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

Nicole Taylor President and Chief Executive Officer   bio
Gihani Fernando Vice President, Strategy and Board Affairs    
Marc Philpart Executive Director, California Black Freedom Fund    
Jordana Simon Executive Assistant to the President and Chief Executive Officer    

Marketing and Communications

Sue McAllister Vice President, Marketing and Communications Twitter
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Bryan Anderson Events and Webinar Manager    
Ursula Hultqvist Digital Marketing and Content Manager    
Kiley Pearlman-Bantillo Project Manager, Marketing and Communications    
Chau Vuong Director, Communications    

Human Resources

Therese Wilson Executive Vice President and Chief of Staff   bio
Imelda Gonzalez Vice President, Human Resources    
Monica Haskin Director, Human Resources   bio

Facilities and Office Services

Daniela Ruvalcaba Facilities and Office Services Coordinator    
Phil Wiggett Facilities Manager   bio

Community Action, Policy and Strategy

Gina D. Dalma Executive Vice President, Community Action, Policy, and Strategy Twitter
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Angie Guatemala Administrative Coordinator     
Cheryl Platon Operations Manager   bio

Community Action Department

Manuel Santamaria Vice President, Community Action Twitter
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Will Aubin Project Manager, Nonprofit Capacity-Building, Support Services and Leadership Investment    
Michelle Fries Director, Nonprofit Leadership and Support Services Twitter
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Leticia Gonzalez Project Manager, Movement- and Power-Building   bio
Jack Mahoney Director, Movement- and Power-Building   bio
Mauricio Palma Director, Community-Building Twitter
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Community Partnerships and Learning Department

Avo Makdessian Vice President, Community Partnerships and Learning Twitter
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Shamsah Ebrahim Director, Learning and Evaluation    
Anne Im Director, Community Investment   bio
Woubzena Jifar Community Investment Manager   bio
Ariana Perez Project Manager, Community Partnerships and Learning    

Strategic Initiatives

Christine Thorsteinson Director, Early Childhood Development   bio
Kiyomi Yamamoto Director, Housing    

Finance and Administration

Liz Carey Executive Vice President, Finance and Operations   bio

Accounting and Finance

Sarah Valencia Senior Vice President, Finance Twitter
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Bridgette Cernan Controller   bio
Kimberlee Crister Accounting Manager    
Kim Diep Staff Accountant    
Shannon Dunn Senior Accountant    
Chris Friar Senior Accountant    
Kiali James Senior Accountant    
Dorothy Lee Senior Accountant    
Julia Lin Accounting Manager    
Diane Luong Senior Manager, Budget and Payroll   bio
Bill Nguyen Accounting Manager    
Charlie Saporito Financial Planning and Analysis Senior Manager    
Yiqun Shan Senior Accountant    
Silvia Villarreal-Garza Staff Accountant    
Linh Vo Accounting Manager   bio
Daren Yu Senior Accountant    

Philanthropic Services

Ana Akhtar Vice President, Donor Services    
Comfort Amoah Donor Services Associate, Grants    
Angelique Archuleta Grants Associate    
Eliana Bono Grants Associate    
Mario De Anda Scholarships Officer    
Arianna de Feo Grants Associate    
Karen Drachler Senior Donor Services Officer, Gifts   bio
Chris Drysdale Senior Grants Manager   bio
Beverly Estacio Donor Services Associate, Gifts   bio
Ellie Furey Donor Services Senior Associate, Grants    
Erin Gale Donor Services Senior Associate, Grants    
Maria Jelvis Senior Grants Associate    
Lori Jones Donor Services Associate, Grants    
Esther Li Donor Services Associate, Grants    
Jennifer Mante Donor Services Administrative Associate, Grants    
Cynthia Pilch Donor Services Officer, Gifts   bio
Amma Prempeh Senior Grants Associate    
Danelle Rhiner Donor Services Associate, Grants    
Kevin Sargent Director, Gift Services    
Emiko Thompson Senior Scholarships Associate   bio
Anna Van Noort Senior Grants Associate    
Kaitlin Villarreal Grants Associate    
Hannah Wasserman Philanthropic Services Officer   bio

