It is only through diversity that we can achieve unity.
Chief Robert Paoletti – Chairman of the Board
Chief Robert Paoletti began his law enforcement career with the Stockton Police Department in 1993. He worked his way up the ranks and became Captain in 2008, where he served until his appointment as the Redding Police Chief in November 2011. As Chief of the Redding Police Department, Chief Paoletti leads a staff of 102 sworn officers and 52 civilian professional staff, with an annual budget of nearly 26 million dollars. Chief Paoletti has concurrently served in the California Army National Guard since 1990. He graduated from Officer Candidate School and was commissioned in 1994. He has twice served tours as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom with the 49th Military Police Brigade, training the Iraqi Police Forces. He is the recipient of numerous awards and commendations, including two Bronze Star Medals. He is currently assigned as the commander of the 49th Military Police Brigade and a student at the United States Army War College. Chief Paoletti has been married to his wife, Michelle, for over 20 years. They have three children: Jarrett is in the US Air Force, Haleigh is a student at Simpson University, and Nicolas is a student at Shasta College. They spend their summers wakeboarding on Lake Shasta.
Kimberly Johnson – Chief Executive Officer
Kimberly’s first love is her family. She and her husband have five children, aged two to eight. When she isn’t “attempting” to create a homestead or using her chainsaw, she is passionate about family, social justice, and seeing business, government, and non-profits unite to see great global change. She has worked in the non-profit world since 2008, both in the United States and in 15 nations around the world.
District Attorney Stephanie Bridgett – Secretary
District Attorney Bridgett has worked for the Shasta County District Attorney's office for 15 years. She carries with her an incredibly focused, thorough, and well-thought-out perspective on anything she puts her time to. Her dedication to our community is only surpassed by her dedication to her family. When she isn’t running an office, championing her team, or equipping our community, she and her husband, CHP Sergeant Sean Bridgett, can be found on the sidelines of baseball and flag football games with her four children, and spending time camping and exploring our beautiful outdoors!
Erin Resner – Treasurer
Erin has been married over a decade to her husband, Chris, and together they’re the proud parents of two boys and a baby girl. Erin is the co-owner of the local Dutch Bros. Coffee franchise and pours much of her free time and resources into non-profits in the area focused on families, women, and at-risk children. Erin has run one full marathon, plans to run another in the fall, and will one day fulfill her dream of running an ultramarathon…50 miles!
Sheriff Tom Bosenko
Tom Bosenko is the 21st Elected Sheriff of Shasta County, overseeing over 200 employees, more than 400 volunteers, jail and work programs, and providing for the public safety of the citizens of Shasta County extending over 3,850 sq. miles. He was first elected in 2006. Sheriff Bosenko has over 38 years of active, progressive experience with the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office. He has worked in nearly every division of the Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Bosenko is actively involved in the community and with many community service organizations on a personal level. He also serves as a board member on several local, state, and federal organizations. Tom Bosenko has been married to his high school sweetheart, Louann, for over 35 years. Louann is a registered nurse. They have two wonderful daughters.
Chief Mike Johnson
Chief Johnson has been a police officer for 21 years. The first 11 of those years were spent with the Eureka Police Department. While Chief Johnson worked for the Eureka Police Department, he served as one of the original Problem Oriented Policing officers, as well as an evidence technician and a canine officer before being promoted to sergeant in December 2001. Chief Johnson left Eureka in 2007 to serve as police chief for Ione Police Department. Chief Johnson became the Chief of the Anderson Police Department in 2012.
Dianna Wagner, MS, LMFT
Dianna is a proud mother of three children and stays very active cheering them on at track, basketball, football, cross country, and cheerleading. Dianna is passionate about serving children and families and believes that every child can have a voice. She began this work in 1997 at a non-profit here in Shasta County that serves children with mental health issues from throughout the state. She now enjoys working for the Health and Human Services Agency where as she serves the children and families here in Shasta County. She believes in a multidisciplinary integrated approach to her work so that all perspectives are considered to best meet the needs of those we serve.
