Phil Kramer has been leading Homeless Services Center for over three years, and has worked on the issues of homelessness, housing, and system-change efforts for the past six years. Phil helped launch and lead the 180/2020 campaign, focusing on ending chronic homelessness in Santa Cruz County. Phil’s early career was in media sales. He jumped off his career track ten years ago to join the Peace Corps, following his passion for social justice and mission-driven work in the non-profit sector.
Director of Fundraising & Development
Taylor Honrath joined Homeless Services Center in May 2018 as Director of Development. He previously served as managing director of a non-profit dedicated to fostering the growth of the renewable energy industry in southern California.
Director of Programs
Tom joined Homeless Services Center in February 2017. He is impressed each day by the effort of staff and participants working toward permanent housing. Tom has over 11 years experience in non-profit management, including eight years of experience in homeless services. He has a Master of Public Administration degree from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey where he focused on organizational sustainability and monitoring and evaluation.
Rebecca joined Homeless Services Center in June 2015 after more than 20 years in non-profit executive management, primarily in human services. She has an MBA from Seattle University and a J.D. from Purdue. Originally hailing from Seattle, she enjoys all things CrossFit, surfing, and trail running here in Santa Cruz.
board of directors
Development Director, MAH
President, New Way Homes
Retired, County Mental Health
College Administrative Officer
Former Two-time Mayor of Santa Cruz
Division of Reentry Director, Sheriff's Office, Former Mayor
Retired, County Human Services
Mary Lou Goeke
Retired, United Way
Retired, Community Volunteer
Physician, Palo Alto Veterans Hospital
Former Publisher, Good Times
50 States Marathon Club