Commission Members


Commission on Aging



 Commission Members

Commission Members
Members Representing Appointment Expiration
 Naomi Dreskin-Anderson  District #2  01-08-2008      09-30-2017   
 Heather Stanton  Org. Concerned w/Older Adults  05-01-2012  09-30-2017  
Robert 'Bob' Nations           Org. Concerned w/Older Adults  10-22-2013  09-30-2017 
 Christy Kling   District #1  10-21-2014  09-30-2017
 Oliver 'Rocky' Sheridan                      Org. Concerned w/Older Adults  03-08-2014  09-30-2017
 Mark Gasster            Org. Concerned w/Older Adults  10-20-2015  09-30-2017
 Terri Restelli-Deits  Org Concerned w/Older Adults  08-22-2006  09-30-2016
 JoAnn Busenbark  Org Concerned w/Older Adults  08-22-2006  09-30-2016
 Carroll Cotten  District #3  11-20-2012  09-30-2016
 Kristine Coryell   Org. Concerned w/Older Adults  06-10-2014  09-30-2016
 Shirley Blomquist  Org. Concerned w/Older Adults  07-15-2008  09-30-2017 
 Beatrice Labastida  District #4                                12-8-2015  09-30-2016
Thomas S. Kalbrener           Org. Concerned w/Older Adults  05-14-2013  09-30-2016
Charles 'Chuck' Morse  Org. Concerned w/Older Adults  12-8-2015  09-30-2016
Vacant           District #5    
 Betty Rhodes  Commissioner Emeritus  07-10-2001  Indefinite
 Dr. Olive Jack  Commissioner Emeritus  01-08-2008  Indefinite
 Marie T. Lucas  Commissioner Emeritus  07-15-2008  Indefinite
 Joice Beatty  Commissioner Emeritus  01-29-2009  Indefinite
 Dr. Kenneth P. Lee  Commissioner Emeritus  01-08-2008  Indefinite
 Rita Umpheries  Commissioner Emeritus  01-08-2008  Indefinite

 Member Biographies


Established Sept. 12, 1977, pursuant to Napa County Resolution No 77-151 and then established as a permanent County Commission on Oct. 20, 1981, pursuant to Resolution No. 81-86. Resolution No. 87-93 was approved Sept. 29, 1987, amending the composition of the Commission.

On Jan. 16, 1996, (Resolution No. 96-08), the Board of Supervisors approved the following: Upon failure of a County Supervisor to designate a member from his/her District within a reasonable length of time, a member may be nominated by that Supervisor and appointed by the Board from outside of that District. On Jan. 31, 2006, Resolution 06-18 several changes including the addition of two membership positions. The Napa County Commission on Aging consists of 15 members – one member from each of the five Supervisorial Districts and ten additional members from among individuals recommended by organizations concerned with older adults. It is desirable that all appointees are over the age of 55, but a person of a younger age will not be excluded.

The purpose and functions of the commission are to act as a coordinating body and clearinghouse for projects and activities which concern Napa County's older citizens; act as an advisory body on behalf of the Board of Supervisors; recommend studies or programs for older adults; coordinate with other appointed Commissions or Advisory Committees to assess existing data to identify unmet needs and describe alternatives to meet these needs; review and offer comment on pending legislation; and disseminate information to older adults.