2018 - 2019 ThemE - GROWING!
Our team members
2018 - 2019 Officers
Sharon is currently a private tutor for two students of a winery owner. She also has a pet sitting service/dog walking business. Sharon was President her senior year in high school of an "S" club. The Pasadena Soroptimist club who sponsored the "S" club, awarded seniors going to college a reward. Sharon won that reward. It was a guarantee to pay for four years of books at the university she studied at.
Sharon says ever since I moved to the Napa Valley I had heard of the St. Helena Soroptimist Clubs. I decided that when I could safely and emotionally leave my kids at home, I would join my local club and give back what I had been given. That is not the best part, the best part is new friendships with awesome women in my community.
Janet Todd worked in the healthcare field for over 15 years and retired when she was vice president human resources/communications for Gambro Healthcare. Janet has her Master’s of Business Administration and Master’s of Exercise Physiology degree from the University of Pittsburgh. In 2004, she moved to St. Helena from Denver, Colorado. Janet thought she had reached her full potential in the male dominated for-profit corporate world of global healthcare. She didn’t realize that potential was limitless until she leapt into starting Girls on the Run Napa Valley in 2006, a non-profit young girl’s empowerment program with three other St. Helena women. She is one of the strategic team leaders and member of the Coalition of Community Leaders (Up Valley) and is a proud member of Soroptimist International St. Helena Sunrise. She was selected as the recipient for Excellence in Leadership in 2016 at the heart of Napa Awards by the Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership and was awarded the St. Helena Citizen of the Year in 2017.
I grew up in this small, unique town, where I was lucky enough to raise my family. I became a Charter Member of Soroptimist International of St. Helena Sunrise after a brief membership in the SI of St. Helena ("Lunch") Club. I have held several offices during my membership: President, Secretary, Delegate, Treasurer, and look forward to my next tenure as Secretary, with President Soroptimist Bonnie's Board Members. I am currently employed as a real estate agent with Better Homes & Garden Wine Country Real Estate and as a nurse manager for the California Department of Public Health. I appreciate the wonderful long-standing friendships I have developed through my Soroptimist experiences and look forward to our future endeavors of supporting our Soroptimist mission for the benefit of women and children in our community and globally. Being a member of Soroptimist has truly enriched my life along with the lives of others.
Patricia Walker is a CPA with over 20 years of experience in taxation. Patricia holds a masters degree in tax, and as the firm's Tax Partner, specializes in tax research, estate planning, compliance, and tax planning for high net worth individuals and their businesses. She excels in working with attorneys and customers to evaluate, implement, and monitor estate plans. Patricia graduated from San Jose State University with a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting. In 2003, she completed her Masters in Taxation from Golden Gate University in San Francisco. She is currently the treasurer of Napa Humane and is the immediate past-president of Soroptimist International of Napa, an organization that supports women and girls on both the local and international level.
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Do you live in the Napa Valley?
Are you interested in supporting women & girls in your local and global communities?
If so, we need you!
We welcome you to be our guest at a meeting. We meet once a month, and we ask for your participation but only what you can give.
1st Wed - 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Business / Speaker Meeting
All meetings held at Rianda House, 1475 Main Street, St. Helena.
Please note: We do not meet during the months of June, July & August.
PO Box 683 St. Helena, CA 94574