Gretchen Bean, MSW joined the board for the NH Coalition to End Homelessness in 2018. Ms. Bean is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Social Work Department at the University of New Hampshire and serves as the Undergraduate Program Director. Ms. Bean has long been interested in issues pertaining to housing insecurity. In 2007, she conducted qualitative interviews with vulnerable populations of teens and young women for the Girls Speak Up project, many of whom experienced housing insecurity. In 2010, Ms. Bean worked with the local coalition on housing to conduct a review of best practices in addressing homelessness. Since 2014, Ms. Bean has been teaching a course on housing and homelessness at UNH each Fall. In her free time, Ms. Bean enjoys walking in the woods, spending time along the coast, and watching movies with her family.