Our Team

2024-2025 Board Members

Allison Haley

Allison Haley

President – District Attorney, Napa County

Allison Haley is the first woman to serve as District Attorney in Napa County. She was appointed by the Board of Supervisors in 2016 and elected to serve in 2018. A 2001 graduate of UC Davis Law School, Ms. Haley holds a law degree, a Master’s degree in Criminal Justice and a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and Social Science.

Ms. Haley came to the Napa County DA’s Office in 2005, having served as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Robert W. Alberts in the Central District of California and as an Assistant Chief Counsel in the US Department of Homeland Security in the Los Angeles office. She has earned recognition specifically in her handling of complex child molestation and domestic violence matters. She also has a passion for trauma exposed children and issues surrounding safety in the home and community intervention for all our vulnerable family members including children and the elderly.

She currently serves her community as a board member of If Given a Chance, and is an advocate for establishing a Napa County Family Justice Center to better serve crime survivors. She also regularly teaches at UC Davis and is a member of both the California District Attorney’s Association and the National District Attorneys Association.

Peg Maddocks

Peg Maddocks

VICE CHAIR – Peg Maddocks, Ph.D. retired as interim executive director from If Given A Chance in December 2022 and returned to the board as chair of the program committee. 

Peg retired from NapaLearns in 2021 and was responsible for advancing the organization’s innovative programs to improve the educational outcomes of students in public schools throughout Napa County. Over the ten years of her leadership, Peg and her team raised over $13 million, trained 1,000 Napa County teachers to integrate technology with curriculum, and kick-started technology solutions, enabling one-to-one laptops for every student.

While Peg has spent most of her career in private sector leadership positions, she began her professional life as a teacher, principal and program director in a K-12 public school district. After working for Cisco Systems for over 14 years in technical training positions, Peg served as CEO of Maddocks Learning, a consulting practice focused on accelerating educational change through the redesign of teaching and learning through leveraging successful integration of technology.

She holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Early Childhood Education/Special Education, a Master’s of Education in School Administration from Rhode Island College, as well as a Ph.D. in Instructional Psychology from Michigan State University.

Linda Cantey

Linda Cantey

Owner, Clarus Consulting Group

Linda Cantey is a management consultant and independent director. She founded Clarus Consulting Group, Inc. in 1999, a privately-held management consulting business. Leveraging her background in aerospace engineering, she has led engagements for commercial and government clients in aerospace, defense, telematics, and other industries.

She built her 20-year business on referrals through her strong proficiency on delivery of complex, large-scale change. She is an accomplished board member with many years of experience overseeing Clarus and serving on non-profit and professional association boards.

Linda Cantey

Dr. William Feaster

Independent Healthcare Consultant

William Feaster MD, MBA, MJ recently retired as VP, Chief Health Information Officer at Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC). After undergraduate training in computer science at U.C. San Diego and his medical training at the University of Rochester, he pursued residencies in pediatrics and anesthesia, along with neonatal and critical care fellowship training at U.C. San Diego and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He received an MBA from Saint Mary’s College in Moraga, Ca, as he began a career in medical administration, and recently completed a master’s in jurisprudence in health law at Loyola University in Chicago, IL.

After a long career directly caring for children, Dr. Feaster is now pursuing a consulting career focused on applying data science and artificial intelligence to improve pediatric care. This now allows him a bit more flexibility to pursue his many other interests, including tending his farm and vineyard in Murrieta, California.

Over the years, he has served on several boards of philanthropic organizations whose primary focus was on advancing childhood education and life success. He served as a board member and chair of the Lasallian Education Fund, working with other IGAC board members, Michael Mulcahy and Christina Schott.

She built her 20-year business on referrals through her strong proficiency on delivery of complex, large-scale change. She is an accomplished board member with many years of experience overseeing Clarus and serving on non-profit and professional association boards.

James Gladfelter

James Gladfelter

Board Treasurer
CPA, Treasurer Principal, Alta Mesa Group. LLC

With more than thirty years of experience providing “cutting-edge” thinking and leadership in financial management and operations, Jim’s focus is very operational, process and “infra-structure oriented.” His expertise is in developing and implementing systems and processes to ensure that best practices are used in business and fiscal operations.

