Stacey Badaglia is a fourth generation Petaluma resident who has a drive and personality that we’ve all come to know and love. For 17 years, Stacey has owned a women’s apparel shop, STINK, in downtown Petaluma. As a member of her daughter’s school foundation board, she thrives on being involved in the lives of young people and youth sports. Stacey was a founding member of the Next Gen program and has helped it to grow and prosper. She and her husband, Ron, are always ready and willing to lend their support for the good health of the community.
Joanie Benedetti Claussen
Joanie Benedetti Claussen was born and raised in Petaluma, CA and attended both St. Vincent grammar and high schools. She attended California State University, Chico where she earned a Bachelor of Art in Journalism with an emphasis in Public Relations and a minor in Marketing. Upon graduating Joanie was hired as Public Relations Director for a small publishing company, Stages Learning Materials in Chico, CA. After traveling the country as the company’s representative for two and a half years Joanie moved back to Petaluma where she was hired by Clover Stornetta Farms as its Public Relations Director. She is currently the company’s Marketing Director. Joanie has been very involved in the community including Chair of the American Heart Association Heart Walk; Next Gen Advisory Committee Member; past board member for Center for Land Based Learning and past board member for Boys and Girls Club of Marin and Southern Sonoma Counties. Joanie and her husband Brant have 2 children; Oliver, 3, and Evelyn, 2.
Wayne considers himself a bi-coastal native, growing up half in Connecticut and half in California. With a software programmer for a mother and a craftsman for a father, Wayne is a natural at web development. In his 18 years as a web designer and developer, he has seen the web evolve from something unfamiliar to most people to a business necessity and has become a pioneer to the web industry in the North Bay Area with a strong expertise in design and content management systems.
Wendy Langley is a long time Sonoma County resident.
Jennifer Adams Martin was born in San Francisco, CA and raised in Petaluma from the age of six. She attended St. Vincent Elementary and High Schools. She received a BS in Business Administration from St. Mary’s College in Moraga, where she met her husband, Rich Martin. Jennifer and Rich returned to Petaluma in 2000 to raise their family. They have three children, two sons in college and a daughter at St. Vincent HS.
Jennifer has worked at Petaluma Valley Hospital for over 10 years, currently in the Medical Staff Office as the Credentialing Coordinator. She has been a member of the Next Gen Advisory Committee since its inception in 2009. “Members of the Petaluma community should feel at ease when they walk through the hospital doors to use our services. I participate in Next Gen to help educate people about their hospital and minimize the fear and uncertainty that is often associated with healthcare.”
Wendi Thomas is a 15 year Petaluma resident who is a Nursing Director at Petaluma Valley Hospital. She and her Husband Matt have two daughters. Wendi is a youth minister at St James Catholic Church , a board member at the Petaluma Health Center and on the Petaluma Coalition to prevent Tobacco, Alcohol and other drug problems. Wendi see first hand how the next Gen group impacts patient care at PVH. The educational sessions and community outreach help to let the community know about the great community hospital we have right here in Petaluma. In addition, the items that are bought with the money raised by the next gen group Wendi sees in action every day. Wendi is a great liaison to the Next Gen Board about the needs of the hospital and the great things happening at PVH all the time.
Erin Hawkins, MS
A Bay Area resident for nearly a decade, Erin Hawkins is thrilled to now call the North Bay her home. Although Erin, her husband, Robert, and her sons reside in Santa Rosa, most of her waking hours are spent in Petaluma. As the Community Outreach Project Manager for the Petaluma Health Care District, Erin has the opportunity to bring together residents, business, nonprofits, and service providers to address the most pressing health needs of our community, and take action to improve health outcomes for all District residents.
Erin received a B.A. in International Development from the University of California, Berkeley, and an M.S. in Community Development from the University of California, Davis. A passionate and dedicated community health advocate, Erin also sits on the board of the Health Community Consortium and is a member of Petaluma Valley Rotary. She loves reenacting Star Wars scenes and playing Legos with her boys, losing at Scrabble to her husband, and playing capoeira with the United Capoeira Association – Santa Rosa.