PWR 2016 Featured Speaker - Alice Skirtz

Alice Skirtz, PhD/LISW-S, has more than 40 years of social work experience working with programs that serve poor people – homeless shelters, family services, emergency assistance, adult and child day care, and teen parent residential services. She formerly was the Director of Social Services for The Salvation Army (Cincinnati – SWONEKY Division), and served as Casework Supervisor for the Family Shelter Partnership Program, a Cincinnati/Hamilton County Continuum of Care (CoC) collaboration of five shelters serving homeless families. Skirtz has MSW and PhD degrees in social work and social policy, is an Ohio Licensed Independent Social Worker Supervisor (LISW-S), and a member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW). As an active volunteer she is a board member of Affordable Housing Advocates (AHA); a founding member of the Greater Cincinnati Homeless Coalition; past-Chair of the City of Cincinnati Community Development Advisory Board (CDAB); and, Board Member and past-President of the Metropolitan Area Religious Coalition of Cincinnati (MARCC), an interfaith coalition convened to work on urban social justice issues. She chaired the 2015 Steering Committee for the "Family Homelessness & Housing Stability Study" for the Greater Cincinnati Homeless Coalition, and since 2010 has worked with the Miami University Center for Community Engagement in Over-the-Rhine.