Board

BOARD MEETINGS: Held on the third Thursday of even-numbered months. For additional information, please contact info@vinetrail.org.


Napa Valley Vine Trail Coalition


Shawn Casey-White

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

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.


Charles McMinn

FOUNDER AND BOARD PRESIDENT

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.


Joseph Keebler

VICE PRESIDENT


Laura Stark

TREASURER


Kimberly Meredith

SECRETARY




Land & Agricultural Interest Groups


Joseph Keebler

Land Trust of Napa
http://www.napalandtrust.org

Peter Nissen

Napa County Farm Bureau
http://www.napafarmbureau.org

Napa Valley Grapegrowers
https://www.napagrowers.org/

Jesse Ramer

Napa Valley Vintners
http://www.napavintners.com

Michelle Benvenuto

Winegrowers of Napa County
https://www.napawinegrowers.com/

Public Agencies


Corinne Gray

California Department Of Fish & Game
https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Regions/3

Sergio Ruiz

Caltrans District 4
http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/tpp/offices/bike/

Steven Pressley

City of Vallejo/Solano County
http://www.ci.vallejo.ca.us/GovSite/

John Blencowe

Napa County Law Enforcement

Tony Norris

Napa County Regional Park & Open Space District
http://napaoutdoors.org/

Dr Torence Powell

Napa Valley College
http://www.napavalley.edu/

Danielle Schmitz

Napa Valley Transportation Authority
http://www.nvta.ca.gov

Lee Philipson

NVTA Active Transportation Advisory Committee
http://www.nvta.ca.gov/active-transportation-advisory-committee-atac


Economic Interest Groups


Gia Nikolova

Calistoga Vitality Group
http://www.calistogavitalitygroup.org/

Kellie Macway

Cycling Businesses of Napa Valley
http://www.vinetrail.org/

Stephanie Iacobocci

Napa Valley Chambers of Commerce

Carla Griffin

North Bay Association of Realtors
http://www.norbarrealtor.com/

Linsey Gallagher

Visit Napa Valley
http://www.visitnapavalley.com/

Environmental Interest Groups


Barry Christian

Friends of The Napa River
http://fonr.org/

Ellen Udoff

Sierra Club Napa Group
https://www.sierraclub.org/redwood/napa

Jeri Gill

Sustainable Napa County
http://www.sustainablenapacounty.org/

Cultural & Community Interest Groups


Arts Council Napa Valley
http://www.artscouncilnapavalley.org/

Sonia Tolbert

Health, Wellness & Medical Coalition
http://www.vinetrail.org/

Kara Vernor

Napa County Bicycle Coalition
http://www.napabike.org/

Pat Clarey

Napa Valley State Parks Association
https://napavalleystateparks.org/

Dwain Bitter

Rotary Clubs of Napa Valley
http://naparotary.org/

Dame' Rahal

Runners of Napa Valley

Youth Development & Safety Education Coalition
https://www.napacoe.org/phw/srts/