Mr. Germano has been the CEO of Shasta Community Health Center since 1992 and has over 27 years of healthcare management experience. He holds a Master’s degree in Health Care Administration and is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. Mr. Germano has overseen expansion of the health center over the last 20 years, with particularly extensive growth during the last 10 years. Mr. Germano oversees care to 40,000 unduplicated patients, providing over 130,000 visits a year in a multi-specialty type practice that includes mental health and dental. Over 92% of patients served live below the federal poverty line.
Our Founding committee
Deputy District Attorney Sarah Murphy – Co-Founder
Sarah has worked for the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office as a deputy district attorney for seven years. She is currently assigned to the sexual assault and physical child abuse unit. When she isn’t prosecuting cases, you can find her camping, hiking, and trying to wrangle her three not-so-calm dogs, two tame mules, and three wild horses!
Investigator Mike DiMatteo
Mike is an Investigator with the Redding Police Department; he is currently assigned to investigate child abuse and sexual assault cases. Mike has been an officer for over 15 years, where he has worked numerous assignments, including traffic, field training officer, force options instructor, and hostage negotiations. Mike started his career with the California Highway Patrol, assigned to the San Jose area office. He was born and raised in Redding, California. He is married with two awesome children. Mike enjoys spending time outdoors with his family!
Corporal Elizabeth Harris
Liz has been a police officer for 18 years, 12 of those in Redding. She most recently spent four years in the investigations division of the Redding Police Department, investigating crimes against children and sexual assault cases before being promoted to Corporal. Liz is married to the love of her life and spends her free time boating on Shasta Lake, kayaking, and hiking in beautiful Northern California.
Senior Victims Advocate Deborah Heide
Deborah Heide has worked for the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office for over 18 years. She is a Senior Victim Advocate and currently leads a team in supporting victims of crime in Shasta County. She provided input regarding what agencies should be co-located in the family justice center from a victim perspective and helped initiate Shasta County’s chapter of VOICES, a survivor support group that brings awareness to the community about family violence. Outside of work, you can find her having fun in the sun kayaking the local Shasta County lakes with her four-legged furry babies.
Sean Dugan, MD
Dr. Dugan is a board certified pediatrician who focuses on child abuse and adolescent medicine. He works at both Shasta Community Health Center and Mercy Medical Center. Dr. Dugan grew up in Hawaii and moved to the North State five years ago. He recently helped to develop a child abuse medical protocol that has already proven effective. He and his wife have four kids under the age of five!
Cindy Lane, MSW
Cindy has a Master’s Degree in Social Work and has worked at Shasta County HHSA Children’s Services for the past 10 years. She started as a Senior Social Worker investigating child abuse and is currently the Program Manager of prevention programs, the child abuse hotline, and investigations. When she is not at work she enjoys cooking, reading, and spending time with her family.
Detective Chris Edwards
Detective Edwards has been in law enforcement for 14 years, working custody, patrol, and investigations. He is currently a Detective with the Shasta County Major Crimes Unit. Chris is married and has a 6-year-old son who he spends most of his time with when he is not at work. He loves the outdoors and has a passion for steelhead fishing in particular. His primary goal in life is to raise his son to be respectful, to understand there is someone upstairs, and to be the best he can be.
Drew Coffman has been working full-time in the field of media for the last decade. He last worked as the Director of Media for a non-profit hub called the Underground Network, based in Tampa, Florida, where he led a team of graphic designers, videographers, and web developers. Drew moved with his wife, Kristine, to be a part of the Children’s Legacy Center, and he carries a wide variety of knowledge, from branding to websites to how to tell a story. He can be found exploring California with a camera in hand, taking pictures of the beauty of the west coast.
Kristine has spent the past eight years working with women in the sex industry as the Director of Outreach for a nonprofit based in Tampa, Florida. She has a degree in Human Services, and experience with implementing residential and addiction-based programs. She recently moved with her husband, Drew, to be a part of what is happening in Shasta County. On any given day, you can find her husband, her dog, and herself going for a walk at the Sundial Bridge or Whiskeytown National Park.