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Continuum of Care (CoC)

The Continuum of Care (CoC) Board is the governing body that determines policy and acts as the CoC's decision-making group. Mandated by HUD's Continuum of Care Program, the board is responsible for oversight of funds designated to the Continuum of Care and regional planning/policy development for addressing homelessness. The Board consists of local elected officials, nonprofit representatives, subject matter experts, and individuals with lived homeless experience.

Sonoma County Continuum of Care Board 2021

Dedicated Seat:

  1. Tom Schwedhelm, Mayor, City of Santa Rosa
  2. Kevin McDonnell, Council Member, City of Petaluma
  3. Chris Coursey, Supervisor, County of Sonoma

At Large Seat:

  1. Don Schwartz, Assistant City Manager, City of Rohnert Park
  2. Ben Leroi, Special Population Programs Director, Santa Rosa Community Health
  3. Stephen Sotomayor, Housing Administrator, City of Healdsburg
  4. Lisa Fatu, Youth Crisis Services Director, Social Advocates for Youth

Largest Service Provider Seat:

  1. Jennielynn Holmes, Chief Program Officer, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Santa Rosa

2nd Largest Service Provider Seat:

  1. Chuck Fernandez, Executive Director, Committee on the Shelterless (COTS)

Department of Human Services Senior Management Seat:

  1. Angela Struckman, Director, Sonoma County Human Services

Department of Health Services Senior Management Seat:

  1. Bill Carter, Director, Sonoma County Behavioral Health Services

Homeless Advocacy Seat:

  1. Margaret Sluyk, Executive Director, Reach For Home

Lived Experience Seat:

  1. Ludmilla Bade, Community Member

Lived Experience Seat (age 18-24):

  1. Kitchi Maron, Community Member

Private Funder Seat:

  1. Alena Wall, Regional Community Health Manager, Kaiser Permanente

Contact Information

Michael Gause

Ending Homelessness Manager

Sonoma County Community Development Commission

Business Hours
Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Contact us by Phone
1440 Guerneville Road
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
38.456899, -122.733918

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