The Coalition for the Homeless is led by an experienced management team, including:

Michael C. Nichols – Interim President/CEO
The Coalition for the Homeless is pleased to announce the hiring of Michael Nichols to serve as Interim President/Chief Executive Officer for the organization. Michael’s appointment to this position is key to the Coalition’s strategic planning initiative and leading the agency to be an even more visible leader in advocacy and public education on homelessness and related issues, as well as supporting those partner agencies working together as a part of The Way Home. Michael has been an active participant in business and civic activities in Houston for more than three decades. After earning his bachelor’s degree in History from Brown University and his Juris Doctorate from Emory University, Michael practiced law and served two terms in the Georgia House of Representatives before joining Sysco Corporation. After retirement, he joined Grocer’s Supply Company as Chief Operating Officer. Michael also served as Interim CEO of the Houston Parks Board. “I am honored to serve as the Interim CEO for the Coalition for the Homeless at this very important time,” said Michael. “I am excited to play a role in helping the Coalition grow and creating a community where homelessness is rare, brief, and non-repeating.” Michael has been married to Marcia Couch Nichols for 42 years and has four children and three grandchildren.
Sara Brown – Director of Development & Communications
Sara has a passion for making the world a better place and is currently harnessing that drive as the Director of Development & Communications with the Coalition. Sara joined the Coalition in 2013 and has worked in many capacities including the creation of a Communications Department for the organization. Her work now focuses on growing the Coalition’s public education efforts and expanding its fundraising program. Originally from West Virginia, Sara graduated from Wheeling Jesuit University in Wheeling, WV in 2007 with a BA in History. A few months after graduation, she moved to Houston through a year-long volunteer program and decided she never wanted to leave! Before her tenure at the Coalition, Sara spent nearly six years with Bering Omega Community Services (now part of Avenue 360 Health & Wellness) working on volunteer management and special events fundraising. Sara lives in Woodland Heights with her fiancé, Moses and her very shy cat, Pico.

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Open Positions
Any open positions with the Coalition for the Homeless will be posted below. To apply, please submit your cover letter, resume, and any other documents to Candace Spencer by emailing her at

  • There are no open positions at this time.