Robert (“Bob”) Nations, President After 30 years in the toy industry, Robert began his journey of embracing his community. He owns and operates a business called Senior Helpers North Bay. For the past 15 years, he has served on the board of directors for Napa Valley Support Services and has been the Board President for the past 10 years and serves on the Governance, Audit and Resource Generation Committees. In addition to being committed to NVSS, he serves on the Board of Director for Share the Care Napa Valley and has served as Board President since January 2022. He served as the Board President for Senior Access in Marin County, Napa County Commission on Aging, the Solano County Section on Aging, and the Santa Rosa Health Committee. In January 2020, he championed and opened a community training center. The center is a collaboration with The Meadows for Napa Valley and The Napa Independent School Districts Adult School program.
Stephen Bakalyar, Vice President Stephen moved to the Bay Area after a childhood in Iowa and service as an Army Chemical Corps Officer in Alabama. He and wife Sonja have two adult children, one of whom has Down syndrome and until recently attended NVSS programs. Mr. Bakalyar has served as an NVSS board member for many years and serves on the Audit and Resource Generation Committees. He has an AB degree from UC Berkeley with majors in chemistry and biology. He had a career as a chemist in industry and has published research papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals. Now retired, he is a member of the California Writers Club and enjoys publishing poems, essays, and short stories in its anthologies.
Elizabeth “Liz” Anderson, Secretary/Treasurer Liz grew up in Napa and lives here with her husband and 4 boys. She has served on the NVSS board since 2014 and is part of the Audit Committee and Chairs the Finance Committee. She has a BS degree from Sonoma State University and is a licensed CPA in California. She currently works as a Senior Audit Manager for a CPA firm in Danville, CA.
Laura Srebro, Director Laura Srebro has volunteered her time with NVSS for almost a decade and joined the Board in 2015. Laura was raised in Napa and attended the University of Notre Dame for college and law school. She is a partner at Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass and practices in the area of estate planning and trust administration.
Alston (“Auty”) Hayne, Director A California native, Auty now lives in St. Helena with his wife Adrian. He was educated in the East, where he attended high school, college and graduate school. For twenty years, Auty ran his own business assisting students in various areas of tutoring, test preparations and college advising. Now retired, Auty grows wine grapes on his family’s 120-year old vineyard and is an active volunteer with several organizations. His hero is Nicky, his special-needs brother. Auty has served on the NVSS BOD for approximately 4 years and serves on the Audit and Resource Generation Committees.
Colleen Boddy, Director Colleen is a business and human capital professional with 30 years of expertise. She has advised large and small organizations on business management, human resources, and organizational development. Colleen is an expert on federal and multi-state employment law and is a professionally trained mediator.
She has devoted much of her time over the past 10 years to volunteering and is thrilled to be part of the NVSS Board. She has served on the Governance committee since 2019 and joined the Finance committee and Board of Directors in 2021.
The Board of Directors is currently recruiting for community members to join the following: Finance, Resource Generation, Audit, Governance, Strategic Planning and Fundraising Committees. Anyone interested may contact Bob Nations via email: