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Leadership Team

Cathy Wyatt, LCSW
Executive Director
NVCSS Employee since 2008

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 been married for over 10 years and have an adult son who lives in Davis.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
NVCSS Employee since 1991

NVCSS has provided me with unlimited potential.

My wife and I have been married for more than 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
NVCSS Employee since 2005

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

NVCSS Employee since 2001

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

NVCSS Employee since 1996

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 and a grandson. My husband and I hike and canoe occasionally and I enjoy reading whenever I get the time.


Amy Diamantine
Regional Assistant Director
Photo coming soon!

NVCSS Employee since 2014

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.