Board of Directors

Christina Pate

Christina is currently the Wine Director at Harper’s Club, a local business specializing in serving wine collectors.  Born and raised in New Zealand, she has also lived in Europe and moved to Napa in 2010.  She brings an international perspective and expertise in logistics and relationship management.  She has a Bachelor’s Degree with 1st Class Honors in Russian and Business Administration from Canterbury University in New Zealand.

Dr Joe Pramuk

Retired ER Doctor who brings a health perspective and prior board experiences.

Jeannie Canepa

Event Expertise, including Sponsorship Sales for BottleRock Napa Valley, Copia – The Culinary Institute of America, Flavor! Napa Valley, and others.

Mark van Gorder

Government Affairs North Bay Area for PG&E, prior City of Napa Council Member, and wine industry experience.

Cindy Johnson

Cindy Johnson

Cindy is currently the Accounting Manager at Ole Health. She brings a wealth of accounting experience in planning and collaborating within the winery and service industries. She grew up and graduated from Napa Valley College in Accounting.

Shirley King

Brings 20+ years of experience in food recovery, distribution, and management.

Naama Brenner-Abramovitch

Naama is currently the Recycling Specialist for Napa Recycling and Waste Services. She has engaged with schools in the city of Napa and businesses in the County of Napa to reduce waste, recycle, and compost. She is a creative problem solver working with high-level executive officials.  M.A. in Resource Management and Environmental Planning.

David Busby

David Busby


David’s passion for reducing food insecurity was ignited when he began to volunteer at The Table at First Presbyterian Church (a community-supported free meal program) in Napa. He has witnessed the amount of food our community is willing to donate to those in need, which led to his involvement with Waste Not Napa Valley and other food recovery programs. A retired information services specialist and prior director of The Table, he chairs the Net Safety Food committee. As a founding member of Waste Not Napa Valley and permitting sponsor thru The Table at First Presbyterian Church led to the founding of this nonprofit. Awards: Nominated for Male Role Model of the Year, Men Making NEWS 2018.

Currently co-chairing the Food Access sub-committee for Napa Valley Community Organizations Active in Disaster (COAD). This has kept me very busy during this pandemic, and I am thankful that I can support our community.

Staff Members

Anya Elidi-Stubbs - Program Manager

We welcome her experience and contributions. A non-profit leader with 18+ year career working with youth, staff, and community partners. Success in the application, implementation, compliance, and reporting for government and grant-funded programs. Skilled in staffing, programming, and budgeting for multiple locations. Experience in planning and leading large events for corporate volunteer groups and the community.