BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 
 
Pam Ingalls, Board President - WCAL

Pam Ingalls, Past President

Pam spent more than 30 years in banking, her most recent position as Vice President in charge of loan operations for 17 years at Sonoma National Bank. Since leaving Sonoma National in 2008, she has followed her passion for dogs and animals dedicating her time at Bergin University of Canine Studies, Sonoma Humane Society, Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue and Wine Country Animal Lovers of Calistoga. Pam also serves on the board of directors for Boys and Girls Club of St. Helena and Calistoga. She currently lives in Calistoga with her husband Paul, Golden Retriever Olive, rescue Pit Bull mix Mazey, and rescue MacNab, Junior.

 
Alissa McNair, Board Vice President - WCAL

Alissa McNair, Board President

Alissa was born and raised in Calistoga. Interested in learning more about animals, she shadowed Dr. Butler and this led to her first job – working at the Calistoga Pet Clinic for Dr. Butler and then Dr. Franquelin once he purchased the practice. After graduating with a B.Arch from the University of Oregon she backpacked through South and Central America before returning to Calistoga. She is a practicing Architect and the Owner of Mervin & McNair Architects. Alissa and her husband, Erin, share their home with rescue dogs Fozzie & Buddy and cats King Tut, Sam and Gigi.

 
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Camille Lina, Board Vice President

Though Camille was born and raised in California, it wasn't until returning from a year studying abroad in Italy that she found herself in wine country. Upon graduating with a Masters in Italian Language, she returned home to the U.S.A. to visit family in Sonoma. What she thought was a temporary job in hospitality in 2009 lured her to the Napa Valley and she's been there ever since. Camille currently serves as the Director of Sales & Hospitality for Bure Family Wines. She enjoys fostering and advocating for animals with WCAL. In her spare time, you can also find her snapping photographs, practicing yoga, dreaming up travel plans, and spending time in the great outdoors with her rescue dog Maggie Mae.

 
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Donna WCAL Board Secretary

Laticia Sahs, Board Executive Committee

 

Donna Leverenz, Board Secretary

The majority of Donna’s career was spent in the realm of Marketing. Her positions included Director of Advertising and Public Relations for Gucci, Fendi, and Mark Cross Accessories in the United States and Canada; Director of Marketing for Rod McClellan, one of the world’s largest orchid growers; and Marketing Manager, Editor-in-Chief, and Partner in Foghorn Press, publisher of outdoor recreation guidebooks, including the national Dog Lover’s Companion series. Her move to Napa Valley in 1997 led to a shift to a career in food and wine, two of Donna’s passions. She was the Wine Buyer and Wine Education Director for Meadowood Napa Valley and is currently the Manager of Sherwin Family Vineyards. She and her husband, John, share their home with two rescued Border Collies and five rescued kitties.

 
 

BOARD ADVISORS 

 

Steve Franquelin, DVM - Medical Advisor

Dr. Franquelin was born and raised in the Napa Valley and received his B.S. in science and D.V.M. (Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine) from UC Davis in 1992. He lives in Calistoga and has three children, Andy, Jenna and Case. His love and passion for Veterinary medicine, his clients, community and most specifically the animals shows in all he does. Fly-fishing, hiking, scouting, reading, skiing and cooking are a few of his passions.

Dr. Franquelin is devoted to providing the best and most up-to-date Veterinary care for his patients. His compassion and empathy allow him special aptitude in Hospice and end of life care.