Board of Directors

Board of Directors 2018-07-16T16:08:43+00:00
  • Dan Ghidinelli

    Chairman

    Occupation: Retired CPA
    Term of Service: 2014-Present
    Why do you choose to be on the NVCSS Board of Directors: I believe in the mission and feel that NVCSS is the foremost organization in the north state in meeting the needs of our community. I hope that my CPA/consulting experience would be of benefit to the board.
    I have three children and four grandchildren – with two more on the way. I enjoy traveling throughout the USA, Canada and Europe, along with fly fishing and golf.

  • Kim Niemer

    Vice President

    Occupation: Director of Community Services, City of Redding
    Term of Service: 2008-Present
    Why do you choose to be on the NVCSS Board of Directors? To be part of the work of NVCSS, which helps those who may be experiencing difficult times in many different ways and environments. I’m proud to support an organization and staff committed to serving our communities with love and competence.
    I am married with two children. We are an active family and enjoy Redding’s wonderful parks and trails, as well as traveling to other interesting places. We are members of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Redding.

  • Jeanne Tomascheski

    Occupation: Forester
    Term of Service: 2013-Present
    Why do you choose to be on the NVCSS Board of Directors: I have served on the St. Joseph School Board and the NVCSS Advisory Board and I wanted to continue to be involved in Catholic charities in our area, which provide so many wonderful programs and services in our community.
    I have been involved in forestry education and Catholic education in the north state for the past 30 years. With my husband Dan, we have three children and enjoy snow skiing, hiking and traveling to Hawaii. Recently, Dan and I have visited Italy, France and Spain. We are looking forward to visiting Cuba in the near future.

  • Scott Shoffner

    Occupation: Commercial Producer for George Petersen Insurance Agency
    Term of Service: 2013-Present
    Why do you choose to be on the NVCSS Board of Directors: I choose to be a part of NVCSS because uniquely it possesses many levels of assistance spanning so many different needs demographically within the North State. The staff at NVCSS is really what drives the success of the programs offered by the agency. I am honored to be a part of an organization whose staff possess so much drive, passion and ability to make each program function properly in order to assist those who are in need.
    I am a 5th generation Shasta County Native. I have been married to Bridgit Coughlin Shoffner for twenty great years. We are blessed with 11 year old twins, Luke and Thea who attend St. Joseph School in Redding. Our life involves all of their many activities from sports to music. We enjoy spending time traveling, hiking and backpacking in the beautiful surroundings available to us in the North State.

  • Marge Remedios

    Occupation: Retired Chiropractic Assistant / Office Manager
    Term of Service: 1999-Present
    Why do you choose to be on the NVCSS Board of Directors: I believe in the mission of NVCSS and the scope of work they do. I love being a part of and helping direct the course of service to our community.
    I am a mother of four and grandmother to six. I have traveled around the world, have extended family in India, Africa, Europe, Canada and Australia. I am a Eucharistic Minister at Our Lady of Mercy and member of the CASA Regional Board. I also love to bake and create yummy treats.

  • Sandy Pope

    Occupation: Retired Escrow Supervisor, First American Title Company
    Term of Service: 1996-Present
    Why do you choose to be on the NVCSS Board of Directors: The rate of success of the programs that NVCSS offers to their clientele and our community. NVCSS’s record of dedication and commitment of reaching their goals of positively changing the lives of their clientele and people in our community is exceptional. The care and concern of the staff, board members and volunteers are genuine.
    My husband Jim, retired Shasta County Sheriff, and I enjoy family, friends, church, reading and traveling. So far I have traveled to Europe, the Far East, Israel, the Caribbean, Costa Rica and Mexico. In 2015 we took a one week cruise of the Alaska Inland Passage and a one week land tour of Alaska. We are now planning a trip to several of our Western states.

  • Jill Letendre

    Occupation: District Manager, US Bank
    Term of Service: 2012-Present
    Why do you choose to be on the NVCSS Board of Directors: I choose to be on the NVCSS Board because I feel that the agency makes a significant impact in the community, is strategic and the individuals care very deeply about doing the most good.
    I have a husband in law enforcement and two girls. I enjoy running in my free time, especially with friends.

  • John Kenny

    Occupation: Attorney
    Term of Service: 1986-Present
    Why do you choose to be on the NVCSS Board of Directors: To contribute in a small way through an organization that does so much for our community.
    I enjoy participating in outdoor and family activities. My wife and I have four sons and 10 grandchildren.

  • Dr. David Gasman

    Occupation: Retired Psychiatrist and Current Deacon at St. Joseph Parish
    Term of Service: 1988-Present
    President from 1988-2014
    Why do you choose to be on the NVCSS Board of Directors: It expresses my diaconal commitment of service to others.
    My wife Kate and I have six married children and 18 grandchildren. I have been an ordained deacon since June of 1981.

  • Jim Wayne

    Occupation: Retired
    Term of Service: 2009-Present
    Why do you choose to be on the NVCSS Board of Directors? I believe in the mission and the future of the agency.
    I am a retired healthcare marketing and sales executive. I have two sons and two grandchildren. I grew up in Oakland and enjoy watching baseball.

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