Beth Stokes, Executive Director
Beth has nearly 20 years of experience in housing and homeless services, with her work beginning at the Coalition on Homelessness. Most recently, Beth served as the Western Region Managing Director for the Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH), based in Los Angeles. Previously, she was Director of Programs for the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority and served as Executive Director of Hamilton Families. Beth received her MSW in Social Welfare, Administration and Planning from San Francisco State University.

Chris Block, Director of Coordinated Entry
Chris Block is the recent CEO of American Leadership Forum Silicon Valley (ALF), a network of 500+ regional leaders committed to serving the common good in Silicon Valley. Through its Fellows program, ALF brings together demonstrated leaders to explore the process of collaborative leadership, which can strengthen their capacity to address difficult issues. Graduates of the program, called Senior Fellows, develop a common understanding of, dedication to, and capacity for acting as networked servant leaders. ALF’s impact on the community springs from this engaged, vibrant, evolving, and active network of leaders who, through the course of their life and work, inspire their colleagues to community action. Prior to ALF, Chris spent 25 years as an affordable housing developer and nonprofit executive director. He is also a writer, teacher, and system leader.

Michelle Diaz, Director of Human Resources
Michelle Diaz is an accomplished HR professional with 19 years of extensive experience in all aspects of Human Resources. She joined ECS coming from the security industry, where she held similar positions of Regional Labor Relations Manager, Regional Director of Human Resources, and Divisional Director of Recruitment.

Scott Ecker, Director of Housing
Scott Ecker has been with ECS since 2001, and managed the Support Services teams at several of our housing sites before becoming the Director of Housing Services. Scott holds a BA in psychology and an MS in clinical psychology, and offers over 20 years of experience working in the community mental health and supportive housing fields.

Karen Gruneisen, Associate Director
Karen Gruneisen joined ECS in 2008. In addition to practicing employment law for over two decades, Karen has worked with many homelessness commissions and taskforces, most notably San Francisco’s Local Homeless Coordinating Board and the 14-county Northern California Homeless Roundtable. She has authored several dozen articles and reports related to homelessness.

Eric Larra, Chief Financial Officer
Eric Larra joined ECS in September 2014. Eric is a seasoned financial professional bringing over 25 years of experience to ECS. His previous employers include KPMG, Levi Strauss & Co, the Sierra Club, and Northern California Presbyterian Homes and Services.

Dennis McCray, Director of Shelters
Dennis McCray has over 25 years of experience in the human services field. He has implemented and supervised services programs for homeless, formerly incarcerated, substance abusing, and other fragile populations around the state of California. Dennis has over 15 years of direct supervisory and management experience in the administration of residential and outpatient drug treatment, shelters, housing, state and local in-custody social rehabilitation, medical services, employment and education, and correctional case management.

Liz Pocock, Director of Housing Development and Asset Management
Liz Pocock has worked in affordable and supportive housing since 1999. Prior to joining ECS, Liz was Director of Property Management for Citizens Housing Corporation for five years. Liz also spent four years working with asset management and affordable home ownership programs at the Los Angeles Community Design Center (now Abode Communities) and began her career at Community Corporation of Santa Monica. Liz holds a BFA from New York University.

Kathy Treggiari, Director of Programs
Kathy Treggiari is a seasoned professional in homeless services, with 16 years of senior management experience at various agencies, including Resources for Community Development, Community Housing Partnership, Harbor Homes, and Lowell Transitional Living Center.