Information Technology

To Tsang Senior Vice President, Information Technology and Knowledge Management    
Edson Duran  IT Project Analyst    
Jon Erik Hernandez Development Operations Associate    
Akiko Hom Director, IT Business Systems and Analysis    
Malak Labib IT Specialist    
Fritz Leon Senior Manager, IT Customer Service and Infrastructure Operations    
Max McGowen Development Operations Manager   bio
Casey Nakayama IT Specialist   bio

Investments

James Cutler Senior Investment Officer   bio
Jamie Heisch Investment Associate    
Christi Opitz Senior Investment Officer    

Legal Affairs

Chanthi Lune General Counsel   bio

Philanthropic Partnerships

Development

Devi Ati Estate Planning & Planned Gifts Officer    
Sindy Craig Director, Estate Planning & Planned Gifts   bio
Christine Lim Director, Business Development and Operations   bio
Kendra Onishi Vice President, Development   bio
Nick Richard SVCF Philanthropy Fellow    

Donor Engagement

Judi Powell Executive Vice President, Donor Engagement and Corporate Responsibility   bio
Edward Wang Vice President, Donor Engagement    
Lisa Dinh SVCF Philanthropy Fellow    
Mia Garcia Philanthropy Advisor   bio
Rocky Gerosa SVCF Philanthropy Fellow   bio
Caroline Girgis Donor Engagement Officer    
Jessica Lazar Philanthropy Advisor    
Molly McAndrew Philanthropy Advisor    
Tara Medve Philanthropy Advisor   bio
Adriel Sarpolio Donor Services Associate, Engagement   bio
Tracy Wingrove Philanthropy Advisor   bio

Corporate Responsibility

Jessica Weare Vice President, Corporate Responsibility    
Szu-han Chen Manager, Corporate Responsibility    
Lani Lucas SVCF Philanthropy Fellow    
Eric Saddik Manager, Corporate Responsibility    
Claire Smith Director, Corporate Responsibility    

Supporting Organizations

Destination: Home

Jen Loving President and Chief Executive Officer    
Arleen Arnal Executive Assistant   bio
Maia Bishop Bookoff Development Officer    
Chad Bojorquez Chief Program Officer    
Ray Bramson Chief Operating Officer    
Maureen Damrel Senior Initiatives Officer    
Lydia Davidson Development Specialist    
Ingrid Granados Initiatives Officer    
David Low Director of Policy and Communications    
Chelsea Muller Communications and Public Policy Officer    
Kathie Pham Communications Specialist    
Lisa Reeve Lived Experience Coordinator    
Claudine Sipili Director, Lived Experience and Innovation    
Cassandra Staff Strategic Initiatives Director    

Raising A Reader® National Office

Michelle Torgerson President and Chief Executive Officer    
Michelle Sioson Hyman Senior Vice President, Programs and Partnerships   bio
Jennifer Ford Vice President, Finance and Operations    
Kristen Anderson Senior Manager, Program and Affiliate Relations   bio
Rebecca Armstrong Assistant Vice President, Program and Affiliate Relations    
Nikia Brown Development and Communications Operations Associate    
Philip Chavez Manager of Warehouse Operations    
Patricia Cogley Deputy Director, Strategic Innovation and Impact    
Noelle Colomé Director, Development and Communications    
Shelly Coulter Senior Accountant   bio
Lizzie Horner Deputy Chief of Staff    
Charlene Hubbard Manager, Program and Affiliate Relations    
Amanda Madril Operations Associate    
Suzanne Metcalf Marketing and Communications Officer    
Alan Rodrigo Warehouse Associate    
Tymisha Sweet Senior Manager, Program and Affiliate Relations   bio
Marie Waldron Senior Manager, Customer Service and Warehouse Operations   bio