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We are a transitional and community living program for adults with learning and developmental challenges.

By providing an environment that maintains a balance of challenges and support, Moving Forward fosters growth in social, vocational and interpersonal skills. Working in partnership with residents and their families, we offer a safe, caring and responsive community where adults with learning challenges can enjoy productive, fulfilling and healthy lives.


After conducting a national search, the Board of Directors of Moving Forward Towards Independence, a non profit in Napa who supports young adults with cognitive disabilities in their transition to independence, announces that Don Fann, has accepted the position of Executive Director. He will begin his position on April 1st, 2014.

Formerly, the Executive Director of the Learning Disabilities Association New York City, Don is a resident of New Jersey and having lived a number of years in Northern California, is very knowledgeable of Napa and the Napa Valley. Working with developmentally challenged adults, Don knows the business of mental health. He joins the Board in the goal of ensuring that our residents continue to lead satisfying lives not defined by their disabilities.

Don has a wide range of experiences as an executive director that has included nonprofit and for profit organizations. He has extensive organizational skills in the structuring of programs similar to Moving Forward, as well as a strong background in nonprofit financial management, revenue growth and diversification initiatives. Aside from his administrative skills, Don is a talented musician and a gourmet chef.

The Board also commends Rhonda Daniels for her capable management of Moving Forward during these past nine months. She has led the staff, guided the residents, and has ushered in a new spirit of communication among all contingencies of our program. With this commendation, the Board of Directors has promoted Rhonda to Assistant Director of Moving Forward. Rhonda will continue to supervise the case managers, oversee specific operations of the program, and review admissions.