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Community Action Napa Valley

Our Staff

Drene Johnson Executive Director

Marie Stansberry, Finance Director

Charlene Horton, Development Director

Rev Linda S. Powers Human Resources

Artemisa Medina Administrative Coordinator

Our Board

A diverse voluntary Board of Directors sets policy for CANV. The board consists of public sector, private sector and low income representatives. CANV's central administration provides program oversight, financial accountability, and human resource services to the agency's programs.

Low Income Representatives:

Dan Ward

Jill E. Barwick

Cynthia Kasten

Jack Margraf

Marty Devitt (Secretary)

Rev. Lee S. Neish - Napa First United Methodist Church

Public Sector Representatives:

Nancy Weiss - Assistant City Manager

Doug Hawker - County of Napa (Vice Chair)

Jose Hurtado - NVUSD Board of Education

Leon Garcia - City of American Canyon

Tracey Stuart - Sheriff's Department

Private Sector Representatives:

Ruth Edwards - Mechanics Bank

Phil Rapp - First Bank

Alfredo Pedroza (treasurer) - Redwood Credit Union

Jim Jones - Attorney

Ryan Gregory - Reichers Spence & Associates (Chair)

Brian Farmer - Brian Farmer Insurance Agency

Mission Statement

The Mission of Community Action of Napa Valley is to provide services and resources that promote and encourage self-sufficiency of the most vulnerable members of our community.

Vision Statement

The Vision of Community Action of Napa Valley is that all families and individuals have equal opportunity to access community resources that lead to and support self-sufficiency.

Who We Are

For over forty years, Community Action of Napa Valley (formerly NCCEO) has administered a wide variety of health and human service programs to benefit low-income people. Our goal has been to increase the self-determination and self-sufficiency of individuals and families who are economically disadvantaged or are senior citizens.

CANV provides a safety net for those in crisis though emergency shelter, housing and financial assistance. It assists the homeless in rebuilding their lives by providing basic services and coaching, and connecting them to the resources they need to get back on their feet. It helps families put food on the table and provides nutritious meals to seniors and the disabled. It gives children from low-income families a healthy start through quality daycare and preschool services. It also helps smokers quit smoking and provides community education to prevent others from starting.

Community Action of Napa Valley is also the coordinating and fiscal agent for the San Francisco Chronicle's Season of Sharing Fund for Napa County. This fund provides one-time grants for housing assistance and critical family needs.

CANV is a California Community Action Organization founded May 12, 1965 as a private, nonprofit, tax-exempt corporation.

Community Action Napa Valley, 2310 Laurel St. #1, Napa, CA 94559 | Phone: (707) 253-6100 | Fax: (707) 253-6156 | TTY: (707) 253-0204