November 6th, 2020 | 2:00pm – 2:30pm

We miss being with you.  We miss hearing your cheers, your words of encouragement, and your applause.  Our work is difficult, but you’ve always been there as an integral part of the side and front lines.

In the spirit of continuing our work together as a team, we’d like to invite you to Halftime with HopeWorks, our creative take on our Lunch and Learns.  Halftime with HopeWorks is a new, collaborative, and virtual approach to remaining connected.  We want to share with you what’s been going on in the “HopeWorks locker room,” as well as highlight key ways our resolve and commitment to those without homes have strengthened.

Please join us for our third event on Friday, November 6th, at 2pm.  Each Halftime is short, meant to serve as an intermission to your day.  In thirty minutes only, we will cover various topics, as well as offer you the opportunity to share your thoughts or questions.  As you are our fans, we are yours.

Please RSVP today, and let’s get you back in the game!

Schedule: 15 minutes with Greg Morris, Executive Director and John Ames, Director of Supportive Housing, to share information about housing and homelessness; 10 minutes of Q & A; 5 minutes of Call to Action

If you have any questions, please email Annam Manthiram, Chief Development and Communications Officer, at

Greg Morris | Co-CEO 
Greg has over 20 years of experience in non-profit leadership/management, most recently as the Executive Director of the ACLU of Idaho. Greg has extensive experience working with the homeless and is the founder, and first Executive Director of CATCH, Inc., a nationally recognized re-housing program serving homeless families in Idaho. Greg was also a member of Idaho’s Homeless Coordination Committee and participated in the development of Idaho’s plan to address homelessness. Greg served as the President of the Boise/Ada County Homeless Coalition for two consecutive terms (2013 and 2014). He was also the manager of the largest homeless shelter in Idaho in 2005.
Annam Manthiram | Co-CEO
Annam has over 15 years of nonprofit and community organization work in multiple states, helping various organizations raise millions of dollars for their missions. Prior to joining the HopeWorks team, she worked as development director for the Storehouse/Adelante Development Center and Meals on Wheels of Albuquerque. She has also worked for AIDS Project Los Angeles and City of Hope Cancer Research Center. She holds a Master’s Degree in Writing from the University of Southern California, is a recipient of the 2016 Albuquerque Business First 40 Under 40 Award, the 2019 Women in Business Leadership Award, and the 2020 Women of Influence Award. Annam is also a published author.

John Ames | Director of Supportive Housing
John is the Director of Supportive Housing at HopeWorks. He grew up in Albuquerque and earned a Bachelor’s of Business Degree from the University of New Mexico and a Master’s of Divinity from the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago. John’s career has been devoted to working with marginalized people through the provision of housing and services. He recently worked at the Supportive Housing Coalition of NM where he managed their “Housing First’ program for 12 years. As a Pastor, he encouraged his congregation to open the church doors at night to provide shelter, and coordinated a county-wide, church-based shelter program in Lake County, IL.  He worked in an AIDS hospice and was the Executive Director of an AIDS housing organization in Chicago. In 2016, he was awarded “Non-Profit Leader of the Year” by the NM Coalition to End Homelessness and “Industry Champion” by the NM Apartment Association.  The Hopeworks Supportive Housing Department is growing under John’s leadership and now includes 3 Supportive Housing Case Managers,  a new Rapid Re-Housing program and emergency funding for housing in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  John is passionate about providing permanent supportive housing and ending homelessness in ABQ.  He enjoys hiking, camping and gardening.