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 define 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
Terence P. Mulligan - President

Terence P. Mulligan
President
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Sandy Fasold, CPA - Chief Financial Officer

Sandy Fasold, CPA
Chief Financial Officer
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Julia DeNatale - Vice President of Community Impact

Julia DeNatale
Vice President of Community Impact
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Rejane Brito - Senior Director, Programs & Philanthropy

Rejane Brito
Senior Director, Programs & Philanthropy
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Ellen Drayton - Director of Scholarships and Knowledge Management

Ellen Drayton
Director of Scholarships and Knowledge Management
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Luz Casillas-Del Rosario - Finance and Human Resources (HR) Manager

Luz Casillas-Del Rosario
Finance and Human Resources (HR) Manager
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Paige Pedri - Communications Manager

Paige Pedri
Communications Manager
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Lupe Reyes - Grants Manager

Lupe Reyes
Grants Manager
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Sara Gaspar - Administrative Associate

Sara Gaspar
Administrative Associate
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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.

Dawnine Dyer - Chair

Dawnine Dyer
Chair
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Pete Richmond - Co-Vice Chair

Pete Richmond
Co-Vice Chair
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Pablo Zatarain - Co-Vice Chair

Pablo Zatarain
Co-Vice Chair

Liz Christensen - Treasurer

Liz Christensen
Treasurer
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Erika Lubensky - Secretary

Erika Lubensky
Secretary
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Maira Ayala - Director

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

Colleen Chappellet, Ph.D.
Director
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Maria Cisneros - Director

Maria Cisneros
Director

Kevin Corley - Director

Kevin Corley
Director
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Bob Fiddaman - Dierctor

Bob Fiddaman
Dierctor
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Manbin Khaira Monteverdi - Director

Manbin Khaira Monteverdi
Director

Indira Lopez-Jones - Director

Indira Lopez-Jones
Director

Ed Matovcik - Director

Ed Matovcik
Director
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Robert Murphy - Director

Robert Murphy
Director
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Dave Whitmer - Director

Dave Whitmer
Director
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Committees

Community Programs & Grants:

Pablo Zatarain, Chair
Maria Cisneros
MaryAnn Cleary
Maya Dalla Valle
Dawnine Dyer
Marlena Garcia
Heidi Holzhauer
Indira Lopez-Jones
Ed Matovcik
Manbin Khaira Monteverdi
Janelle Sellick
Dave Whitmer

Finance:

Liz Christensen, Chair
Meaghan Becker
Douglas Carlson
Dawnine Dyer
Russ Joy
Bob Muh
Robert Murphy
David Safer

Governance:

Erika Lubensky, Chair
Maira Ayala
Kevin Corley
Dawnine Dyer
Bob Fiddaman

Marketing & Asset Development:

Pete Richmond, Chair
Jennifer Byram
Colleen Chappellet
Dawnine Dyer
Elaine Jones
Paul Leary
Patricia Oro
Tori Williams

Stewardship:

Dawnine Dyer, Chair
Greg Bennett
Susan Boeschen
Lauren Galbraith
Dave Gaw
Michael Holman
Heidi Holzhauer
Kris Jaeger
Jennifer Morse
Richard Pastcan, M.D.
Laura Srebro
Mary Stuard
Carry Thacher
Pablo Zatarain

General Scholarship Selection:

Deborah Claymon, Chair

Cassidy Nolan
Fernando Espinoza
Katrin Ciaffa
Citlali Montanez

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