August 1, 2015


The Advisory Board for Somos Napa – We Are Napa meets quarterly. Okay, sometimes we meet by email. At any rate, we agree that formal meetings should be kept to a minimum and are more fun in homes with wifi, food, and comfy sofas.

Debbie Alter-Starr
Director, Somos Napa – We Are Napa

Mari Martinez



Felix Bedolla
Project Manager/ Ethnic Services Manager
Mental Health Division, Napa County Health and Human Services Administration

Cynthia Dempsey
Executive Director, Cybermill Technology Center

Lola M. Cornish-Nickens
Resource & Referral Program Manager, Community Resources for Children

Joelle Gallagher
Executive Director, Cope Family Center

Marlena Garcia
Program Director, ParentsCAN

Michele Grupe
Associate Director, Cope Family Center.

Ednha Landin
Recent, past Co-Editor of Somos Napa in Spanish

Ann Leach
Napa Valley College student and parent

Laura Masters
Learning Specialist, The Masters Company for Learning

Ligia Navarrete

Andy Starr

Chris Templeton
President, Influence Interactive and Health Care

Josefina Tenorio
Outreach Specialist for Migrant Education

Professional Advisors
These individuals advise us on their areas of expertise

Julia Allen, Designer and Owner of F O L I A Design
Dan Peters, Phd, Psychologist.
Victoria Morgese MD, Pediatrician.
Frances Ortiz-Chávez, NVUSD Board of Trustees
Nicole Rosentiel, Marketing Director for Napa Valley Hospice and Adult Day Services
Jeff Vander Clute , Thrive Napa Valley


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