We are an all-inclusive coalition of faith and community-based organizations, including but not limited to: congregations, organizations such as
The Salvation Army, American Red Cross, food banks, 2-1-1, FEMA, and the state/city/county Office of Emergency Services.
Sacramento Regional VOAD is part of a national network of VOAD organizations. VOAD network responds to disasters more effectively by
working and planning together before disasters strike. Once disasters occur, a VOAD is ready to respond with resources, volunteers,
and coordination of servicesto those who need assistance during & after a disaster.
The Mission of the Sacramento Region VOAD is to bring together organizations active in disaster recovery
to foster an effective response to people in times of disaster through:
Creating a system of cooperation and information exchange.
Fostering a common understanding and providing a liaison with public offices.
Publishing and disseminating information.
Increasing mutual awareness and understanding of each organization
and encouraging effective disaster relief.
Facilitate resource management.
Arranging meetings, conferences, and training as necessary.
Cooperating and encouraging governmental bodies at all levels to take necessary
action to prevent or minimize potential disasters and their effect on people.
Sacramento Region VOAD Current Officers and Executive Team
2020 - 2022
Past Chair/President: Lynn Pesely, Sacramento Medical Reserve Corps
Current Chair / President: Mary Lynn Perry, Directors of Volunteers in Agencies
Vice-President: Patrick McGinn, The Salvation Army
Secretary: John McCormack, Mercy Peddlers
Coordinator: Holly Brown, Sacramento Region VOAD and HandsOn Sacramento
Kenn Altine, Sacramento SPCA
Bruce Anderson, FBO Committee Co Lead, Church of Jesus Christ Latter-Day Saints
Susan Taylor RN, FBO Committe Co Lead
Patricia Davis, American Red Cross
Laurie Johnson, Ca Southern Baptist Disaster Relief Convention
Gabriel Kendall, 2-1-1 Sacramento
Linda Smith, Sacramento CERT
Sandra Yahya, Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services
Jeanell Gotlobb, City of Sacramento Emergency Services
Jason D'Allesio, Sacramento Office of Emergency Services
Would you like to be added to the Sacramento Region VOAD list serve database?
If you represent a community-based or faith-based organization or government entity that has a role in disaster
and would like notification of Sacramento Region VOAD meetings and events, please email:
Sacramento Region VOAD Coordinator
8001 Folsom Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95826
Can you help sponsor SacRegion VOAD?
Sacramento Region VOAD has been previously supported by:
Funding from the Sacramento Homeland Security Grant Program, Homeland Security Grant Award #2010-0085
granted by FEMA to the CA Emergency Mgmt. Agency, and Sub-Granted to California Volunteers,
an office of the CA Governor Sub-Awarded to Community Link Capitol Region.
Funding by GoodWill Industries NorCal and Northern Nevada. Funding by CommunityLink Capitol Region.