Chris Jones was elected as Hope for Sacramento’s first President in 2020. As President, he hopes to see a Haven for Hope type program in the Sacramento area, transforming the lives of people experiencing homelessness.
Originally from Pennsylvania, Chris spent time in the information technology industry serving as a technician and manager where he was instrumental in helping elevate service standards and improve customer satisfaction. Moving to Sacramento in 2015, Chris transitioned to project management and currently works in Healthcare/IT as a project manager.
Chris currently holds a master’s degree in business administration and a bachelor’s degree in information technology.
Is part owner and operator of a Sacramento catering company as well as a studio musician. He grew up in the Sacramento area as part of a family that has been in, and cared for, the Sacramento region since the mid 1800s. He has been involved with local and state charities related to homelessness and special needs since he was a child. He is currently a student at UC Davis studying Philosophy, Religion, and Music.
Grew up in Yuba City.
Graduated from UC Berkeley with a BA in Zoology.
Graduated from CSU Sacramento with an MBA.
Worked for Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Merrill Lynch, Bank of the West and now First Citizens Bank over the last 30 years in both commercial banking and wealth management areas.
Began playing rugby at Cal 1980 and continues to play to this day.
Helped start Christian Brothers Rugby Club 2004; helped start Land Park Motley youth rugby 2006.
President and head coach of Land Park rugby, with 100 kids ages 7-14.
Has run California Bald Eagles Rugby Club, a touring side, since 2014.
Began refereeing as a certified rugby referee 2008 and continues to ref to this day.
Has been playing Aussie Rules Football since 2010.
On the board of Ronald McDonald House Foundation.
Enjoys fishing, hunting, snow skiing and most sports.
Has three adult children and has been married to Nola 32 years
Michael Day is a lifelong Sacramento resident. A 1989 graduate of Naval Nuclear Power School, Michael returned to Sacramento after his term in the Navy, working for an air-conditioning contractor while continuing to engage in his passion for Skeleton Bobsled at the national/international level. After hanging up his Skeleton spikes he continued working in the contracting field until opening Rockwood Consulting in 2001. Rockwood initially concentrated on product development, deployment, and regulatory issues around Distributed Energy Resources. In 2015 Michael left Rockwood to head up Advanced Energy Program Development for Trane Technologies.
Michael served on the Sacramento City Unified School District Bond Oversight Committee, including 18 months as chair. After terming out from the SCUSD BOC, Michael was one of 3 founders of the California League of Bond Oversight Committees (CALBOC), serving for 5 years as Chair. He is currently a Board member of the California Energy Storage Alliance. Along with his wife Kristy, he is raising 3 younger kids in Curtis Park, with the attending public schools in the SCUSD system.
Craig Powell is the founder and president of Eye on Sacramento, a local government watchdog and policy research organization which scrutinizes local government and offers detailed, well-researched policy solutions for difficult local government problems in Sacramento County. Organized in 2011, Eye on Sacramento, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is an independent advocate for responsive, accessible and cost-effective local government.
Craig is a 1977 graduate of the Haas School of Business Administration at UC Berkeley and took his juris doctorate degree with great distinction in 1981 from McGeorge School of Law. Professionally, Craig is a retired corporate and securities lawyer with over three decades of private practice experience.
Craig writes the monthly "Inside City Hall" column for Inside Magazines, where he pulls no punches in holding local government officials to account for their policies and performance in office. He is a self-professed policy geek who is proud of the fact that Eye on Sacramento maintains files on more than 3,500 local government issues. Craig is a fifth-generation Sacramentan who resides with his family in Land Park.
Nola Boyer is the wife of Rich Boyer, mother of Alina, Tristan and Nicklas
Boyer. She is a California Credentialed Physical Education Teacher, and a
Juice Plus Health Distributor. Nola has lived in Sacramento since 1975,
where she attended and graduated from University. Nola enjoys a variety of
activities and sports, owns a horse and is an avid gardener. She is
passionate about preserving America, and the Sacramento region.
My name is John Holden, I was born and raised in Sacramento Ca.
I graduated from Rio Americano High School and enlisted in the USAF as a Security Specialist and a Federal Law Enforcement Officer which took me all over the world providing Dignitary Security Support for world leaders such as Prince Charles, Menachem Begin, and Anwar Sadat.
After deployment to the Middle East I retired in pursuit of running my family business S&H 4 Wheel Drive Repair Center Inc. We build custom 4-wheel drive and recovery vehicles. For the past year I have been working with Hope for Sacramento as a board of directors’ member in our quest to eliminate the disparity of homelessness in our community by giving Dignity and Hope to our fellow citizens in their time of desperate need.
John Meyers has been involved with Hope for Sacramento since 2018.
John is owner/founder of MeyersTech Consulting LLC, providing business and technical advisory services to the semiconductor industry in 2019 John concluded 22 years at Intel Corporation, most recently serving as Director of Engineering for Memory Packaging. He previously served a variety of management, business, and engineering roles at Intel. Mr. Meyers received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Tech University, and holds 7 US patents. Prior to university, John was an Appliance Technician for Sears for 5 years.
John lives in the Land Park area of Sacramento with his wife and 3 children. John is an active volunteer, currently as an executive board member for a large Little League, leading a homeowner's association, and provides math tutoring at a Title I low income elementary school.
Louis Demas is a native Sacramentan who began his education in 1944 at Marshal Elementary, continued at Sutter Jr. High and graduated from Sacramento Highschool in 1957. He then served in the U.S. Army for five years, lived in New York for 12 years, and Arizona for five years. He graduated from Arizona State University College of Law in 1978 and then returned with his family to Sacramento. He served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of California for the ten years. He then began a private practice which he continues on a part time basis. He was became a widower in 2015 after 54 years of marriage. He lives in the family-built home on E Street on eastern edge of Midtown. He is a board member of the Marshall New Era Neighborhood Association.
I have been photographing the homeless for 30 years and hopefully raised people's consciousness by exhibiting photos of them in local and regional coffee shops, churches, City Hall, museums, storefronts and local newspapers. My black and white photos were featured for years at a local yearly fundraiser for the homeless, raising over $250,000 most recently. I visited my college roommate a few years ago and we were the first group to tour San Antonio's Haven for Hope the day they opened. I was so impressed. I told my good friend, Craig Powell, about it and he visited SA and came back and said "Let's build one here in Sacramento." So here we are! I call it a "God Thing". A culmination for this N.H. native, who was a flight attendant for UAL in the 60's, living in NYC; a wife and mom of four, living in SFO and SMF for the next 25 years, experiencing chaplaincy training at Sutter, addictions counseling with CAADAC, buying and selling real estate. Life has been a great adventure!
Doreen Franke has nearly 30 years of experience in senior financial management positions in non-profit organizations in Sacramento. She worked at UC Davis for twenty years in a variety of roles, including Associate Dean, Administration for the School of Medicine, and Executive Assistant Dean, Administration for the School of Veterinary Medicine. She is currently the Chief Financial Officer for the Sacramento Native American Health Center, providing comprehensive healthcare to Sacramento’s underserved community, including the homeless population. She has seen firsthand how Sacramento is working to address the needs of the homeless, and believes the Hope for Sacramento model of care offers a much better long term way to improve the lives of individuals who are currently homeless.