Our Team

Heather Hoffman, Executive Director

With almost 15 years of experience in social services/non profit work, my passion is working to end homelessness city by city through working with local agencies to create a clear and quick path topermanent housing for our neighbors experiencing homelessness.

Marqueia Watson, MSW, Director of Programs

Marqueia is a social worker and the Director of Programs at The Greater Kansas City Coalition to End Homelessness. Hailing from Los Angeles, California, home to one of the largest year-round homeless populations in the U.S., she recalls from childhood feeling a sense of moral urgency to do something about this human rights crisis. This sentiment has been a driving force in both her personal and professional endeavors and was her primary motivation to become a social worker. As a homeless advocate, Marqueia’s goal is to engage community partners in open and honest dialog about the conditions that cause homelessness and real-world strategies to end it.

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Sean Anderson, Engagement Coordinator

Sean Anderson, a native of Littleton, Colorado, works as the Engagement Coordinator for GKCCEH. He graduated from Benedictine College with a Bachelor's Degree in both Secondary Education and Social Sciences in 2016. Sean has years of volunteer experience in serving homeless populations across the Midwest, including work with Project Uplift in Kansas City, Missouri, on the Winnebago and Omaha Indian Reservations, and in various shelters in Denver, Colorado and Omaha, Nebraska. Before taking his current position with GKCCEH, Sean was a high school history teacher in Gardner, Kansas.

Alyxandra Gideon, MSW, Entry Systems Coordinator

Aly Gideon, Entry Systems Coordinator for GKCCEH, grew up in rural Oklahoma before attending Chapman University in Southern California where she was inspired to create social change through various social justice and interfaith initiatives. She received her Masters in Social Work with a Macro concentration from the University of Kansas in May 2018. Relying on her background of providing both hands-on and indirect services to a wide range of populations, Aly prides herself on work that prioritizes the needs of clients and communities.