Jennifer LovingChief Executive Officer
Jennifer Loving has spent her career spearheading efforts to better serve the needs of homeless individuals and families in Silicon Valley. Working in a variety of shelter, street and housing programs, Jennifer has developed and collaborated on numerous innovative models including the County’s first Housing First program for homeless families and the Housing 1000 Campaign, which brought more than 1,000 chronically homeless men and women home. A leader in systems change, she’s overseen the development and implementation of the 2015 Community Plan to End Homelessness and the production of Home Not Found, the most comprehensive cost of homelessness study completed in the United States. In 2016 she facilitated the release of The Silicon Valley Triage Tool, an open source predictive forecasting tool for Supportive Housing. Jennifer is a senior fellow with American Leadership Forum and is on the board of Silicon Valley at Home (SV@Home). In 2016, Jennifer was appointed to the Board of Commissioners for the Housing Authority of the County of Santa Clara and appointed by the California State Senate to serve as a member of the State of California Homeless Coordinating and Financing Council.
Jennifer holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in counseling psychology from California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo, and is a graduate of the Harvard Business School’s Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management program.
Ray BramsonChief Impact Officer
Ray Bramson is working to develop targeted investment and engagement strategies to end homelessness in Santa Clara County. Having focused on homelessness and housing issues for the majority of his career, Ray most recently worked for the City of San Jose, leading the City’s Homelessness Interventions and Solutions Division for the past five years. Prior to joining the City, he was a philanthropy manager at Silicon Valley Community Foundation, and before that Ray worked with HomeFirst–a Santa Clara County safety net organization–as director of development. An alumnus of UC Santa Barbara, he spent the year following his graduation with the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps serving impoverished communities throughout the southeastern United States.
Chad is a mission-driven change agent dedicated to ending homelessness. As a volunteer, he was awarded the Silver Bowl Award from the Junior League of San Jose, the Community Quarterback Award from the San Francisco 49ers, and Bank of America’s Local Hero Award in 2011. As a case manager at InnVision, he crafted his approach helping women and families toward self-sufficiency through homelessness prevention and rapid re-housing. Chad also played a critical role in the growth of Downtown Streets Team in terms of size, scope, impact and geography. Over five years, he helped craft a whatever-it-takes approach to case management and employment services, co-founded a social enterprise as a living-wage job creation platform, and launched an East Bay branch of the organization. The Golden State Warriors and the San Jose mayor’s office named Chad as their 2015 Champion in the Community.
Chad is a senior fellow of American Leadership Forum, a graduate of Leadership San Jose, a two-time Most Valuable Player in the international sport power soccer, and is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in business psychology at Palo Alto University.
Robert StrombergProject Manager
Robert Stromberg supports the work of Destination: Home as project manager for housing-ready communities. Focusing on public policy, community engagement and advocacy, Robert previously worked as a consultant and with the National Democratic Institute to support political parties and activists working for civil and political rights in North Korea, Pakistan and Venezuela. He founded and directed the Durham Association for Downtown Arts in Durham, North Carolina, and worked as a grassroots organizer for Barack Obama’s first presidential election campaign. Robert sits on the board of trustees of the San José chapter of the Awesome Foundation, and volunteers with LettuceBee Kids and the Bay Area International Link.
Robert holds a bachelor’s degree in religious studies from Duke University, and a master’s degree from the North Carolina State University School of Public and International Affairs. He speaks German and Spanish fluently.
Shavell K. CrawfordExecutive Assistant
Shavell brings her passion and expertise to help end homelessness by supporting the chief executive officer and chief impact officer in strategic initiatives and administrative tasks. Prior to joining the team, Shavell worked as the executive assistant for the CEO of LifeMoves, managing multifaceted executive projects, leading cultural competency efforts, and collaborating with community partners to break the cycle of homelessness for residents in Santa Clara County and San Mateo County. Before moving to California, she worked as a client relationship manager at Perkins Inc., legal clerk at Hewlett-Packard, and for over five years serving the community as a detentions officer at the Harris County Sheriff’s Department in Houston, Texas.
Shavell holds a Bachelor of Science in Administration of Justice with a minor in International Political Science from Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas. She is currently pursuing a Juris Doctorate degree from Lincoln Law School of San Jose.