Continuum of Care


San Diego Regional 

Appointed Seats

Board Members

The Governance Board acts on the Regional Continuum of Care Council's (RCCC) behalf and is representative of the relevant organizations and projects serving homeless subpopulations within the San Diego Region. The inaugural Governance Board was seated on June 27, 2014. 

​​​​Business 1: Branden Wermers, Principal, Wermers Companies
Business 2: Karen Brailean, Partner, BFT Equity Partners
Business 3: Sean Karafin, Executive Director, Policy and Economic Research, SD Regional Chamber of Commerce
Education: Dr. Julio Fonseca, Superintendent, San Ysidro School District
Elected Official 1: Ron Roberts, Supervisor, District 4, San Diego County Board of Supervisors
Elected Official 2: Chris Ward, Councilmember, San Diego City Council
Faith: Reverand Rolland Slade, Lead Pastor, Meridian Baptist Church
Flex 1: Michael Hopkins, Chief Executive Officer, Jewish Family Service

Flex 2: Adolfo Gonzales, Chief, County of San Diego, Probation Department
Flex 3: Rick Schnell, Sergeant-Retired, San Diego Police Department Homeless Outreach Team (HOT)
​Funder 1: Simonne Ruff, Director, Corporation for Supportive Housing

Funder 2: Nancy Sasaki, Executive Director, Alliance Healthcare Foundation / Funders Together to End Homelessness
Health 1: Sue Lindsay, Executive Director, Institute for Public Health - San Diego State University
Health 2: Tom Gammiere, Chief Executive, Senior Vice President, Scripps Mercy Hospital
Health 3:
Dimitrios Alexiou, President/CEO, Hospital Association of SD & Imperial Counties
Homeless Advocate: Joel John Roberts, People Assisting the Homeless
Homeless / Formerly Homeless: Jessyca Carr, Major, Salvation Army - San Diego County Social Services

Homeless Service Provider: Deacon Jim Vargas, Father Joe's Villages
Homeless Service Provider Central: Herb Johnson, President & Chief Executive Officer, San Diego Rescue Mission
Homeless Service Provider East: Laura Tancredi-Baese, Chief Executive Officer, Home Start, Inc.

Homeless Service Provider North Coast: Vacant
Homeless Service Provider North Inland: Phil Landis, President & CEO, Veterans Village of San Diego
Homeless Service Provider South Bay: Larissa Tabin, Grant Writer, South Bay Community Services

Law Enforcement: Shelley Zimmerman, Chief, San Diego Police Department
Public Housing Authority: Richard C. Gentry, President & Chief Executive Officer, San Diego Housing Commission
​Public Public Housing Authority: Todd Henderson, Director, SD County Department of Housing and Community Development
​San Diego County Health & Human Services Agency: Nick Macchione, Deputy Chief Administrative Officer, Director

San Diego Work Force Partnership, Peter Callstrom, President/CEO
Technology: 2-1-1 San Diego, John Ohanian, Executive Director

​U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs:  Jessica Chamberlain, Chief, Social Work Service

United Way Of San Diego:  Laurie Coskey, President & CEO

Board of Directors