Resilience. Connection. Transformation.

Hope Cooperative (aka TLCS) is a non-profit psychosocial rehabilitation agency that moves people from a life of instability to connection and self-sufficiency through a combination of permanent supportive housing, mental health services, substance use rehabilitation, and life skills in Sacramento and Yolo County. We believe that Hope changes lives and that the potential for life change is always possible. For more than 40 years we have operated as a client-driven organization, dedicated to providing whole person care using a person- centered approach for those who are homeless, living with mental health challenges and/or co-occurring substance use disorders.

Annually, we provide housing and vital services for more than 10,000 individuals. Our more than 350 dedicated employees, work to build stronger communities by offering culturally sensitive services that support people on their path to self-sufficiency. We are proud of the fact that many of our staff identify as persons with lived expertise and use their experience to walk beside our clients on their recovery journey. While many of our clients enter our services while experiencing homelessness, often isolated from natural supports; most gain access to housing, supports, and community connections leading to a level of self-sufficiency. Our agency provides a continuum of supports and services to meet the immediate and long term needs of the people we serve.

HOUSING

Hope Cooperative owns and/or operates a variety of housing properties serving more than 500 individuals and families throughout Sacramento and Yolo Counites. Hope has created a range of housing options including: interim, transitional and permanent supportive housing to assist in breaking the cycle of homelessness. Hope is committed to adding additional housing to meet the needs of our community.

SERVICES

Hope Cooperative provides a full array of supportive programs that provide services to individuals and their families who have a mental health challenge, a co-occurring substance use disorder or other challenges that prevent them from reaching their goals or affecting their quality of life. Our programs and services offer a continuum of support including homeless outreach, crisis respite services, intensive case management, housing assistance, medication management, therapeutic services, supportive housing, sober living, wellness centers, life skills, and supported employment.

HISTORY

In 1981 three community health activists joined forces to pursue a common goal: Provide outreach, housing, and advocacy with supports and services for those living on the street with mental health challenges. They brought the first HUD vouchers to the Sacramento region and their vision has been guiding the agency over the last four decades. Click here to learn more about our history and growth.

Recognition

A core value of Hope Cooperative is to work in collaboration with our clients, government agencies, non-profit partners and the larger community in order to meet our mission. We appreciate the community recognition of our efforts including: The 2020 J Vance Stewart Community Service Award from the Downtown Partnership, the 2019 Bank of America’s “Neighborhood Builder” and the 2015 Sacramento Housing Alliance Social Justice award.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

Hope Cooperative relies on the support from individuals, corporations and foundations to meet the needs of more than 10,000 clients annually. While the work can be challenging; the rewards are immeasurable.

Our Mission

To transform the lives of those living with mental health challenges, substance use disorders, and homelessness by supporting their independence, promoting their housing stability, and empowering them to make positive changes in their lives.

Our Vision

A community where everyone has a safe, affordable home with the supports they need to build human connections that lead to a fulfilling life.

Our Values

Integrity and Ethics
We lead with honesty and equity in all that we do.

Innovation
We take innovative approaches to solving the homeless crisis in our community by offering a wide range of housing-first options for people experiencing homelessness to find stable housing, and combine that with the most innovative and up-to-date methods for mental health recovery to ensure housing stability for the long-term.

Respect
We have respect for our valued clients, community partners, and our incredible staff who change lives every day.

Get Involved

Volunteering at Hope Cooperative provides you with an opportunity to meet new friends while giving back to the community. Every year people of all ages and walks of life contribute their time and talent to making a difference in the lives of our clients.

Our Team

Executive Team

April Ludwig, LMFT

April Ludwig, LMFT

Chief Executive Officer

April joins Hope Cooperative as CEO Elect, fully transitioning into the CEO roll in January 2024. A graduate of UC Davis, April is a pragmatic and critical thinker, specializing in compliance, risk mitigation, and business development. April has a background in diverse business strategies and has a proven track record of driving organizational growth and personal development. April is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who began her career as a direct-care staff, and understands the importance of connection, engagement, and resilience. April has led several successful local and national initiatives throughout the span of her 25-year career.

