Board Members

Michele Adams

Board 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.

Charles Cochran

Board Vice President
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.

Greg Brown

Board Treasurer
Member Since: 
2018
Greg Brown, Senior Vice President/Chief Lending Officer Golden 1 Credit Union Greg Brown brings more than 30 years’ experience in consumer lending to his job as Senior Vice President/Chief Lending Officer at Golden 1 Credit Union. He was promoted to the role in 2015 from his previous position as Golden 1’s Vice President – Consumer Lending. He is responsible for developing the credit union’s strategies for home, auto, and personal loan programs. Prior to joining Golden 1, Brown held positions as 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."

Tim Parker

Board Secretary
Member Since: 
2018

Tim was vice president and general manager of the Perceptual Computing Marketing & Enabling Group at Intel Corporation. He led the company's sales and market enabling for the development and deployment of advanced computing solutions based on natural sensing and interactions, branded as Intel® RealSense Technology. His responsibilities included creating and growing new businesses and driving sales and marketing in the areas of interactive computing systems, immersive virtual reality devices, and autonomous robots. He joined the board in 2018 because he's passionate about creating housing for those in our community who are in need.

Melissa Baker

Past 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.

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.

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.

James Bennett

Board Member
Member Since: 
2018

James was the board president for Human Resource Consultants (HRC), a private, not-for-profit, corporation contracting with Sacramento County's Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Behavioral Health Services (DBHS), to provide a comprehensive range of services to adults with psychiatric disabilities. In 2108, Hope Cooperative merged with HRC, and James joined the Hope Cooperative board, where he serves on the quality control committee for our programs and services.

Christine Showalter

Board Member
Member Since: 
2018

Christine was the board secretary for Human Resource Consultants (HRC), a private, not-for-profit, corporation contracting with Sacramento County's Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Behavioral Health Services (DBHS), to provide a comprehensive range of services to adults with psychiatric disabilities. In 2108, Hope Cooperative merged with HRC, and Christine joined the Hope Cooperative board, where she serves on the quality control committee for our programs and services.