A Bright Future is a private organization in Napa County specializing in providing services to adults with intellectual disabilities throughout the North Bay.

A Bright Future’s independent and supported living programs provide services to consumers by teaching a wide array of goals that foster and create independence. The programs provides our participants the opportunity to work in collaboration with A Bright Future instructor to establish their own goals and objectives. Every three months, those goals are measured and observed by the participant and their support team.


Meet Our Staff

Max Konan – MA., Ed. SP., CEO / Program Direction


Max has spent the last 10 years working with the disabled community in the areas of  integration and behavior modification.  His experiences have ranged from direct care to case management for individuals with disabilities in the public school system.  He earned a Life Time Education Specialist and Teaching Credential in Special Education from Sonoma State University.  Max attended Sacramento State University where he completed a Masters of Arts in Education. Throughout his career, Max has focused on positive behavior modification. In addition to his role here at A Bright Future, Max works as Education Specialist/Case Manager/NSH Teacher with the West Contra Costa Unified School District.

Doug Hillyard – Resource Specialist


Doug has worked with people in a variety of ways in my life. As a clown, naturalist, teacher, instructor, teacher assistant/ personal assistant, Community Support Facilitator and a Personal Assistant Coordinator he has had the opportunity to work with developmentally disabled children and adults. The last 14 years were mostly with Becoming Independent in Napa, with a year teaching Special Education in Solano County in 2001. Working with A Bright Future since May 2013, Doug enjoys the opportunity to meet and help adults maintain independence and enhance their lives as they choose. He has a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from Humboldt State University and is currently enrolled in a Senior Health Advocate Certificate program through University of California, Berkeley Extension.

Anna Metters – Coordinator

Anna has over 20 years of experience in working with special needs individuals. She is a graduate of the Human Services program of Western Washington University. Throughout her life and career, Anna has gained so many valuable skills through working directly with people. Her goal is to develop a personal relationship with her clients and their entire teams in order to provide the highest level of service.



Filecia Davis – Community Support Facilitator

Filecia has a Bachelor of Science in Health Administration with a concentration in Health Management and has been working professionally with behavioral disabilities since 1999. Filecia collaborates with various departments and outside agencies to facilitate and expedite services that are needed to sustain the integrity and functionality of her participants.



Stephanie Smith – Community Support Facilitator