Leadership Council

LC Clean Up Crew (600x398)By championing the end of chronic and veteran homelessness, we are building a stronger community where all businesses can thrive.

The research is clear—chronic and veteran homelessness has a high human and financial cost. The private sector has a critical role to play in ending chronic and veteran homelessness, and it’s not just the right thing to do—it is the smart, cost-effective thing to do.

Our Leadership Council are senior executives who:

  • Represent Miriam’s Kitchen leadership at their respective organizations and networking events
  • Believe in the power of partnership in ending homelessness and advise on partnership strategy
  • Invest financially in and fundraise for Miriam’s Kitchen
  • Connect Miriam’s Kitchen to new private sector partners and build relationships with current partners
  • Participate in volunteer activities, Leadership Council meetings, and advocacy days


Our Leadership Council accelerates partnerships that move the needle on ending chronic and veteran homelessness – while having some fun too!


2020 Leadership Council Members 

Tyler Gates, Co-Chair
Managing Principal, Brightline Interactive

John Mason, Co-Chair
Government Affairs, Altria

Meghan Britt
Vice President, Corporate Communications, Danaher

Lauren Champaign
Senior Counsel, Foley & Lardner 

Joe Davis 
Partner, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP  

Meghan Dotter
Principal, Portico PR 

Geoff Dye
Director, Cushman & Wakefield

Katie Fleury
Director of Sales, Ridgewells

Christine Temple Gaspar
HR Executive, Volkswagen Credit

Will Johnson
Senior Vice President of Federal Regulatory Affairs, Verizon 

Rich Lindahl
Executive Vice President, CFO, Emergent BioSolutions 

John Means
Partner, McKinsey & Co 

Orton Ndau
Corporate Counsel, Amazon

Brooks Nelson 
Senior Director, Global Resilience, US Chamber of Commerce

Tom Sawanobori 
SVP and Chief Technology Offficer, CTIA 

Elizabeth Steil




We’re thankful for our Leadership Council and their dedication to our mission of ending homelessness.