Get to know us

Leadership matters. Our Board and staff are completely dedicated to the people and causes of Napa Valley and represent communities from American Canyon to Calistoga. They share skills, perspectives, and the collaborative spirit that defines our Napa Valley diversity. We look forward to working with you.

Meet our staff

You don’t have to donate to call us! We’re here to grow philanthropy in Napa County, so we’re always pleased to hear from you — even if your plans don’t involve NVCF. Let us help you:

  • connect to a community of givers
  • discover great programs that are working on causes you care about
  • learn about issues that the charitable sector is tackling
Rejane Brito - Director of Programs and Philanthropic Engagement

Rejane Brito
Director of Programs and Philanthropic Engagement
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Luz Casillas-Del Rosario - Finance and Development Associate

Luz Casillas-Del Rosario
Finance and Development Associate
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Julia DeNatale - Vice President of Community Impact

Julia DeNatale
Vice President of Community Impact
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Ellen Drayton - Scholarships and Knowledge Manager

Ellen Drayton
Scholarships and Knowledge Manager
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Sandy Fasold, CPA - Chief Financial Officer

Sandy Fasold, CPA
Chief Financial Officer
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Guadalupe Hernandez - Programs and Philanthropic Engagement Associate

Guadalupe Hernandez
Programs and Philanthropic Engagement Associate
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Terence P. Mulligan - President

Terence P. Mulligan
President
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Nicholle Peterson - Office and Property Manager

Nicholle Peterson
Office and Property Manager
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Meet our Board

Made up of dedicated leaders from throughout Napa County, our Board of Directors governs the Community Foundation, sets policy, and makes final grant decisions. All members are volunteers serving a maximum of six years and bring diverse backgrounds, skills, and insights to the Board.

Heidi A. Holzhauer - Chair

Heidi A. Holzhauer
Chair
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Ed Matovcik - Co-Vice Chair

Ed Matovcik
Co-Vice Chair
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Dave Whitmer - Co-Vice Chair

Dave Whitmer
Co-Vice Chair
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Robert Murphy - Treasurer

Robert Murphy
Treasurer
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Maira Ayala - Board Secretary

Maira Ayala
Board Secretary
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Colleen Chappellet, Ph.D. - Director

Colleen Chappellet, Ph.D.
Director
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Liz Christensen - Director

Liz Christensen
Director
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Staff Member

Kevin Corley
Director
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Dawnine Dyer - Director

Dawnine Dyer
Director
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Bob Fiddaman - Director

Bob Fiddaman
Director
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Erika Lubensky - Director

Erika Lubensky
Director
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Tom McBroom - Director

Tom McBroom
Director
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Richard Pastcan, M.D. - Director

Richard Pastcan, M.D.
Director
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Pete Richmond - Director

Pete Richmond
Director
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Committees

Community Programs & Grants:

Ed Matovcik, Chair
Hugo Corro
Dawnine Dyer
Bob Fiddaman
Marlena Garcia
Heidi Holzhauer
Dana Johnson
Will Marcencia
Manbin Khaira Monteverdi
Molly Moran Williams
Loraine Stuart
Carry Thacher
Pablo Zatarain

Finance:

Robert Murphy, Chair
Liz Christensen
Heidi Holzhauer
Rick Jones
Kent Kuhlman
Tom McBroom
Janelle Sellick
Laura Webb

Governance:

Maira Ayala, Chair
Heidi Holzhauer
Erika Lubensky

Marketing & Asset Development:

Dave Whitmer, Chair
Jennifer Byram
Colleen Chappellet
Heidi Holzhauer
Elaine Jones
Blair Lambert
Pete Richmond
Merle Sloss-Smith
Nena Talcott
Tori Williams

Stewardship:

Heidi Holzhauer, Chair
Greg Bennett
Susan Boeschen
Philip Feldman
Dave Gaw
Kent Imrie
Kris Jaeger
Ed Matovcik
Jennifer Morse
Mary Stuard

General Scholarship Selection:

Joseph Carrillo
Deborah Claymon
Hugo Corro
Marian Lever
Dell Pratt

What is a Community Foundation?

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