Our Board & Staff
OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Lilea brings a decade of experience in early learning and community building to her role as the Executive Director of First 5 Napa County. Prior to her current role, Lilea served as the Community Programs and Network Manager at First 5 Napa County. She held prior positions as a Site Supervisor and Child Development Teacher at preschools in Napa County and brings leadership experience on several local nonprofit boards including the Napa Farmers Market and Community Resources for Children. Lilea has a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Brandman University. She and her family have lived in Napa County since 2008.
Carine Hines, PhD
Vice Chair, Farmer Representative
Carine comes from a long line of farmers in California and Southern France. In 2015 Carine and her husband, Robert, started Sun Tracker Farm in Yolo County’s Capay Valley. Sun Tracker Farm is a small organic farm that implements regenerative farming practices to grow annual fruits and vegetables and raise pastured poultry. In addition, Carine works for a non-profit organization, Kitchen Table Advisors, as a Farm Business Advisor. Carine helps small sustainable farms in Northern California achieve economic viability. Carine loves to write about the farming experience and writes a monthly column for the Napa Valley Register, “Pages from a Farmer”. Despite the many hats she wears, Carine’s favorite is being a mother to two beautiful boys who join her everywhere from harvesting melons, to selling at the farmers market, or to exploring their backyard creek.
With almost two decades of experience as a registered nurse, Tarinder brings a wealth of experience to the role of Chief Nursing Officer at Queen of the Valley Medical Center. Over the course of her career, she has served in leadership roles of increasing responsibility in both California and Texas, overseeing a variety of service lines, including cardiology, neuroscience oncology, orthopedics, rehabilitation, and women’s services. She has a proven track record, particularly in improving caregiver engagement by fostering collaborative relationships, and prioritizing retention and recruitment.
Wendi is Community Engagement Coordinator for Adobe Services in Napa, part of a team that is working to end homelessness in our community. Her Napa Farmers Market roots sprouted 26 years ago when, new to town, she came to the market with her toddler in search of healthy veggies (and a break from the mundane) and discovered that its stalls held the best this Valley had to offer, and much more — nutrition education, ecology, art, small business incubation, community-connection and story time! She brings years of fundraising and board leadership experience. Wendi served on the Blue Oak School Board of Trustees for six years, three as chair; was board president of the St. Helena Cooperative Nursery School and of the Vichy Elementary School Parent Club. She is a UC Berkeley alum and earned her Masters in Latin American Studies from New York University.
OUR MARKET STAFF
Cara Mae Wooledge, MPH
Senior Market Assistant