What is the Placer Collaborative Network?

The Placer Collaborative Network (PCN) brings community leaders together to develop creative solutions for change. Change that brings about a better quality of life for those living in Placer County.

Values of collaboration, creativity, and service drive the work at Placer Collaborative because we believe TOGETHER we really are BETTER.

Over 40 members comprise the army of service providers at Placer Collaborative Network. Through on the ground projects, leadership development, and linking, solutions are forged for our most pressing community issues.


We are a creative, results-driven organization striving to improve the lives of children, adults and families by collaborating and building the resources of the organizations that serve them.

Core Values

  • Belief in and commitment to the collaborative process
  • Respect; integrity; honesty
  • Strength-based and family-centered approaches
  • Diversity
  • Holistic view of children, adults, and family

Placer Community Foundation

The Placer Collaborative Network is a project of the Placer Community Foundation. The Placer Community Foundation's mission is to encourage philanthropy for the betterment of communities in our region. It works with donors to create charitable endowments and distributes grants to nonprofit organizations residing throughout the Western Slope of Placer County.

2014 PCN Co-Chairs

Cheryl Davis, Placer County Adult System of Care, HHS
Don Kleinfelder, Child Advocates of Placer County - CASA

PCN Fiscal Agent

Placer Community Foundation

The PCN Admin Team

Veronica Blake, Placer Community Foundation
Kelly Brenk, Sutter Health Sacramento Sierra Region
Maureen Bauman, Placer County, Health & Human Services
Melissa Granville, Network of Care/Placer County Office of Education
Elisa Herrera, Latino Leadership Council
Denise Leon-Guerrero, City of Roseville
Janice LeRoux, First Five Placer
Mike Lombardo, Placer County Office of Education
Ed Morgado, Placer People of Faith Together
Christina Nicholson, Whole Person Learning
Melissa Ramirez, Network of Care/Placer County Office of Education
Myrna Rivas, Kaiser Permanente
Linda Scudder, KidzKount/Placer Comunity Action Council
Cynthia Spears, Placer Dispute Resolution Services
Barbara Besana, KidsFirst
PCN Administrator, Mary Towne, Elevate Public Relations & Marketing