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. 
Continuum of Care Board Executive Committee 

CoC Board Co-Chair

Member at Large

Jennifer LaForce,

Only Kindness, Inc.

Alternate: Jeanne Rene Evans, Only Kindness, Inc.

CoC Board Co-Chair

Educational Representative

Margaret Lewis, 

El Dorado County Office of Education

Alternate: Kim Khan, Placerville Union School District 

CoC Board Vice Chair

Veterans' Organizational Representative 

Julie Baumgartner,

Volunteers of America Northern California & Northern Nevada

Alternate: Kasia Elijah, Volunteers of America

CoC Board Secretary

Family and Children's Services Provider

Kristen Patterson,

New Morning Youth and Family Services

Alternate: Kenya McQueen, New Morning Youth and Family Services

CoC Board Treasurer

Business Representative

Pam Maxwell,

US Bank

CoC Board Representatives 

Faith-Based Representative

Rev. Dr. Laura Barnes,

El Dorado County Federated Church of Placerville

El Dorado County Probation

Michael Boyd,

El Dorado County Probation

Alternate: Ben Kinser, El Dorado County Probation

Government Representative, South Lake Tahoe

Michael Gamberg, Jr.,

South Lake Tahoe Police Department

Alternate: Lt. David Stevenson, South Lake Tahoe Police Department

Affordable Housing Development Representative

Chase Janvrin,

Tahoe Prosperity Center

Mental Health Provider

Jesse Kilow-Nieto,

Tahoe Youth and Family Services

Alternate: Pam Carter, Unity Care Group

Lived Experience Representative 1

Cheyanne Lane,

Tahoe Youth and Family Services

Alternate: Karen Carey, Tahoe Youth and Family Services

Law Enforcement Representative

Lt. Mike Lensing,

El Dorado County Sheriff's Office

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

BIPOC Representative

Eanad Lott,

Live Violence Free

Lived Experience Representative 2

Charlie McDonald

Health Service Provider

Dr. Marissa Muscat,

Barton Hospital

Alternate: Chris Proctor, Barton Hospital

City of Placerville Representative

Vice Mayor Michael Saragosa,

Vice-Mayor of the City of Placerville

Alternate: Mayor Kara Taylor, Mayor of the City of Placerville 

Domestic Violence Agency Representative

Chelcee Thomas,

Live Violence Free

Transition Age Youth Representative

Star Watts

LBGTQ+ Representative

Adrianna Webb,

New Morning Youth and Family Services

Non-profit Homeless Services Provider

Nichole Paine,

Job's Shelters of the Sierra



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


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.