Originating Members

Michael Barnes

Mike originated the idea for The Cincinnati Region Hacking Homelessness and is the Keeper of the Flame for the direction of this event. He has a background in science, business, and innovation. He believes that nothing is impossible and that the community knows solutions to most of their issues. All the community needs is for someone to ask them, help develop the ideas, and help implement the ideas.

AJ Clinkenbeard

AJ works every week with homeless individuals applying for Lifeline cell phones. He realized that something more had to be done to help people find safe and reliable housing. With a background in executive leadership, AJ will help lead tactical teams to execute new strategies in the community and beyond.

Maria Daniels

Maria Daniels is Owner Reset ofBusiness Consulting, and Co-Owner of eXtend Marketing Partners a new company that offers a full array of marketing & consulting services nationwide. In her marketing career, she has worked with many industries including, but not limited to; tourism, natural/organic foods, retail, health, construction, and energy.

Nate Dillard

Nate is an Air Force veteran from the intelligence community. He recently accepted a position as a full-time campaign worker for Mike Bloomberg presidential candidacy in the Miami Valley Region of Ohio. Nate is Founder & CEO of the National Black Business Directory (NBBD), a business solutions platform & ecosystem centralized around a core demographic of diverse businesses. They are also partnered with TechStars, a national VC funded business accelerator program, to increase the diversity of startup founders.

Kevin Finn STEH

Kevin Finn

Kevin Finn is the founding President & CEO of Strategies to End Homelessness, Inc. Kevin began working with the homeless in 1998 as a street outreach worker, providing services to homeless teenagers living on the streets. He founded a day-shelter for homeless teens, and created several new homeless services programs which sought to break the cycle of homelessness for chronically homeless people. In 2007, Kevin founded Strategies to End Homelessness, Inc., which leads a coordinated community effort to end homelessness in Greater Cincinnati. Working in partnership with 30 non-profit organizations, Strategies to End Homelessness coordinates a centralized emergency shelter hotline, homelessness prevention, street outreach, emergency shelter and housing solutions with the goal of ending homelessness.

Larry Jenkins

Larry is an innovation development consultant who has spent 35 years with USAF community doing tech expert activities in aerospace subsystems and award-winning researcher in advanced sensor systems. For the past ten years he has been an avid innovation developer and executive founder coach who consistently brings to bear his personal innovation development strategy to engage change with a mindset to align with a true need to create economic value. Few innovations can stand the test-of-time if it does not generate revenue or create pathways in societal advocacy or both.

Jack Jose

For 24 years, Jack was an English teacher and principal in Cincinnati Public Schools. Following the publication of his co-authored book on education, Angels and Superheroes: Compassionate Educators in an Era of School Accountability, he transitioned to writing and editing. He also works to reduce gun violence and increase access to affordable housing in Cincinnati. He is currently training to run his first marathon.

Sharon McCollick

Sharon is a business architect who’s spent her life’s work helping individuals, teams and companies learn, practice and master the process of business and leadership development. Sharon has often applied her expertise to help underserved, underskilled and underutilized people and groups advance and grow. She’s become a passionate member of the Hacking Homelessness Team to help facilitate and scale new ways of helping others work through and out of homelessness for the good of the individuals, families, and communities hoping to put an end to this heartbreaking social predicament.

Sandy Nagel

Sandy has 20+ years working with and in nonprofit organizations. She has consulted/ advised numerous nonprofits on increasing their impact and making them sustainable nonprofit organization through strategic planning, grant writing and fundraising.

Mike Poast

Mike has been in sales and businesses development for over 25yrs. He has always tried to find ways where his business endeavors can also have great human impact. Having just developed The Debt Eliminator he saw CHH as a natural fit. Mike believes in the power of a kind word and a hand up over a hand out. His life goal is to be a gallon of water in the rising tide that raises all ships.