Lila Anna Sauls, MA, HDFP

President & CEO

Lila Anna leads Homeless No More as its Chief Executive Officer and works to implement the organization’s ambitious strategic plan. Working with the board of directors and staff, she develops community partnerships and coalitions, launches new initiatives, and oversees operations of its many programs and services. Lila Anna joined St. Lawrence Place in 2005 before becoming CEO in 2007.

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With more than 20 years in the nonprofit sector, Lila Anna serves on numerous boards and committees, including the South Carolina Coalition for the Homeless, the Greater Columbia Community Relations Council, United Way of the Midlands Community Impact Committee and is immediate past chair of the Midlands Area Consortium for the Homeless (MACH), the 14-county Continuum of Care for Central SC. She is a recipient of the Carolina Academy Alumni Award, a TWIN Honoree of the Palmetto Center for Women, and Renaissance Foundation honoree for servant leaders. She is active in advocating for homeless families and education on local, state and national levels.

In 2016, Lila Anna was elected to serve on the Richland School District One School Board.

Lila Anna is a graduate of the University South Carolina with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communications. She holds a Masters of Arts in Organizational Change and Leadership from Columbia College and is a 2015 fellow of the Blue Ridge Institute.

She and her husband, Brad, are the parents of five boys. They spend most of their free time at baseball, soccer and football fields.



Jon Artz

VP of Programs

As VP of Programs, Jon is responsible for ensuring the quality of programs at Homeless No More and overseeing program staff at Family Shelter and St. Lawrence Place. He has worked at various nonprofits in Columbia and Austin, TX, including serving as Executive Director of Family Shelter, working in Community Development at the City of Columbia, and early childhood education at the state office of First Steps.

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Jon has a Master's Degree in Social Work from University of South Carolina, a certificate in Nonprofit Leadership from Columbia College, and has been working in the field of affordable housing and homeless services for over 10 years. He enjoys working with diverse groups of people and served in the Peace Corps in Ecuador from 2004-2006. Jon is training to become a qualified mediator and spends his free time playing outside and being silly with his wife, two sons, and dog.



Jessica Malovic

VP of Administration

As VP of Administration, Jessica is the financial manager for all programs and services of Homeless No More. She oversees grant reporting, serves as manager for the Live Oak Place properties and oversees Homeless No More event logistics. She joined the staff of St. Lawrence Place in 2011.

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Jessica graduated from Mission College in Santa Clara, CA, with a degree in Biology. A busy wife and mother, Jessica loves being in the outdoors, cooking, traveling and running.



Amy Lowery

Director of Development

As Director of Development, Amy is responsible for the development plan for Homeless No More which includes donor relations and special events. She has worked for over 10 years in the nonprofit field in Columbia. She is a graduate of Columbia College with a degree in Sociology. Amy spends her free time with her husband and two girls and enjoys playing tennis.



Laura Stokes, MSW

Special Projects Coordinator

As Special Project Associate, Laura oversees the volunteer corps. She is also responsible for Board relations, coordinates the monthly Roundtable meetings and provides support for all special events. A 2014 graduate of Wofford College with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Religion, Laura recently completed a Master’s degree in social work at the University of South Carolina. In her spare time she enjoys offshore fishing and reading.



James Mercado

Volunteer Coordinator

Rebecca Frierson

Compliance Officer

Ashley Weston

Administrative Specialist