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Noe of Sonoma Human Services wins Forty Under 40 award

Notable Quote: “I am described as an innovative leader who works tirelessly to assure all community members have the opportunities and services they need to be successful.”

Other things about me...

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The Human Services Department offers a range of professional development courses and a mentor program. I am participating in the mentor program this year both as a mentor and mentee. I also provide my staff opportunities to connect outside of our regular work duties via lunch, hikes and after work happy hours. Currently, the county is experiencing staff reductions. Due to the reductions, last year, two positions were eliminated from my team. The reductions were very challenging for my team. I led a transparent process with good communication to support the morale of my staff during this time. In addition, our department leadership prioritizes transparency and communication to create an environment where it is possible to regroup and make progress after such a challenging event.

Quick Takes

First job

Pizza place in the mall- Villa Pizza! My husband got me the job. We were friends in high school.

Favorite book

“The Story of B” by Daniel Quinn

Favorite movie

“Wild- Modern;””A River Runs Through It” Historic

Favorite after-work drink

Glass of Sonoma County pnot noir

Last vacation

Ski trip to Lake Tahoe

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