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Leadership Novato Advisory Committee

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Thanks to the dedication of the Leadership Novato Advisory Committe, the Novato Chamber's Leadership Novato Program remains one of the North Bay's most premier civic leadership programs. The LNAC  throughout the year, works to provide a strong, challenging and dynamic experience to the students. The LNAC meets regularly and as incorporated itselt into the Leadership Novato Curriculum itself! Students from the various "teams" report to the LNAC and learn how to work on a committee. This experience is invaluable for students who may seek positions on future commissions, boards or nonprofits. During the off season, the LNAC works on recruitment, class curriculum, volunteer coordination. and more. If you have any interested in working with the LNAC please contact Victoria Worch, Director of Leadership Novato


Kim Stahley

Committee Chair

Novato Chamber

Brent Ainsworth County of Marin Novato chamber Leadership Advisory

Brent Ainsworth

Alum Team Mentor
LN 2012

County of Marin

Avedano Mari

Mari Avedano

Sponsorship Co-Coordinator
LN 2018 - Valedictorian

Soroptimist Int'l Novato

Sylvia Barry Novato Chamber Coldwell Banker Novato Chamber Leadership

Sylvia Barry

Curriculum Advisor
LN 2012

Soroptimist Int'l Novato
Sunrise Rotary of Novato

Clark Basdell North Bay Familiy Homes, Novato Chamber Suburban Alternatives Land Trust

Clark Basdell

Committee Member
LN 1993

Northbay Family Homes
Blue Star Family Homes
Suburban Alternatives Land Trust

Sophia Osotio Whistlestop Novato CHamber Leadership Ed Stark Graduation

Sophia Osotio

Moderator  -  Health/Aging
 LN 2017 - Ed Stark Recipient


Molly Foley Bank of Marin Novato Chamber Leadership Valedictorian Leadership Novato Chamber

Molly Foley

Student Recruiter
LN 2017 - Valedictorian

Marin Humane

Sherri Jacobs Valley Memoprial Park Novato Napa Board of Directors Ambassaddors busiiness league

Sherri Jacobs

Committee Member
 LN 2019 - Ed Stark Recipient


MTR Events Novato Chamber Ambassadors

Marie Rios

RFP Coordinator
 LN 2015

MTR Event Design

Fire District Captain Novato Chamber LEadership Novato Valed

Erich Mesenberg

Recent Valedictorian
LN 2019 - Valedictorian
Novato Fire Protection District

Harry Thomas LNAC Novato Chamber

Harry Thomas

Moderator  - Economics

Retired - Hennessy Funds

White, Susan

Susan White

Committee Member

County of Marin

Cheryl Paddack North Marin Community Services Leadership Nonprofit Day Novato Chamber

Cheryl Paddack

Moderator -  Nonprofits
 LN 2010 - Valedictorian

North Marin Community Services

Ressler Tamara Novato Chamber Bank of Marin Novato Chamber Leadership Ed Stark

Tamara Ressler

Curriculum Adviser
LN 2015 - Ed Stark Recipient

Bank of Marin


Open Positions (2)

LN Student Recruiter
Interested  in supporting Leadership Novato. Help by joining the LNAC as the Recruitment Coordinator.

Do any of the specific topic areas interest you? Moderate a day / topic: gather the speakers, set up the panels and schedule the day's activities including tours, location/venue etc.

Click here to email Victoria Worch if you are interested in participating!

Noontime Networking

Noontime Networking is one of the Chamber's many networking groups. Meet entire industries in one place with fairs dedicated to a specific industry OR meet community and civic leaders working to #ShapeTomorrow.

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We welcome the Class of 2019 to the program. Learn more about the class and their histories. Also check out your available resources and documents here along with materials from the Novato Chamber.

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Ribbon Cuttings

Are you interested in supporting the newest businesses coming to town? Help us throw out the welcome wagon and let's join businesses at their grand opening celebrations as well as recognizing when they join the Novato Chamber!

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Leadership Novato Applications

Be part of a legacy that spans over 30 years. Leadership Novato gives comprehensive tools and real-experience to students looking to become effective leaders in their community.



Student Application | Nonpartners

RFP Submission | Nonprofit

Leadership Sponsor Forms

Leadership Novato Partners Representatives: 
Chief Bill Tyler, LN’09
Novato Fire Protection District
Drew McIntyre, LN’02,
North Marin Water District
Novato Unified School District
Sandeep Karkal, LN’07,
Novato Sanitary District
Regan M.  Candelario
City of Novato

Leadership Novato Advisory Committee 

Chair: Victoria Worch, LN’15,
Director of Leadership Novato 
Curriculum Advisor Sophia Osotio, LN’17,
Partner/Board Liaison: Coy Smith,
Reigning Valedictorian: Molly Foley, LN’17
RFP Coordinator: Marie Rios LN' 15
Sponsorship Liason: Regina Bianucci Rus, LN’09
Committee Member Clark Blasdell, LN’93

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Do You Have Questions? Contact the Novato Chamber Team!

If you have any questions about this page, the Leadership Novato program, curriculum applications, team projects, or the LN Advisory Committee, please reach out to Kim Stahley, the Director of Leadership Novato.