Barbara Poppe
Barbara Poppe & Associates LLC
Enterprise Community Partners Board

Barbara Poppe & Associates LLC, established in 2014, works with communities and organizations to tackle complex issues by developing a collaborative, cross-sector approach that leads to a common agenda, shared measurement strategies, continuous communications processes, and a set of mutually reinforcing activities. By helping organizations develop the capacity and adaptive leadership skills to be an effective backbone structure, they can undertake a systems approach that achieves results and community impact. Areas of focus include: homelessness, affordable housing, public health, and anti-poverty strategies.

Barbara Poppe served as the Executive Director of the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness from November 2009 to March 2014. During her tenure, Poppe oversaw the Federal response to homelessness by working with 19 Federal agencies to create partnerships at every level of government and with the private sector to reduce and end homelessness. In June 2010, Barbara Poppe and four Cabinet Secretaries announced Opening Doors, the nation’s first-ever comprehensive Federal plan to prevent and end homelessness. Poppe has more than 25 years of experience working on homelessness with housing-related non-profit organizations. She served as the executive director of the Columbus, Ohio-based Community Shelter Board (CSB) from October 1995 to November 2009 and as the executive director of Friends of the Homeless, Inc. from June 1990 to October 1995. Barbara Poppe holds a Masters of Science degree in Epidemiology from the University of Cincinnati.

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