Our Board

Business 1: Branden Wermers, Principal, Wermers Companies

Business 2: Karen Brailean, Partner, BFT Equity Partners

Business 3: Sean Karafin, Executive Director, Policy and Economic Research, SD Regional Chamber of Commerce

Education: Dr. Julio Fonseca, Superintendent, San Ysidro School District

Elected Official 1: Ron Roberts, Supervisor, District 4, San Diego County Board of Supervisors

Elected Official 2: Chris Ward, Councilmember, San Diego City Council

Faith: Reverand Rolland Slade, Lead Pastor, Meridian Baptist Church

Flex 1: Michael Hopkins, Chief Executive Officer, Jewish Family Service

Flex 2: Adolfo Gonzales, Chief, County of San Diego, Probation Department

Flex 3: Rick Schnell, Sergeant-Retired, San Diego Police Department Homeless Outreach Team (HOT)

​Funder 1: Simonne Ruff, Director, Corporation for Supportive Housing

Funder 2: Nancy Sasaki, Executive Director, Alliance Healthcare Foundation / Funders Together to End Homelessness

Health 1: Sue Lindsay, Executive Director, Institute for Public Health – San Diego State University

Health 2: Tom Gammiere, Chief Executive, Senior Vice President, Scripps Mercy Hospital

Health 3:  Dimitrios Alexiou, President/CEO, Hospital Association of SD & Imperial Counties

Homeless Advocate: Joel John Roberts, People Assisting the Homeless

Homeless / Formerly Homeless: Jessyca Carr, Major, Salvation Army – San Diego County Social Services

Homeless Service Provider: Deacon Jim Vargas, Father Joe’s Villages

Homeless Service Provider Central: Herb Johnson, President & Chief Executive Officer, San Diego Rescue Mission

Homeless Service Provider East: Laura Tancredi-Baese, Chief Executive Officer, Home Start, Inc.

Homeless Service Provider North Coast: Vacant

Homeless Service Provider North Inland: Phil Landis, President & CEO, Veterans Village of San Diego

Homeless Service Provider South Bay: Larissa Tabin, Grant Writer, South Bay Community Services

Law Enforcement: Shelley Zimmerman, Chief, San Diego Police Department

Public Housing Authority: Richard C. Gentry, President & Chief Executive Officer, San Diego Housing Commission

​Public Public Housing Authority: Todd Henderson, Director, SD County Department of Housing and Community Development

​San Diego County Health & Human Services Agency: Nick Macchione, Deputy Chief Administrative Officer, Director

San Diego Work Force Partnership, Peter Callstrom, President/CEO

Technology: 2-1-1 San Diego, John Ohanian, Executive Director

​U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs:  Jessica Chamberlain, Chief, Social Work Service

United Way Of San Diego:  Laurie Coskey, President & CEO