The organizational structure of Silicon Valley Community Foundation is reflective of our large scope and mission.

Our staff are dedicated to providing world-class customer service to donors, nonprofits and community partners so that together, we can create a better quality of life for all. Whether you are looking for ways to learn about our diverse community, support the issues that matter most to you or apply for funding, Silicon Valley Community Foundation can help.

Executive Office

Emmett D. Carson, Ph.D.CEO and PresidentTwitterbio
Gina D. DalmaSpecial Advisor to the President for Public PolicyTwitter
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Lianne ArakiExecutive Assistant to the CEO and President and Board LiaisonTwitter
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Business, Development and Brand

Chief Business, Development and Brand Officer

Mari Ellen Reynolds LoijensChief Business, Development and Brand OfficerTwitter
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Maria MorenoExecutive Assistant to the Chief Business, Development and Brand Officer  


Rebecca Dupras, Esq. Vice President, DevelopmentTwitter
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Lisa BarrSenior Development OfficerTwitter
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Erica BleicherDevelopment Officer bio
Chuck BrownDevelopment Officer bio
Ashley CashDevelopment Officer bio
Hannah EricksonDevelopment Officer bio
Monique GarciaPlanned Giving Associate bio
Caitlin BaylyDevelopment Associate bio
Kelley CoeDevelopment Associate bio
Angela LewisDevelopment Associate bio
Ifra IftikharDevelopment Operations Associate bio
Max McGowenDevelopment Assistant bio

Corporate Responsibility

Maeve MiccioVice President, Corporate ResponsibilityTwitter
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Liz Lipton-McCombieDirector, Corporate ResponsibilityTwitter
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Wen-Chih O'ConnellDirector, Corporate EngagementTwitter
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Rebecca NalderSenior Manager, Corporate Responsibility bio
Juliana DeansManager, Corporate Responsibility bio
Kathy GuManager, Corporate Responsibility, Hewlett Packard Enterprise bio
Anubha JainManager, Corporate Responsibility bio
Eli LatimerloManager, Corporate Responsibility bio
Blessing OkorougoManager, Corporate Responsibility bio
Sophy YemManager, Corporate Responsibility bio
Claire VerrotManager, Corporate Responsibility, Veritas bio
Jonathan KurupAssociate Manager, Corporate Responsibility bio
Patricia NeversAssociate Manager, Corporate Responsibility bio
Katrina DrabeckCorporate Responsibility Associate bio
Sean Rico FisherCorporate Responsibility Associate bio

Marketing and Communications

Sidney G. Griffin, Jr.Vice President, Marketing and CommunicationsTwitter
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Ian KawataDirector, Creative bio
Jessica BelskyDirector, Marketing Services bio
Sue McAllisterDirector, MarketingTwitter
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Brittany ColemanSocial Media and Digital Marketing Specialist bio
Kara BennettMarketing and Communications Associate bio
Tammie StallingsMarketing and Communications Assistant bio

Community Impact

Erica WoodChief Community Impact OfficerTwitter
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Emily NelsonExecutive Assistant to the Chief Community Impact Officer bio
Manuel SantamariaVice President, Strategic Initiatives and GrantmakingTwitter
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Remy GoldsmithSenior Community Leadership Officer bio
Megan McQuillanCommunity Impact Associate  
Cheryl PlatonStrategic Initiatives and Grantmaking Assistant bio
Center for Early Learning
Avo MakdessianVice President and Director, Center for Early LearningTwitter
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Michelle Sioson HymanSenior Early Learning Officer bio
Jessica MihalySocial Innovation Fund Initiative Officer  
Andrea JonesInitiative Officer for The Big Lift  
Pat Flynn SassoEarly Learning Officer, Raising A Reader bio
Leticia GonzalezAssociate Initiative Officer, Raising A Reader bio
Elisa EspinozaGrants Coordinator, The Big Lift bio
Christine ThorsteinsonPreK-3 Program and Research Coordinator  
Mei WuOperations Associate bio
Initiative and Special Projects
Mauricio PalmaDirector, Initiatives and Special ProjectsTwitter
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Valerie CuevasSenior Program Officer, EducationTwitter
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Sarah DavisonProgram Officer bio
Navin MoulProgram Officer, Immigration bio
Vu-Bang NguyenProgram Officer, Regional PlanningTwitter
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Donor Experience and Engagement

Misti SanganiVice President and Interim Chief Donor Experience and Engagement OfficerTwitter
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Milena BundaloExecutive Assistant to the Chief Donor Experience and Engagement Officer bio
Michelle FriesDirector, Nonprofit Investment ProgramTwitter
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Casey KelloggSenior Philanthropy AdvisorTwitter
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Andy PerkinsSenior Philanthropy AdvisorTwitter
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Dennis RobinsonSenior Philanthropy Advisor bio
Sabira AllooPhilanthropy AdvisorTwitter
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Lisa AlvarezPhilanthropy AdvisorTwitter
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Sawako Sonoyama ClarinPhilanthropy Advisor

