John McGah, MSPA, is the founder and Executive Director of Give US Your Poor. A former Senior Research Associate at UMass Bostonâ€™s Center for Social Policy, he is an acknowledged expert on issues of homelessness. John is a 2002 International Eisenhower Fellowship recipient which allowed him to study homelessness in Eastern and Western Europe. He speaks nationally on homelessness issues at conferences and community groups. John has worked closely with community leaders in Massachusetts and across the United States developing relationships with national homeless organizations; shelter directors and staff; homelessness advocates; nationally known scholars; city, state and federal policy makers, and homeless people. In 2009, he spent a year in Mexico with his family focusing intensely on issues of leadership, sustainability, and systems-thinking. He has developed and taught a Master's level course on Systems Thinking.