Management Team and Staff









                       Cheryl Paddack
                      Executive Director       
                     (ext. 228) Biography

“Now in our 40 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.”

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Ruthie Ament
Child Development Program Manager
(ext. 237)

“I am delighted to be part of an incredible team that ensures that each child’s developmental stages and needs are being met in a mindful and intentional way that achieves a culture of caring, competence, and excellence.”









                  Berta Campos-Anicetti
               Promotores Program Director
                              (ext. 227)

“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.”









                            Josh Reed
                    IT & Facilities Manager
                           (ext. 230)

“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.”  









                    Vanshika Nachnani
                      Director of Finance
                             (ext. 255)

“It is so rewarding to be part of a team that ensures the financial health of the Novato Youth Center.”









                            Kara Vernor
              Director of Operations Planning
                              (ext. 304)

“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.”