Board of Directors
Board President - D. Chapin
Don graduated from Mora Central Catholic High School in 1970 and attended Cabrillo College studying Architecture. Married to wife Barbara, Don has three children - Caroline, age 32 and a civil engineer, Donald III, age 29 and a graduate of civil engineering at Fresno State University, and Erin, age 18. Don was raised locally and moved to the Prunedale area in 1972. Don and his family still reside in North County. In 1971, Don began a full time career at Chapin and Clark. On May 5th 1975, Don left Chapin and Clark and began his own business. In 1978, his father left Chapin and Clark and the two started what today is still known as “The Don Chapin Co.” Don is the President and CEO of the Don Chapin Co., and has a hand in the management of all its affiliates. Don believes in giving back to his community and has been committed to that goal. He supports many local schools and projects that focus on serving the youth of our community.
Board Vice President - F. Balestreri
Director - A. Silva
Director - D. Champion, Ph.D
The current Board and administration has a broad range of knowledge skills and abilities to use as the creative basis of entrepreneurial management to assure that citizens do in fact receive the highest service. But the fact is that many personal and organizational sacrifices are made to accomplish this.
My years as an NCFD Board member provides me with a depth and breadth of the day to day operations and the strategic needs of this organization. This theoretical and practical experience is coupled with my education including:
• Master’s Degree Public Administration, San Jose State University
• Master’s Degree Psychology, CSPP
• Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology, CSPP
Research and author of scientific studies focusing on effective and efficient performance of the duties of firefighters. The knowledge, skills and abilities from my education, professional and life experience along with a culture of collaboration among Board members, Administration, Staff and fellow citizens is exciting. It has given me an opportunity to contribute to the discovery, and putting into place creative ideas based on data, along with solid solutions to fulfill the NCFD mission, its goals, and strategic plan. I feel grateful and privileged to serve as your representative at NCFD.
Director - J. Simon