our team

executive leadership

Keith Diederich, MS
President and Chief Executive Officer
Rolande Tellier
Chief Operating Officer
Nick Golling
Chief Program Officer
David Loya
Chief Strategy Officer
Darlene Cullivan
Chief Philanthropy Officer
Rolande Tellier
Chief Operating Officer
Nick Golling
Chief Program Officer
David Loya
Chief Strategy Officer
Darlene Cullivan
Chief Philanthropy Officer

key leaders

Lindsey DeLaMare
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Program Director - South Placer
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A proud native of Roseville, Lindsey's passion for serving others has been a constant thread in her life and feels like a natural extension serving as the Program Director of South Placer. Family and her dog Echo hold a special place in Lindsey's heart. Outside of her professional endeavors, she also volunteers her time with a youth organization in Auburn. Interrupting her university journey at the age of 19 for an 18-month mission in the Dakotas, showcased her dedication to making a meaningful impact beyond academic pursuits. Upon her return, Lindsey earned a BS in Public Health from BYU. Her journey led her to Southeastern Idaho Public Health, where she spearheaded the creation of the Hands to Hearts program during the challenging times of the COVID pandemic. This innovative initiative is aimed at supporting seniors in long-term care facilities, offering solace in the face of isolation. After returning to California, she became a case manager at The Gathering Inn. Every day, she brings an unparalleled dedication to her role, going above and beyond for the guests she serves. As she transitioned to the position of Program Director, Lindsey continues to embody the same unwavering commitment, creating a positive impact and fostering a sense of community among those she serves.

Brandy Hudspeth, PHR
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Director of Human Resources
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Brandy’s passion for helping others and her drive to change the stigma surrounding vulnerable populations brought her to The Gathering Inn in 2017 when she began volunteering. Shortly after starting she joined the team as monitor and then eagerly worked her way through different positions, learning each with enthusiasm as she discovered new ways to assist others. Brandy is now TGI’s Director of Human Resources. She is dedicated to cultivating a culture of teamwork, compassion, collaboration, and communication. She seeks a climate that empowers and motivates others to realize their full potential. One accomplishment Brandy is very proud of is earning her Professional in Human Resources certificate. After months of studying, she passed the test on her first try. Outside of work Brandy enjoys spending quality time with her friends, family, and her pet cat. She also enjoys playing games whether they are live or virtual.

Jed O'Rourke
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Program Director, Permanent Supportive Housing
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Jed recently joined TGI after spending nearly two decades in the public service sector, having originally partnered with the Gathering Inn while assigned to the Roseville Police Department Social Services Unit. During his career, Jed assisted with the creation of the City of Sacramento Department of Community Response, one of the first non-sworn, emergency response departments in the State. There, he was responsible for creating policy, hiring, training and evaluation, and managing staff. DCR went from handling zero calls for service to over 1000 calls a month during Jed’s time there. In 2022, Jed began working in the non-profit sector and was a Program Director for where he helped develop an outreach and engagement center serving individuals experiencing homelessness. He also oversaw several homeless outreach teams who were tasked with making contact with the most vulnerable members of our community and linking them to services. Today, Jed serves as the program director for our Permanent Supportive Housing Program. We are grateful for his dedication to this program and commitment to the residents.

Tiffany Rayford
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Program Director, Medical Respite Program
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Tiffany Rayford leads our Medical Respite Program with compassion and a deep understanding of the challenges faced by individuals experiencing homelessness and health concerns. With her 18 years of experience in social services and more than a decade in leadership roles, Tiffany has always been motivated by a desire to support and uplift the members of our community in need. Her educational background, including a Bachelor's Degree in Healthcare Administration and a Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, equips her with a unique blend of skills. These qualifications enable Tiffany to effectively manage healthcare services while nurturing holistic care of our guests. By emphasizing the importance of well-being and personalized care, she leads a program that not only addresses immediate health concerns but also works towards the holistic recovery and integration of individuals back into the community. Tiffany's personal commitment to well-being, reflected in her love for the ocean and dedication to self-care, echoes her professional approach to healthcare and mental wellness. She leads our Medical Respite Program with the belief that everyone deserves access to compassionate support and care. Under her guidance, the program is dedicated not only to providing respite care for our guests but also equipping them to achieve sustainable housing.

Gabriel Starkey
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Program Director - Mid Placer
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Gabriel has lived in the Greater Sacramento area for his entire life. Since he was a child, he always had a desire to help people. He began learning how to do this by joining the Boy Scouts of America in the first grade and participated as a Scout through junior high school. It seemed natural to pursue a career in law enforcement. Upon graduating from California State, Sacramento, with a degree in criminal justice, Gabe started his career as a probation officer where he served for 19 years. Next, he became a case manager serving inmates within federal prison. In 2021, Gabe joined the team at The Gathering Inn. He believes being part of TGI has been the most rewarding experience of his career. He is grateful and appreciative of the opportunity TGI has given him to advocate for the most vulnerable people in our community.

Clyde Turner
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Program Director - Elk Grove
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Clyde was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona where he attended high school and a local Community College. He served on active duty in the U.S. Army stationed at Fort Campbell, KY and oversees in Iraq and Korea. He relocated to California in 2010 and began coaching competitive and high school soccer while working in positions that focused on community-based services. He obtained a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and later obtained his M.B.A. Clyde briefly worked as a Client Services Counselor for Placer County and assisted with Project Room-Key. Since joining TGI, Clyde has served as a case manager and program director for permanent supportive housing, and now as the program director for the Elk Grove Shelter.

Megan Wright
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Director of Quality Assurance
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Megan began in Homeless Services as a peer advocate at the Wellness Center in Auburn through Placer County's Adult System of Care. Megan became driven by the thought of being able to help at least one individual get back on their feet. That passion inspired her to pursue a career in Homeless Services. Megan began working for The Gathering Inn as a case manager in June of 2019. Quickly, her efforts became focused on assisting families obtain resources and permanent housing. Within a short timeframe, Megan was able to successfully assist every family that walked through the door thrive in permanent housing. In November 2020, Megan was promoted to Program Director for South Placer. As director, she strived to continue to help individuals in need by collaborating with community partners, learning new resources, and maintaining a safe environment for both guests and staff.

join our team

At The Gathering Inn, you will discover the joy of making a difference in the lives of others as they journey from homelessness to sustainable housing. If you are motivated by our vision, “a community without homelessness,” have the desire to make connections and inspire hope within our guests, please consider joining Team TGI. We value relationships and personal and professional development.

Along with impacting lives, TGI team members value:
• Fulfilling Work
• Growth Opportunities
• Becoming Part of a Community

The Gathering Inn offers benefits that include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 403 (b) retirement plan, vacation and holiday pay, paid sick leave, and employee assistance program.

To apply, please visit the job portal below.

If you are interested in learning more about open job opportunities, please email jobopenings@thegatheringinn.com.

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