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
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