Staff Spotlight: Meet Concetta Scerbo!

Feb 27, 2019  |  at 11:35 am  |  by awright

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Concetta Scerbo, Senior Manager of Grants & Compliance, has been with the Coalition for the Homeless for almost five years. A native Houstonian, Concetta attended Texas A&M University in College Station, where she received a Bachelors of Business Administration in Finance and went on to pursue a Masters of Business Administration from Southeast Missouri State University.

Abbie: Tell me a little about your role at the Coalition and what it entails?

Concetta: As the Senior Manager of Grants & Compliance, I manage all of the public grants that the Coalition receives, and perform all of the procurement activities performed by community partners. I also coordinate local grant competitions, such as HUD NOFA & TDHCA*, and I support all of the HMIS and Project Team staff by tracking the activities they perform and the grants they are funded by.

Abbie: What made you decide to go into this type of work?

Concetta: I really enjoy having a pulse on the activities happening in my community, and with something as visible as homelessness, I thought there was no better agency to work with than the Coalition. I previously worked in the Air Force, and I enjoyed being able to ensure the safety of the war-fighter with the projects I managed.

Abbie: What would you say you favorite thing about working for the Coalition is?

Concetta: I would honestly have to say it’s the people I get to work with. From the vast number of partner agencies I get to work with, to the diverse staff members at these different agencies, and of course Coalition staff, it really is my favorite part of my job.

Abbie: Are there any specific projects you are working on right now?

Concetta: My biggest projects right now are Rapid Re-housing grant management, Coalition grant management, and coordinating some other changes we are making in our organization to better manage all of our contracts.

Abbie: If there was one thing you’d like to mark off your bucket list, what would it be?

Concetta: I would really love to hike Machu Picchu one day in Peru and hang out with some llamas. It’s something that would be so outside of my comfort zone and that’s why I want to do it!

Abbie: Tell us one fun fact about yourself!

Concetta: I find the most satisfaction in volunteering within my community and one of my commitments is on the Special Children’s Committee for the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo (HLSR). It’s really fun to be involved with children, as well as adults, who have disabilities and be able to introduce them to HLSR!

*HUD NOFA is the Notice of Funding Availability which is a notice published each year in for HUD’s Discretionary Funding Programs. The TDHCHA is the Texas Department of Housing & Community Affairs.