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Technical Advisory Committee

The Home Sonoma County Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) serves as the advisory body to the Home Sonoma County Leadership Council. The TAC is made up of 25 members with backgrounds in homeless services, housing development or lived experience of homelessness.


Sonoma County’s Home Sonoma TAC will serve as the HUD-mandated Continuum of Care (CoC) program for the county. According to HUD’s Continuum of Care Interim Rule, communities are required to establish a CoC program to receive CoC program funding. A CoC is expected to address homelessness through a coordinated community-based process of identifying needs and building a system of housing and services that meet those needs. The homeless system of care will also need to align with existing strategies to achieve zero functional homelessness established by the City of Santa Rosa and Petaluma, the two municipal HUD Entitlement Jurisdictions in Sonoma County.


Promote a community-wide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness. Provide funding for efforts to quickly re-house individuals and families who are homeless, which minimizes the trauma and dislocation caused by homelessness. Optimize self-sufficiency among individuals and families experiencing homelessness.



Contact Information

Michael Gause,, (707) 565-1977, 1440 Guerneville Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Membership Composition

The Homeless System of Care Technical Advisory Committee is comprised of 25 voting members who will each serve on at least one of six Task Groups. These members will be high-level decision-makers from the following relevant organizations, as identified in the HUD regulations for establishing a Continuum of Care: nonprofit homeless assistance providers, victim service providers, faith-based organizations, governments, businesses, advocates, public housing agencies, school districts, social service providers, mental health agencies, hospitals, universities, affordable housing developers, law enforcement, organizations that serve veterans, and homeless and formerly homeless individuals. Voting members of the Technical Advisory Committee will apply to the Lead Agency through an open, online application process established by the Lead Agency. The Lead Agency will recommend qualified applicants to the Leadership Council, which will be responsible for approving their appointment to the Technical Advisory Committee.
24 Members
RepresentingMember NameAppointmentTerm Expires
AdvocateKathryn JurikSumm Act #27; 10/9/2018
Affordable Housing DeveloperDavid CadeSumm Act #27; 10/9/201811/13/2020
Affordable Housing DeveloperMary StompeSumm Act #27; 10/9/201811/13/2020
Community Health ClinicAnnie NicolSumm Act #27; 10/9/201811/13/2019
County DepartmentJerry ThreetSumm Act #27; 10/9/201811/13/2020
County Department Assistant DirectorAngela StruckmannSumm Act #27; 10/9/201811/13/2019
EducationDebra SandersSumm Act #27; 10/9/201811/13/2019
Elected Officials or their RepresentativesUna GlassSumm Act #27; 10/9/201811/13/2020
Faith CommunityChris KeysSumm Act #27; 10/9/201811/13/2020
Faith CommunityLindsey Bell-KerrSumm Act #27 10/9/201811/13/2019
Homeless Services ProviderBrian BrickerSumm Act #27; 10/9/201811/13/2019
Homeless Services ProviderCeleste AustinSumm Act #27 10/9/2018
Homeless Services ProviderColleen CarmichaelSumm Act #27; 10/9/201811/13/2020
Homeless Services ProviderJennielynn HolmesSumm Act #27; 10/9/201811/13/2019
Homeless Services ProviderTim MillerSumm Act #27; 10/9/201811/13/2020
Lived Experience of HomelessnessAlice LinnSumm Act #27; 10/9/201811/13/2020
Mental Health ProviderTamara PlayerSumm Act #27; 10/9/201811/13/2020
Mental Health ProviderTom BieriSumm Act #27 10/9/201811/13/2019
Philanthropy RepresentativeDaniel SchumanSumm Act #27; 10/9/201811/13/2019
Philanthropy RepresentativeJennifer O'DonnellSumm Act #27; 10/9/201811/13/2019
Philanthropy RepresentativeKarin DemarestSumm Act #27; 10/9/201811/13/2020
Veteran ProviderMary HaynesSumm Act #27; 10/9/201811/13/2019
Youth ProviderKatrina ThurmanSumm Act #27; 10/9/201811/13/2020
Youth ProviderVanessa GueveraSumm Act #27; 10/9/2018

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Contact Information

Michael Gause

Ending Homelessness Manager

Sonoma County Community Development Commission

County of Sonoma
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1440 Guerneville Road

Santa Rosa, CA 95403
38.457092, -122.733925

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