Verna Jones

Verna Jones

Executive Director

Verna Jones  is a Master level social worker in Texas with 20 years of working with the homeless population in Dallas county. She has 11 years of progressive experience with the Housing Crisis Center as Caseworker/Co-Director of long-term Transitional Housing Program, as Director of Permanent Supportive Housing for veterans, and as Interim Executive Director.

Verna Jones provides complete oversight of Under 1 Roof programs. She supervises caseworkers and social work interns, makes or approves the determination of services and oversees contract and data management. Since 2011 Verna has supervised over 100 social intern students from various universities teaching them how to be effective social worker. In addition to her role at Under 1 Roof Verna is also an adjunct instructor for Texas A & M University – Commerce in the Social Work Department. 

 

Pat Hawkins

Pat Hawkins

Director of Finance

Pat Hawkins  has Bachelor Degree in Accounting with 30 years of experience in working in nonprofit finance. She supports the day to day accounting needs of U1R, reviewing request for funds, cutting checks and maintaining required documentation. She supports completion of required reports.
Kimisha Peterson, LMSW

Kimisha Peterson, LMSW

Director of Case Management Services

The Director of Case Management Services is responsible for the overall arrangement, coordination, monitoring, and delivery of services related to meeting the housing needs of tenants as well as helping them obtain housing stability.  Kimisha provides direct services to clients, supervise the caseworkers and social work interns, makes or approve the determination of services and oversee contract and data management.

Kimisha Peterson has a master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Texas at Arlington. She is certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.  Kimisha provides intensive case management to program clients. She moves homeless individuals and family’s women and children from the streets, into “bridge” housing and then into Permanent Support Housing, while maintaining a relationship with the program clients.

Kimisha is responsible for helping clients achieve successful placements, connecting each of them to mental health and substance abuse treatment resources, and provide on-going housing stabilization supports.  She assists clients in connecting with and support from established agencies, charities, and government programs.

She maintains a leadership role, supports the lead case manager and assist in assigning interns to new program participants, reviewing case notes, and ensuring all files are complete and accurate.

 

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