Board Members

Melissa Baker

Board President
Member Since: 
September, 2013

Melissa Baker has been Vice President, Wells Fargo Insurance Services USA, Inc. since 2007. Her specialties include working closely with employers on benefit design, including wellness and retiree medical options. Melissa holds a BA in Business Management from St. Mary’s College.  She joined the TLCS board in 2013 because TLCS provides a valuable service in the community working in an area that is not well addressed, known or funded. She would like to see a greater awareness of programs and services in the general community and would like to see expansion of these valuable services to an underserved community.

Michele Adams

Board Vice President
Member Since: 
January, 2015

Michele Adams has been a State Farm Insurance Agent in Sacramento since 1993.  She received her undergraduate degree from Illinois State University and a Masters in Management from the University of Illinois.   As a business owner, Michele has become increasingly aware of the challenges facing people experiencing homeless while also struggling with mental health disabilities in the Sacramento area.  She is eager to partner with others in the business community to increase awareness and support for the valuable services offered through TLCS, Inc.

Eric Olsen

Board Treasurer
Member Since: 
2016

Eric Olsen has been the Vice President of Finance and Risk Management at Ray Stone Incorporated since 2000.  He is a graduate of California State University, Sacramento with a degree in Business Administration/Accounting. He is responsible for designing and implementing all management information systems, as well as establishing and maintaining internal controls over financial reporting to monitor the financial integrity of RSI and its portfolio of assets. In addition, he is responsible for the oversite of Human Resources, and all risk management activities including evaluation and procurement of all insurance and employee benefits.  Through working in multifamily housing, Eric is very aware of how fragile humans can be.  He believes that the mission of TLCS provides a great service to many of the disenfranchised in our community.

George Ehrlick

Board Secretary
Member Since: 
June, 2007

As a former client of TLCS, George has dedicated his life to giving back to the organization and helping clients see what they can become. George has served on the TLCS Board since 2010 and has been instrumental in reincarnating the Program Committee. He visits each TLCS program reviewing challenges and success and reports this information back to the full Board. George is an active volunteer for TLCS and can be counted on to participate in a variety of agency activities.

Barbara Voors, RN, MN

Board Member
Member Since: 
2014

Barbara has a master's degree in nursing from UCLA.. Presently she is the Continuum Administrator at Kaiser Permanente. She has oversight responsibility for dialysis, ambulance, skilled nursing facilities, home health, hospice, palliative care, and durable medical equipment. She is very interested in increasing the availability of mental health resources.

Jeff Robertson

Board Member
Member Since: 
2015

Jeff is a data analytics manager at Health Net where he has worked on military programs since 1995. Most recently, he
has been working in the Military Family Life Counseling program which gives non-medical counseling support to military families.
Prior to that, Jeff served in the US Air Force as a flight instructor and fighter pilot.  He hold a bachelors degree in mathematics from UCLA and a Masters degree in Management from Troy State University.  Jeff looks forward to helping the veteran population served by TLCS.

Charles Cochran

Board Member
Member Since: 
2016
Charles Cochran joined TLCS as a board member August 2016. Charles is a Vice President and Business Banking Team Lead 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.

Koi Rivers

Board Member
Member Since: 
2017

For nearly 20 years, Koi Rivers has leveraged her ability to engage, influence, and evoke action in people through powerful brand building, charismatic leadership, and authentic intentions.

Through her branding and strategy consultancy, Koi Rivers Experience + Design (KRēD), she directs marketing and communications for major corporations, works with non-profits on business development and marketing execution, and provides coaching with her powerful ValYou™ speaking series.

In addition to TLCS, Koi serves on the Board of Directors of Sacramento Theatre Company, where she applies her commitment to diversity, equity, and exposure through arts education to underserved populations.

Invested in her city’s political endeavors, Koi is an Elk Grove Community Ambassador and Communications Chair of Women Democrats of Sacramento County.

Koi has a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Communications from CSU, Sacramento, and is a graduate of the Nehemiah Emerging Leaders Program.

When she’s not checking off items from her "40 by 40" list, Koi immerses herself in the two most beautiful people in the world, her teenage children.

John C. Orcutt

Board Member
Member Since: 
2017

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, 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. John moved to Oak Park in June of 2014, and 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.

Ruth Yang

Board Member
Member Since: 
2017
Ruth Yang has been an attorney for the State of California since 2014. She moved from the East Coast to the West to pursue her law degree, and now she is a proud Californian who is motivated to give back to her community. Ruth joined TLCS because she believes in TLCS's mission and supports TLCS's multi-faceted approach to preventing homelessness.

Erin Johansen

Executive Director
Member Since: 
February 2016
Erin was named Executive Director at TLCS in February, 2016. 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. Serving as the first Development Director for TLCS beginning in 2013, was an incredibly rewarding and energizing experience. She looks forward to leading the organization into the next chapter by building the resources to offer expanded services to enhance the lives of the people we serve. 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.