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MISSION STATEMENT

Our Mission as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization is to ensure that every public school student in Napa county and beyond, as we are able, has the tools he/she needs to succeed in the classroom.

 

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TRCNB is pleased to work with

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Kids in Need is a national

non-profit foundation that

provides free school supplies

to children most in need.

www.kinf.org

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Help us restock

our shelves 

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Most Needed Supplies

 

1. #2 Pencils
2. Spiral Notebooks
3. Construction Paper
4. Crayons
5. Dry Erase Markers
6. Colored Markers
7. 2-Pocket File Folders
8. Index Cards
9. Graph Paper
10.  Scissors

postheadericon Board of Directors




KEVIN COPE

Kevin has been teaching for the past 18 years.  He has a BA in Social Studies Education and also a MA in Innovative Education.  He first started his teaching career at Vallejo Middle School.  He eventuraly moved to Silverado Middle School in the Napa Unitfied School System. He has taught numerious courses such as history, AVID, technology, leadership, and math intervention courses.  When he is not thinking of innovative ways of teaching students, you can usually find him running long distance courses on the valley floor.  He has completed the Napa Valley Marathon four times and the San Frnacisco Chronical Marathon.  His wife is also an educator and currently owns her own business called "Cope Consulting" which helps students and parents navigate the educational system to find success within the school day.  His son Jack is a 7th grader at Silverado Middle School.


GLYNDA GRAVES, Director

I have worked in the retail business for 40 years. For the last 14-1/2 years I have worked at the Napa General Store as Office Manager.· As a member of the Napa Business Network for 7 years, I have served on their Board of Directors for 3 years. I am very proud of the fundraising the NBN has been able to do for local charities, with TRCNB being one of our many recipients. After living in Fairfield for 17 years, living in Napa for the last 5 years has been a joy and I now can boast a very short commute!· My husband and I enjoy traveling and wine tasting in our free time.



STACY SOBERALSKI HERSLY, Director

Stacy, as an internationally experienced consultant, has worked with Google (US and EMEA based), MTV Networks, Tribune Company, Omnicom Media Group, along with many successful global startups.  Stacy is also the co-founder/owner and general manager of Hersly Wines, a boutique wine label based in Napa.  Research, analysis, marketing and business development has allowed Stacy to quadruple the business in just 3 years.  Hersly wines are offered at The French Laundry and Morimoto’s to name a few.  Since 2006 Stacy has been involved in raising funds for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital via events in NYC and Napa that have raised over $10 million for the hospital. Stacy and husband Adam were recent  honorary guests at St. Jude’s Annual Summit in Memphis. In 2014 Stacy joined the Development/Advisory Committee for Aldea Children and Family Services in Napa.  She is also a professional advisor and student mentor at DePaul University, where she holds a BA in Psychology.  Stacy has an MS in Occupational Social Work from University of Illinois. 


ROBIN LaBRIE-JACKSON, Director

Robin is the owner of Mira and Associates, Inc.  She wears many hats as an Accountant, Bookkeeper, Tax Preparer, and Auditor to name a few.  She also is a QuickBooks ProAdvisor consultant specializing in setup, training/seminars, payroll and offers phone and remote access consultations.  She has an MBA with an emphasis on Behavioral Science and is currently completing her Doctorate in Business.  Her thesis is on successful behavior and human choice as applied to business.  She has started and owned several companies, founded a non-profit organization and has consulted and continues to work with many non-profit organizations.


 JOHN LEMANSKI, Director

John has enjoyed a long career in Human Resources management, currently working with Clos Du Val Winery as their Director of HR.  At Clos Du Val, he has worked to forge meaningful philanthropic ties within Napa and the greater North Bay community.  Prior to the winery he spent over 10 years at notable nonprofits in the East Bay, working in education and animal welfare.  John served as a founding member of the Social Advisory Board for Youth Uprising, a multi-service community support organization in Oakland.  John holds a BA  from the University of California at Berkeley.


KATHLEEN MONTGOMERY, Founder/Executive Director

Kathleen retired from a 41 year career as a Registered Dental Hygienist during which time she founded and owned Dental Hygiene Services for 15 years. She served on the Napa Valley Education Foundation Board of Directors for six years, Vintage High School Peer Support Advisory Council three years and Vintage High School Parent/Faculty Service Organization for four years.  As Volunteer Coordinator for Playground Fantastico in 2002 , she was instrumental in its building and completion in seven days with the help and dedication of over 1000 plus volunteers.   Kathleen received the Soroptimist International Ruby Award for Women Helping Women in 2013.  She was honored with the Jefferson Award, sponsored by Bay Area’s KPIX, in 2014 for outstanding public service.


DAVE ROBERTSON

A friend of Dave's once quipped that his resume "looked like a Berlin road map - all over the place."

Needless to say his background has been as varied and widespread as the number of places he's lived. After ending a decade in marketing firms and ad agencies, most recently the strategic firm Glennie Stamnes, he pursued his love of the outdoors by moving to a small mountain town and becoming a ski instructor. Hunting around for something to fill his summer non-skiing months he was directed to the local volunteer fire department. From that humble beginning, Dave launched himself into a fire career that eventually led him to being a captain as well as a fire academy and paramedic school instructor. That incredibly fulfilling career gave Dave several scars from fire related injuries and an early retirement. Not one to sit still he moved onto the hospitality industry becoming the Director of Hospitality for the Naps Valley Film Festval and an event producer for Live in The Vineyard/Yountville Live. Dave brings a solid foundation of marketing acumen, high level customer service, and a lifelong study of leadership to the TRCNB table, and is truly excited at the possibilities this new venture will present.


 

JANICE SULLIVAN

I am a retired teacher having taught in the Vallejo City Unified School District for 32 years.  During that time I taught elementary school, developed/ran/taught a motor development program, developed and taught in an elementary physical educarion program, was a Mentor teacher, a Support Provider for beginning teachers, and president of the VEA (the Vallejo teachers' union) for 10 years.  I studied at UC Berkeley where I received my bachelors, teaching credential and masters degrees. I am currently the Onsite Coordinator for Vallejo teachers who shop at TRCNB.   I have traveled extensively, love to read, knit and swim. I currently serve as the secretary to the non-profit, Friends of Loma Vista Farm in Vallejo.


SCOTT TAYLOR, Director
I grew up in Napa and am a graduate of Napa High. I received my BS in Business Administration with a focus on Marketing and a minor in fine art from Chico State.  I have been in the banking industry for 22 years working my way up from teller to Vice President, Store Manager.  I have been a branch manager for the past 16 years.  I have also served as an IRS VITA volunteer for the past 5 years helping low income families with their taxes. My wife and I met in college and have two children who attend Napa public elementary school.In my spare time, I enjoy hiking, biking, running,, gardening and making gelato for friends and family.


JIM WARREN, Director

Jim has been with TRCNB from its very beginning planning stages in 2009 up to the present.  He has done everything from  hauling supplies from  storage units to TRCNB’s  first home at 403 Gateway Road West to serving on the Board of Directors  since inception in 2010.  He graduated from Cornell University with BS and MS in Engineering.  Employed by Caterpillar Manufacturing Management Program and then Trane Company for 41 years.  Jim worked in  technical sales for 18 years earning  Top Ten Club Award.  Trustee and Teacher for  South Church, Boston, . Junior Achievement  Advisor, Soccer Coach, Junior League.  Jim divides his retirement  time between Napa and his hometown of Andover, Mass.

 


 

OFFICERS

Kathleen Montgomery, Founder/Executive Director

        Kathryn O'Brien, Secretary/Treasurer



VOLUNTEERS

       These are the heart and soul of TRCNB.  They are people from ages 11 to 92

       who help sorting, counting, displaying inventory, greeting, check-in, check-out

       teachers, collecting donations from here, there and everywhere, painting, trucking,

       shelving and on and on. 

 

VOLUNTEER STAFF


Trudie Atchison, Holiday House Project Manager

Susann Evans, New Teacher Orientation

        Nancy Fireman, Website/Inventory Control Manager,Teacher Signups

Sheila Gradwohl, Vallejo Education Asociation President/Teacher Liaison

Maria Hoemke, Publicity

Sandra Pena, School Supply Drive Coordinator

        

COMMUNITY

This community-driven organization depends solely on individuals, businesses, service clubs, church groups – all of whom donate time, money, expertise and/or supplies to makeTRCNB happen and be able to serve our dedicated teachers and wonderful students.  It takes a village!