North Valley Community Foundation team shares a common belief in the inherent good of humanity, and the incredible power of each person to make a positive and unique contribution to a better world. 

Alexa Benson-Valavanis

President & CEO

Logan Todd

Vice President, Grant Programs and Client Services

Rich Lougee

Staff Accountant

David Little

Executive Vice President, Communications

Jovanni Tricerri

Vice President, Regional Recovery & Partnerships

Monica Wigman

Program Officer, Community Healing

Tess Slaton

Program Coordinator

Kari Watson

Thrive Program Assistant

Chris Hayashida-Knight

Vice President, Operations

Carolyn Engstrom

Client Care Manager

Debbie Blue

Executive Assistant

Megan Smith

Digital Content Creator

Chris Copeland

Program Officer

Dillon Raney

Executive Assistant

Erin Morrissey

Program Manager

Bill Hubbard

General Counsel/Director of Gift Planning

Karsen Bradley

Chief Financial Officer

Tria Nicoara

People and Facilities Manager

Patrice Berry

Digital Content Creator

Kim DuFour

Program Officer

Danelle Campbell

Program Director

Michele Thorpe

Thrive Program Assistant


Farshad Azad


9th Degree Black Belt; V.P.

World Hapkido Association

Earl Jessee

Vice Chair

Senior Consultant,

Matson & Isom Technology Consulting

Deborah Rossi


VP Investments,

Stifel Nicolaus

Elizabeth Goldblatt


Founder & Co-owner,

Six Degrees Coffee

Janet Wietbrock

Caring Communities,

The Hignell Companies

Manoah Mohanraj

Director of Physical Rehabilitation at Meridian Management Services

Alexa Benson-Valavanis

President & CEO,

North Valley Community Foundation

Sherry Holbrook

Owner, Holbrook Furniture; Founder and President, Orphan Care International

Todd Lewis

President & CFO,

Northern California National Bank



North Valley Community Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, and our Employer Identification Number (EIN) is #EIN 68-0161455.

Below are our fiscal year financial statements and tax returns for the last four years.


Governing documents, conflict of interest policy and 990T are available on request. Please email Chris Hayashida-Knight, vice president of operations, at