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 recruiting new members!  The annual application period is open now.  Interested parties are encouraged to submit a Declaration of Interest by January 29th!

Activity Date
Call for Nominations Begins Wednesday 1/8
Application Period Wednesday 1/8 – Wednesday 1/29
Declarations of Interest Due Date Wednesday 1/29
Nominating Committee Application Review & Slate Development Thursday 1/30 – Tuesday 2/4
CoC Board Approves Slate Wednesday 2/12
New Terms Begin Monday 3/2

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