Board of Trustees
President: Kathy Loseto
Vice President: Ashley Close
Secretary: Bishop Chui
Treasurer: Jennifer Kocan
Chris Knestrick is the Executive Director of the Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless. He has over 10 years of experience working in homelessness in Cleveland and he has also directed advocacy efforts in the international and local community. Chris is committed to community organizing, undoing oppressions, and promoting nonviolence that centers the voices of those most impacted by public policy. His work has taken him from the streets of Cleveland to the mountains of Colombia. He is a graduate of the McCormick Theological Seminary. He likes to spend his days boating, fishing and thinking about how to get the community to love so fiercely that homelessness is unimaginable.
Toni started working at NEOCH in March 2018. She is currently the Advocacy Coordinator. She received an Associate of Arts and Associated Sciences degree from Cuyahoga Community College in 2006. Toni earned a Bachelor of Arts in Healthcare Administration and an MBA in Healthcare Management from Ursuline College in 2012 and 2016, respectively. She is the Coordinator of The Cleveland Street Chronicle newspaper and the she coordinates the Homeless Congress. In her free time, she works at the ministry at Saint Teresa Holiness Science Church. Through this effort, she serves over 100 people on a monthly basis. It was this ministry that brought her to NEOCH.
Denise has been doing outreach to the homeless on the streets of Cleveland for over 12 years. She founded the Restored Paths Ministry in 2007 and has been serving hot meals every Saturday to those who call the streets home.
She has developed relationships with homeless individuals with the hope of helping them find acceptance and friendship while also offering them vital services to help them re-program their lives and get back on their feet again with the ultimate goal of being housed.
Denise has worked at NEOCH since May 2015. She coordinates the Outreach Program for NEOCH and also collaborates with outreach leaders and workers from different agencies by overseeing, planning and implementing outreach strategies to best serve and educate those who bring resources to our homeless friends through outreach.
Molly started as a NEOCH volunteer for The Cleveland Street Chronicle in August 2019 and she joined staff in November 2019 as the Development and Communications Coordinator. Molly is a Cleveland native and is a graduate of the University of Michigan. She lived in Nashville working for the Metropolitan Homelessness Commission and The Contributor, a street newspaper sold by people experiencing homelessness.
She most recently received a Master of Public Policy at the University of Virginia, where she focused on community wealth building and racial equity policy strategies. In her free time, she enjoys playing the violin with the Symphony West Orchestra, reading, and making friends with those committed to building people power in their community.