Bill recently retired from his position as the Executive Director of the South Alamo Regional Alliance (SARAH) for the Homeless, one he has held since May of 2015. He became engaged with low income and poverty issues while working at the Internal Revenue Service, where he retired after a 32-year career. Most of that time he spent managing enforcement programs. He spent his last 7 years promoting low-income tax credits, financial literacy, and asset building through the IRS coalition building and outreach programs in Central and South Texas. San Antonio developed one of the largest free tax preparation (VITA) programs in the country within those programs. When he retired, the City of San Antonio offered him a position to support the city’s effort in developing the Haven for Hope campus. In that job, he worked with the Haven for Hope development team, service providers, and other stakeholders to establish the basis for the homeless initiatives.
As the Executive Director of SARAH Bill was responsible for the day to day operations of the Continuum of Care for San Antonio/Bexar County. Those operations include the annual Point in Time Count, HUD Grant Competition, evaluation of service provider performance, adherence to HUD homeless guidelines and implementation of HUD directives such as Coordinated Entry System and Housing First. He provides oversight for all program requirements and manages stakeholder relations.
Bill is a veteran of the United States Coast Guard. He and his wife have been married for 43 years and have one son, a career Army officer, and three grandchildren.