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The Brannan Center Board Members are the fiduciaries who steer the organization towards a sustainable future by adopting sound, ethical, and legal governance and financial management policies to ensure Brannan Center has adequate resources to advance its mission.

Team: Meet the Team


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Jim worked in the commercial insurance industry for 32 years. He is an active member of Rotary Club and is involved with the American Legion and co-founder of the Calistoga Veterans’ Memorial. Jim served as Calistoga City Council member and was a board member of Calistoga Family Center.


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Bev spent 30 years as an insurance broker handling programs for CPAs and lawyers. She specialized in the hospitality industry, insuring high end hotels in San Francisco and Los Angeles. She is an active Rotary Club member and currently serves as Collections and Exhibits chair on the board of Sharpsteen Museum.


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Anne Carver has been deeply involved in community activities since her arrival in Calistoga in the early 1990s. Anne was a founder of the San Francisco Day School and President/Founder of Upvalley Family Centers.


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Edie’s diverse work experience encompasses involvement in land development projects in Hawaii and Lake Tahoe. She owned two retail operations in Truckee-Reno area; worked as a loan officer helping new-home builders find qualified buyers.  She spent 10 years as a co-owner/operator of a commercial vineyard in Calistoga.

Her desire to give back to the community cumulated in working with the Calistoga Recreation Department developing after-school programming for local youth, working with the high school drama department to develop programming, staging annual performances, and community outreach supporting the art programs. Edie worked with Napa County Fair Association on annual events, including July 4th events, Tractor Parade, Christmas Bazaar, Arts in April-Engage, Fair and Fiesta.  She is an Honorary member of Calistoga Rotary and has been involved with their annual fundraising events for many years. 


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Dick worked with Castle & Cooke to help develop a 10,000 unit planned community, and was a VP at Trimont Land Company, where he was Director of Development and Project Manager for a 3600-Unit destination resort including ski area (Northstar-at-Tahoe). He developed a 5 acre commercial vineyard and specializes in development and management consulting.


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Erin served most recently as the superintendent of the Calistoga Joint Unified School District and retired after spending 36 years as an educator. She is currently a board member and president elect for the Rotary Club of Calistoga.


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Edward Kozel is an investor and tech advisor. He was previously the CTO/SVP Business Development of Cisco Systems and CTIO of Deutsche Telekom and has had board roles at Cisco Systems, Tibco Software, Red Hat, Reuters PLC, Yahoo, NetApp and Nokia.  Both Ed & Sara were volunteers at the UpValley Campus Covid19 vaccination clinics in 2020/21.


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Sara's professional career was spent at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center, Sun Microsystems, and Interop, where she specialized in general management and tech education for high tech/Internet companies. She has served on the board of the Santa Rosa Symphony since 2006. Sara's passion is to develop and support classical music appreciation and education for adults and children and to make classical music accessible.


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Barbara manages finances for Dutch Henry Winery and has extensive experience managing high end residential construction projects. She is a member of the Rotary Club and is currently on the Board of Directors for Sharpsteen Museum as Board Treasurer. She is also a volunteer at the Upper Valley Campus Covid vaccination clinic.


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Tim is an architect and member of the Calistoga Planning Commission.  A 30 year resident of Calistoga, he is the lead architect for the Brannan Center.


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Marcela is co-owner of Grove 45 in Calistoga, and also leads Business Development for Illumination Technologies, an AI based Wildfire Detection systems.  Also a member of the Boys and Girls club board, Marcela is very active with youth development and the arts.


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Aime is Event Coordinator and Business Development manager for Cakebread Cellars in St. Helena, mother to 3 young children, and is passionate about youth education and cultural development.

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