Ana Rausch has more than 19 years of experience in project management and social services with a passion for advocacy and system change implementation. Ana currently serves as Senior Research Project Manager with the Coalition for the Homeless where she heads the agency’s HMIS Team and has led in the development and operations management of The Way Home’s (TX700 CoC) Coordinated Access system. This system assesses and matches homeless households with appropriate housing and has resulted in more than 2,000 households obtaining permanent housing since implementation. In addition, Ana has spearheaded the revised and improved methodology used during the CoC’s Homeless Count & currently leads the CoC's effort to end chronic homelessness. Her previous experience includes managing large housing and basic needs programs for several Houston area service providers with a success rate of almost 90%; and obtaining and managing grants that allowed services to be expanded to both Veterans and clients living with HIV/AIDS. Ana has presented at conferences at both state and national levels and holds both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in psychology.