Board of Directors

The San Joaquin Continuum of Care (SJCoC) Board of Directors is composed of between 13 and 21 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 Nominating Committee presents a slate of Board members to the General Membership for election at the SJCoC Annual Meeting. Each term is for two years beginning January 1 and ending December 31. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year. If you would like to apply for membership on the SJCoC Board of Directors, complete this application and submit to Adam Cheshire at acheshire@sjgov.org.

San Joaquin Continuum of Care Board of Directors

Kristen Birtwhistle, United Way of San Joaquin County
Adam Cheshire, County of San Joaquin
Melanie Estarziau, Consultant
Krista Fiser, Women’s Center – Youth and Family Services
Edward Figueroa, St. Mary’s Dining Room
Matt Garber, County of San Joaquin
Kate Hutchinson, Lutheran Social Services of Northern California
Mike Kelly, Manteca Police Department
Jon Mendelson, Central Valley Low Income Housing Corporation
Tiffany Phovixay, Family Resource and Referral Center
Randy Pinnelli, Community Medical Centers
Peter Ragsdale, Housing Authority of the County of San Joaquin
Melinda Ramirez, Salvation Army
Jennifer Rowell, Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments
Nadeja Steager, City of Stockton
Talia Stroud, Youth Action Board
Wayne Templeton, Tracy Community Connections Center
Carrie Wright, City of Stockton

Board of Directors Meeting Agendas and Minutes

For copies of meeting attachments please contact us.

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 Minutes
February 6, 2020 Agenda Minutes
March 12, 2020 Agenda Minutes
March 23, 2020 Agenda Minutes
March 27, 2020 Agenda Minutes
April 3, 2020 Agenda Minutes
April 10, 2020 Agenda Minutes
April 15, 2020 Agenda
April 17, 2020 Agenda Minutes
April 24, 2020 Agenda Minutes
May 8, 2020 Agenda Minutes
May 22, 2020 Agenda Minutes
June 11, 2020 Agenda Minutes
July 9, 2020 Agenda Minutes
August 13, 2020 Agenda Minutes
September 10, 2020 Agenda Minutes
October 8, 2020 Agenda Minutes
November 12, 2020 Agenda Minutes
November 18, 2020 Agenda Minutes
December 10, 2020 Agenda Minutes
January 14, 2021 Agenda Minutes
January 25, 2021 Agenda Minutes
February 11, 2021 Agenda Minutes
March 11, 2021 Agenda Minutes
April 4, 2021 Agenda
April 26, 2021 Agenda Minutes
May 13, 2021 Agenda Minutes
June 10, 2021 Agenda Minutes
July 10, 2021 Agenda Minutes
July 22, 2021 (Special Meeting) Agenda Minutes
August 12, 2021 Agenda Minutes
September 9, 2021 Agenda Minutes
October 14, 2021 Agenda Minutes
November 9, 2021 Agenda