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In 2022, on a given night, more than 500 people experience homelessness in El Dorado County.

The El Dorado Opportunity Knocks Board facilitates multi-agency cooperation to change this statistic. 
CoC Board elections took place on January 6, 2023. If you are interested in joining the CoC Board, please fill out an application and submit it to
Continuum of Care Board Executive Committee 

CoC Board Co-Chair:

Margaret Lewis, 

El Dorado County Office of Education

Educational Representative

Alternate: Kim Khan, Placerville Union School District 

CoC Board Co-Chair:

Nichole Paine, 

Housing El Dorado

Affordable Housing Development/Property Manager Representative

Alternate: Tina Grassle, Housing El Dorado

CoC Board Vice Chair:

Julie Baumgartner,

Volunteers of America Northern California & Northern Nevada

Veterans' Organizational Representative 

Alternate: Joe Paez, Volunteers of America

CoC Board Secretary:

Jennifer LaForce,

Only Kindness, Inc.

Non-profit Homeless Assistance Provider

Alternate: Jeanne Rene Evans, Only Kindness, Inc.

CoC Board Treasurer:

Vacant seat

Business Representative

CoC Board Representatives 

BIPOC Representative

Vacant seat

City of Placerville Representative

Nicole Gotberg,

Council Member 

Alternate: David Yarbrough, Council Member 

Domestic Violence Agency Representative

Chelcee Thomas,

Live Violence Free

El Dorado County Probation

Brian Dolcini,

El Dorado County Probation

Alternate: Ben Michael Boyd, El Dorado County Probation

Faith-Based Representative

Rev. Dr. Laura Barnes,

El Dorado County Federated Church of Placerville

Alternate: Peg Vanderkar, Housing El Dorado

Family and Children/Youth Provider Representative

Kristen Patterson,

New Morning Youth and Family Services

Government Representative, El Dorado County

Supervisor Lori Parlin,

Chair of the Board of Supervisors, El Dorado County, District IV

Alternate: Supervisor Wendy Thomas, Board of Supervisors, El Dorado County, District III

Government Representative, City of South Lake Tahoe

Jessica Wackenhut Lomeli,

City of South Lake Tahoe

Alternate: Zach Thomas, South Lake Tahoe Police Department

Health Service Provider

Chris Proctor,

Barton Hospital

Alternate: Dr. Marissa Muscat, Barton Hospital

Law Enforcement Representative

Chris Stelz,

El Dorado County Sheriff's Office

Alternate: Jeramy Buckman, El Dorado County Sherrif's Office

LBGTQ+ Representative

Adrianna Webb,

New Morning Youth and Family Services

Lived Experience Representative 1

Cheyanne Lane,

Tahoe Youth and Family Services

Alternate: Karen Carey, Tahoe Youth and Family Services

Lived Experience Representative 2

Charlie McDonald

Alternate: Julia Hackett

Member at Large Provider

Kris Kuntz,

Anthem Blue Cross – CA Medicaid Plan

Alternate: Katie Panarella, Anthem Blue Cross - CA Medicaid Plan

Mental Health Provider

Jesse Kilow-Nieto,

Tahoe Youth and Family Services

Alternate: Anna Aguilar - Tahoe Youth and Family Services

Transition Age Youth Representative

Star Watts



Coordinated Entry 
Homeless Management Information System (HMIS)
Performance and Evaluation
Strategic Plan Implementation 

If you're interested in joining a committee, please email 


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