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Second Annual Award to Be Presented on June 27 as Part of Vida OLE! Weekend NAPA, CA – April 9, 2024 – The OLE Health Foundation Board of Directors is pleased to announce that the Napa Valley Vintners will be the recipient of the 2nd annual John Shafer Visionary Award. The award honors the legacy of vintner John Shafer, who was among OLE Health’s fiercest advocates. Shafer helped create the OLE Health Foundation and foster the community support that sustains the organization today. The John Shafer Visionary Award recognizes those who have furthered the mission of the organization, which is to ensure that high quality primary care is provided to everyone who lives and works in the communities it serves.

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Leadership profile – Will Phelps

Vice Chair, OLE Health Foundation Will Phelps is among the next generation of leaders here in Napa – both in the business world and the philanthropic one. And we are so fortunate that he has chosen to give his time and energy to our OLE Health Foundation Board. Joining in 2022, he has already made a big impact and was appointed Vice Chair in 2023. Will’s passion for this community began when his family moved here when he was 12. After receiving his BA from the University of San Diego and his MBA from Sonoma State University, he returned to Napa to       join the leadership team at his family’s winery, Joseph Phelps Vineyards. When the winery sold in 2022, he

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Rick Jones – Stewarding OLE Health’s Growth by Engaging the Community

When you mention the name Rick Jones in many corners of the Bay Area and Napa Valley, two things become clear: He is revered for his wisdom by everyone who knows him. If he asks you to do something, you do it – and end up thanking him for suggesting it. Rick had an incredibly successful career, beginning at McKinsey & Co. and ending as the Executive Vice President of Safeway. He is a whiz with numbers and the sort of thoughtful decision maker that seems in short supply these days. And now he is deeply committed to OLE Health. He has been on our board since 2013, serving as treasurer from 2014–2015 and board chair from 2017–2018. And, he

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