 

April is a respected leader who has served on the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Committee (MHSOAC) Research and Evaluations, and currently serves as a Commissioner with the Sacramento County Health Authority. As a Chief Compliance Officer, April worked with dedicated teams to improve organizational systems, decrease organizational risk, and implement quality improvement practices. April has also worked as an Adjunct Professor fostering critical thinking and facilitating effective learning with both undergraduate and graduate students in the departments of Education, Human Services, and Psychology.

With a passion for effective business practices, quality improvement, and privacy regulations, April has consistently delivered impactful results throughout her career. She is excited to join the Hope Cooperative team and to be a change agent in the continuing journey of the agency.

Marlyn Sepulveda, LCSW

Marlyn Sepulveda, LCSW

Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Marlyn is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has been with Hope Cooperative since 2001. As Program Director, she oversees Hope Cooperative’s TCORE Team and the Clubhouse. TCORE is a moderate to high intensive outpatient program that provides psychiatric, psychosocial rehabilitation, therapy, and case management and employment services for up to 700 clients. Marlyn was instrumental in developing a student social work internship program. In addition to her role at TCORE, Marlyn is transitioning to Director of Operations for Hope Cooperative. In this role Marlyn is responsible for the strategic planning, implementing and overseeing of the daily operations for the organization. Marlyn has her Masters of Social Work from the California State University, Sacramento. Marlyn’s leadership is grounded in a strengths based approach and a belief that change happens through fueling connections.

Karen Dolce, CPA

Karen Dolce, CPA

Chief Financial Officer

Karen joined Hope Cooperative as the CFO in October 2021.  She brings more than 28 years’ experience as a Certified Public Accountant in both the public and private sectors.  Her public accounting experience was spent working for KMPG Peat Marwick in San Francisco and her financial management experience includes holding the position of Controller, Finance Director and Chief Financial Officer for several well-known and respected for-profit and non-profit organizations.  Additionally, she was the owner and sole proprietor of a print company for more than fourteen years.

Karen earned her Bachelor of Science from the School of Business and Public Administration at California State University, Sacramento.

With a rich professional career grounded in public service, Karen believes in value in servant leadership, cooperative effort, and providing ongoing positivity and support.

Kim Gilbert

Kim Gilbert

Administrative Director

Kim has worked at Hope Cooperative (formerly TLCS) since 2007. Kim has been in the human resources field since 2001, specializing in Benefits Administration. Kim and her team are tasked with coordinating daily operational, human resources, and payroll functions, streamlining systems, improving business efficiency, and implementing the agency’s health and wellness activities. Kim is also Hope Cooperative’s resident Notary Public. Kim’s passion is to be of service to others, and although she doesn’t work directly with the clients, she loves supporting the staff who work hard to improve our clients’ quality of life.

Janelle Surrey-Miller, LMFT

Janelle Surrey-Miller, LMFT

Director of Program Services

Janelle is a proud HBCU grad, where she received her Bachelors of Science in Psychology from Howard University in Washington, DC. She joined Hope Cooperative in July 2020 as Program Director for the TCORE Program working with a dynamic team of staff and leaders who make it their goal to create positive impacts in the lives of the clients served. With 19 years in children’s mental health both in direct services and leadership with the Wraparound program providing community-based services to foster youth who have experienced significant trauma. These values translate well to Hope Cooperative and TCORE in that strength-based whole person care, inclusive of client voice are what drive program and client success. She is looking forward to continued growth and learning from all that Hope Cooperative has to offer.

Karina Riley

Karina Riley

External Affairs Manager

Karina started with Hope Cooperative in 2019 as Executive Coordinator and quickly worked her way up to External Affairs Manager in just a few short months.  For eight years she enjoyed a successful career in event production in the Bay Area and Sacramento, and in her free time, served on the non-profit board of Stockton Lambs in San Joaquin County.  As her commitment with Lambs was coming to an end, she decided she wanted to follow her passion and transition full time into the non-profit sector.  Karina enjoys building relationships, being active in the community and is an active member of Junior League Sacramento.

