Board of Directors

The San Joaquin Continuum of Care (SJCoC) Board of Directors is composed of thirteen active members who represent the Collaborative Applicant, the HMIS Lead Agency, and diverse, relevant stakeholders of the Membership Body. The SJCoC strives to ensure that the Board includes participants from as many backgrounds and geographic regions as possible. This includes ensuring that at least one member of the Board is a homeless or formerly homeless person, and at least one member who represents an Emergency Solutions Grant recipient or sub-recipient.

The Board is empowered to act on behalf of and in the best interest of the SJCoC.  These duties include:

  • Establishment of Standing and/or Ad Hoc Committees, such as the Application Committee, Nominating Committee or Point        in Time Committee
  • Service on CoC Committees. 
  • Review and approval of Continuum of Care Program applications, and presentation to the membership for final approval. 
  • Oversight of and coordination with the HMIS Lead Agency.
  • Approval of CoC policies, including those for coordinated entry system, written standards, and HMIS. 
  • Evaluation of Collaborative Applicant and HMIS Lead.
  • Execution of essential responsibilities as defined in the SJCoC Governance Charter.

Each year, the Ad Hoc Nominating Committee presents a slate of members for election at the SJCoC Annual Meeting. Each term is for two years beginning January 1 and ending December 31. If you would like to apply for membership on the SJCoC Board of Directors, complete this application and submit to Adam Cheshire at

San Joaquin County Continuum of Care, Board of Directors

Jon Mendelson (Chair), Ready to Work

John Ledbetter (Vice-Chair), Lodi Committee on Homelessness

Randy Pinnelli (Secretary), Community Medical Centers

Scott Carney, City of Stockton

Adam Cheshire, San Joaquin County – County Administrator’s Office

Edward Figueroa, St. Mary’s Dining Room

Matt Garber, San Joaquin County – Health Care Services

Kate Hutchinson, Lutheran Social Services of Northern California

Sgt. Mike Kelly, Manteca Police Department

Britton Kimball, Gospel Center Rescue Mission

Bill Mendelson, Central Valley Low Income Housing Corporation

Peter W. Ragsdale, Housing Authority of the County of San Joaquin

Jennifer Rowell, Tracy Community Connections


Board of Directors Meeting Agendas and Minutes

Meeting Date Meeting Agenda Meeting Minutes
January 9, 2019 Agenda Minutes
March 14, 2019 Agenda Minutes
April 11, 2019 Agenda Minutes
May 9, 2019 Agenda Minutes
June 13, 2019 Agenda Minutes
July 11, 2019 Agenda Minutes
August 8, 2019 Agenda Minutes
September 9, 2019 Agenda Minutes
October 10, 2019 Agenda Minutes
November 14, 2019 Agenda Minutes
December 12, 2019 Agenda Minutes
January 9, 2020 Agenda
February 6, 2020 Agenda