Neighborhood Coalition for Shelter
NCS - We Are Transforming Lives

Who We Are

The Neighborhood Coalition for Shelter, Inc. (NCS) serves people who are chronically homeless, formerly homeless or at-risk of becoming homeless. Established in 1982 by religious and community leaders on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, NCS was founded on the premise that homelessness is the responsibility of the entire community.


Ann Shalof

Ann L. Shalof

Executive Director

Ann L. Shalof joined NCS as Executive Director in August 2015. Previously, she served as Associate Director of Youth Advocacy Center, an organization serving at-risk and system-involved teens and young adults. She joined YAC after a career in business, as an owner and Chief Executive Officer of Allerton Press, Inc., a scientific and technical publisher with global institutional sales. A graduate of Harvard College and Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs, she also holds a JD from Harvard Law School and began her career practicing corporate law in New York.

Her volunteer activities have included service with the New York Women's Foundation on the Grants Advisory Committee; New York Cares; and Autism Speaks, where she authored a portion of the Advocacy Tool Kit for individuals affected by autism.


If you would like to contact the following NCS staff members, please click on the name below.

Robert Yancey
Chief Program Officer

Margarita Ramos
Director, NCS Residence and Transitions

Tracie Williams
Director, Louis Nine House

Anthony Mills
Director, Chance For Change

Sylvie Henry
Chief Financial Officer

Prema Menon
Director, Human Resources and Volunteer Services

Michael Wilke
Director, Development and Communications


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