Today’s Youth Matter

The West Contra Costa Youth Services Bureau has been a faithful and vital partner in the Mission of Today’s Youth Matter. Leading together we are working to change the life trajectory of youth and families instilling resilience and support. As a result, they can overcome challenges and experience a life of hope and thriving to […]

Diana Becton

District Attorney Contra Costa County District Attorney Diana Becton has spent most of her professional career as a judge, lawyer, and manager. In 2017, she was sworn in as the 25th District Attorney for Contra Costa County. Following her appointment from the Board of Supervisors, she was elected to the position in June 2018. District […]

Bisa French

Police Chief Bisa French began her career with the Richmond Police Department in 1998. As a young officer, she formed meaningful relationships with community members as a Community Policing Officer, Field Training Officer, and Bicycle Patrol Officer. She then worked as a Detective in the Property Crimes Unit and Family Services Unit, where she found […]

Kim Catanzano

My name is Kim Catanzano, Executive Director for the Contra Costa Youth Service Bureau.  I am thrilled to have joined the CCYSB family in January 2020.  This position has come to me as an answer to many prayers to be placed exactly where I am needed using my leadership and social work skills.  I had […]

Jackie Marston

Jackie Marston was a high school teacher in Oakland for 30 years. After retiring she served as a new teacher Support/Coach for Oakland Unified School District from 2015-2018. Throughout her career she has multiple skills to students, such as photography, crafts, jewelry, apparel design & production, 9th-grade intervention, mindfulness, small business ownership & management, senior […]

Helen Kearns

17 years of employment with Contra Costa Behavioral Health. Retired in 2019 as Chief of Operations overseeing contracts for all nonprofit organizations.

Jeri Cohen

Jeri Cohen is the former coordinator of Families In Transition, a program serving the needs and supporting the legal rights of homeless families, children and youth in the WCCUSD. Jeri served in this position for over 15 years. Following her retirement from WCCUSD she was a consultant with the US Department of Education on homeless […]

John Ziesenhenne

John Ziesenhenne was born and raised in Richmond, Graduated from Harry Ells High School, Contra Costa College and U.C. Berkeley. Elected to the Richmond City Council in 1981 and served until 1993. He is an insurance broker and owner of M.A. Hays Co. in Richmond. A volunteer on numerous nonprofits in Richmond as well as […]