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Queen of the Valley Foundation Names New Board Members


NAPA, CA, February 20, 2018 – Queen of the Valley Foundation announced a change in its Board of Trustees leadership in January. Entrepreneur Kass Simon has been named chair of the board; Lydia Mondavi, founder of 29 Luxury Goods, is incoming vice chair; wine-industry veteran, Paula Kornell, has assumed the role of secretary; and vintner, Paul Woolls, of O'Shaughnessy and Progeny wineries is the incoming treasurer.

The board has also added two new members, Erin Simms of Price Simms Family Dealerships, who joined the board last month, and Certified Public Accountant, Wendell Coats, who joined in mid-2017.

Queen of the Valley Foundation will host its iconic fashion show, Reach for the Stars, A Queen’s Celebration on Saturday, March 31, 2018. It will hold its signature event, Generous Heart on Saturday, September 22, 2018.

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About Queen of the Valley Foundation

Queen of the Valley Foundation was established in 1969 by a group of local residents who wanted to ensure ongoing, locally managed support for quality medical care in the Napa community. They knew that a financially healthy medical center was vital to the future of the place they called home. Since its inception, the foundation has raised more than $102 million for St. Joseph Health Queen of the Valley’s equipment and facilities, while increasing community awareness of the medical center's needs. More information on the foundation may be found at

About Queen of the Valley Medical Center

Queen of the Valley Medical Center is a 208-bed, acute-care facility founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange. The Queen is the largest health care facility and one of the largest employers in Napa County. Services provided include a regional heart center; orthopedic center and cancer center approved with commendations by the American College of Surgeons; the Peggy Herman Neuroscience Center, a neurosurgery program affiliated with UCSF; a Women’s Center; maternity and infant care; inpatient and outpatient minimally invasive surgery; and a full-service emergency department and trauma center, amongst many other specialty services. More information about Queen of the Valley Medical Center can be found at

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