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Our leadership team has over 90 years of nonprofit and public sector experience and more than 50 years of HMIS expertise.
David Eberbach is the Executive Director of the Institute for Community Alliances (ICA) and has been involved with data collection efforts for housing and homeless service providers since 1994. He assisted with the creation and implementation of the Homeless Management Information Systems (HMIS) effort in the State of Iowa, led the implementation of the current HMIS project in Omaha, Nebraska, and currently oversees a sister project in Rockford, Illinois. Additionally, David worked with the Polk County Human Service Planning Alliance to create and maintain a “Data Warehouse” combining information from divergent federal, state and local sources with the intention to better serve people in need.
Julie Eberbach is the Associate Director for the Institute for Community Alliances (ICA) and is the Iowa HMIS Director. Julie has actively worked with data collection efforts for housing and homeless service providers since 2000 and was responsible for the creation and implementation of the HMIS effort in the State of Iowa. Julie is particularly interested in Federal and State regulation and policies around housing and homelessness and provides technical assistance to local Continua of Care as well as community based providers to help ensure proper understanding and compliance. Julie is actively involved with the Iowa Council on Homelessness as well as the Des Moines/Polk County Continuum of Care Board and Sioux City/Dakota County Continua of Care. She studied Journalism and Political Science at the University of Iowa. Currently, Julie also serves on the Executive Committee as Treasurer of the National Human Service Data Consortium.
Adam Smith is the Wisconsin and Vermont HMIS Director at the Institute for Community Alliances. Adam has overseen Wisconsin’s statewide HMIS since 2006 and previously worked for the Wisconsin Department of Administration in this capacity. Adam has been involved in the implementation and oversight of the state’s HMIS since 2001, including serving on the state’s HMIS Advisory Board. Adam has conducted numerous national presentations on the award-winning Wisconsin HMIS since 2005. In addition to overseeing the Wisconsin and Vermont HMIS implementations Adam is presently providing technical assistance to Alaska on its statewide implementation. Adam serves on the Wisconsin Interagency Council on Homelessness and is involved in the Department of Children and Families pilot project focusing on youth aging out of the foster care system. Adam is a lifelong resident of Wisconsin and a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Sandy Wilson is the Missouri HMIS Director at the Institute for Community Alliances (ICA). Since 2005, Sandy has administered the multi-jurisdictional HMIS implementation serving the Missouri Balance of State Continuum of Care (CoC), the Springfield CoC, and the Joplin CoC. Prior to that, Sandy worked for three years in the field of child abuse prevention bringing best practice programs to Missouri communities and has over ten years of experiencein the field of domestic violence and sexual assault service provision. Sandy currently serves on the Missouri Governor’s Committee to End Homelessness Executive Committee and was the 2011-2012 Chair. Sandy also serves in an advisory role with the Springfield CoC and the Joplin CoC and is a member of the Jefferson City Homelessness Task Force. Sandy studied Criminal Justice and Psychology at the University of Central Missouri.