Board of Directors & Executives

David Batchelor

David has a confident award-winning aptitude for rapidly understanding market opportunities and strategically aligning products, relations, and partners to build profitable companies, products, and services across targeted industries for scalable expansion and sustainability.

Skilled in developing world-class operations in rapid-growth environments. Experienced in negotiating international and domestic partnerships and in successfully navigating complex relations and strategic deals.

As a thought-leader, David spoke nationally with diverse experience throughout the healthcare industry for over twenty-five years. In 2017 and 2018, he was named in the top 100 worldwide professionals who are leading the intellectual and technology charge to improve individuals’ identity, security, and privacy throughout the world.

He has also participated on several local and nationally recognized Boards and committees to support national leadership and product development, such as the Office of National Coordinator, National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace, Smart Card Alliance, SCA Health and Human Services Council, IDESG, WEDI, MGMA, HIMSS, WEDI, NAHAM, AHIMA, FACA, and more.

Kristine Passalacqua

Kristine’s professional background is in Interior Design; she has owned KPSID (Kristine Passalacqua Studio of Interior Design) for the last 40 years.  For 17 years of that, she taught and ran the interior design department at Solano Community College. Kristine represented interior design on the California Statewide Advisory Committee for over 10 years, was a member of the Student Career Forum for 15 years, and a member of the Northern California Interior Design Consortium for 13 years. A member of NKBA (National Kitchen and Bath Association) and ASID (American Society of Interior Designers).

Locally, Kristine has been a member of the Benicia Chamber of Commerce for over 33 years; she was the chair of the education committee and an ambassador and served as an advisor during the design and construction of the Chamber of Commerce building at its present location.

Kristine was a Soroptimist for over 10 years, has been an active member of the St Dominic’s Conference of St Vincent de Paul, and for the past 6 years, has served as President. She is passionate about Benicia and its people and loves spending time with family and friends, entertaining, gardening, and cooking.

Steven Green

Steven began his public accounting career in 2005 after graduating from California State University, Chico, with a Bachelor’s degree in Business-Professional Accounting. He has gained experience in a wide variety of accounting services since then.

Steven specializes in tax compliance for individuals and small businesses. He also provides valuable tax planning and accounting services to his clients to meet their personal and business goals. Steven also has extensive experience in forensic accounting, using his investigative skills to uncover the financial facts of a situation.  He is a business valuation expert and has earned the designation of Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) from the National Association of Valuation Analysts (NACVA).

Donna Koontz

Donna is an author, speaker, and founder of Balanced Living. A professional training and coaching organization specializing in the field of human potential. In her 3 decades as a global consultant in the wellness industry, she has designed and presented hundreds of workshops and seminars transforming lives in both the personal and professional realms.

In addition to her own programs, Donna is a Heartmath Certified Trainer and has been a licensed Heartmath coach/mentor since 2007. Focusing on emergent Integrative wellness solutions, Donna provides you with personal tools and techniques for customized health management by supporting energetic balance, stress reduction, resilience training, and capacity building.

As a long-standing Board member of the Non-Profit Heartmath Institute, her sense of stewardship aligns with their global mission of “Activating the Hearts of Humanity” Also a founding leader of Regenrus, a social impact community and aspiring Benefit Corporation, she is passionate about empowering others to be the change they seek and thrive fully in their lives while being the light on the path of Business as a Force for good.

A bay area native, Donna came to Benicia in 1984. Donna owned a successful fitness franchise and was an active member of both the Chamber of Commerce and Soroptimist. As a mother and grandmother, she has also been involved in various facets of our community over the decades and appreciates the realities of small-town living.

Donna takes a heart-centric approach to life and believes that “True care – is care in action”

Leeann Cawley

I am the Founder/Owner of Benicia Plumbing, established in 1975.  A resident of Benicia for 48 years.

