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: Sean Spear, Community HousingWorks

Appointed/Designated Seat

Board Member

Seat Designation

CoC Organization Seat Term
Jessica Chamberlain US Dept. of VA Veterans Affairs San Diego 2021-2023
Jeff Davis Public Housing Authority San Diego Housing Commission 2022-2024
David Estrella Public Housing Authority County of San Diego, Housing & Community Development Services (HCDS) 2021-2023
Shaina Gross San Diego Workforce Partnership San Diego Workforce Partnership 2021-2023
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   2021-2023
Stephen Whitburn San Diego City Councilmember San Diego City Council 2022-2024

Flexible Seats

Board Member CoC Organization Seat Term
Dimitrios Alexiou Hospital Association of San Diego & Imperial Counties 2021-2023
Jo Barrett Self 2022-2024
Betsy Brennan Downtown Partnership Clean & Safe 2021-2023
Bernie Colon City of San Diego Police Department 2021-2023
Matthew Wechter County of San Diego 2022-2024
Amy Denhart Funders Together to End Homelessness San Diego 2021-2023
Paul Downey Serving Seniors 2021-2023
Michael Hopkins Jewish Family Services of San Diego 2021-2023
Curtis Howard LIVEX, All of Us or None 2022-2024
Hafsa Kaka City of San Diego 2021-2023
Kathleen Lang HealthNet Community Solutions 2022-2024
Karen McCabe Scripps Mercy Hospital 2021-2023
Ben Moraga Sharp HealthCare Foundation 2021-2023
Rolland Slade Meridian Baptist Church 2021-2023
Sean Spear Community HousingWorks 2022-2024


Homeless/Formerly Homeless

Board Member CoC Organization Seat Term
John Brady Lived Experience Advisors 2021-2023
Elizabeth Rosas Community HousingWorks 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
Laura Otis-Miles Homeless Service Provider – North Inland TURN Behavioral Health (formerly MHS) 2021 – 2023
Laura Tancredi Baese Homeless Service Provider – East Home Start, Inc. 2021-2023
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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