Bob Herne, LCSW

Bob Herne, LCSW

Director of Fund Development

Before joining Hope Cooperative as a staff member, Bob served on Hope’s Board of Directors for four years. Prior to joining Hope’s team, Bob was the National Project Director of AdoptUSKids, and served as CEO of Sierra Forever Families in Sacramento, CA and has over 35 years of experience in the field of human services. Bob holds a B.A. degree from Concordia University in Montreal and a Masters of Social Work from Howard University in Washington, D.C. as well as a Certificate in Leadership from the University of Southern California. Mr. Herne is known nationally for his work in the youth permanency movement.

Mr. Herne has taught at the Catholic University of America and has presented at local and national conferences including the NASW, NACAC and TASH. In 2013, the North American Council on Adoptable Children selected Bob as the recipient of their Adoption Activist Award. Locally he has received the Think Out of the Box Award from Capital Adoptive Families Alliance and the Heroes Award from the Sacramento Heart Gallery.

Bob is honored to be working with Hope Cooperative who are leaders in meeting the needs of people with mental health challenges in our local community.

Angie Eugene

Angie Eugene

Controller, Fiscal Department

Crystal Carattini

Crystal Carattini

Program Head Representative & Director of CORE X Street

Crystal studied Sociology at Sonoma State University where she discovered a passion for helping others find space to grow and heal, and that passion led her to Hope Cooperative in 2018 after several years working with teens and adolescents involved with social services or the justice system. Crystal started as a Residential Service Coordinator at Possibilities, playing a role in developing the program over it’s first year of funding and guiding Transition Age Youth experiencing homelessness in strengthening their independent living skills. Crystal went on to enhance her case management and client rehabilitation skills as a PSC for New Direction. Throughout her time in these programs, Crystal actively worked to develop the skills needed to become an impactful leader and achieve her goal of obtaining a management position within the agency. For the past year, Crystal has used her compassion, leadership and crisis intervention skills to lead the amazing team at the Crisis Respite Center. Crystal and her team at CRC work to stabilize individuals in crisis while addressing their basic need for a safe environment and emotional support so they are better positioned to explore their crisis with a solution-oriented mindset.

Leadership Team

Maria Pruett, MFT

Maria Pruett, MFT

Program Director of CORE Howe

Maria Pruett is a licensed therapist in Marriage and Family services who has worked in the mental health field for the past sixteen years. Maria has experience working with at risk youth and their families, who struggled with mental health, the child welfare system, juvenile system, and family courts. Maria spent the last six years working with adults with dual diagnosis, homelessness, medical health concerns, psychiatric needs, and the court systems. Maria has her B. A. in Psychology, from CSUS, a MA in Marriage and Family Therapy. Maria has been with TLCS since 2016, is now the Program Director for the Regional Support Team where she oversees client care for psychiatric treatment, rehabilitation, individual therapy, group therapy advocacy and self-help. The RST provides outpatient mental health services to over twelve hundred clients. Maria works with a team using a recovery oriented approach to ensure the clients receive mental health services that meet their individual and cultural needs.

Trina Hatler

Trina Hatler

TCORE Program Director

Mike Johnson

Mike Johnson

Program Director

Dauras  Cyprian, MNA, SUDRC

Dauras Cyprian, MNA, SUDRC

CalAIM Program Manager

Dauras is a Los Angeles native with a social justice background. As the Senior Organizer and subsequent Policy Manager for Legal Services for Prisoners with Children, Dauras collaborated with stakeholders to pass legislation including ‘Free the Vote,’ restoring disenfranchised citizens’ voting rights, and ‘Debt Free Justice CA,’ assembling community organizations, advocates, government partners, and impacted people to eliminate discriminatory administrative fees imposed on low income, justice involved people.

