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.

CoC Board Members

Angela Upshaw


Chief Operating Officer, Insight Housing

Representing: Veterans

Joseph Smith


Director of Residential Services, Hope Cooperative

Representing: Coalition/Network

Brian Pedro

Director, Dept. of Community Response

Representing: City of Sacramento

Christie M. Gonzales

Director of Behavioral Operations, Wellspace

Representing: Mental Health Service Organization

Darrell Rogers

HPS Trainer, Trauma Informed Care Expert

Representing: Advocate, Partners with Lived Expertise Committee (PWLEC)

Dawn Basicano

Regulatory Manager, CDPH

Representing: Sacramento, Partners with Lived Expertise Committee (PWLEC)

Deborah Hicks

Director of Community Development, HeartLand Child & Family Services

Representing: Support Services

Deisy Madrigal

Prevention & Intervention Coordinator, LSS

Representing: Social Services

Emily Halcon

Director of Homeless Initiatives

Representing: County of Sacramento

Fatemah Martinez

President, South Sac HART

Representing: Shelter and/or Housing Provider

Garrick Wong

Vice President, HealthNet

Representing: Healthcare

Haimanot Ashenafi

Housing Administrative Analyst, City of Elk Grove

Representing: City of Elk Grove

Jameson Parker

Director of Advocacy, Midtown Assoc.

Representing: Business Community & Street Outreach

Janel Fletcher

Dir. of Impact & Data Analytics, Shelter Inc

Representing: Emergency Shelter Provider

Jason Winkel, Sgt.

Sheriff’s Sergeant, Sacramento County Sheriff’s Dept

Representing: Law Enforcement

Jenine Spotnitz

County Health Services

Representing: Mental Health

Jenna Abbott

Snr. VP of Strategic Initiatives, Sac. Metro Chamber

Representing: Business Community

Joseph Smith

Director of Residential Services, Hope Cooperative

Representing: Coalition/Network

Julie Davis-Jaffe

Workforce Development Manager, SETA

Representing: Employment Development

Kelly Bennett

CEO, Community HealthWorks

Representing: Provider / Healthcare

Ken Cooley

Attorney at Law

Representing: Attorney

Lucien Santo

Member of the Youth Action Board

Representing: Youth Action Board

Meghan Rose

Counsel, Chief Gov. Affairs Officer, Leading Age Cali

Representing: Seniors & Social Justice Advocate

Monica Rocha-Wyatt

Behavioral Health Services

Representing: Mental Health, Sac. County

Nicole Piva

Grants and Housing Technician II

Representing: City of Citrus Heights

Tara Turrentine

Coordinator, Education for Homeless Children and Youth

Representing: Education

Troy Lynch

Program Manager, SHRA

Representing: Housing Authority Management

William Pavão

Developer Committee Chair, Sac. Housing Alliance

Representing: Social Justice Advocate

Zachary Basler

Chair for Sac. TGA HIV Health Services Plan. Council

Representing: LGBTQ Advocate, Realtor

Vacant Seat – Wilton Rancheria

Representing: Wilton Rancheria