Doug has been on IHSS since the age of 11 years old. He was on the advisory committee from 2004 to 2023, and he has been chair, vice-chair, and secretary. He lived in St. Helena from 1980 to 2005 and then moved to Napa. Because the IHSS program allows him to live in his own home independently as a recipient, he understands the issues and needs of a recipient.
Gloria worked for about thirty years in the medical field and now is a patient on the other side of the spectrum. She is a recipient of IHSS. Her goal is to give back to the community and medical field in hopes of helping others stay in their homes instead of hospital in long-term care.
Elaine Paoli has been on the Advisory team for 3 1/2 years. She brings to the Committee experience of 8 years as a provider and a family who has needed the service. Having worked with clients, Elaine is aware of needs of all of us involved in IHSS (In Home Supportive Services). She loves being able to give a resource to change someone’s life even if it is to just listen. To her, the best part of being a provider is getting to know her clients and becoming friends. She has lived in Napa for over 48 years, and is married to an incredible man of for over 29 years and has a son and 3 grandchildren. Elaine enjoys gardening, cooking, doing art, writing meeting people, being a dog walker at the Humane Society, lobbying and mostly loving her Lord.