Erin Johansen


Chief Operating Officer, Hope Cooperative

Erin became the CEO of Hope Cooperative in 2016 after serving as the agency’s first Development Director for a period of three years. Prior to leading Hope Cooperative, Erin spent over 25 years in the food business as a sales and marketing professional. In 2008 she co-founded and served as Executive Director for a non-profit substance abuse treatment program for teens in Placer County. After successfully merging that program into a larger non-profit, Erin found her niche in the non-profit world. Erin holds a Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Counseling from San Jose State University and Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Sociology from San Diego State University. Erin serves on the Board of Sacramento Steps Forward as well as the MHSA Steering Committee. She is driven to expand housing resources for the most vulnerable and recognizes that the only real end to a person’s state of homelessness is a home.