In 2019, on a given night, more than 600 people experience homelessness in El Dorado County.

The El Dorado Opportunity Knocks Board facilitates multi-agency cooperation to change this statistic. 

Beth Atencio

Green Valley Community Church

Julie Baumgartner

Volunteers of America Northern California

& Northern Nevada

Michael Boyd, CoC Co-Chair

El Dorado County Probation Officer

Kathy Deffebach

Health and Human Services Agency 

Ed Falkenstein

El Dorado County Sheriff

Jennifer LaForce, Secretary

Only Kindness Inc.

Cheyanne Lane

Tahoe Youth and Family Services

Eanad Lott

Live Violence Free


Margaret Lewis, Vice Chair

El Dorado County Office of Education

Pam Maxwell, Treasurer

US Bank

Debra Miller

Century 21 Select Real Estate

Marissa Muscat, CoC Co-Chair

Barton Hospital

Kirsten Patterson

New Moon Youth and Family Services

Ron Sachs

Job's Shelter of the Sierra

Dennis Thomas

Vice Mayor of Placerville

Traci Trapani

South Lake Tahoe Police Department


Coordinated Entry Work Group

The Coordinated Entry Workgroup is responsible for creating the policies and procedures for El Dorado County’s coordinated entry system. The Workgroup is also responsible for monitoring coordinated entry to ensure it is functioning correctly and make recommendations and changes as necessary. The Workgroup shall recruit agencies for participation in coordinated entry.