Our Mission

To provide dynamic leadership to unite Anchorage in making homelessness rare, brief, and one-time.

Continuum of Care

ACEH coordinates housing and services funding for homeless families and individuals in the greater Anchorage area.

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The Strategic Plan

Strengthen and sustain community implementation of Housing First to reduce homelessness, making homelessness rare, brief, and one-time to achieve functional  zero.

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Our Board

ACEH is governed by a Board of Directors who oversee financial stewardship and the long-term vision of the coalition.

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Facing a problem as big as homelessness requires an incredible team. We’re grateful to have some of the most innovative and committed subject matter experts guiding our organization.

Meet the Team

Anchorage Continuum of Care

ACEH is the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) designated lead for the greater Anchorage area’s Continuum of Care (CoC). Under the governance of the Homelessness Prevention and Response System Advisory Council, ACEH is the local planning body that coordinates housing and services funding for homeless families and individuals.


From HUD

The Continuum of Care (CoC) Program is designed to promote communitywide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness; provide funding for efforts by nonprofit providers and State and local governments to quickly rehouse homeless individuals and families while minimizing the trauma and dislocation caused to homeless individuals, families, and communities by homelessness; promote access to and effect utilization of mainstream programs by homeless individuals and families; and optimize self-sufficiency among individuals and families experiencing homelessness. 

ACEH Board of Directors 2021

ACEH Board of Directors (pictured left to right): Jacob Lyon, Russ Slaten, Bill Falsey, Emily Edenshaw, Richard Mandsager, Nathan Johnson, Judith Crotty Board Members Not Pictured: Niki Tshibaka and Christopher Kolerok

Leadership & Governance

ACEH is governed by a Board of Directors who oversee financial stewardship and the long-term vision of the coalition. The vision that, through providing dynamic leadership we can unite Anchorage in making homelessness rare, brief and one-time.

Board Documents

Board of Directors

Nathan Johnson, Chair
Providence St. Joseph Health – Alaska Region

Judith Crotty, Vice-Chair
Community Member

Jacob Lyon, Treasurer/Secretary
Premier Alaska Tours

Bill Falsey
Community Member

Christopher Kolerok
Cook Inlet Housing Authority

Emily Edenshaw
Alaska Native Heritage Center Inc.

Niki Tshibaka
Municipality of Anchorage

Richard Mandsager
Community Member

Russ Slaten
Calista Corporation


Picture of Meg Zaletel, ACEH Executive Director

Meg Zaletel

Executive Director

Fresh out of law school, Meg took a job in Anchorage, sight unseen, representing Alaskans experiencing disabilities. This job brought her to Alaska, let her travel throughout the state, and gave her valuable experience working on systemic issues.

As an elected member of the Anchorage Assembly, Meg has been instrumental in expanding the Municipality’s work around behavioral health and homelessness, including improving overall public health and safety and the well-being of vulnerable people. Meg has joined the Anchorage Coalition to End Homelessness to apply her experience and expertise.

Meg enjoys spending her free time with her husband Zach, their daughter Zelda, two dogs, cat, and five chickens.