Dauras joined Hope Cooperative in 2022 as the Co-Occurring Treatment Program’s Lead Care Coordinator for the Enhanced Care Management (ECM) program. Most recently, Dauras joined Hope’s new CALAIM Program to manage a team in providing Enhanced Care Management and Community Supports to work directly with insurance companies in improving members’ health outcomes. Dauras’s work centers unhoused and high-utilizing clients. He is committed to empowering systematically marginalized populations in the veins of employment, education, housing, and social services. Dauras is a Registered Substance Use Disorder Counselor with the California Association of DUI Programs (CADTP). Dauras earned his Bachelor’s in Social Science from New England College and his Master’s in Non-Profit Administration from LSU-Shreveport.

Shelley Sedenquist

Shelley Sedenquist

Housing Manager

Shelley has been with Hope Cooperative since 2015, beginning her career here as a Personal Services Coordinator in the New Direction Program. After successfully working in her PSC role for 5 years she transferred into the Housing Department as a HUD Specialist to continue supporting clients with housing. A year later Shelley was promoted as the Housing Manager. She possess the knowledge and commitment to support relationships with landlords, clients, and the community. She has grown in her role for the last year and has worked to improve housing support to other programs to truly make the Housing Department inclusive of all things housing related for the Hope Cooperative. 

Shelley is very committed to the Housing Department and maintaining housing for all our clients and to building more community relationships. She is passionate about working with the clients we serve and meeting them where they are at.

In Shelley’s free time she enjoys spending time with her dogs, spending time with family, and being anywhere by the water.

Darlene Sepulveda

Darlene Sepulveda

Program Manager

William Schneider

William Schneider

COTP Program Manager

William has worked in the substance abuse field for the last 15 years and specializes in providing client centered services and strength-based services to people he works with. He has experience working with adults and families who experience co-occurring disorders, medication assisted treatment, and client that are in the criminal justice system. William has a LAADC (Licensed Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor), a ICADC ( Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor) William is the program manager for our Co-Occurring Disorder program where he is involved in and oversees client care, rehabilitative services, and case management services. He works to help his team meet the clients where they are at and do what it takes to encourage recovery.

Robert Johnston

Robert Johnston

Yolo ACT Program Director

Dr. David Fakhri

Dr. David Fakhri

TCORE/RST Medical Director

Joe Smith

Joe Smith

 

 

Jacqueline Jimenez

Jacqueline Jimenez

New Direction Program Director

Jackie received a B.A. of psychology and minors in Spanish and Counseling and Social Changes from San Diego State University. She quickly worked to gain on-the-ground experience at a residential treatment facility for children and adolescents and working at a First 5 program for children 0-5. Jackie received a Masters in Social Work at Sacramento State University. Jackie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has been with Hope Cooperative since 2019. Jackie specializes in having a trauma informed approach with clients. She enjoys teaching and training up staff. New Direction is a program that works with chronically homeless or at-risk of homelessness clients referred by the county. New Direction provides mental health and housing support and is often the only support system many clients have in place, until they can develop new supports. Jackie began her journey at Hope Cooperative as a Clinical Director for New Direction. In this position, Jackie began supervision groups for the case managers to have space to learn, grow, and develop their skills at rehabilitative services for clients.  Jackie oversaw the therapist team and MSW interns. Jackie started a morale committee for the program in which members from the program meet to discuss ways to appreciate and honor the team. Jackie transitioned after two year to the Training Director role for the agency. Shortly after, she transitioned into the Program Director role for New Direction. Jackie has a small dog named Mia and enjoys paddle-boarding on her days off. 