Jim established the Alta Mesa Group in 2006, and has consulted with a varied portfolio of not-for-profit organizations and wine industry businesses in Northern California. He holds a Master of Business Taxation degree and a B.S.B in Accounting from the University of Minnesota. He holds additional certificates in: Wine Distribution and Production, Sonoma State 2003; Federal Tax Compliance for Wineries, Sonoma State 2003; Analyzing Winery Financial Statements and Benchmarking, UC Davis, 2003 and Accounting for Small Wineries, Accounting for Small Vineyards, UC Davis 2003.

Currently, Jim volunteers at Napa Valley Hospice & Adult Day Services and with the Trevor Project, and is also the Treasurer for If Given a Chance and sits on the Finance Committee for Cope Family Services.

Stephen Montgomery

Stephen Montgomery


After graduating from UC Berkeley with a degree in Economics, Steve attended the American Graduate School of International Management (Thunderbird), earning his MIM/MBA and intent on an international career in business and finance.

His first 20 years were with IBM, where he steadily climbed the ladder to executive/leadership roles in Sales, Marketing, Business Development and Financial Services. Capitalizing on the value of the management and leadership training provided by IBM, Steve was fortunate to parlay his experiences to other emerging and increasingly larger technology markets. Ultimately, he was also able to shoot for the moon and dabbled as an entrepreneur and start-up executive.

And then it was time to hang up the cleats and move to the second phase of life.

Steve is now enjoying the second phase of his life with extensive travel, active and healthy living, consumption of fine food and wines, and philanthropy. He and his partner, Cindy Butitta, are committed to projects that promote education and improved opportunities for the less privileged, and the If Given A Chance board has been fortunate to avail of their tremendous success in their professional endeavors.

Denise Moore

Denise Moore

Retired, Senior Director of Public Relations, The Doctors Company

Denise Moore recently retired as the senior director of public relations for The Doctors Company, the nation’s largest physician-owned medical malpractice insurer headquartered in Napa. Before coming to Napa 8 years ago, she was employed in public relations with Medtronic, the world’s largest medical device company.

Denise has nearly 30 years of experience in corporate communications, public relations, internal communications, event management, and investor relations. In her early career, she worked as a journalist.

Denise holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Journalism from the University of Colorado and a Master of Science Degree in Mass Communications from San Jose State University. She has served on the Board of Directors for the American Diabetes Association Silicon Valley Chapter and currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors for If Given a Chance.

Michael Mulcahy

Michael Mulcahy

Sr. Consultant Brakeley Briscoe Inc.

Michael has over 40 years of leadership and consulting expertise in the for-profit and non-profit sectors. He is a graduate of St. Mary’s College and went on to the American Graduate School of International Management MIM/MBA. After a successful international career in global apparel, technology, and strategy consulting, Michael established the worldwide foundation for the Napa based Christian Brothers De La Salle Global Education Fund, and their worldwide network of 900 institutions teaching 1,000,000 poverty level students in 87 countries. He generated more than 30 million in annual revenues, confirmed over 20 million dollars in planned gifts and led a 50 million dollar capital campaign.

He has worked over 10 years with Kay Sprinkel Grace consulting on all aspects of best practice fundraising, capital campaign management, program, and board development. Recently, Michael served as Executive Director for College Summit (now Peer Forward) and is currently a volunteer leading a 10 million dollar capital campaign for St Mary’s College Athletics. He is a senior consultant for Brakeley Briscoe Inc., specializing in capital campaigns, major gift programs, board development, and interim executive director, CDO, and board president Roles. Michael currently serves on the board of If Given A Chance, after serving as executive director for several years, and currently lives in wine country and enjoys travel, reading, hiking, winemaking and serving on local and national boards.

Elizabeth Glenn O’Dell

Elizabeth Glenn O’Dell

O’Dell Foundation

Elizabeth, MA, RN, CRRN, has over 40 years’ experience in healthcare as a clinician and healthcare executive. She has a solid strategic background in creating, managing and marketing innovative health related services and products for acute, post-acute and community care.

