When Doug co-founded Delivering Innovation in Supportive Housing in 2006, he was eager to find ways to use secure housing to improve the well-being of some of San Francisco’s most vulnerable and traumatized residents. In addition to being Director of DISH, Doug is Co-Chair of the City’s Supportive Housing Providers Network and the Chair of the Police Community Advisory Board for the San Francisco Police Department’s Tenderloin Precinct. Before Doug and Lauren Hall co-founded DISH, they led a consulting firm providing housing and service provider training.
Doug previously worked at the Corporation of Supportive Housing as head of its Resource Center, a Program Officer in its Housing and Finance department, and a Contracts & Grants Manager in its California Program Office. In addition, Doug previously served as Administrative Director of the Harm Reduction Coalition and as Administrator of Seattle’s Street Outreach Services. He also served as Board Treasurer of the Harm Reduction Coalition from 2003-2005. Doug has a master’s degree in nonprofit arts management from Yale University’s School of Drama. (His life in the theater is a whole other story.)