John N.  Lozier

John N. Lozier

John N. Lozier has been executive director of the National Health Care for the Homeless Council since its founding in January 1990 and oversees all aspects of the Council’s activity in advocacy, training, technical assistance, research, peer support, organizing, and fund development. Prior to his employment with the National HCH Council, Lozier was director of services for the homeless for the Metropolitan Health Department in Nashville and Davidson County, with responsibility for development and operation of a specialized primary care clinic and a multiservice day center for homeless people. He had earlier served as the family advocate at Family and Children’s Service in Nashville and as Tennessee director of Southern Prison Ministry. Among other national-level involvements, Lozier has served on the Board of Directors of the National Coalition for the Homeless, the Caucus on Homelessness of the American Public Health Association, and the Homeless Health Care Committee of the National Association of Community Health Centers. Locally, he has served on the Metropolitan Nashville Commission on Homelessness and the Boards of Directors for Tennessee Citizen Action, the East Nashville YMCA, the Mental Health Association, the Tennessee Conference on Social Welfare, and numerous other community organizations. John Lozier holds a Master’s degree in social work from the University of Tennessee and a Bachelor of Arts in religious studies from Brown University. He has also studied in the Divinity School of Vanderbilt University. Lozier is the husband of Joceline Lemaire, and they are the parents of two adult daughters, Catherine and Suzanne Lemaire Lozier.