Elizabeth served as Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, Integrated Health at St. Joseph Health, overseeing development of programs relating to prevention, wellness and disease management. Most recently, she’s worked with MyType Inc., as Chief Operating Officer for a Bay Area based mobile health tech company in U.S and international markets. Elizabeth is also the proprietor of Health + You LLC, consulting services for private and corporate businesses.

Her passions focus on quality of life commitments with emphasis on keeping healthy people healthy and helping those with chronic health conditions live productive and meaningful lives in community and workplace.  She is committed to living a longer, happier, healthier life in pursuit of her passion for health and wellbeing and welcomes all to join the journey.

Cristina Schott

Cristina Schott

Board Secretary
Realtor, Retired Silicon Valley Executive

Cristina Schott retired in 2001 after a 30 year career in High Tech Sales and Marketing. After graduating from UCLA with a Bachelors in Economics and an MBA in Finance, Cristina went on to work in various Silicon Valley companies such as IBM, Accenture, Tandem Computers, Oracle and Netscape/AOL.

She managed many large-scale product introductions, including managing a $500M product marketing division at Tandem Computers, but most enjoyed working directly with customers. Her customers included many Bay Area Fortune 500 companies where she worked with executives to identify and implement technology solutions to meet their business challenges.

In retirement, Cristina’s interests have been varied. She is passionate about education, especially for the most disenfranchised. She is presently Director Emeritus of the Lasallian Education Fund (Christian Brothers), where she has served nine years, and four as Vice Chairman. Their mission is to raise scholarship funds for underserved students, across 12 Lasallian schools, who live below the federal poverty line.

In addition, Cristina works as a Real Estate agent in Napa and also enjoys traveling all over the world.


Jazmin Naranjo

Elizabeth Fox

Executive Director

Elizabeth’s career has been focused on partnering with individuals and organizations to facilitate their success and achieve their full potential. With over 25 years of nonprofit leadership experience, Elizabeth prides herself on building collaborative partnerships.

Elizabeth has served in key positions as Development Director for Justin-Siena High School, Executive Director of Development for Notre Dame, San Jose, and Director of Donor Relations for Hanna Boys Center. In these roles, she led teams focused on increasing revenue, communications, finance, capacity building, strategic planning and capital campaigns.

Elizabeth is passionate about giving back to the community. She is an active founding member of Impact 100, serves on the Development Committee of Transcendence Theater and is an active board member for Rotary of Sonoma Valley, representing youth services in the Sonoma community.

Elizabeth earned a bachelor’s degree in Human Relations from Western Washington University and Master’s Degree in Nonprofit Administration from the University of San Francisco.

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Kelli Watkins

Student Services Manager

Kelli has been an active member of IGAC for over 15 years, serving in various capacities, including a Nominator of IGAC students, Board Member, College and Career Consultant, and most recently, Student Services Manager.

Native to Napa and a Vintage High graduate, Kelli returned as the College and Career Counselor on campus, treating every student as her own and ensuring they feel seen, heard, and advocated for in their journey to higher education.

A testament to the quiet and profound impact one can have when driven by a passion for education and a desire to uplift others, Kelli’s dedication continues to shape students’ lives and enrich our local community. 

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Juliann Sadie Brown

Development Associate

Juliann is an emerging administrative professional with over four years of experience providing project management support to multi-level teams within the non-profit arena. Her expertise includes collaborating with leaders to streamline processes and meet operational needs effectively. 

With her skills in applicant tracking systems, vendor management, and branding, Juliann is enthusiastic to contribute to our growth and success in fundraising and development efforts to benefit If Given a Chance.  

Juliann’s educational background includes a Bachelor’s degree in Business Marketing from Holy Names University, Oakland, CA.

Honorary Board Members

Senator Bill Dodd

Former Mayor Ed Henderson

Dr. Barbara Nemko, Ph.D.

Mike Thompson Congressman

Ron Young

Emeritus Board Members

Greg Bennett, CPA

Mary Butler

Kent Gardella

Mark Luce

Mike Pearson

Dorothy Salmon