Angelina Gomes-Barnao

Angelina Gomes-Barnao

Crisis Respite Center, Program Manager

After graduating from Victory High School, Angelina found herself incredibly eager to help others in need, which led to her joining Hope Cooperative in early 2015. Before then, she worked for 5 years at Pride Industries, training and assisting developmentally and physically disabled people in the workplace, building her attention to detail and empathic treatment of others. She has since progressively moved her way up the ladder at Hope Cooperative, starting as a sub-worker at the Crisis Respite Center, the Co-ops, and Palmer residential programs, helping those with substance-use challenges, or other issues that would otherwise interfere with daily life, to strive for better and more functional lives. She then became a Triage Navigator, handling a variety of sensitive cases regarding crises in the Sacramento County. In 2018, Angelina was promoted to Personal Service Coordinator at the TCORE Program, handling the detailed information regarding and providing significant support for their clients to maintain housing. In 2021 Angelina returned to the Crisis Respite Center as an Assistant Manager, where she trained sub-workers, assessed the efficiency of their services, handled detailed information and planning regarding the program, and supported individuals in need arriving at the center before being promoted again in 2023 to Program Manager at the Crisis Respite Center, handling the program to maintain a safe and supporting environment for those in need.

 

Board Members

Lizbeth V. West, Esq.

Lizbeth V. West, Esq.

President, Hope Cooperative Board of Directors

Beth is a Shareholder at Weintraub Tobin and is the Chair of the Firm’s Labor and Employment Group. She is admitted to practice law in California and Washington and has years of experience assisting employers in all aspects of their employment relationship with their employees and defending employers in employment disputes and governmental audits. She also serves as a neutral employment mediator and conducts independent workplace investigations. Beth has regularly been selected as a Northern California Super Lawyer since 2009, and been named to various Super Lawyer “Top Lists,” including the Top 100 Northern California Super Lawyers from 2015-2019, the Top 25 Sacramento Super Lawyers in 2013 and from 2015-2022, and the Top 50 Northern California Women Super Lawyers from 2014-2020, and in 2022. When asked why she chose to serve on Hope Cooperative’s Board of Directors, Beth responded that “homelessness is one of the most pressing challenges our region faces. Each of our homeless neighbors is a human being just like you and me and they have their own story and their own needs. I am so proud of all the great work Hope Cooperative does to help these individuals; getting to know their story and working tirelessly to get them the support they need to improve their lives and get off the streets. I am honored to join the Board and support the organization as it continues to do the important work it does every day.”

 

Contact me: board@hopecoop.org

Michael Korpiel, DHA, FACHE

Michael Korpiel, DHA, FACHE

Hope Cooperative Board of Directors

Michael Korpiel has more than 33 years of health care leadership experience in large academic and private not-for-profit, faith-based health systems. Michael is an accomplished strategist who understands trends and adapts to market shifts to position organizations for sustained growth in the ever changing health care industry. He is a highly skilled communicator who engages physicians in leadership roles to drive quality and patient satisfaction. And he creates a learning culture to achieve higher levels of motivation, commitment and morality. Currently, Michael is the President of the Sacramento Market for Dignity Health, overseeing the strategic development of the six Dignity facilities in Sacramento, and President/CEO of Dignity Health Mercy San Juan Medical Center, where over the past five years he has significantly reduced length of stay by collaborating with care management and physician staff; improved patient experience scores to the highest levels in years; and with his team, is driving increased volumes and top tier quality and safety, and lead Mercy San Juan through the COVID pandemic. Prior to joining Dignity Health, Michael served as president/chief operating officer for three hospitals in Alabama. Michael started his career at Parkland Health and Hospital System, the primary teaching hospital for the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX before moving to the University of Mississippi Medical Center as the Chief Operating Officer. Michael holds a doctorate of health administration from the University of Mississippi. He received his master of science degree in health care administration from Texas Woman’s University in Dallas and his Bachelor of Science degree in Health Education from Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania. Michael is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. He serves as a board member for HOPE Cooperative (Transforming Lives, Cultivating success) in Sacramento, a board member for Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital, a board member for the Mercy Foundation of Sacramento, and a board member for the Roseville Chamber of Commerce. Michael is married to Debbie for 37 years and has two children and three grandchildren.

 

Contact me: board@hopecoop.org

Dr. Christina Y. Bilyeu, MD, FACLP

Dr. Christina Y. Bilyeu, MD, FACLP

Chief of Mental Health Services, Kaiser Permanente, Acute Care Services-North Valley

Dr. Bilyeu is the Chief of Mental Health Services for TPMG’s North Valley (Sacramento and Roseville). She earned her undergraduate degree in Biological Anthropology & Anatomy from Duke University. She completed her medical school and residency education at the University of South Florida College of Medicine. She further her education by completing a fellowship in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry at Northwell Health in New York. She has lived in the greater Sacramento area for 7 years and enjoys all things Disney!

