Resilience. Connection. Transformation.

Hope Cooperative (aka TLCS) has been providing behavioral health and supportive housing services for people with mental health challenges for over 41 years in Sacramento County and more recently, Yolo County. As a client-driven organization, we are dedicated to the independence and empowerment of individuals with psychiatric disabilities and co-occurring substance use disorders including those experiencing homelessness. Our services include intensive case management, supportive housing, life skills education, psychiatric services, therapy, co-occurring substance use treatment, residential support services, opportunities for social connectedness and meaningful activities, and crisis intervention, which we provide to more than 8,000 people in our community each year. Many of our clients are homeless when they begin their Hope Cooperative journey and are now successfully living in a “forever” home. Our 250 dedicated and compassionate staff members are committed to culturally sensitive services that support clients on their path to self-sufficiency.

Hope Cooperative was humbled to receive the 2020 JVance Stewart Community Service Award from the Downtown Partnership and in 2019 was selected as Bank of America’s “Neighborhood Builder”.  In 2015 Hope Cooperative was recognized as the 2015 Sacramento Housing Alliance Social Justice award winner.

History

Hope Cooperative (aka TLCS, Inc.) is a private, non-profit psychosocial rehabilitation agency located in Sacramento, California. Founded in 1981, Hope Cooperative began its journey when three determined community members joined together to pursue one common goal: to provide housing, living skills training, community support, entitlement advocacy, and outreach for people struggling with mental health challenges. They brought the first HUD grant to the region nearly four decades ago, and since that time, Hope Cooperative has grown to become a leader in providing new and innovative housing and supportive services to Sacramento’s mental health community. Today, we have 250 dedicated employees who work to build stronger communities by offering support, treatment, and opportunities to individuals, the majority of whom are affected by mental and emotional illnesses.

Hope Cooperative owns or operates seven different residential facilities and support clients in scattered-site housing throughout Sacramento County. We’ve created a range of exemplary housing options in this county, providing permanent supportive housing to more than 300 individuals and families, and we’re working hard to create additional affordable housing throughout the greater Sacramento area. We creatively use diverse funding sources to maximize the number of housing options available in the community, and our case managers work closely with each client to offer encouragement, support, and specific skills to break the cycle of homelessness and engage the client with community supports to keep them off the streets for good.

Who We Are 1

We provide a full array of mental health services as well as permanent supportive housing for people with psychiatric disabilities. Our supportive services, such as case management, entitlement advocacy, and life skills development are tailored individually to the needs of the clients we serve. Our clients are educated on how to lead responsible, productive, and self-directed lives by focusing on their strengths. At Hope Cooperative, we believe that individuals with psychiatric disabilities can and do recover through our effective and culturally sensitive services. We also provide innovative crisis intervention services such as our 24/7 Mental Health Crisis Respite Center, offering a non-medical alternative to emergency room care for people experiencing a mental health crisis.

We rely on generosity from corporations, foundations and individuals in the community to help us provide support services for over 6,000 clients annually. The work we do is challenging, but incredibly rewarding. We believe that change is not only possible for our clients, but at times, miraculous. Hope Cooperative strives to create hope for our clients and community, so after recovery they can actively contribute to society.

All donations are graciously accepted and go directly towards funding our client-support programs.

Who We Are 2

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.

Who We Are 3

Our Vision

To create opportunities for growth, success and independence for all people with psychiatric disabilities; to improve the Sacramento region by providing a full range of quality, affordable housing options matched with supportive, life-enhancing services.

Who We Are 4

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

Who We Are 5
Erin Johansen

Erin Johansen

CEO

Erin became the CEO of Hope Cooperative in 2016 after serving as the agency’s first Development Director for a period of three years. Prior to leading Hope Cooperative, Erin spent over 25 years in the food business as a sales and marketing professional. In 2008 she co-founded and served as Executive Director for a non-profit substance abuse treatment program for teens in Placer County. After successfully merging that program into a larger non-profit, Erin found her niche in the non -profit world. Since becoming CEO at Hope Cooperative Erin is proud of the growth the agency has experienced. Hope Cooperative now offers a robust Co-occurring Disorders Treatment Program and will soon offer Sober Living. Hope Cooperative has expanded mental health services within Sacramento County through our long partnership with Sacramento County. Hope Cooperative is now serving residents of Yolo County in Partnership with the Yolo County department of Health and Human Services and has entered into a new partnership with the City of Sacramento Department of Community response offering Homeless Outreach and Engagement Services both on the street and at the new Center. Hope Cooperative will soon open its first Tax Credit Affordable Housing property in Citrus Heights in partnership with Jamboree Housing followed shortly after by the second, which is a partnership with Accelerate Housing Group. Erin holds a Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Counseling from San Jose State University and Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Sociology from San Diego State University. Erin serves as the Chair of the local Continuum of Care, and serves on the Board of Sacramento Steps Forward as well as the MHSA Steering Committee. She is driven to expand housing resources for the most vulnerable and recognizes that the only real end to a person’s state of homelessness is a home.

