Tiana Purvis, MSW, LISW-S is an experienced Senior Level Macro social worker with high level supervisory and program development skills. She has served as the Chief Operating Officer at Community Housing Network since June 2021.  She has 12+ years of administrative social services experiences as a demonstrated and experienced leader in the homelessness and housing field. Previous roles include serving as the Director of Resident Services at CPO, an affordable housing provider in Central Ohio and as the Director of Housing at Equitas Health, a statewide healthcare agency focusing on the health and wellness of those living with HIV.


With backgrounds in homelessness and housing, crisis intervention and suicide prevention, as well as anti-human trafficking work, Ms. Purvis has successfully supervised large teams of case managers, program managers and Directors in differing levels of service delivery and staff development. She has presented at numerous national and local conferences regarding program design, evaluation, supervision, and youth homelessness.


In addition to her macro social work practice, Ms. Purvis is also a full time Community Lecturer for The Ohio State University College of Social Work teaching undergraduate and graduate coursework. She serves as a field instructor for numerous colleges and Universities and serves on the Community Field Advisory Committees at both Mount Vernon Nazarene University and The Ohio State University Colleges of Social Work where she gives back to the profession through advising and guiding change and updates to field curriculum. Ms. Purvis also serves on the undergraduate and graduate admissions committee for the College of Social Work at OSU. Ms. Purvis provides clinical supervision as an independent contractor giving back to the field of social work and community at large.


Tiana Purvis received her Master’s in Social Work from The Ohio State University with a focus in Social Administration and is a Licensed Independent Social Worker with Supervisory designation in Ohio.

Tiana Purvis, Chief Operating Officer