 

Contact me: board@hopecoop.org

Bobbie Hales, CPA

Bobbie Hales, CPA

Board Member

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Steven Seeley

Steven Seeley

Board Member

Steven Seeley first learned about Hope Cooperative after being referred to Hope for services as a client. Steven brings a unique perspective to Hope’s Board as someone with lived experience and a utilizer of Hope’s services, and enjoys being involved in the community with his volunteer work and coaching sports teams. Steven hopes to use his time on the Board to bring Hope into the new generation of mental health services with insight from his own experiences, be a voice for the folks Hope serves, and be a part of the decision making. Steven also enjoys learning about the different resources that are offered in the community so he can share them with those he has met on his journey who have also experienced housing insecurity and mental health challenges.

Steven is also a proud dad to two beautiful and smart young women!

Contact me: board@hopecoop.org 

Haylie McCoy, CPA

Haylie McCoy, CPA

Assurance Senior Manager at CohnReznick, LLP

Haylie McCoy, CPA is an Assurance Senior Manager at CohnReznick, LLP with a primary focus on the affordable housing industry. Haylie holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of California Santa Barbara. Through her experience working in the affordable housing industry for 7 years she has seen the impact that sustainable living opportunities and social programs can provide to the community and is excited to contribute in a bigger way by supporting Hope Cooperative’s mission.

 

Contact me: board@hopecoop.org

James Bennett

James Bennett

Board Member

James Bennett has dedicated many years to the field of substance abuse recovery. He has worked for Turning Point Community Programs and Wellness and Recovery Centers as a substance abuse counselor. As a passionate volunteer, James has led recovery groups throughout Sacramento County. He served on the board of Human Resources Consultants (HRC) for over 20 years and was President of the board when HRC merged with TLCS in 2018. James believes very strongly that people with serious mental illness, including those who are dually diagnosed, receive the help they need to prevent a life on the streets. James serves on the Quality Assurance Committee of the Hope Cooperative Board.

 

Contact me: board@hopecoop.org

George Hamilton

George Hamilton

Board Member

George is originally from Oaxaca Mexico. Graduated from Santa Clara University in 1997 with a Finance Degree and International Business minor. Has over 20 years of experience in the financial services field. He has held several positions thought-out the Bay Area with firms such as Franklin Templeton, Morgan Stanley, and AssetMark.  He is starting his 9th year with Principal Financial as an Operations Relationship Manager.  George is a huge advocate Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and currently serves as a Co-Chair of the Hispanic Latino Employee Resource Group. In addition, he is a true believer on giving back to the community and volunteer work.  Recently joined the Association of Latino Professionals For America (ALPFA) and hopes to contribute to the newly created Sacramento Chapter.

On the Volunteer arena he helped Principal Financial’ s Folsom office to receive the 2020 United Way Cornerstone Award.  The Cornerstone Award is given annually to an organization or company that achieves outstanding results in its United Way campaign, making volunteerism, and community engagement a part of its company culture.  George was also selected amongst a group of 8 people to travel to Pune, India where he had the opportunity to make a meaningful difference working with the NGOs that Principal Financial has partnered with in supporting education, and community development. George considers this one of the most incredible experiences of his life.

“remember to always keep your mind open and use all your senses”

George enjoys traveling, meeting people, learn from different cultures, spending time with his family and playing golf. He is a huge fútbol aka soccer fan (hopes to attend his 5 World Cup in a row (7th in total) this Nov 2022, Formula 1, and passionate about the Oakland A’s and 49ers. Outside work he enjoys coaching his kids fútbol and baseball teams.

George joined Hope Cooperative’s Board of Directors in 2019 because he is passionate about helping our communities with the challenges facing homelessness, wellness, and mental health.

