Meet the Staff

County Executive Office

Mission & Values

The mission of the County Executive Officer Department is to provide for the effective management of County operations and to ensure the alignment of the County’s programs, resources and systems with the County Vision and Mission, as adopted by the Board of Supervisors.

Core Values

Napa County embraces the concept, "We work together in pursuit of excellence." In carrying out our responsibilities, we are guided by the following core values:

  • Respect: We value and appreciate the interests, contributions, abilities, and differences of all.
  • Accountability: We accept responsibility for work, behaviors, and decisions, and demonstrate transparency.
  • Dedication: We are driven to provide public service of the highest quality.
  • Integrity: We act with honesty, fairness, and moral courage, earning respect, trust, and confidence.
  • Innovation: We improve the quality of service by encouraging creativity and being open to change.

Napa County: A tradition of stewardship - a commitment to service.

Assistant County Executive Officer

The Assistant County Executive Officer assists the County Executive Officer in overseeing the day-to-day management of County operations, supervises the staff of the County Executive Office and acts on behalf of the County Executive Officer in her absence. Other responsibilities include:

  • Facilities planning
  • Long-range fiscal planning
  • Manage preparation and administration of County’s annual budget
  • Purchasing oversight


Operations & Divisions

The County Executive Office comprises the County Executive Officer and the professional and support staff that assist them in planning, monitoring and overseeing County operations and providing staff support to the Board of Supervisors. The Office includes a number of functions and programs, including:

  1. Budget & Analysis
  2. Clerk of the Board
  3. Emergency & Risk Management
  4. Housing & Intergovernmental
  5. Training & Development

Budget & Analysis

Deputy County Executive Officers

Helene Franchi areas of responsibility:

  • Assessor - Recorder-County Clerk
  • County Counsel
  • County Fire
  • Criminal Justice Departments
  • Flood Authority and Flood District
  • Planning Building and Environmental Services
  • Resort Improvement Districts

Molly Rattigan areas of responsibility:

  • County Fair
  • Housing and Intergovernmental Affairs (staff supervision)
  • Human Resources
  • Labor Negotiations
  • LAFCO
  • Legislation
  • PERS
  • Purchasing
  • Real Estate

Principle Management Analyst

Areas of responsibility for Bret Prebula:

  • Auditor-Controller
  • Budget Performance Measurement
  • Community Resources and Infrastructure Departments and Issues
  • Health and Human Services Agency
  • In-Home Supportive Services Public Authority

Management Analysts

Areas of responsibility for Ben Guerreri:

  • Agricultural Commissioner/Sealer of Weights and Measures
  • Child Support Services
  • Community Resources and Infrastructure Districts
  • District Attorney
  • ITS
  • Public Defender
  • Treasurer - Tax Collector
  • UC Cooperative Extension