Tarrant County Homeless Coalition names Tammy McGhee its new executive director

Tarrant County Homeless Coalition Board of Directors today announced community leader Tammy McGhee, is the nonprofit agency’s new executive director. She comes to TCHC with more than 17 years of service to those experiencing homelessness.

McGhee will officially join TCHC on Monday, Nov. 20. She replaces M. Otis Thornton, who got married earlier this month and is moving to Tennessee .

TCHC serves Tarrant and Parker counties.

“I am humbled and honored to be part of out great community coming together to use our strength, determination and resources to achieve solutions that all stakeholders can take pride in,” McGhee stated in the announcement. “We have never been more prepared to instill hope and ensure a home for all by earnestly serving those experiencing homelessness with compassion, dignity and cooperation. I am excited to be a part of such great work.”

McGhee brings a wealth of knowledge to the executive director position and is highly skilled in numerous areas that will benefit TCHC and the community. According to the announcement, McGhee “is a results-oriented leader who has a strong track record of creating community connections, navigating complex federal grants, fostering agile community response and facilitating successful project outcomes.

“McGhee’s HUD grant expertise will enrich the work of TCHC as the lead agency for TX-601 Continuum of Care. McGhee’s experience, knowledge and integrity are an ideal match to lead and support the TCHC staff, agency partners, constituents, and other stakeholders in our community.”

McGhee holds a master’s degree in social work from the University of Texas at Arlington and a bachelor’s degree in social work from Texas Christian University. She has previously served at Presbyterian Night Shelter and Tarrant County Community Development. Most recently, she served JPS Health Network as a project manager where she was responsible for the Homeless and MedStar projects within the network, according to the announcement.

The Board of Directors received many responses for the executive director position, according to the announcement.

“We are looking forward to the advances Tammy will make in moving TCHC and our community forward in this important work,” the board stated in the announcement. publishes every week.
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