INDIANAPOLIS - Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention has chosen Chelsea Haring-Cozzi as its new executive director. Haring-Cozzi will officially assume her duties November 26, and succeeding Alan Witchey.

She currently serves as senior manager of strategic initiatives at United Way of Central Indiana, where she focuses on housing issues and supportive services. Haring-Cozzi was chosen following three months of interviews with over 60 applicants by the CHIP board of directors. 

“I am honored to have the opportunity to help lead and support our community as we work together to end homelessness and to create a true continuum of care. I join the CHIP team at an exciting yet pivotal time, as our community launches the five-year Indianapolis Community Plan to End Homelessness. The plan is ambitious and inclusive in a way that, I hope, inspires and empowers us to come together in new, creative, and collaborative ways to end and prevent homelessness. I am eager to continue to build relationships, to facilitate cross-sector partnerships, and to implement systemic solutions to homelessness and housing instability in our city, ” said Haring-Cozzi.

She holds a master's degree in public administration and a Ph.D. in public policy and political science from Michigan State University.