Cheryl Paddack, Chief Executive Officer

Cheryl Paddack has dedicated her career to advocate for critical causes such as anti-poverty, human services, independence for the visually impaired, energy efficient products and services, and environmental clean-up. She has worked in Marin County since 2001 after emigrating from Canada. For the past 11 years, she has led efforts in North Marin to ensure that underserved populations have access to vital services such as mental health, scholarships for preschool and affordable childcare, youth enrichment programs, a weekly food pantry and access to nutritious food, and rental and employment assistance. Cheryl is currently the Chief Executive Officer of North Marin Community Services, and led the merger efforts between the Novato Youth Center and Novato Human Needs Center. The organization delivers an array of human services to 6,000 people in need per year. Prior to this, she served for nine years as the Executive Director of the Novato Youth Center, seven years with Guide Dogs for the Blind/San Rafael, and in Canada with BC Hydro Power Smart. Cheryl strives for excellence in operations and programs and has received prestigious awards such as the KPIX Jefferson Award/January 2020, Excellence in Leadership 2018/CVNL’s Heart of Marin, Pivotal People, Novato Proud/Sept 2017. Large Business of the Year and Spirit of Marin. She is a strong believer in collaborative relationships and actively serves on public and private sector committees: Nonprofits Insurance Alliance of California, Marin Child Development Directors Collaborative, Healthy Novato Initiative, and Novato Chamber of Commerce Non-Profit Day Moderator since 2010. Cheryl holds a Bachelor of Business Administration, with a double major in Marketing and Economics. She resides in Novato with her family, and is a dual citizen of the U.S. and Canada.


Creating Hope: Overview of NorthMarin Community Services
Be the Change interview with Novato Friday Night Live, Healthy Novato Project

Merger Luncheon Celebration, Feb 15, 2018
Freaky Friday Halloween fundraiser, Oct 20, 2017