Leadership Team

Leadership Team 2018-01-08T09:12:30-08:00
  • Cathy Wyatt, LCSW

    Executive Director

    Length of Employment at NVCSS: 10 Years

    It is an honor to work with such dedicated staff, volunteers and community partners. Through our collective work, we reach many individuals and families in need.

    I have lived in Shasta County for over 25 years and have had the privilege of raising my son in a community that is supportive and caring. I enjoy the natural beauty both in, and surrounding Shasta County and can be found hiking, kayaking and snow shoeing in my spare time. When I have the opportunity to travel, I delight in exploring the National Parks across the U.S. as well as traveling internationally.

  • Dan Johnson, CPA

    Chief Financial Officer

    Length of Employment at NVCSS: 25 Years
    NVCSS has provided me with unlimited potential.
    My wife and I have been married for 25 years and we have five children: Hannah, Jacob, Sophie, Jamison and Josiah. Outside of work, I enjoy golfing, cardio, home projects and chasing the kids.

  • Jennifer Cummings

    Human Resources & Training Director

    Length of Employment at NVCSS: 15 Years
    I wanted to work for an organization that contributes positively to the community I that I live. I choose to stay because I work with amazing people who do good work in our local communities.
    When not working, I like to travel, spend time with family and friends, go wine tasting, participate in soccer leagues and yoga

  • Erna Friedeberg, MPA

    Regional Director, Butte/Glenn/Tehama Counties

    Length of Employment at NVCSS: 15 Years
    NVCSS is a great place to work because of the amazing and diverse services and caring staff that are providing those service to children and families throughout the North State.
    I am a local, having grown up in Northern California and have lived here my entire life. I love the North State with its beauty in both nature and the human spirit. I am blessed with a loving family and 2 amazing sons. I was called to service through strong family values and a commitment to improving the lives of others who are facing challenges. Mom and dad raised me to be a Niner, Giants and Warrior fan, which is how I spend much of my off time!

  • Bobbi Sawtelle

    Housing Director

    Length of Employment at NVCSS: 20 Years
    NVCSS is committed to stabilizing people’s lives and helping them reach their potential. I’m happy to be a part of that effort through the development and management of affordable housing.
    I was born and raised in Shasta County, leaving only to finish college before returning to the north state. My husband and I have been married since college and we have four boys who grew into amazing young men. Our family has increased in size with two granddaughters. My husband and I hike and canoe occasionally and I enjoy reading whenever I get the time.

  • Amy Diamantine

    Regional Assistant Director

    Length of Employment at NVCSS: 3 Years
    I have a passion for helping and supporting our community members. By building a strong, connected community I believe we can create a foundation of growth, love and compassion with and for one another. Service to others is the key to building this foundation and NVCSS exemplifies this philosophy.

    I have lived in Shasta County for 13 years with my husband and 2 daughters. I hold a license in Marriage and Family Therapy and began my career in counseling psychology in 2010. I am originally from the Bay Area, and come from a large family where roots run deep in the San Francisco and Oakland areas. However, I have grown to feel Shasta County is truly my home. I spend my time enjoying the summers of Redding at the lake and spending time with my family on the many trails that line the river.


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