Cheryl Treadwell has over 22 years of career experience working at the Department of Social Services in the Children and Family Services Division, on several programs and initiatives that impact providers, resource families, foster youth and tribes. In April of 2021, she was appointed the Chief of the Safety, Prevention and Early Intervention Branch which is organized to focus the State efforts on the front end of the child welfare system’s continuum built on prevention framework. Her education spans both the social work and legal field along with her extensive experience working in the community and in the human services for more than 30 years.
Cheryl has worked closely on several initiatives over the years such as wraparound, systems integration, advancing the developmental screening of all young children, working with tribes and implemented California’s first federal child welfare waiver demonstration project. She is the proud mother of three wonderful adult children, fraternal twins Zeric and Genesis, age 38 and Elijah, age 27 who are the impetus behind her work in the human services field and her commitment to serve the underserved and less fortunate. She has experience as a foster and adoptive parent and continues to be strong advocate for persons with intellectual disabilities, volunteers in her community and church, and loves to hike.