Head Of Adult Services Joins List Of County Employees Leaving Jobs After Recall Election

The recall of Shasta County Supervisor Leonard Moty earlier this year and the subsequent new majority on the board seems to have created an exodus of county department heads. The latest to fall is Director of Adult Services Paige Greene. Robin Bowman, Deputy Director of Adult Services is also leaving her job with her last day is Tuesday. Greene is the third department head to leave since the election. Matt Pontes left his job as County CEO and now works for Sierra Pacific. Health and Human Services Director Donnell Ewart also left his job. In May the board majority, led by Patrick Jones also fired Health Officer Dr. Karen Ramstrom, citing mask and vaccine requirements, and the counties reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic. Pat Minturn who retired as County Public Works Director in June is acting as the the Interim Executive Officer through January at a salary of $24,338 a month.