Our Leadership


Harold Brown is the Chief Executive Officer and President of East County Transitional Living Center.  Harold was ordained as a Pastor in 2003, and is the Senior Pastor of The Christian Fellowship in El Cajon. Harold has been CEO of ECTLC since its inception in 2009. He has extensive knowledge of homelessness and addiction. Prior to ECTLC, Harold was an executive at the Rescue Mission located in San Diego.

Rolland E Slade is the Chairman of the ECTLC Board of Directors. He accepted his call into ministry in 1987 at Bay View Baptist Church in San Diego. Pastor Rolland has been the Senior Pastor of the Meridian Baptist church in El Cajon since 2004.

John Gibson is Vice Chairman of the ECTLC Board of Directors. He has been a civic leader in the East County. He graduated from SDSU with a BA degree in Real Estate. John worked with Hamann Construction. He has since moved to Texas, however is an integral part of the ECTLC Board.

Robert Whitelaw is the Secretary and Treasurer of the ECTLC Board of Directors. He is the President of the Graves Avenue branch of California Bank and Trust in El Cajon.

Greg Brown is the owner of Northwest Development , a successful property development company based in El Cajon. He is a founding board member of the East County Posse non-profit organization.

Dr. Barbara Preston received her BS and MS in microbiology, and a PhD in pharmacology. She is the Founder and President of PharaScouts, an executive recruiting firm.

Dr. Charles Long is a PsyD and a licensed LMFT. He and his interns give pro-bono counseling for the residents staying at East County Transitional Living Center.  

Jim Robinson is the Founder and Owner of CGP Construction located in Santee, California. CGP has learned that the best way to make a difference in this world is to help people grow.

Tim Corcoran is a 25 year veteran of the restaurant industry. He currently leads the Corporate Projects Department at Jack in the Box . In 2014, Tim lead the Restaurant Facility Management Association (RFMA Gives) program which chose ECTLC as a recipient of significant remodeling and gifts.

Homelessness is a solvable problem. The key is transformation.

Work Therapy

‚Äč80% of ECTLC's annual income is generated by its residents through the Work Therapy programs.  ECTLC believes in good old fashion hard work, and trains its residents to work their way to success through Work Therapy opportunities secured by ECTLC (i.e. concession stands at Padre Games, clearing and chipping brush, event set up and take down etc...). This Work Therapy provides the residents with a sense of purpose and builds their confidence, while adding to their job skills, and enhancing their resume for future employment.

Our Vision

Inspiring people in all communities to make the right decisions through Christ. The mission of ECTLC is to provide life-transforming guidance and a hand up to homeless, addicted and distraught individuals and families who are ready to take responsibility for their lives. ECTLC assists them into independent living through case managed transitional programs with the specific purpose of leading people to a saving faith in Jesus Christ.

Who We Are

ECTLC is a 501 (C)3 non-profit corporation which provides emergency housing, transitional living, job skills development, case management, opportunities to earn a GED, linkage to important resources, and biblical training - all of which enable the residents to become self-sustaining, tax-paying members of our community. This includes, but is not limited to, homeless, nearly homeless,  and those affected by drugs and alcohol. ECTLC also helps aged-out foster children, pregnant women, veterans, and women formerly involved in sex-trafficking.