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Our Leadership Team


Brenda Epperly


Brenda is a Registered Nurse and recently retired from California State Government after a 30+ year career working in medical and behavioral health facilities and running a statewide healthcare program. She has lived in and around Orangevale/Fair Oaks for much of the last 30 years. She has also been a volunteer puppy raiser and breeder-caretaker for CanineCompanions for the past 15 years.  Brenda is passionate about helping people that struggle to help themselves, be more successful. She is also on the board of the Orangevale-Fair Oaks Community Foundation.


Sam Swenson

Vice President

Sam Swenson is the founder and head attorney of The Swenson Law Firm, in Orangevale. His practice focuses on Estate Planning and Business Planning. He is a member of the Sacramento Bar Association and serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Better Business Bureau (BBB) in Northern California.  He formerly served on the board, and as the President, of the Orangevale Chamber of Commerce.  Sam has served as a volunteer with the Carmichael HART program since 2019.

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Stephen Roberts


Steve Roberts spent his professional life working as a civil engineer specializing in water resources projects.  He is a classical guitarist and served as a founding member of the Sacramento Guitar Society in 2010; an organization with a mission to promote music education to underserved youth.  In 2016 Steve responded to the call to help disadvantaged neighbors, and helped start Laundry Love Citrus Heights, an organization that pays the laundromat costs of low-income people.  He is currently serving on the leadership team for Divine Savior Church's Giving Garden, growing vegetables for the church's Thursday night Community Meals.  Steven and his wife, Caroline, currently reside in Fair Oaks.


Suzanne Streater


Suzanne Streater is a long-time resident of the greater Sacramento area who finally settled down in Fair Oaks in 2008.  She is retired from a 13-year career in California State Government where she provided policy and facility development leadership for prison mental health programs and facilities.  During the rest of her working life, she worked as a law enforcement officer, a psychotherapist and a dental technician.  After retirement, she volunteered for Soil Born Farms, did a brief stint with Habitat for Humanity, and has walked the Camino de Santiago three times.  Suzanne is happy to be back volunteering and is delighted to be volunteering with HART.

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