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

Karen Dolce

CFO

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

Janelle Surrey-Miller

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.

Alex Sopp, LMFT

Alex Sopp, LMFT

Director of Program Services

Alexander graduated from UC Berkeley with a bachelors in Molecular Cellular Biology. While living in the Bay Area, Alexander began learning more about the homeless population and individuals experiencing long term mental health symptoms. Finding a passion in working within the mental health field, Alexander went on to get his Masters in Counseling and is now a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. He has worked specifically within high intensity level services in the mental health field, including working with the homeless population, older adults, and youth. Joining the Hope Cooperative team in 2020 as TCORE’s Clinical Director, he became the Program Director and helped establish the new HOPE ACT full service partnership program in Yolo County.

Leadership Team

Angie Eugene

Angie Eugene

Controller, Fiscal Department

Crystal Lazarski

Crystal Lazarski

CRC Program Manager

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.

Latesha Pierce

Latesha Pierce

Possibilities Program Manager

Latesha has been with Hope Cooperative since 2013, beginning her career here as a Service Coordinator at The Mental Health Crisis Respite Center (CRC). Aspiring for career advancement within Hope Cooperative, Latesha was promoted from a Service Coordinator to Assistant Program Manager at the CRC. After 5 years of managerial experience, Latesha advanced her leadership skills to Housing Manager at New Direction. With a wealth of knowledge, compassion, and leadership Latesha was promoted to her current position as Program Manager of Possibilities-Transitional Age Youth Program, assisting young adults experiencing homelessness into Transitional Housing to Rapid Rehousing program. Latesha is well-advanced in crisis intervention, cultural disparities in mental health, enhancing youth development, and building community relationships. She is passionate about supporting individuals from a person-centered approach, and contributing to a world built on principles such as justice, diversity, cultural humility, unity, reciprocity, and collaboration. In Latesha’s free time, she cherishes spending time with her family, networking, and capturing life’s greatest moments.

Michael Callahan

Michael Callahan

FSRP Program Manager

Maria Pruett, MFT

Maria Pruett, MFT

Program Director, RST

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

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.

Tracy Perdue

Tracy Perdue

Palmer Program Manager

Tracy Perdue’s journey with Hope Cooperative started in 2001. During her 20 years with the agency she has taken on many roles as a Personal Service Coordinator, Mental Health Outreach Worker and quickly worked her way to Outreach Program Manager until moving into Property Management and becoming the Program Manager over Palmer.  Tracy has spent 29 years working in mental health after leaving working in the medical field as a nurse.

As a Program Manager at Palmer, Tracy oversees a 48 unit short term housing complex that serves literally homeless individuals. Tracy oversees and works closely with her team and local community partners on client’s care which consists of supporting client’s daily living skills to help maintain housing, AOD services, linkage to community resources and helps support with linking them with resources into permeate housing.  Tracy’s passion has always been helping others, being an advocate for those who need one, and being supportive with her staff who work hard daily with our client’s to reach their goals and keep them housed.

 

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 her 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

Jed O’Rourke

Jed O’Rourke

Community Outreach Program Director

 

 

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. 

Robin Bouc

Robin Bouc

CalAIM Program Manager

Robin Bouc grew up in the Bay Area and studied Psychology in College before working in Santa Cruz county’s mental health system.  Robin enjoyed working with younger adults with psychiatric disabilities and facilitating a variety of therapeutic groups at a number of different facilities.  Robin soon had the opportunity to work with a non-profit organization in Berkeley to open and operate the agency’s first Permanent Supportive Housing facility, transforming a neglected adult residential facility for adult mental health clients into a dynamic, healthy, thriving, long-term housing community for its residents.  Robin then took a different path, and for over 15 years and worked as a property manager in a number of large affordable housing apartment communities throughout the bay area and Sacramento, specializing in Tax Credit, Section 8, and HUD-subsidized projects, while still working closely with the residents to develop the communities and provide safe and equitable housing.  Robin recently returned to the field of social work, and became a personal service coordinator with Hope’s New Direction program, and most recently has taken on Hope’s new CalAIM program, leading a team to provide enhanced case management within a new system of Medi-Cal billing, working directly with participating insurance companies to improve their member’s health outcomes, with a focus on unhoused and high utilizer clients.  Robin also enjoys playing piano, backpacking in the High Sierras, and spending time with his wife and two young daughters.

