CASE MANAGEMENT TEAM
Carson Cozad, LCSW, joins our team! As our new Behavioral Health Program Manager, Carson will lead our new case management team. Her experience comes from working in Yolo County, and in supportive housing in the Bay Area. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who will be providing clinical support and opinions.
Also joining the case management team are Patricia Brush (Associate Clinical Social Worker), Taylor Demyan, Johanna Rohrbough, and Dialyn Membrere. The case management team will offer shelter clients more specialized support with long-term goals including housing opportunities, medical, mental health, recovery resources, benefits, document support, and problem-solving while offering emotional support along the way. This team will also provide support for clients in our housing programs.
FOOD AND NUTRITION
Chef Julio joins our team as our new Food and Nutrition Program Manager! Born in Tijuana, Mexico, raised in the Los Angeles area and moved to Lodi where he launched his culinary career of 35 years. His passion for food moved him throughout the country opening four restaurants, three hotels, and one major sports arena. When asked why he joined the Fourth & Hope team Chef Julio said, “Over time I searched for something that would allow me to make more of an impact. I specifically searched for a position in my home state of California that is struggling with homelessness. I wanted to find a job that would be less self-serving while redirecting my focus on people who are unhoused. Joining Fourth & Hope is a great opportunity to use my background and make a real difference. My ultimate goal is to cook well-balanced and nutritious meals that provide mental and emotional wellness for our clients”.