Continuum of Care

Continuum of Care Advisory Board

The Continuum of Care Advisory 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.

 Commonly Used Continuum of Care Acronyms


Advisory Board Meeting Agendas and Minutes

2017 – October – Agenda

2017 – September – Agenda & Minutes

2017 – August – Agenda & Minutes

2017 – July – No Meeting

2017 – June – Agenda & Minutes

2017 – May – Agenda & Minutes

2017 – April – Agenda & Minutes

2017 – March – Agenda & Minutes

2017 – February – Agenda & Minutes

2017 – January – Agenda & Minutes


2017 Continuum of Care Advisory Board

Member & Office Organization Area of Representation
Joan Burke, Chair Director of Advocacy, Loaves & Fishes Local Homeless Coalition/Network
Bill Knowlton, Secretary Chair, Stockton Blvd PBID Homeless Advocate
Beth Hassett, Vice Chair Executive Director, WEAVE Domestic Violence
Emily Bender Director of Programs, Sacramento LGBT Community Center Youth & LGBT
Sarah Bontrager Housing and Public Services Manager, City of Elk Grove City of Elk Grove
Cindy Cavanaugh Director of Homeless Initiatives, County of
County of Sacramento
Katherine Cooley Development Specialist II, City of Citrus Heights City of Citrus Heights
Cathy Creswell President, Sacramento Housing Allaince Homeless Advocate
Lisa Culp Executive Director, Women’s Empowerment Homeless Employment Services
Dion Dwyer Community Service Director, Downtown Sacramento Partnership Business Community
John Foley Executive Director, Sacramento Self Help Housing Homeless Services
Katie Freeny El Hogar Guest House Homeless Clinic Mental Health
Emily Halcon Homeless Services Coordinator, City of Sacramento City of Sacramento
Jason Henry Regional Director- Northern California, Veterans
Resource Centers of America
Todd Henry Lieutenant/Operations Commander North, Sacramento
County Sheriff’s Department
Jail/Law Enforcement
David Husid Director Community Development, Cottage Housing Formerly Homeless
Erin Johansen Executive Director, TLCS Mental Health
Olivia Kasirye, MD Public Health Officer, County of Sacramento Public
County of Sacramento Public Health
Patty Kleinknecht Executive Director, The River District Business Community
 Holly Wunder Stiles  Director of Housing Development, Mutual Housing
 Nonprofit Housing Developer
Lt. Dan Monk Police Department Central Division, City of
Law Enforcement
Jonathan Porteus,PHD Chief Executive Officer, WellSpace Health Social Services Provider
Amani Sawires Rapaski Chief Operating Officer, Volunteers of America-NCNN Substance Abuse
Sarah Thomas Assistant Director, Sacramento Housing &
Redevelopment Agency
Housing Authority
Charles Ware Formerly Homeless