Staff

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 President email
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Gina D. Dalma Special Advisor to the CEO for Public Policy email
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Lianne Araki Executive Assistant to the CEO and President and Board Liaison email
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George Dallas Administrative Assistant to the Executive Office email bio

Business, Development and Brand

Chief Business, Development and Brand Officer

Mari Ellen Reynolds Loijens Chief Business, Development and Brand Officer email
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Maria Moreno Executive Assistant to the Chief Business, Development and Brand Officer email  

Development

Rebecca Dupras, Esq.  Vice President, Development email
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Dory Gannes Director, Development email
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Lisa Barr Senior Development Officer email
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Erica Bleicher Development Officer email bio
Ashley Cash Development Officer email bio
Lakshmi Krishnan Development Officer email
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Monique Garcia Planned Giving Associate email bio
Margaret Wellik Development Associate email bio
Caitlin Bayly Development Associate email bio
Ifra Iftikhar Development Operations Associate email bio
Max McGowen Development Assistant email bio

Corporate Responsibility

Maeve Miccio Vice President, Corporate Responsibility email
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Liz Lipton-McCombie Director, Corporate Responsibility email
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Wen-Chih O'Connell Director, Corporate Engagement email
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Jessica Stanford Director, Employee Engagement email
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Rebecca Nalder Senior Manager, Corporate Responsibility email bio
Juliana Deans Manager, Corporate Responsibility email bio
Kathy Gu Manager, Corporate Responsibility, Hewlett Packard Enterprise email bio
Anubha Jain Manager, Corporate Responsibility email bio
Sarah Miers Manager, Corporate Responsibility email bio
Blessing Okorougo Manager, Corporate Responsibility email  
Sophy Yem Manager, Corporate Responsibility email bio
Claire Verrot Employee Engagement Manager email bio
Jonathan Kurup Associate Manager, Corporate Responsibility email bio
Patricia Nevers Associate Manager, Corporate Responsibility email bio
Katrina Drabeck Corporate Responsibility Associate email bio
Sean Rico Fisher Corporate Responsibility Associate email bio
Tamekia Howze Corporate Responsibility Assistant email bio

Marketing and Communications

Sidney G. Griffin, Jr. Vice President, Marketing and Communications email
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Ian Kawata Director, Creative email bio
Jessica Belsky Director, Marketing Services email bio
Sue McAllister Director, Marketing email
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Kara Cook Marketing and Communications Associate email bio
Chau Le Social Media and Digital Marketing Specialist email bio

Community Impact

Erica Wood Chief Community Impact Officer email
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Manuel Santamaria Vice President, Strategic Initiatives and Grantmaking email
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Remy Goldsmith Senior Community Leadership Officer email bio
Cheryl Platon Strategic Initiatives and Grantmaking Assistant email bio
Caroline Abellar Community Impact Associate email  bio
Center for Early Learning
Avo Makdessian Director, Center for Early Learning email
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Michelle Sioson Hyman Senior Early Learning Officer email bio
Jessica Mihaly Social Innovation Fund Initiative Officer email bio
Pat Flynn Sasso Early Learning Officer, Raising A Reader email bio
Mei Wu Operations Associate email bio
Leticia Gonzalez Raising a Reader San Mateo Associate email bio
Initiative and Special Projects
Mauricio Palma Director, Initiatives and Special Projects email
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Neha Singh Senior Media Fellow email bio
Grantmaking
Valerie Cuevas Senior Program Officer, Education email
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Sarah Davison Program Officer email bio
Rafael Morales Program Officer, Economic Security email bio
Navin Moul Program Officer, Immigration email bio
Vu-Bang Nguyen Program Officer, Regional Planning email
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Donor Experience and Engagement

Jill Rademacher Chief Donor Experience and Engagement Officer email bio
Milena Bundalo Executive Assistant to the Chief Donor Experience and Engagement Officer email bio
Misti Sangani Vice President, Donor Experience and Engagement email
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Marie Young Senior Advisor, Donor Experience and Engagement email bio
Michelle Fries Director, Nonprofit Investment Program email
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Andy Perkins Senior Philanthropy Advisor email
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Dennis Robinson Senior Philanthropy Advisor email bio
Sabira Alloo Philanthropy Advisor email
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Lisa Alvarez Philanthropy Advisor email
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Sawako Clarin Philanthropy Advisor email  
Brandy Davis Philanthropy Advisor email bio
Palak Joshi Philanthropy Advisor email bio
Casey Kellogg Philanthropy Advisor email
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Tobi Sondgroth Becerra Philanthropy Advisor email bio
Diane Nguyen Associate Philanthropy Advisor email bio
Christie Verdadero Senior Associate, Nonprofit Investment Program email bio
Jozelle Delos Reyes Philanthropy Associate email bio
Nathan Kuerschner Philanthropy Associate email bio
Linda Nguyen Philanthropy Associate email bio
Malcolm Stewart Philanthropy Associate email bio
Isabella Rivera Scholarships Associate email  