Arnold Hart

Arnold Hart

Outreach and Engagement Training Manager

Arnold has been working in the mental health/social service field for over 35 years. He started his career as a lead counselor working on the Forensic Unit for the Arizona Department of Corrections, with a focus on mental incompetency and criminal insanity. He then spend 15 years as an Emergency Response Worker for Child Protective Services in Arizona and then California.
Arnold began his journey with Hope Cooperative 11 years ago, starting out as a Personal Services Coordinator (PSC) and working his way up into leadership as the Program Manager of the Homeless Outreach Program and currently the new Outreach and Engagement Training Manager. Arnold is passionate about his work and brings a unique level of dedication with an impressive resume to back it up!

Board Members

Lizbeth V. West

Lizbeth V. West

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.”

 

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Michael Korpiel

Michael Korpiel

Vice President, 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.

 

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Dr. Christina Y. Bilyeu

Dr. Christina Y. Bilyeu

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!

 

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Greg Brown

Greg Brown

Board Treasurer

Greg Brown has more than 40 years’ of bank experience. He is currently the Chief Lending Officer at Cabrillo Credit Union in San Diego, CA. He previously held leadership and executive level roles at Golden 1 Credit Union on Sacramento, CA, Vice President – Senior Product Manager and Vice President – Consumer Lending at BMO Financial Group/Harris Bank. “I have personally experienced the impact of family members over many years who received support from groups like Hope Cooperative. This support transformed their lives, even if for only periods of time, into independence through feeling empowered to actively live their lives and take some level of control of their destiny. That feeling led to gaining respect from family and friends, but most importantly, helped build their own self-respect. Then they could move forward, one step at a time, with strength and a chin held high.

 

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Tim Parker

Tim Parker

Board Secretary

Tim spent 28 years at Intel Corporation including 11 years in Asia where he led Japan marketing and as vice president and managing director of global sales for one if Intel’s largest accounts. Prior, he was the technical assistant Intel’s head of worldwide Sales and Marketing where he received first-hand experience in the strategic operations of Intel and the directional setting for worldwide Sales and Marketing. Most recently, Tim was the vice president and general Manager of Intel’s Perceptual Computing Marketing & Enabling.

Tim’s skills extend beyond his experience with Intel as a successful real estate investor with an extensive portfolio within the greater Sacramento Region. Tim joined Hope Cooperative’s Board of Directors in 2018 because he is passionate about creating housing for those in our community who are in need and brings valuable insight to the board with his marketing and real estate background.

 

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John C. Orcutt

John C. Orcutt

Board Member

John Orcutt was admitted to the California State Bar in December of 2008, and began his own practice shortly thereafter. Originally from the East Coast, John and his family moved from the D.C. area in June of 2009, and he started practice in Sacramento. John’s legal background includes working for a nonprofit organization, to being in house in a large management consulting firm during law school, before opening his own firm in Sacramento. John is active in the Sacramento County Bar Association, and has served as a board member of the SCBA, a board member of the SCBA’s Small and Solo Practice Division, and Chair of the Business Section’s executive committee. John has also volunteered for the Sacramento Superior Court, helping with the Law Day legal clinics, One-Day Divorce clinics, and the Domestic Violence Restraining Order clinics the Family Court sponsors. In 2015, John was listed as one of the top attorneys in Sacramento by Sacramento Magazine, a peer-nominated award. John’s legal practice revolves around advising businesses, especially in business ownership disputes. While living in Sacramento’s Oak Park neighborhood, John started seeking ways to help his new homeless neighbors in a meaningful way. He learned about TLCS and its mission as a part of that search, and joined the board to fulfill that goal.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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Bob Herne

Bob Herne

Board Member & National Project Director, AdoptUSKids

Bob Herne is the National Project Director of AdoptUSKids. Before joining AdoptUSKids, he 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 on the board of Hope Cooperative who are leaders in meeting the needs of people with mental health challenges in our local community.

 

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Charles Cochran

Charles Cochran

Former President

Charles Cochran joined TLCS as a board member August 2016. Charles is a Senior Vice President and Business Banking Sales Manager serving the Sacramento area with Banner Bank. Charles holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Redlands and has worked in finance, banking, and related occupations for more than 10 years. Charles is passionate about the growth of small and medium businesses in Northern California and TLCS is excite he has joined our team.

 

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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!

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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.

 

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Robin Oliver

Robin Oliver

Board Member

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Dr. Felicia Haecker

Dr. Felicia Haecker

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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Bobbie Hales

Bobbie Hales

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Haylie McCoy

Haylie McCoy

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 

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