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Leadership Napa Valley Announces 2022-2023 Board of Directors and Class 35

September 18, 2022 8:39 AM | Anonymous

Leadership Napa Valley (LNV) announces its 2022-2023 Board of Directors:
The Executive Committee includes President Molly Rattigan (Class 31), Deputy City Manager, City of Napa; Vice President Jessica Penman (Class 32), President and CEO, Truckee Chamber of Commerce; Secretary Natalie Griffin Scott (Class 32), Development Director, Napa Humane; Treasurer Katarina Mezeiova (Class 31), Director of Finance, The Westin Verasa Napa; and Past President Danielle Barreca (Class 29), Hedgerow Property Management.

The Board welcomes new members Miryam Chae (Class 31), Hess Persson Estates; Kristin Miller (Class 26), Corporate Social Responsibility Consultant; Isly San Pedro (34), Retired; Chuck Dell’Ario (Class 34), Attorney; Cristian Maldonado (Class 34), Trini's Catering.
The Board expresses its gratitude to members retiring from the Board: Kathy Glass (Class 28), Carolyn Hamilton (Class 33), Matthew Garcia (Class 33), Peg Maddocks (Class 31), Jocelyn Hoar (Class 27) and Jeremy Mostafanejad (Class 32).

Class 35 began September 9, and LNV is pleased to announce the selected class participants:
Mimi Adams, Operations Manager, Napa Farmers Market
Erica Ahmann Smithies, Public Works Director, City of American Canyon
Natalie Aliga, Vice President & Community Relations Bay Area Market Manager, Citi Bank
Bruce Barge, Principal Bruce, Barge Coaching and Consulting
Janette Brooks, VP Lead Fiduciary Officer, Wells Fargo Private Bank
Jen Cantrell, Staff Service Analyst II, County of Napa Health & Human Services Agency
Alison Christianson, Realtor, Keller Williams Napa Valley
Harold Collins, Nursing Coordinator, Napa State Hospital
Stephen Corley, Principal, SA Corley & Co
Emily Darlington, Early Learning Programs Manager, First 5 Napa County
Kelly Engel, Financial Advisor, Morgan Stanley
Alberto Esqueda, Senior Program Planner – Administrator, NVTA
Amanda Frances Fisher, Director of Resource Development, Boys and Girls Club
Liz Habkirk, Assistant City Manager, City of Napa
Ervin Hechavarria, Realtor, Coldwell Banker
Benjamin Horne, Deputy Director, Union Square Alliance
Kecia Lind, Deputy District Attorney, Napa County District Attorney's Office
Jenny Lockwood, Business Office Manager, Aegis of Napa
Donald Maiden, Lieutenant, Napa Sheriff's Office
Wahu Oseso, Pharmacy Intern, Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy
Josephine Palacios, Financial Advisor, Edward Jones
Jesse Ramer, Member Relations and Education Manager, Napa Valley Vintners
Heather Ruiz, Director of Human Resources, City of Napa
Jonathan Schellin, Procurement & Program Specialist, City of Benicia
Hayden Sims, Events and Membership Manager, Calistoga Chamber of Commerce
Stephanie Solberg, Principal, SCS Consulting
Ryan Stetins, Owner, Compline Restaurant and Wine Bar
Brian Voynick, Performance Marketing Manager, Global CRM, Uber, Inc.
Etta Williams, Director of Advancement, Blue Oak School
Pablo Zatarain, Executive Director, Napa Fair Housing

About Leadership Napa Valley
Now starting its 35th year, LNV began in 1987. The program annually selects class members from a diverse cross-section of Napa Valley applicants. During the nine-month program, class members develop leadership skills, learn teamwork, and experience the many different pieces, from government to nonprofits that make Napa County such a special place to live. In the practicum portion of the program, they work in teams to develop meaningful projects intended to have a lasting positive impact on the community. Award winning, LNV is recognized as one of the best leadership training experiences in the county. To date, more than 800 people have graduated from the program with a deeper commitment to making Napa Valley a better place to live, work and grow. Former Napa City Mayor, Jill Techel, has been the program director since 1996 and continues to evolve the program with current leadership tools and experiences. LNV is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that relies on support from community. To find out more about how to get involved, visit

Applications for Class 36 will be available February 2023, please contact for more information.


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