Colleen Ivazes, after raising four sons, has volunteered for several years with Job’s Shelters of the Sierra. Her involvement with the unsheltered of the Western Slope has steadily grown over the years. She knows by name many of those she serves, and they see her as a friend. As the Lead Administrative Assistant to a team of doctors at Blue Shield, Colleen has worked many years solving complex problems. She now serves as President of JSS, dedicating many hours in direct service to the unhoused, while also coordinating JSS’s volunteer outreach. She recently bought a historic home in Placerville, and spends any spare moments in its restoration and preservation.
Nichole Paine has been a lifelong advocate for those in need, and a volunteer for various non-profit organizations. Beginning at age 6 in Lake Tahoe, she worked with Christmas Cheer to collect food donations for the neediest in the community. Since returning to California in 2018, she has worked with The Lighted Candle as the CFO. Now, as Vice President and Treasurer of Job’s Shelters of the Sierra, she has organized and overseen the merger between The Lighted Candle and JSS. In her spare time, Nichole enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter and pets, and growing a prolific garden (when there’s not a drought).
Secretary: Melody Moore
Melody Moore retired as a technical writer from IBM twenty years ago. Since then, she has spent her time raising two orphaned grandchildren, quilting, reading, writing, and in volunteerism and advocacy for our unsheltered community members. In years past she has been rewarded by working hands on and developing friendships among those served. Today, due to physical constraints, she works from the comfort of her home, but remains active in advocacy and as a board member and secretary for Job’s Shelters of the Sierra.