Executive Director of USICH Steps Down

BarbEarlier this month, Barbara Poppe announced her plan to step down from her position as Executive Director of the United States Interagency Council on the Homeless (USICH) on March 7, 2014.

Since October of 2009, Barbara has served as Executive Director of USICH, where she has overseen the development and implementation of a number of programs, including the initiation of Opening Doors—a comprehensive plan for addressing homelessness. Under Barbara’s leadership,

LauraUSICH has contributed to the reduction of homelessness among various groups of homeless—including Veterans, families, and chronically homeless individuals.

USICH recently appointed Laura Zeilinger as the Executive Director of USICH after Barbara’s departure. Laura has been Deputy Director of USICH since 2011 and has focused on implementing the Opening Doors plan.

We thank Barbara Poppe for her leadership in ending homelessness as Executive Director of USICH and congratulate Laura Zeilinger as she assumes this position.