Management Team and Staff
We currently have 54 staff members, of which 34% are bilingual. Our staff work together in a collective, comprehensive way to provide the highest quality of services that meet the needs of Novato's youth and families. Meet our Management Team below by clicking on each name to learn more about them. Contact us by calling (415) 892-1643.
Education: Bachelor of Business Administration, Economics and Marketing
Joined the agency: 2008
“Now in our 37 years of serving the community, I am grateful to lead such a respected agency that helps thousands of youth and their families each year. I have a passion for ensuring that all youth have access to services so that they can be successful in school and in life.”
Education: Master of Public Health
Joined the agency: 1999
“I really enjoy working with immigrant youth and their families and am very familiar with the struggles and challenges that families face when moving to a new country.”
Education: Master of Arts in Education, California Multiple Subject Clear/CLAD Teaching Credential
Joined the agency: 2013
"I believe that students flourish in an environment that clearly defines its goals, holds all students and teachers to high expectations, and promotes problem solving, teamwork and creativity through activities that are challenging and fun."
Education: Master of Arts, Social Work
Joined the agency: 2007
“Born and raised in Novato, working at the Center has provided me an opportunity to give back to my hometown community. I’m proud of the fact that the NYC has a long history of bringing together key community partners to meet the emerging needs of the children and families in our community and to celebrate the unique strengths and talents of our youth.”
Education: Marin Business School graduate
Joined the agency: 1985
“I love working at the Novato Youth Center because we provide great services for the youth and families of Novato.
Education: Bachelor of Arts, Liberal Arts; K-12 Teaching Credential
Joined the agency: 1977
“It's exciting and rewarding to work at a place where the well-being of youth and families is at the heart of all we do. Every town should have a Novato Youth Center!”
Education: MA in Clinical Psychology
Joined the agency: Clinical Supervisor Aug 2010, Clinical Director Aug 2012" I am grateful to be part of a dedicated team of professionals who so enthusiastically strive to meet both the emotional and educational needs of children and families in our community."
Education: Bachelor of Arts, Psychology
Joined the agency: 2002
"I love watching children grow and thrive from our Babycare program all the way through the School Age program. I'm proud of the partnerships we have with our families and the community to provide a safe, nurturing and learning environment for our children."
Education: Bachelor of Science, Accounting; Master of Science, Banking and Finance
Joined the agency: 2009
“It’s so rewarding to be part of a team that ensures the financial health of the Novato Youth Center.”
Education: Associate of Arts
Joined the agency: 1996
“There is a real family here that makes for a comfortable environment for kids and parents. It is the combination of the sense of security, the fun and the help that is offered here that makes me proud to work at the Center.”
Education: MA in Psychology
Joined the agency: 2010
”I am excited to be a part of the Novato Youth Center and to work in collaboration with other great community organizations to support the health of teens and families by providing accessible and vital services."