Who We Are

A Focus on Ag Employee Education, Safety, and Empowerment

We are Sonoma County farmers, families and community members dedicated to being leaders in social equity by supporting the skilled workforce that sustains agriculture in Sonoma County. Since its inception in 2002, the Sonoma County Grape Growers Foundation (SCGGF), a locally based 501(c)3, has focused on employee education, housing, health safety and quality of life.

Kevin Barr, Board Chairman
Redwood Empire Vineyard Management

Lisa Wittke Schaffner, Vice-Chair
The John Jordan Foundation

John Balletto, Treasurer
Balletto Vineyards

Joe Dutton
Dutton Ranch

Charles Karren
Terra de Promissio

Terry Lindley
Grape Grower

BJ Bertacco
American AgCredit

Tiffany O’Neil
Sonoma State University

Vicki Michalczyk, Secretary
Retired Grape Grower

Duff Bevill
Bevill Vineyard Management

Ron Rubin
The Rubin Family of Wines

Steve Sangiacomo
Sangiacomo Family Vineyards

Karissa Kruse
Executive Director
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Kate Piontek
Vice President of Operations
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Alisha Basich

Alisha Basich
Business Development & Program Manager
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SCGGF is operated through a joint services agreement with Sonoma County Winegrape Commission.