Lisa Coffman is a Senior Program Specialist in the Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs (SNAPS) at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). SNAPS is the office that manages HUD’s homeless programs. Her primary role as Senior Program Specialist is serving as Desk Officer for the State of Illinois. In addition to her Desk Officer role, she is SNAPS’ subject matter expert on the intersection of homelessness with domestic violence and human trafficking. She is also working as a team member on initiatives addressing the disproportionate number of persons of color in the homeless system and consumer engagement where the expertise of people with lived experience is centered in policy and program development. Before coming to HUD in 2010, Lisa was responsible for the City of Evansville (Indiana’s) CBDG, HOME and ESG funding, served as the Director of Programs for the Indiana State Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and was a senior staff member at the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority.