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.

Bruce Cakebread, President & COO, Cakebread Cellars Diane Benfield Michael Weis Tom LeMasters, Exec. Vice President & CFO, The Bank of Napa


Vice President 




Bruce Cakebread,
President & COO,
Cakebread Cellars

Diane Benfield, IT Norcal Mutual Insurance

Michael Weis,
Groth Vineyards & Winery

Tom LeMasters,
The Bank of Napa


Lou Garcia Bill Hardy John Heflebower, Financial Advisor, Merrill Lynch
Linda Butterwick, Realtor, Heritage Sotheby's International Realty, Retired Special Education Specialist

Lou Garcia,
Hall Wines


Bill Hardy,
Retired Attorney

John Heflebower, Financial Advisor, Merrill Lynch

Carole Kelly Erik Lawrence Kathleen Lucier, NVC adjunct professor

John L. Johnson,
Real Estate Development Consultant

Carole D. Kelly,
Health Consultant

Erik W. Lawrence, Attorney, Trinchero Family Estate Wines

Kathleen Lucier*,
NVC Adjunct

Chad Meyer Michael Murphy, Attorney, Murphy Logan Bardwell & Loomis

Gerardo Martin,
Financial Advisor, Waddell & Reed


Lorie L. Mazzaroppi, Retired Educator


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


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


Dennis Pedisich, President of Napa Community Bank Nancy Pridmore, Retired Realtor

Penny Pawl
Community Leader


Dennis Pedisich*, Regional President, Rabobank


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

Nancy, Pridmore,
Retired Realtor


Steven Sands,
Marketing & Technology Specialist


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
Kathy Baird, Associate Director