Suzi was the Executive Director of the Gathering Inn homeless shelter for eight years. Suzi has served
on the AMIH board for fourteen years.
Jake Baker joined the AMIH board in May 2015. He is the founder and president of Leadership
Solutions, an executive search firm that specializes in securing senior-level talent for companies in the food-manufacturing sector. Before starting his own firm, Mr. Baker served as President and Chief
Operating Officer for a top 100 executive search firm, Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Silverado Foods, Director of Marketing at Foodbrands America and National Sales Manager at Heinz USA.
Dean is the owner of Advantage, Print, Marketing & More in Auburn and has served on the AMIH
board since January 2011. Dean has a family member with mental illness and is a passionate advocate.
Tom is a licensed clinical social worker who joined AMIH in February 2011. He has a family member with mental illness and brings a wealth of knowledge from working in the mental health field.
Jamie Wedell is a retired physician with over 30 years of experience. He practiced family medicine and
also provided medical care at Folsom Prison. Jamie joined the board in 2022.
Marilyn retired from AT&T after 20 years of service and was the board president for Nevada County
Housing Development Corporation prior to joining the AMIH board in June of 2017. President,
Emergency Assistance Coalition. Past President, Foothills Habitat for Humanity & Nevada County
Habitat for Humanity. Past Moderator, Northern CA-Nevada Conference of the United Church of
Joanne is a past AMIH resident who also worked as a Peer Counselor for many years. She is very active in the local
community securing donations and fundraising for AMIH. She served on the board for fourteen years.
Dave recently joined the Board in 2023. He recently came out of retirement as a Deputy District
Attorney in Sutter County to be the collaborative courts attorney for the Nevada County District
Attorney. In that role he is a team member of the Adult Drug Court, DUI Court and Mental Health
Court. That position has also given him the opportunity to be a founding team member of the Truckee Collaborative Project that is addressing the needs of people with housing, legal and mental health
Bill was the Treasurer of Nevada County Housing Development Corporation prior to joining the AMIH board in June of 2017. Owner, Bill Litchfield Construction, Inc. Past President, Nevada County
Contractor’s Association. Member, Nevada County Contractor’s Association. General Contractor since 1976.
Jennifer has been with AMIH since September of 2007. She has several family members with mental
illness and enjoys working with AMIH to secure housing for adults with mental illness. Jennifer is
a licensed real estate agent with over 20 years of property management and accounting experience. She
was appointed the Executive Director in June 2010 and CEO in February 2017.
Don has a Master’s degree in tax and his experience includes corporate accounting, finance executive and CPA with over 30 years of experience. This includes financial reporting, managing, building and advising complex land development, residential development, commercial retail and office building development and operations, not for profit foundations and land conservancy organizations.
Vanessa is AMIH’s Director of Peer Services and Housing Coordination. Her role is to oversee our fantastic peers within Placer County’s Adult System of Care, and our team of dedicated Housing Coordinators. Both teams work within the community to aid in our agency’s mission.
Bonifacio is AMIH’s Director of Operations. His roles with AMIH include supervising the Admin and Facilities Teams, Property Management, as well as all HR-related duties. He has been an employee with AMIH since 2014 and has watched us grow into the company we are today.
Letty is the Director of Sun Rose Apartments and supervises the supportive services to ensure individuals maintain housing despite mental health, substance use, or other behavioral issues. Additionally, she supervises facility maintenance so all individuals and families receive a clean and safe environment to call home and a community to be a part of and thrive in.
Jesse Williams is AMIH’s Director of Housing Services. His role is to oversee the transitional housing, and permanent supportive housing in Placer County. He supervises and provides support to our Service Coordinators, Peer Counselors, and the House Liaisons.
Johanna is AMIH’s Program Manager for Nevada County. Her role includes property management and supervision of our transitional and permanent supportive housing programs. "One of the best parts of my job is being part of a great organization and dedicated team, whose main objective is to support the most vulnerable people in our county to maintain their housing and succeed."