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. 

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. The M.A. in Resource Management and Environmental Planning.

Cindy Johnson

Cindy Johnson

Cindy is currently the Accounting Manger 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.

Eve Howard

Eve has expertise in project management; educational academic course products, including texts and digital courseware; edtech startups; and nonprofit boards.

David Busby

David Busby


David’s passion to reduce 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 for 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 lead to the founding of this nonprofit. Awards: Nominated for Male Role Model of the Year, Men Making NEWS 2018.

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