Leadership Novato Advisory Committee


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!

LN Public Speaking

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


Victoria Worch

Committee Chair
 LN 2015 - Valedictorian

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

Alum Team Mentor
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

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

Molly Foley

Student Recruiter
LN 2017 - Valedictorian

Bank of Marin 

Sophia Osotio Whistlestop Novato CHamber Leadership Ed Stark Graduation

Sophia Osotio

Moderator  -  Health/Aging
 LN 2017 - Ed Stark Recipient


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

MTR Events Novato Chamber Ambassadors

Marie Rios

RFP Coordinator
 LN 2015

MTR Event Design

Coy Smith Novato Chamber of Commerce CEO LEadership Staff Employment

Coy Smith

Partners' Liaison & 
Novato Chamber Liaison

Novato Chamber


Harry Thomas LNAC Novato Chamber

Harry Thomas

Moderator  - Economics

Retired - Hennessy Funds

White, Susan

Susan White

Sponsorship Co-Coordinator

County of Marin

Shaping Tomorrow Starts Here!

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Help LN Team Burdell (LN'19) and answer these quick questions, to help them and their project with Marin MOCA. We need as many responses, please share!

Support LN Novato

Project Requests for Propsals

Is your nonprofit or community group in need of support? Fill out the Novato Chamber's RFP Request form, and perhaps a Leadership Team can help you accomplish your goals. Each team works on a project that leaves a lasting legacy in Novato. Check out some of the past projects here: RFP Printable Version.

Fillable RFP

Festival of Art, Wine & Music

Each year,the Novato Chamber hosts the region's largest public festival. Bursting with music, food, wine, family fun and of course...Art...this festival has become a cornerstone in the region's social calendar. Enjoy microbrews, live bands, and SO MUCH MORE....oh and ADMISSION FREE!

Festival 2018

CLASS of 2018

Check out the past LN Class including their four impressive projects. From milk to medication to moms, and seniors the last class tackled it all.

Protect me this fall!


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

Thank you!

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

Alum Team Mentor:s
Brent Ainsworth, LN' 12
Coree Cameron, LN’12,
 Sylvia Barry, LN’12,
Tamara Ressler, LN’15

Join the Legacy!

The Novato Chamber is proud to welcome you to the legacy of Leadership Novato Students. Over 30 years has taught us a lot. We welcome input and discussion. Click on the photo here, to email Leslie Biagini Salazar with your concerns and ideas