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

 
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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 is married to John McLaughlin and shares her love with two rescued Border Collies and five rescued kitties. Life is good.

 
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Erika Pusey

 
Scott Atkinson, WCAL Board Member

Scott Atkinson

Scott is a lifelong resident of Calistoga and past civic involvement include participating in the original bicycle pedestrian plans developed for the City, 10 years on the Calistoga Planning Commission and six years as a reserve police officer for the City of Calistoga. Scott & his wife, Vicki, are also the creators of the over-the-top Halloween haunted house at their residence every year. Roush, an eleven year old Jack Russell Terrier completes their household. Scott is the owner of Napa Valley Materials, a specialty material supplier to the construction industry. In 2008, Scott became involved in the quest to find a location to develop an off-leash dog park in Calistoga. His hard work was paid off on April 27, 2012 at the grand opening of the Franquelin Dog Park.

 

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.