our team

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.