The Continuum of Care Board

The Continuum of Care 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.

Annual Public Call for Nominations

The Sacramento CoC Board is accepting applications for appointment to its Coordinated Entry System (CES) Committee.  Applications are due by Monday, August 31, 2020 at 5 PM and the committee slate will be approved by the full Board on Wednesday, September 9, 2020.
The CES Committee oversees the design and implementation of the local coordinated entry system and evaluates its functioning and impact on improving access and connection to services to resolve homelessness.  A complete description of the scope of work for this committee, as well as the roles and responsibilities of a committee member, can be found in the application.


CoC Board Members

Sarah Bontrager


Housing and Public Services Manager, City of Elk Grove

Representing: Local Government

Erin Johansen

Vice Chair

Executive Director, Hope Cooperative (aka TLCS)

Representing: Mental Health

Emily Halcon


Homeless Services Coordinator, City of Sacramento

Representing: Local Government

Pixie Pearl

LBGT Center

Representing: Homeless Youth Provider

Tiffany Gold

Youth Action Board

Representing: Youth Action Board

Jenna Abbott

River District

Representing: Business Community

Peter Beilenson, M.D.

Director, Sacramento County Department of Health Services

Representing: County Mental Health

Bridget Dean

Sacramento Police

Representing: Law enforcement

Alexis Bernard

Director of Housing, Turning Point Community Programs

Representing: Mental Health

Cindy Cavanaugh

Director of Homeless Initiatives, County of Sacramento

Representing: Local Government

Stephanie Cotter

Development Specialist, City of Citrus Heights

Representing: City of Citrus Heights

Julie Davis-Jaffe

Workforce Development Manager, SETA

Representing: Employment Development

John Foley

Executive Director, Sacramento Self Help Housing

Representing: Homeless Services

Christie Gonzales

Director of Behavioral Operations, Wellspace

Representing: Substance Abuse Service Organizations

Stefan Heisler

Reinvestment Analyst, City of Rancho Cordova

Representing: Local Government

Mike Jaske

Volunteer Advocate, SacACT

Representing: Faith Community Advocate

Noel Kammermann

CEO, Loaves and Fishes

Representing: Local Homeless Coalition/Network

John Kraintz

Representing: Formerly Homeless (individual)

Jameson Parker

Director of Advocacy & Capital Improvements, Midtown Association

Representing: Business Community & Street Outreach

MaryLiz Paulson

Management Analyst, Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency

Representing: Housing Authority

Julie Pederson

Lieutenant, Sacramento County Sheriff's Department

Representing: Law Enforcement

Amani Sawires Rapaski

Chief Operating Officer, Volunteers of America-NCNN

Representing: Substance Abuse

Angela Upshaw

Senior Program Manager, Roads Home Program

Representing: Veterans

April Wick

Executive Director, Resources for Independent Living

Representing: People with disabilities & older adults