Leadership Team

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Jamie Freymuth Thompson

Executive Director

Jamie graduated from UCSB with a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology and Environmental Studies. She also holds a Master’s in Public Administration from Sonoma State University. Jamie’s career spans nonprofit executive leadership roles in vocational rehabilitation, as well as a lifetime of experience supporting the disabled community in the Bay Area.

Jamie has served on committees in public policy for North Bay Regional Center, California Disability Services Association, and the American Society of Public Administration.

Jamie was born and raised in Sonoma County and currently resides in Santa Rosa with her husband Will, two children Camilla and Naomi and her many pet chickens.

In her free time, Jamie enjoys painting, hiking, and spending time at the beach with her family.

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Human Resources/Administration Director

Anita Pomeroy joined the Napa Valley Support Services Management Team in 2015 where she holds the position of Human Resources/Administrative Director. Her career in HR began in the late 80’s, in a skilled nursing facility. After exploring other industries such as manufacturing, retail and other service related industries, she has found her niche working at NVSS.

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Emmy Bennett

Program Director

Emmy Bennett is a native of the Napa Valley. She has enjoyed working with people with disabilities since 1991. Emmy began her career as an Instructor for NVSS, where she worked for five years before leaving to become Community Support Facilitator and later Director of Supported Living Services for a partnering agency. She returned to NVSS in 2003 and is currently running the Brown Street Gallery and Imperial Way day program.

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Program Director

Jeannie Smith has worked for NPS/NVSS since 2006 as a Job Coach, Employment Specialist and became NPS Program Director in 2013. She graduated from the William Paterson College of New Jersey with a degree in Anthropology. After travelling the globe and working in a vast array of jobs, Jeannie finally found a career which grounded her in the Napa Valley. Working at NPS has meant empowering people through successful employment. Jeannie considers herself very fortunate to work with the disabled population and finds inspiration in them every day.