BOARD MEETINGS: Held on the third Thursday of even-numbered months. For additional information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
As Executive Director, Shawn is responsible for the Vine Trail Coalition’s programs and the execution of its mission including fiscal management, fundraising, organization, strategy, and operations.
Shawn has an impressive background in fast paced, dynamic, healthcare, public health, and philanthropic pursuits. She spent twenty-six years in various roles for the American Heart Association and most recently as the Senior Vice President of Field Development and Operations for the Association, where she spent five years building power partnerships and tripling philanthropic investment in Los Angeles to address the social influences on health equity.
Shawn and her husband have returned to their roots in Napa to be closer to family and close friends. Her great grandfather moved to St. Helena in 1915 and various family members have made the valley home ever since. Shawn is happy to make the Napa community her home again and is honored to invest her resources in this unique valley and in the Napa Valley Vine Trail project.
Chuck McMinn is the founder and board president of the non-profit Napa Valley Vine Trail Coalition. Under his visionary leadership, the Vine Trail board team has grown, since the fall of 2008, to include over 32 members and organizations representing a broad spectrum of community and civic interests. This dedicated all-volunteer team along with two 3/4 time staff members share a vision to build a continuous 47-mile trail connecting the entire Napa Valley from Vallejo’s Ferry Terminal to the foot of Mount St. Helena in Calistoga.