Finance and Administration

COO and CFO

Paul Velaski Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer email
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Federica Hughes Executive Assistant to the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer email bio

Accounting

Sarah Valencia Vice President, Finance email
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David Haugen Controller email bio
Lisa Huang Assistant Controller email bio
Bill Nguyen Accountant, Client Services email bio
Allan Ocon Senior Accountant email bio
Diane Luong Budget and Payroll Manager email bio
Alex Hua Manager, Financial Planning and Analysis email bio
Gretchen Pacheco Senior Accountant email bio
Lili Shi Senior Accountant email bio
Kim Diep Accounting Analyst email  
Silvia Villarreal Accounts Payable Associate email  

Facilities and Office Services

Kelli Flanagan Facilities and Office Services Manager email bio
Sherita Gibson Facilities and Office Services Coordinator email bio
Dawn Burroughs Facilities and Office Services Coordinator email bio
Suzy Barron Facilities and Office Services Assistant email  
Marcos Torres Headquarters Receptionist email bio
Daniela Ruvalcaba San Mateo Conference Center Coordinator email  

Grants, Gifts and Compliance

D. Lea Rauscher Vice President, Grants, Gifts and Compliance email
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Grants      
Christine Morissette Director, Grants Administration email bio
Damon James International Grants Administration Officer email bio
Marla Betsch Interim Grants Administration Officer email bio
Jung Youn Yang Senior International Grants Associate email bio
Vicente Velasco International Grants Associate email bio
Denise Goulart Senior Grants Associate email  
Christopher Drysdale Grants Associate email bio
Anoop Kaur Grants Associate email  
Joy Mulhollan Grants Associate email bio
Gifts      
Linda Pray Gifts Administration Officer email bio
Hayley Bendanillo Gifts Associate email bio
Aaron Chen Gifts Associate email bio
Claudia Kelly Gifts Associate email bio
Matching Gifts      
Claire Smith Matching Gifts Administration Officer email  
Linh Vo Senior Matching Gifts Accountant email  
Crystal Jin Matching Gifts Accountant email  
Jesus Venegas Matching Gifts Accountant email  
Brian Logan Matching Gifts Associate email bio
Santika Susilo Matching Gifts Associate email  

Human Resources

Daiva Natochy Vice President, Talent, Recruitment and Culture email  
Phil Wiggett Senior Human Resources Generalist email bio
Maria Luisa Sanchez-Ku Human Resources Generalist email bio
Monica Nicholl Human Resources Assistant email bio

Information Technology

Patrick O'Sullivan Vice President, Information Technology email
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Judy Chan Enterprise Application and Database Manager email bio
Jim Mathews Information Technology Operations Manager email bio
Galen Foster Computer Support Specialist   bio
Casey Nakayama Computer Support Specialist email bio
Akiko Hom Web Applications Administrator email bio
Logan Travis Database Application Support Specialist email bio

Investments

Bert Feuss Senior Vice President, Investments email
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Elaine Orr Director, Investments email
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Lily Steinbach Investments Officer email bio
Wern Cheen Chang Investments Associate email bio

Raising A Reader® National Office

Gabrielle E. Miller Ed.D. President and CEO email
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Nida Crisostomo Senior Director, Operations email bio
Shelly Coulter Senior Accountant email bio
Arleen Arnal Manager, Administrative Services email bio
Rebecca Armstrong Senior Director, East Coast Programs email bio
Shannon Atkinson, CPA Senior Director, Finance email  
Georganne Morin Senior Director, West Coast Programs email bio
Raquel Espana Director, Strategic Partnerships email  
Olivia Leung Project Manager, Strategic Partnerships email  
Jenna Nguyen Manager, National Strategic Partnerships    
Nancy Yue Manager, Curriculum, Training and Affiliate Relations email  
Derrell Washington Manager, East Coast Programs email bio
Marie Waldron Senior Manager, Customer Service and Operations email  
Jennifer Ford Manager, Grants Accounting email bio
Kristen Anderson Senior Manager of West Coast Programs - Raising A Reader email bio
Tymisha Sweet Senior Manager, East Coast Programs email bio
Stephen Chan Manager, Warehouse and Operations email bio
Nisha Vishwasrao Systems and Database Administrator email  
Alan Rodrigo Warehouse Assistant email  
Eric Lau Accounting Associate email bio
Allison McTiernan Administrative Assistant email  
Alicia Short Administrative Assistant email