“Cheryl’s vision and her energy and her skills as a leader were responsible for the merger,” explained Board member Jim Duckworth. “It wouldn’t have happened without her.”
Cheryl knew the need for services was great so she searched for a better way to serve the community. After running Novato Youth Center for ten years, Paddack oversaw its merger with another nonprofit, Novato Human Needs Center, and in 2018, North Marin Community Services was born.
With an annual budget that’s grown to $4.2 million , North Marin Community Services now serves 6,000 people a year, offering programs such as rent assistance, subsidized child care, mental health services and a food pantry.
Congratulation Cheryl on your KPIX Jefferson Award.