For 19 years,  I have watched “If Given A Chance” help troubled but courageous high school graduates advance their education beyond high school. Its mentoring and financial help has made them stronger contributors to our Napa Valley Community.

— Mike Thompson, Member, U.S. Congress - California’s Fifth District

Allison Haley, President

District Attorney, Napa County


Francis Abella, Vice Chair

Merrill Lynch Wealth Management

James Gladfelter, CPA, Treasurer

Principal, Alta Mesa Group. LLC

John Sensenbaugh, Secretary

Retired Businessman


Michael Mulcahy, Executive Director

Sr. Consultant Brakeley Briscoe Inc


Linda Cantey

Owner, Clarus Consulting Group


Amanda Gibbs

Asst. Chief Probation Officer, Napa County

Elizabeth Glenn O’Dell

O’Dell Foundation

Jim Haslip

Trustee, Napa County Board of Education

Peg Maddocks

Napa Learns

Stephen Montgomery



Debra Phairas

President, Practice & Liability Consultants. LLC


Gianna Peralta

Infection Prevention Manager, 

Queen of the Valley Medical Center

Cristina Schott

Realtor, Retired Silicon Valley Executive

Kelli Watkins

College and Career Counselor

AVID Coordinator, Vintage High School

Cherly Payan

Market Manager, Bank of Marin

Student Services Manager:

Janna Waldinger

Emeritus Board Members:

Mary Butler

Chief Probation Officer,

Napa County

Kent Gardella 
Owner, Napa Valley Jewelers

Mark Luce
Napa County Supervisor, Retired

Mike Pearson
Principal Vintage High School

Honorary Board Members:

Greg Bennett

Partner, G&J Seiberlich


Bill Dodd

State Senator


Hon. Ed Henderson

Past Mayor, City of Napa

Dr. Barbara Nemko, Ph.D.

Superintendent, Napa County Office of Education


Hon. Mike Thompson

United States Congressman


Hon. Ron Young 

Superior Court Judge, Retired

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