I have served as President of the Chamber of Commerce, Benicia Soroptimist, Benicia Tula  Sister City Committee, and served on many boards and committees, all for the betterment of Benicia,

Currently serving on the 2nd Annual Dog Festival Committee.  I served for four years as the Chair of the Benicia Relay for life.  I am a mother of 4 and a Grandmother of 8, which is my biggest accomplishment.

Darrell Doi

Darrell Doi is the Founder and President of Invesdid, a Financial Coaching firm located in Benicia. We are a firm that educates and coaches people regarding their investments and financial lives so they live a life true to their purpose and are free to create a life they love.

Born and raised in San Francisco, Darrell has lived in Benicia for over 25 years with his wife Grace and their children, Isaac and Alana.  Darrell believes in being active in his community and enjoys volunteering his time with local organizations and events.  As his children attended the schools in Benicia, Darrell was a board member of the PTAs at Matthew Turner, Benicia Middle School, and Benicia High School, as well as a board member of the Benicia Education Foundation.  In the sports arena, Darrell was a coach for the Benicia Little League, the City of Benicia Basketball program, and both the Benicia recreational Soccer league and Benicia Arsenal FC.  In addition, Darrell served on the Board of Benicia Arsenal FC as Vice President and subsequently as President. He is still involved with the Club as a referee.

In addition to becoming involved in the organizations involving his children, he was a past President of the Rotary Club of Benicia and now holds a board member position.  Currently, he is the Chair of the Business Advocacy Committee for the Benicia Chamber of Commerce.

Kelly Dillingham

Kelly Dillingham is a passionate individual deeply connected to her community. In 1996, she embarked on a career in photography, focusing on wide-angle photography for commercial and residential Realtors. This path eventually led her to the world of Title & Escrow. However, her life took a significant turn when she began working in Benicia in 1997. It was in this charming town that Kelly fell in love with the picturesque surroundings and the warm-hearted people who called it home.

In 2002, Kelly made Benicia her permanent residence, proudly considering it her hometown. Fate had another surprise in store as she met the love of her life in Benicia, culminating in a joyful marriage in 2012. Their union brought three wonderful bonus children into her life, a term she prefers over “stepkids.” Today, their family has expanded to include five precious grandchildren.

But Kelly’s story isn’t just about personal connections; it’s also about her deep commitment to giving back. She has not only been a passionate resident of Benicia but has also been actively involved in her community. Over the years, she has served as a committee chair and volunteered for countless events and committees, dedicating her time and energy to various initiatives aimed at making Benicia an even better place to live.  Her willingness to serve and her involvement in these organizations exemplify her unwavering dedication to giving back and her belief in the importance of community engagement.

Each morning, Kelly starts her day by walking her dogs, immersing herself in the beauty of Benicia’s homes and lovely water views. It’s a ritual that fills her heart with gratitude.

Driven by her belief in giving more than she takes, Kelly finds purpose in being proud part of the Benicia Community Foundation. Her dedication to her community, her family, and her daily practice of gratitude make Kelly Dillingham a remarkable and cherished member of Benicia.

Kelly Baldwin

Introducing Kelly Baldwin: The Dedicated Realtor Making a Difference in Her Community.

Meet Kelly Baldwin, a third-generation Realtor who has been serving her community with dedication for years. Her career began in the mortgage industry in 2001 before she branched out into commercial real estate, specializing in 1031 Exchanges. However, it was in residential real estate where she found her true calling.

For the past 27 years, Kelly has called Benicia her home, where she resides with her husband and two children, James and Emily. She has proudly volunteered with various local organizations, including Soroptimist International of Benicia, Lions Club of Benicia, Rotary International of Benicia, Benicia First, The Tim and Jeannie Hamann Foundation, and the Benicia Mom’s Group.

Kelly’s unwavering commitment to Benicia and her community led her to jump at the chance to work with the Benicia Community Foundation as the Director of Fundraising. She saw it as a perfect opportunity to give back to the place she calls home.