Civic Engagement at Collin College.  She holds a Masters degree in Public Affairs and is currently completing the dissertation for her  Ph.D. in Public Affairs from UT Dallas.  She also holds a Masters level certification in Non-Profit Management, and a certification in Management Development with Human Resources Specialization.   She is a strong advocate for the service-learning pedagogy, as well as leadership development in higher education.  Her background includes working with at-risk youth in the juvenile justice system and consulting with non-profits in their capacity building efforts.  She is a trained and certified volunteer with American Red Cross Shelter Operations, C.E.R.T. (Community Emergency Response Team), and the Collin County Department of Homeland Security’s Medical Reserve Corp.  Ms. Hockenbrough conducts service-learning, volunteer capacity-building, and leadership development workshops at colleges, universities, and state and national conferences.