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Brandy DavisPhilanthropy Advisor bio
Palak JoshiPhilanthropy Advisor bio
Tobi Sondgroth BecerraPhilanthropy Advisor bio
Diane NguyenAssociate Philanthropy Advisor bio
Christie VerdaderoSenior Associate, Nonprofit Investment Program bio
Nathan KuerschnerSenior Philanthropy Associate bio
Linda NguyenSenior Philanthropy Associate bio
Amna QamarPhilanthropy Associate  
Malcolm StewartPhilanthropy Associate bio
Kelli O'MerryScholarship Coordinator bio

Finance and Administration


Paul VelaskiChief Operating Officer and Chief Financial OfficerTwitter
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Federica HughesExecutive Assistant to the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer bio


Sarah ValenciaVice President, FinanceTwitter
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David HaugenController bio
Lisa HuangAssistant Controller bio
Bill NguyenAccountant, Client Services bio
Allan OconSenior Accountant bio
Linh VoSenior Accountant  
Diane LuongBudget and Payroll Manager bio
Alex HuaManager, Financial Planning and Analysis bio
Gretchen PachecoSenior Accountant bio
Kim DiepAccounting Analyst  
Silvia VillarrealAccounts Payable Associate  

Facilities and Office Services

Kelli FlanaganFacilities and Office Services Manager bio
Daniela RuvalcabaFacilities and Office Services Coordinator bio
Claudia LealSan Mateo Conference Center Coordinator  
Marcos TorresHeadquarters Receptionist bio

Grants, Gifts and Compliance

D. Lea RauscherVice President, Grants, Gifts and ComplianceTwitter
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Christine MorissetteDirector, Grants Administration bio
Damon JamesInternational Grants Administration Officer bio
Marla BetschGrants Administration Officer bio
Anoop KaurGrants Administration Officer  
Jung Youn YangSenior International Grants Associate bio
Denise GoulartSenior Grants Associate  
Emily KaiserSenior Grants Associate  
Anush KocharyanInternational Grants Associate bio
Vicente VelascoInternational Grants Associate bio
Sara AllenGrants Associate  
Christopher DrysdaleGrants Associate bio
Erika KingGrants Associate  
Patzia MartinezGrants Associate  
Fazal MogaddediGrants Associate  
Thao NguyenGrants Associate  
Maya VisvanathanGrants Associate bio
Linda PrayDirector, Gifts Administration bio
Hayley BendanilloGifts Administration Officer bio
Aaron ChenGifts Associate bio
Beverly EstacioGifts Associate  
Claudia KellyGifts Associate bio
Matching Gifts   
Claire SmithMatching Gifts Administration Officer  
Crystal JinMatching Gifts Accountant  
Jesus VenegasMatching Gifts Accountant  
Brenna TracyMatching Gifts Special Project Manager bio
Brian LoganMatching Gifts Associate bio

Human Resources

Daiva NatochyVice President, Talent, Recruitment and CultureTwitter
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Phil WiggettSenior Human Resources Generalist bio
Maria Luisa Sanchez-KuHuman Resources Generalist bio
Monica NichollHuman Resources Generalist bio

Information Technology

Patrick O'SullivanVice President, Information TechnologyTwitter
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Judy ChanEnterprise Application and Database Manager bio
Jim MathewsInformation Technology Operations Manager bio
Logan TravisEnterprise Application and Database Developer bio
Galen FosterComputer Support Specialist bio
Casey NakayamaComputer Support Specialist bio
Akiko HomWeb Applications Administrator bio


Bert FeussSenior Vice President, InvestmentsTwitter
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Elaine OrrDirector, InvestmentsTwitter
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Wern Cheen ChangSenior Investments Associate bio

Raising A Reader® National Office

Gabrielle E. Miller Ed.D.President and CEOTwitter
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Shannon Atkinson, CPAChief Financial Officer  
Rebecca ArmstrongAssistant Vice President of Program Quality and Advancement bio
Georganne MorinAssistant Vice President of Program Development and Evaluation bio
Nida CrisostomoAssistant Vice President of Operations and IT bio
Raquel EspanaDirector, Strategic Partnerships  
Kristen AndersonSenior Manager of Program Advancement bio
Tymisha SweetSenior Manager of Program Quality bio
Marie WaldronSenior Manager of Customer Service and Operations  
Nancy YueSenior Manager of Program Development and Evaluation  
Arleen ArnalSenior Manager of Administrative Services bio
Shelly CoulterSenior Accountant bio
Stephen ChanManager of Warehouse and Operations bio
Jennifer FordManager of Grants Accounting bio
Olivia LeungManager of Program Quality  
Jenna NguyenManager of National Strategic Partnerships  
Derrell WashingtonManager of Program Development  bio
Nisha VishwasraoSystems and Database Administrator  
Eric LauAccounting Associate bio
Alan RodrigoWarehouse Assistant  
Alicia ShortAdministrative Assistant