Board of Directors

The Napa Valley College Foundation is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. These community members who invest in the college, generate donations and govern the Foundation bring with them a diverse background. This varied combination of members is one of the foremost strengths of the Foundation. Board members serve a three-year term and meet quarterly throughout the year, as well as serve on committees.

Bill Hardy Diane Benfield Michael Weis Tom LeMasters, Exec. Vice President & CFO, The Bank of Napa


Vice President 




Bill Hardy,
Retired Attorney

Diane Benfield,      IT Norcal Mutual Insurance

Michael Weis,
Groth Vineyards      & Winery

Tom LeMasters,
The Bank of Napa




Lou Garcia

Bill Baker,            Emeritus Vice President, University of CA System 


Linda Butterwick, Realtor, Wine Country Group



Bruce Cakebread*, President, Cakebread Cellars 

Lou Garcia,
Hall Wines

John Heflebower, Financial Advisor, Merrill Lynch

Carole Kelly Erik Lawrence

John Heflebower,
Financial Advisor, Merrill Lynch

John L. Johnson,
Real Estate Development Consultant

Carole D. Kelly,
Health Consultant

Erik W. Lawrence, Attorney, Gaw Van Male, APC

Kathleen Lucier, NVC adjunct professor Chad Meyer Michael Murphy, Attorney, Murphy Logan Bardwell & Loomis

Kathleen Lucier*,
NVC Adjunct


Gerardo Martin,
Financial Advisor, Waddell & Reed


Chad Meyer,
G.M.W., Inc./CEO


J. Michael Murphy,
Attorney, Murphy, Logan & Bardwell, PLC

Penny Pawl
Community Leader




Alfredo Pedroza,
Assistant VP, Mechanics Bank, Napa,
Councilmember, City of Napa, 2012-current


Margo Perez-Bruhn, Independent Creative Director/Designer/   Marketing & Sales Development




Tom Schrette,
Schrette Insurance





Laura Wintz, CPA,
G&J Seiberlich & Co., LLP







*Asterisk denotes past presidents

Campus Representatives:
Dr. Ronald Kraft, President/Superintendent
Mary Salceda, Faculty, Counselor CalWORKS

Honorary Board Members
Ronald D. Kraft, Ph.D.
Congressman Mike Thompson
Mr. Dick Vermeil

Emeritus Past Presidents
Judge Wm. L. Blanckenburg (dec.)  (1968-69)
Mr. Peter Chiarella (1994-95)
Mr. Mark Coleman (1999-2001)
Mr. James Gibbany (1979-81)
Mr. Jack Hussey (2002-03)
Mr. Joseph Keebler (1987-89)
Ms. Wanda Lamb (1990-92)
Ms. Kathi Metro (2003-05)
Mr. David W. Meyers (1997-1999)
Mr. Jim Terry (2005-2007)
Mr. Perry Teaff (1994-97)
Mrs. Bobbie Yeiter (1983-85)
Mr. Tom Young (1992-93)

Lissa Gibbs, Executive Director
Fatima Rios, Secretary