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Mandy Chapman Semple

Former Director of CSH, The Source of Housing Solutions

Mandy Chapman Semple is a nationally recognized social systems transformation expert with skill in building working partnerships across housing, healthcare, employment, government, philanthropy, and other essential services to drive complete transformation of social systems in pursuit of collective impact goals. Mandy served as Houston’s first Special Assistant to the Mayor for Homeless Initiatives for three and half years under two Houston Mayors and was responsible for designing and co-managing the implementation of Houston’s nationally recognized homeless system transformation, producing a 60% reduction in homelessness in four years. As the Director of Local Systems Transformation at CSH, Mandy was engaged by several communities across the country to share her systems thinking expertise as well as her hands-on experience transforming complex social service systems. Mandy has provided consultation to Mayors and Governors across the country and mostly recently led the City of Chicago through a complete governance and implementation reorganization. Mandy has 15 years of practical experience as a homeless services executive, supportive housing consultant, HUD technical assistance provider, system transformation project manager, political appointee, system transformation consultant, and senior leader in philanthropy. Mandy recently co-founded Clutch Consulting Group and serves as Managing Partner.