Employment & Human Services Department Alternate

Katharine Mason, the newly appointed Interim Division Manager in Community Services Bureau (CSB), was recently appointed as an Alternate Commissioner to the First 5 Contra Costa Commission. Prior to coming to CSB, she worked in various non-profit organizations serving children and families, specifically at-risk or abused and neglected children. She has an undergraduate degree in Child Psychology and a graduate degree in Public Administration. Ms. Mason has worked for CSB since 2005. Before her recent appointment, she was responsible for agency compliance with State Child Development regulations and provided oversight for 19 childcare partnerships serving over 1000 children, which included monitoring and training partner staff to successfully implement CSB’s child care programs.