Advisory Council & Administrative Staff

Jo Oliver, RN                     Program Advisory Council President

Jo Oliver is a licensed geriatric nurse with French Hospital. She's worked with the vulnerable population of aging seniors for 23 years and understands that in fact, contrary to our private notions, we are all going to die some day. In the meantime, Jo believes we should get some good, solid work done for our communites. Jo joined HomeShareSLO as Program Advisory Council President in 2015.

Scott Smith-Cooke              Program Advisory Council Financial Officer

Scott Smithe-Cooke acts as HomeShareSLO's Financial Officer and provides tracking of expenses, donations and grant awards, a vital service to the council and the administrative team. Scott's background as a CPA and in the Accounting Department of Disney Studios has left him deeply scarred, but still willing to jump in where non-profits need his firm, guiding hand to avoid complete fiscal disaster.

Grace Crittenden, MD         Council Member

Dr. Grace Crittenden is an internist in San Luis Obispo, California and is affiliated with St. Mary Medical Center. She received her medical degree from University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years. She is one of 411 doctors at St. Mary Medical Center who specialize in Internal Medicine.

Marcia Alter           Council Member

Marcia brings many years of success in the profit and non-profit arena as a small business owner, fundraiser and teacher. She is enjoying her retirement years as an active volunteer and launching Laughter Wellness awareness throughout our county.

Alan Prince             Council Member

Alan Prince is a graduate of San Jose State University with a BS in Occupational Therapy. He is a practicing Occupational Therapist (OT) with over 22 years of experience working with adult and geriatric patients in a variety of settings. He is CAPS (Certified Aging in Place) certified through the NAHB (National Association of Home Builders) and has Home Modification specialty training through the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). As a licensed OT, his responsibilities have included education and assessment in home safety, fall prevention, energy conservation, and disease management.

Barbara Nicolls        Council Member

Since moving to the Central Coast from the Bay Area in 2000 I have volunteered at many Grover Beach Parks & Recreation events. I am a Board Member & librarian at Grover Beach Community Library, an all-volunteer non-profit community service organization. I was a Grover Beach Police Volunteer for a year before having to resign when I took a seat on the City Council.

Now, in my third year as a Grover Beach Council Member, I represent that agency on the following Boards of Director in San Luis Obispo County: Community Action Partners SLO (CAPSLO), Friends of Prado Day Center (40 Prado), South County Transit, Arroyo Grande/Grover Beach Chamber of Commerce, and am the alternate Director at Five Cities Fire Authority and South SLO County Sanitation District.

It is my pleasure to be a member of HomeShareSLO's Program Advisory Board . Finding a solution to the lack of affordable housing in our County has been on my personal agenda for several years, and I sincerely believe HomeShareSLO will be a huge part of that solution.

Tim Waag                 Council Member

Just a regular old Central Coast guy who raised some kids, and feels like he has something to say. Hope it makes a difference. Tim works as a homeless advocate and is active for progressive causes in the community.

Marianne Kennedy              Council Member 

Ms. Kennedy has over 30 years of experience working in the domestic violence field and is dedicated to the plight of special needs populations. Recognizing domestic violence victims' need for affordable housing, she has overseen the purchase of the WSP's emergency shelter and 10 units of transitional housing. She was also a founding member of the San Luis Obispo Supportive Housing Consortium.