Mission, Board, and Staff

Our Mission

The mission of the Chico Housing Action Team (CHAT) is to ensure that every person in our community has access to housing they can afford.

Board of Directors

Board President: Leslie Johnson

Ron Aker

Joaquin Crosby-Jordan

Lorraine Forster

Poney Green

 Nancy Park (Secretary)

​Sheldon Praiser (Treasurer)​

Robert Trausch (Vice President)

Bob Van Fleet

Kathy Weeks

Charles Withuhn


Executive Director: Nicole Drummond

Sharice Atkins

   HUSH Case Manager

Juan Arredondo

   Warehouse Maintenance Worker

Amber Benedict

   Social Services Director

Maryhelen Bill


Caitlin Davis-Rivers

   Grants Coordinator

Jessica Diaz

   Wildflower Housing Support


Kris Evins

   Property Manager

Amanda Gaylord

   Placement Coordinator

Jesica Giannola

   CHAMP Case Manager

Sarah Graham

   Finance Director


Jennifer Haffner

   CHAMP Program Administrator

Bryan Hester

   Housing Support Coordinator -

   Housing Now

Jess Hiller

   CHAMP Case Manager

Itzelt "Izzy" Lashley

   Housing Connections Supervisor

Sawyere Lamontagne

   Housing Support Coordinator -

   Housing Now

Gary Lee

   Everhart Village Construction Manager

Theresa O'Connor

   Communications Manager

Caitlyn Patterson

   Everhart Village Program Manager

Trixine Peart

   Volunteers Coordinator

Jericka Roshell-Carson

   Housing Support Coordinator -

   Housing Now

Amanda Starkey

   Office Manager

Angel Taylor

   Lead Housing Support Coordinator -

   Housing Now

Cassi White

   Redwood Housing Case Manager

Norma Wilcox

   Housing Support Coordinator -

   Harmony House