Recruitment Team

Pamela Derby

Manager/Executive Recruiter

Pam Derby has over 25 years of experience in managing public relations and client services in both the public and private sector. Since joining CPS HR Executive Search in 2003, she has managed a wide range of recruitments for state, city, county and special district executives including city manager, assistant and deputy city manager, executive director, general manager, police chief, fire chief, community and economic development director, human resource director, finance director, public works director, registrar of voters, library director, and director of information technology in addition to specialized support positions. Prior to joining CPS HR Executive Search, Ms. Derby served as the Aide to the Yuba County Board of Supervisors serving as the Board’s liaison to County Department Heads, the community, and the media. Previous to her local government service, Ms. Derby served in the private sector and with several non-profit lobbying associations where she was responsible for the management of several large consumer groups.

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Director of Human Resources/Risk Management
Skagit County, WA

Bonnie Haley

Skagit County, WA has selected Bonnie Haley to assume the role of Director of Human Resources/Risk Management. Ms. Haley comes to the County previously serving as the Director of Human Resources, Risk Management, Finance and Operations for La Conner School District. Ms. Haley brings close to 20 years of Human Resources experience. She will begin in her role on March 22, 2021.

County Counsel
County of Ventura, CA

Tiffany North

County of Ventura, CA has selected Tiffany North to assume the role of County Counsel. Ms. Wood comes to the County previously serving as the Assistant County Counsel for the County of Riverside, where she helped to lead 84 deputy attorneys and staff in four offices throughout the County with an annual departmental budget of approximately $16 million. She will begin in her role on April 21, 2021.

Executive Director
Santa Clara County Housing Authority (SCCHA)

Preston Prince

Santa Clara County Housing Authority has selected Preston Prince to assume the role of Executive Director. Mr. Prince previously served as executive director and CEO of the Fresno Housing Authority where he helped lead successful homeless programs, established positive partnerships with community organizations and residential developers, and prioritized transparency and ethics. He will start in his role on April 30, 2021.

City Manager
City of Marysville, CA

Jim Schaad

City of Marysville has selected Jim Schaad to assume the role of City Manager. For the past 18 years, Mr. Schaad has served in progressively responsible roles with the City of Fresno, culminating in his final role with the City as Assistant City Manager for the past 2.5 years. Prior to his service with Fresno, Mr. Schaad spent 16 years providing management and technical leadership with private sector manufacturing companies. He will begin in his role on March 1, 2021.

Finance and Operations Director
First 5 Contra Costa

Sandra Dalida

First 5 Contra Costa has selected Sandra Dalida to assume the role of Finance and Operations Director. Ms. Dalida most recently served as the Deputy Director, Juvenile Probation Department for the City and County of San Francisco. She will begin in her role on January 19, 2021.