Regional Executive Director, Capital Region
Mary Sheppard is the regional executive director of the Capitol Region with oversight of behavioral health and foster care programs in Contra Costa, Placer, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Solano and Stanislaus Counties. Sheppard has over 20 years of child welfare experience and has held various related positions, including family therapist, social worker practitioner for family reunification efforts and wraparound family specialist. Before joining the agency, Sheppard worked for the California Department of Social Services in the Children and Family Services Division and oversaw the implementation of all child welfare services programming, including integrating child welfare and behavioral health. Sheppard is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and received a bachelor’s degree in Integral Liberal Arts from St. Mary’s College of California and a master’s degree in Social Work from California State University, Sacramento.