Martha Diepenbrock has a long history with the CCC and local corps programs going back to 1977. She served at the CCC’s Training Academy and the Humboldt, Tehama and Bollinger Canyon fire centers in the Corps' early days, then transferred to its Sacramento Headquarters to head up corpsmember recruitment, hiring and development in 1980.
Martha left the CCC in 1984 to assist with the development of youth corps programs nationally and returned to California after a year to serve as founding executive director of the Los Angeles Conservation Corps, where she worked until 1995. Martha then worked for a number of youth development initiatives and started a charter high school in Oakland, California.
In 2011, Martha was appointed by Governor Brown as the CCC's Director of Extenal Affairs.
She has a graduate degree in Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, and lives with her family in Davis.