CoC Advisory Board
The Regional Continuum of Care Council (RCCC) operates as an unincorporated association (also referred to as the CoC Advisory Board), while the RTFH supports the RCCC as a separate legal entity, serving as the HUD Collaborative Applicant, the Unified Funding Agency, and the Administrative Entity for all funding related to the HEARTH Act.
The nomination and selection of the CoC Advisory Board Members is the prerogative of the members of the RTFH through the election process. These members should provide an appropriate mix of skills to provide the necessary breadth and depth of knowledge and experience to meet the Board’s responsibilities and objectives. The Board also aims for a composition that will appropriately represent the interests of RTFH stakeholders, the local community, and will reflect diversity in its composition by recruiting members with varied geographical, social, economic, environmental, business, and cultural backgrounds. The Board should maintain a reasonable balance with respect to age and gender and must also include at least one homeless or formerly homeless individual. More information about the federal requirements of a CoC Board can be found here.
CoC Advisory Board Members
|Seat Designation||Board Member||CoC Organization||Seat Term|
|Business||Benjamin Moraga||Sharp HealthCare Foundation||2/2021 – 6/2021|
|Business||Betsy Brennan||Downtown Partnership Clean & Safe||2/2021 – 6/2021|
|Business||Sean Spear||Community Housing Works||2/2021 – 6/2022|
|Collective Impact||Paul Downey||Serving Seniors||2/2021 – 6/2021|
|Education||Carlos O. Cortez||College of San Diego Continuing Education||2/2021 – 6/2022|
|Elected Official||Stephen Whitburn||Councilmember: District 3||2/2021 – 6/2021|
|Elected Official||Nora Vargas||Councilmember: District 1||1/2019 – 6/2021|
|Faith Community||Reverend Rolland Slade||Meridian Baptist Church||7/2019 – 6/2021|
|Flexible Seat||John Brady||Voices of our City Choir||7/2019 – 6/2021|
|Flexible Seat||Michael Hopkins||Jewish Family Services of San Diego||7/2019 – 6/2021|
|Flexible Seat||Jo Barrett||HEAL Network||7/2020 – 6/2022|
|Funder Representative||Amy Denhart||Funders Together to End Homelessness San Diego||4/2019 – 6/2021|
|Funder Representative||Keely Halsey||City of San Diego||7/2019 – 6/2021|
|Health||Dimitrios Alexiou||Hospital Association of San Diego & Imperial Counties||7/2019 – 6/2021|
|Health||Karen McCabe||Scripps Mercy Hospital||7/2019 – 6/2021|
|Health||Jeff Gering||Family Health Centers of San Diego||7/2020 – 6/2022|
|Homeless Advocate||Jonathan Castillo||People Assisting the Homeless||7/2020 – 6/2022|
|Homeless Service Provider – Central||Walter Phillips||San Diego Youth Services||7/2019 – 6/2021|
|Homeless Service Provider – East||Laura Tancredi Baese||Home Start, Inc.||7/2019 – 6/2021|
|Homeless Service Provider – General||Deacon Jim F. Vargas||Father Joe’s Village||7/2020 – 6/2022|
|Homeless Service Provider – North Coastal||Greg Anglea||Interfaith Community Services||7/2020 – 6/2022|
|Homeless Service Provider – North Inland||Andre Simpson||Veterans Villages of San Diego||7/2019 – 6/2021|
|Homeless Service Provider – South Bay||Kathryn Lembo||South Bay Community Services||7/2020 – 6/2022|
|Homeless/Formerly Homeless||Ellis Rose||n/a||7/2020 – 6/2022|
|Law Enforcement||Paul Connelly||City of San Diego Police Department||7/2019 – 6/2021|
|Public Housing Authority||David Estrella||County of San Diego, HCD||7/2019 – 6/2021|
|Public Housing Authority||Richard Gentry||San Diego Housing Commission||7/2020 – 6/2022|
|San Diego Workforce Partnership||Shaina Gross||San Diego Workforce Partnership||7/2019 – 6/2021|
|SD County HHSA||Nick Macchione||County of San Diego, HHSA||7/2020 – 6/2022|
|Technology Business||Camey Christenson||211 San Diego||7/2020 – 6/2022|
|US Dept. of VA||Jessica Chamberlain||Veterans Affairs San Diego||7/2019 – 6/2021|
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CoC Advisory Board Meetings
With some exceptions, board meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month at 3:00 pm Pacific Standard Time.
Upcoming meetings will appear on this page’s sidebar or you can view them on our events calendar.
The Working Group is made up of staff members of the Executive Committee that meet monthly to set board meeting agendas. Meeting materials can be viewed in the document management system.