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Department of Health Services

Homelessness Services Boards, Commissions and Committees

Coordinated Entry Advisory Committee

This committee ensures Continuum of Care (CoC) is compliant with federal and state requirements, and that a countywide Coordinated Entry System (CES) is in place that is effective and responsive to real-time community needs including:

  • Advising CoC Board on strategies for ensuring service providers are implementing Housing First principles
  • Make recommendations for providing training and technical assistance to help service providers become compliant with CE and Housing First system requirements and build capacity
  • Consult with recipients of Emergency Solutions Grant program funds to inform CoC Board on developing policies to guide CES in accordance with HUD regulations
  • Provides comprehensive assessment of the needs of individuals and families for housing and services

Coordinated Entry Advisory Committee member contact info

Name Contact info Organization (if applicable)
Matthew Verscheure Catholic Charities
Robin Phoenix COTS
Mary Haynes Nation’s Finest
Margaret Sluyk Reach for Home
Benjamin Leroi Santa Rosa Community Health
Justin Milligan Legal Aid of Sonoma County
Kathleen Pozzi Sonoma County Continum of Care board member
Susan Pierce Providence Health
Heather Jackson Sonoma County Acts of Kindness
Sasha Cohen City of Santa Rosa
Sara Hunt TLC
Mildred Williams SAY
Lauren Taylor Burbank Housing
Thomas Phillips Community member

Upcoming Events

Jan 2024
12:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Coordinated Entry Advisory Committee Meeting

Feb 2024
12:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Coordinated Entry Advisory Committee Meeting

Mar 2024
12:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Coordinated Entry Advisory Committee Meeting

Apr 2024
12:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Coordinated Entry Advisory Committee Meeting


In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you require special assistance to participate in this meeting, please contact the Sonoma County Community Development Commission at (707) 565-7500 (voice) or (707) 565-7555 (TDD). Translators and American Sign Language interpreters for individuals with hearing disabilities will be available upon request. A minimum of 48 hours is needed to ensure the availability of translation services.

Meeting Materials

In accordance with Government Code §54957.5, any materials of public record relating to an agenda item that are provided to a majority of the members less than 72 hours before the meeting will be made available upon request at the Sonoma County Community Development Commission, 1440 Guerneville Road, Santa Rosa during normal business hours and will be posted online 72 hours prior to each meeting.

Materials of public record that are distributed during the meeting shall be made available for public inspection at the meeting if prepared by the lead agency or a member of the legislative/advisory body, or within two business days after the meeting if prepared by some other person.

Public Comment

Public Comment may be made prior to the meeting via email. To submit an emailed public comment to the CoC Board or the CoC Committees, email Please label the written notice as public comment referencing the CoC Board or the CoC Committee, provide your name, the agenda number(s) on which you wish to speak, and your comment. These comments will be emailed to the referenced CoC Board or CoC Committee detailed in the request.

Public comment may also take place during the meeting and can be made live by joining the Zoom meeting. Available time for comments is determined by the Board/Committee Chair based on agenda scheduling demands and total number of speakers.