Partners, Advisors, Funders

Working with a highly knowledgeable and professional team of strategic thinkers who are fiercely passionate about the well being of our children and our future will not only help make the world a better place for Napa County’s children, but for children throughout California..
Napa County Funding the Next Generation Coordinator


San Francisco State University, School of Health and Social Sciences

Collaborating partner organizations

  • California Child Care Resource and Referral Network
  • California Network of Family Strengthening Networks
  • California School-Age Consortium
  • Children Now
  • Fairbank, Maullin, Maslin, Metz and Associates
  • 50+1 Strategies
  • First 5 Association of California
  • Forum for Youth Investment
  • Partnership for Children and Youth
  • Prevent Child Abuse California
  • The Children’s Partnership
  • Youth Leadership Institute
  • Youth-Forward



  • Kathy Baxter – Partners in Prevention
  • Harry Berezin – Former Attorney, Remcho, Johansen and Purcell
  • Sheila Boxley – President and CEO of Child Abuse Prevention Center, sponsor of Prevent Child Abuse California
  • Reed Connell – Managing Partner, Social Change Partners, LLC
  • Nicole Derse, 50+1 Strategies
  • Robert Fellmeth – Professor, University of San Diego School of Law; Executive Director, Children’s Advocacy Institute
  • Sheldon Gen – Director, Public Administration Department, SF State University
  • Ed Harrington – Former Controller of San Francisco and Director of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
  • David Kakashiba – Executive Director, East Bay Asian Youth Center
  • Moira Kenney – Executive Director, First 5 Association of California
  • Laurel Kloomok – Executive Director, First 5 San Francisco
  • Wendy Lazarus – Founder and Co-President, The Children’s Partnership
  • John Marker – Chief Executive Officer, Youth Leadership Institute
  • Dave Metz – Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, Metz & Associates
  • Deanna Niebuhr – Senior Director, Community Schools Initiative, Partnership for Children and Youth
  • Bonnie Politz – Global Youth and Community Strategy Consultant, Former VP Academy for Educational Development
  • Nancy Rubin – Executive Director, Edgewood Children’s Services; Former Director of Public Health, Marin County
  • Kay Ruhstaller – Policy Chair, Board of Directors, CA Child Care Resource and Referral Network
  • Andrew Russo – Co-Founder and Director, National Network of Family Support and Strengthening Networks
  • Sandra Taylor – Children and Youth Services Manager, City of Oakland
  • Kim Thomas – Coordinator, Funding the Next Generation, Solano
  • John Warner – Former Senior Director of Development, College of Health and Social Sciences, SFSU
  • Jill Wynns – Former Chair of Cities Counties Schools Partnership (League of Cities, CSAC, CSBA), Immediate Past President of CSBA
  • Andrea Youngdahl – Consultant on children’s policy issues and services


  • Our launch funders, who took a risk on supporting this project, were the Sierra Health Foundation and the Rosenberg Foundation.
  • Current funders are The California Endowment and the S.H. Cowell Foundation.