CoC Board of Directors

The Continuum of Care (CoC) Board operates as an unincorporated association, while the RTFH supports the CoC Board as a separate legal entity, serving as the HUD Collaborative Applicant, and the Administrative Entity for all funding related to the HEARTH Act.

The CoC Board of Directors’ members are selected through an inclusive process involving both the CoC Board and the CoC’s General Membership.  Members of the CoC Board provide a mix of skills to provide the necessary breadth and depth of knowledge and experience to meet the CoC Board’s responsibilities and objectives. The CoC Board strives to ensure the composition appropriately represents the interests of the CoC stakeholders, the local community, and reflects diversity in its composition by recruiting members with varied geographical, racial, ethnic, social, economic, environmental, business, and cultural backgrounds. The CoC Board maintains a reasonable balance with respect to age and gender and must also include at least two individuals who are currently, or formerly, homeless. More information about the federal requirements of a CoC Board can be found here.

CoC Board Members

CoC Board Chair: Rolland Slade, Meridian Baptist Church

1st Vice Chair: Terra Lawson-Remer, Supervisor: District 3

2nd Vice Chair: Akilah Templeton, VVSD

Appointed/Designated Seat

Board Member

Seat Designation

CoC Organization Seat Term
Jessica Chamberlain US Dept. of VA Veterans Affairs San Diego 2023-2025
Lisa Jones Public Housing Authority San Diego Housing Commission 2024-2026
David Estrella Public Housing Authority County of San Diego, Housing & Community Development Services (HCDS) 2023-2025
Miguel Vasquez San Diego Workforce Partnership San Diego Workforce Partnership 2024-2026
Leilani Hines CDBG Consolidated Plan Jurisdiction City of Oceanside 2022-2024
Barbara Jiménez SD County HHSA County of San Diego, HHSA 2022-2024
Tamera Kohler Ex-Officio RTFH CEO N/A
Terra Lawson-Remer County of San Diego Board of Supervisors County Supervisor: District 3   2023-2025
Stephen Whitburn San Diego City Councilmember San Diego City Council 2022-2024

Flexible Seats

Board Member CoC Organization Seat Term
Jon Walters Housing Innovation Partners 2023-2025
Jo Barrett Self 2022-2024
Betsy Brennan Downtown Partnership Clean & Safe 2023-2025
Bernie Colon City of San Diego Police Department 2023-2025
Matthew Wechter County of San Diego 2022-2024
Amy Denhart Funders Together to End Homelessness San Diego 2023-2025
Paul Downey Serving Seniors 2023-2025
Michael Hopkins Jewish Family Services of San Diego 2023-2025
Curtis Howard LIVEX, All of Us or None 2022-2024
Jeffrey Najarian Wakeland Housing & Development Corporation 2023-2025
Kathleen Lang HealthNet Community Solutions 2022-2024
Karen McCabe Scripps Mercy Hospital 2023-2025
Ben Moraga Sharp HealthCare Foundation 2023-2025
Rolland Slade Meridian Baptist Church 2023-2025
Sean Spear Community HousingWorks 2022-2024


Homeless/Formerly Homeless

Board Member CoC Organization Seat Term
John Brady Lived Experience Advisors 2023-2025
Elizabeth Rosas HEAL Network 2022-2024


Homeless Provider Seats

Board Member Seat Designation CoC Organization Seat Term
Greg Anglea Homeless Service Provider – North Coastal Interfaith Community Services 2022 – 2024
Jonathan Castillo Homeless Service Provider – Central PATH San Diego 2022 – 2024
Kathryn Lembo Homeless Service Provider – South Bay South Bay Community Services 2022 – 2024
Akilah Templeton Homeless Service Provider – North Inland VVSD 2023 – 2025
Laura Tancredi Baese Homeless Service Provider – East Home Start, Inc. 2023-2025
Deacon Jim F. Vargas Homeless Service Provider – General Father Joe’s Village 2022 – 2024


CoC Board of Directors Meetings

With some exceptions, board meetings are held on the third Thursday of even months at 3:00 pm Pacific Standard Time (February, April, June, August, October, December).

Upcoming meetings will appear on this page’s sidebar or you can view them on our events calendar.



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