Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership Is Pleased To Announce The 8th Annual Heart of Napa Nominees

Recognizing and honoring Napa County’s outstanding nonprofit volunteers, leaders, and organizations. 

NAPA, CA, FEBRUARY 15, 2023 – Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership (CVNL) is pleased to announce the nominees for the 8th Annual Heart of Napa™ Awards.

Heart of Napa supports the local Napa nonprofit sector, giving $22,500 to outstanding Napa organizations and the committed individuals who serve them. Everyone is invited to the Awards Ceremony on Thursday, March 16th, 2023, from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm where recipients will be announced, and all nominees will be recognized.

“We are excited to bring everyone together in person to honor and show our appreciation to the outstanding nominees” said Linda Jacobs, CEO at CVNL. “In 2022 individuals and nonprofits stepped up in creative and courageous ways. We look forward to recognizing and celebrating all the nominees and to announcing the award recipients on March 16th, 2023.”

This year’s celebration will be held at the Napa Valley Expo Center. Register for tickets at

The event is supported by Presenting Sponsor Bank of Marin and awards are made possible by the generosity of our sponsors, listed below.

And the Nominees are…

Corporate Community Service, Sponsor: CVNL

American Canyon Orthodontics

Bank of Marin

La Cheve Bakery & Brews

Poppy Bank

Volunteer of the Year, Sponsor: Syar Foundation

Debbie Alter-StarrNapa Valley Latino Heritage Committee and Napa County Historical Society

LC ArismanNapa Valley Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America

Andrea BlumCalistoga Cares F ood Pantry

Daniela CasasNEWS – Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse Services

Berenice CastañedaPuerta Abiertas Community Resource Center

Irma DelgadilloGirls on the Run North Bay

Nancy FiremanNapa Valley CanDo

Diana GriffinAldea Children & Family Services

Bruce JohnsonCalistoga Affordable Housing

Betty LabastidaOLE Health

Anne McMinnCollabria Care

Brandt MoriBoys & Girls Club of Napa Valley

Ellen SabineMolly’s Angels of Napa Valley

Sanna WilliamsExpressions of Hope, Inc.

Excellence in Board Leadership, Sponsor:PG&E

Kim Brown SimsMentis

Justin GomezMolly’s Angels of Napa Valley

Allison HaleyIf Given a Chance

Mary Ellen HesterCalistoga Affordable Housing

Dana JohnsonNimbus Arts

Rick JonesOLE Health

Stan KnightWorld Affairs Napa Valley

Robert NationsNapa Valley Support Services

Excellence in Leadership, Sponsor: Comerica Bank

Evie AyersMusic in the Vineyards

Julie BurnsAldea Children & Family Services

Margaret FarmanUnited Cerebral Palsy of the North Bay, Inc.

Jamie GraffNimbus Arts

Aimee Guillot and Olivia Cowell, Lunchtime Productions Inc., d/b/a Cafeteria Kids Theater

Larry KromannCalistoga Affordable Housing

Janelle SellickAmerican Canyon Community & Parks Foundation

Claudia SonderNapa Community Animal Response Team

Monica StevensJameson Humane

Pablo ZatarainFair Housing Napa Valley

Youth Volunteer of the Year, Sponsor: Redwood Credit Union

Araceli CanteraMentis

Victor ChenNapa County Library

Eduardo CoronadoBoys & Girls Club of Napa Valley

Erin CullenMentis

Edmundo Gonzalez LopezBoys & Girls Club of Napa Valley

Carson GoodrichNapa County 4-H

Itzel Martinez RodriguezACE Calistoga

Abbey MercerTeens Connect; Agape; 4-H; Jameson Humane

Madison PhillipsGirls on the Run North Bay

Mariela RiveraUpValley Family Centers

Miguel Rivera MedinaBoys & Girls Club of Napa Valley

Dareydy RojasBoys & Girls Club of Napa Valley

Jessica SolomonACE Calistoga

Achievement in Nonprofit Excellence, Sponsor: The Peter A. and Vernice H. Gasser Foundation

Calistoga Affordable Housing

Community Health Initiative

Community Resources for Children

Expressions of Hope, Inc.

Jameson Humane

Life On Earth Art

Lunchtime Productions Inc, d/b/a Cafeteria Kids Theater


Molly’s Angels of Napa Valley

Napa Community Animal Response Team

Napa Farmers Market

Napa Valley Chamber Orchestra

Napa Valley Support Services

Nimbus Arts

OLE Health

Share the Care Napa Valley

The Boys & Girls Club of Napa Valley

View nominees online and purchase tickets for the March 16th Heart of Napa Awards Celebration at