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The Continuum of Care Board

The Continuum of Care (CoC) Board is an independent body made up of local stakeholders who are committed to ending homelessness in Sacramento. They are responsible for advising Sacramento Steps Forward on matters related to the Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing (HEARTH) Act and the associated federal funding awarded to local service providers each year. For more details about the CoC Board history, accomplishments, responsibilities, and more, please review the CoC Board Member Orientation presentation.

Sacramento CoC Committee Recruitment:

The Sacramento System Performance Committee (SPC) is accepting applications for the appointment of committee members. In the SPC 2021 application you will find the SPC description, recruitment timeline, meeting schedule, roles and responsibilities, and more. If you are interested in serving on the SPC, please apply by the application deadline of Tuesday, July 27th, 2021 by 5:00 PM.

CoC Board Members

Erin Johansen


Executive Director, Hope Cooperative

Representing: Mental Health

Angela Upshaw

Vice Chair

Associate Director of Programs, Berkeley Food & Housing Project

Representing: Veterans

Pixie Pearl


California Homeless Youth Project

Representing: Transition-Age Youth, LGBTQ Community

Alexis Bernard

Director of Housing, Turning Point Community Programs

Representing: Mental Health

Amani Sawires Rapaski

Chief Operating Officer, Volunteers of America-NCNN

Representing: Substance Abuse

April Marie Dawson

Executive Director, Resources for Independent Living

Representing: People with disabilities & older adults

Bridgette Dean

Director, Department of Community Response

Representing: City of Sacramento

Chevon Kothari

Director, Department of Health Services

Representing: County Health Services

Christie M. Gonzales

Director of Behavioral Operations, Wellspace

Representing: Mental Health Service Organization

Christie Lynn

Sheriff's Sergeant, Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department

Representing: Law Enforcement

Cindy Cavanaugh

Director of Homeless Initiatives

Representing: County of Sacramento

Fatemah Martinez

President, South Sac HART

Representing: Shelter and/or Housing Provider

Jameson Parker

Director of Advocacy & Capital Improvements, Midtown Association

Representing: Business Community & Street Outreach

Jenna Abbott

Executive Director, The River District

Representing: Business Community

John Kraintz

Board Chair, SHOC

Representing: Lived Experience; Formerly Homeless (individual)

Joseph Smith

Advocacy Director

Representing: Coalition/Network

Julie Davis-Jaffe

Workforce Development Manager, SETA

Representing: Employment Development

Julie Hirota

CEO, Saint John's Program for Real Change

Representing: Shelter and/or Housing Provider

MaryLiz Paulson

Management Analyst, Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency

Representing: Housing Authority

Mike Jaske

Volunteer Advocate, SacACT

Representing: Faith Community Advocate

Stefan Heisler

Housing Manager, City of Rancho Cordova

Representing: City of Rancho Cordova

Stephanie Cotter

Development Specialist, City of Citrus Heights

Representing: City of Citrus Heights

Tara Turrentine

Coordinator, Education for Homeless Children and Youth

Representing: Education

Tiffany Gold

Youth Action Board

Representing: Youth Action Board