 

Contact me: board@hopecoop.org 

Jenna Pettus, RN FNP PMHNP

Jenna Pettus, RN FNP PMHNP

Board Member

Jenna Pettus became a registered nurse in 2015, and began working as a psychiatric nurse shortly thereafter. She went on to get a masters as a Family Nurse Practitioner and worked in inpatient mental health at Sierra Vista Hospital and Woodland Memorial Behavioral Health. She then obtained her Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner post masters degree from UCSF and is currently working for Sutter Health in consult-liaison psychiatry. Jenna is a Sacramento native and she feels strongly about promoting mental health and wellness in the community. She now serves as a board member for HOPE Cooperative and is excited about the opportunity to better serve our community.

 

Contact me: board@hopecoop.org 

Robin Oliver

Robin Oliver

Board Member

Robin Oliver is a savvy and agile strategic leader with over 30 years’ experience leading effective marketing and communication teams, building priority-driven plans and coordinating policies and programs to connect public-service organizations with their customers. Robin currently serves as the Business Development Executive at Adventist Health and Rideout in Marysville, with a focus on enhancing and expanding services and cultivating collaborative relationships to meet the healthcare needs of the community and realize the overall organizational strategy. Robin previously served as vice president of Marketing and Communication for Dignity Health’s Greater Sacramento region. Robin holds a bachelor’s degree in Communication from Saint Mary’s College of California.

Robin recently joined Hope Cooperative’s Board of Directors in November 2021. Her goal is to leverage her skill set to increase awareness of Hope Cooperative’s tireless efforts aiding those struggling with mental health challenges in the community.

Dr. Felicia Haecker, Ed.D

Dr. Felicia Haecker, Ed.D

University of Massachusetts Global Adjunct Faculty & JD Thompson and Associates Associate Consultant

I help emerging leaders understand who they are at their core and how to use this knowledge to shape the kind of leader they want to become. My philosophy is that working from the inside out allows for alignment of the mind, heart, and future leadership aspirations. Working with these leaders to create a foundational vision for their leadership journey is part my passion and purpose. I utilize my experiences and training from my time on active duty in the United States Air Force and the scholarly knowledge gained throughout my educational journey to develop clear and strategic pathways for emerging leaders to meet their intended goals.
My areas of expertise include leadership coaching, vision creation and implementation, transformational leadership, change management and adult life transitions. I have consulted on projects and delivered workshops to the Carmichael Chamber of Commerce, Olam International and Redefining You Foundation.
I am passionate about teaching and serve as Adjunct Faculty at the University of Massachusetts Global, where I teach in the Business Department facilitating courses in Organizational Leadership. I also teach and coach veterans in the Veteran Treatment Court program for the city of Sacramento. Avid reader, researcher, and lifelong reader, I have Doctorate in Education with a focus on Organizational Leadership from Brandman University, part of the Chapman University system, a master’s degree in Health and Human Services from the University of Oklahoma, and a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies from Excelsior University. My dissertation was a published study on Female Veterans Postsecondary Education Experience, which addressed how female veterans navigate life transitions post military service. I have received certifications from Cornell University in Diversity and Inclusion, and the Science of Happiness from University of California, Berkeley and 4Mat to Transform Instruction.

 

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Virgil Pacheco

Virgil Pacheco

Board Member

A 15-year resident of Sacramento, Virgil Pacheco is currently a Vice President Commercial Lending Relationship Manager at Tri Counties Bank. He has over 25 years of experience in the banking industry, with the last 11 years of his career focused on lending to local businesses and commercial real estate transactions.  He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from CSU Stanislaus and well as a Master of Business Administration degree from CSU Chico.  Prior to serving on the Hope Cooperative Board, Virgil served on the Board of Directors for River City Food Bank, a local non-profit organization meeting the needs of the food insecure in Sacramento County.  Virgil feels very passionately about Hope Cooperative’s mission to help those in our community experiencing housing insecurity and mental health challenges and is excited to join the board and support these efforts!

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