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

Greg Avis Interim Chief Executive Officer and President   bio
Lianne Araki Executive Assistant to the CEO and President and Board Liaison Twitter
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Marketing and Communications

Jessica Belsky Director, Marketing Services   bio
Ian Kawata Director, Creative   bio
Sue McAllister Director, Marketing Twitter
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Emily DuToit Manager, Marketing Operations   bio
Kelsey Farabee Manager, Digital Marketing    
Kiley Pearlman-Bantillo Administrative Assistant, Marketing    

Human Resources

Wendy Preuss Director, Human Resources   bio
Miriam Hardin Generalist, Human Resources    
Maria Luisa Sanchez-Ku Generalist, Human Resources   bio
Monica Nicholl Generalist, Human Resources   bio

Philanthropic Services

Misti Sangani Chief Philanthropy Officer Twitter
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Milena Bundalo Executive Assistant to the Chief Philanthropy Officer   bio

Donor Engagement

Casey Kellogg Vice President, Donor Engagement Twitter
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Cindy Luong Administrative Assistant, Donor Engagement    
Andy Perkins Director, Donor Engagement Twitter
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Diane Nguyen Director, Donor Engagement   bio
Dennis Robinson Senior Advisor, Philanthropy   bio
Tobi Becerra  Senior Advisor, Philanthropy   bio
Sawako Sonoyama Clarin Advisor, Philanthropy Twitter
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Leah Wilberding Advisor, Philanthropy   bio
Linda Nguyen Advisor, Philanthropy   bio
Son Chau Advisor, Philanthropy    
Denise Goulart Senior Associate, Donor Services    
Manu Gupta Associate, Donor Services    
Amelia Hartley Associate, Donor Services    
Matt Schulzinger Associate, Donor Services    
Robert Williams Associate, Donor Services    

Development

Melany Duval Vice President, Development
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Devi Ati Administrative Assistant, Development   bio
Lisa Barr Director, Philanthropic Entrepreneurship Twitter
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Max McGowen Senior Associate, Operations, Development   bio
Brian Perlmutter Senior Associate, Development   bio
Don Gottesman Director, Planned Giving   bio
Megan Watts Officer, Development, San Francisco   bio
Daniella McCormack Associate, Development   bio
Lauren Tcheau Associate, Prospect Management   bio

Donor Services - Operations

Nathan Kuerschner Manager, Donor Services, Operations   bio
Chris Drysdale Senior Associate, Donor Services, Operations   bio

Donor Services - Grants

Anoop Kaur Director, Donor Services, Grants   bio
Marla Betsch Director, Donor Services, Grants   bio
Emily Kaiser Officer, Donor Services, Grants   bio
Maya Visvanathan Officer, Donor Services, Grants   bio
Fazal Mogaddedi Senior Associate, Donor Services, Grants    
Stephen King Senior Associate, Donor Services, Grants   bio
Marissa Asercion Associate, Donor Services, Grants    
Lucas Meek Associate, Donor Services, Grants    
Raphael Tsang Associate, Donor Services, Grants   bio
Lauren Witt Associate, Donor Services, Grants    
Danelle Rhiner Associate, Donor Services, Grants    
Julie McDermott Associate, Donor Services, Grants    
Jennifer Mante Associate, Donor Services, Grants    

Donor Services - International Grants

Jung Youn Yang Officer, Donor Services, International Grants   bio
Hector Navarro Associate, Donor Services, International Grants    
Hibo Sheikh-Ali Associate, Donor Services, International Grants    
Clorens Andre Associate, Donor Services, International Grants    
Neesha Kharva Associate, Donor Services, International Grants    

Corporate Responsibility

Stuart Burden Vice President, Corporate Responsibility Twitter
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Rebecca Nalder Director, Corporate Responsibility   bio
Michael Lopez Director, Corporate Responsibility   bio
Juliana Deans Senior Manager, Corporate Responsibility   bio
Claire Smith Senior Manager, Corporate Responsibility   bio
Jody Garcia Manager, Corporate Responsibility   bio
Renee Farris Manager, Corporate Responsibility   bio
Julianne Brown Manager, Corporate Responsibility   bio
Katrina Drabeck Manager, Corporate Responsibility   bio
Stacy Wencel Manager, Corporate Responsibility   bio
Mallory Zickfeld Associate Manager, Corporate Responsibility   bio
Sean Rico Fisher Manager, Program Effectiveness, Corporate Responsibility   bio
Emily Burns Associate, Corporate Responsibility   bio
Ximena Martinez Associate, Corporate Responsibility   bio
Jessica Ousley Associate, Corporate Responsibility   bio

Strategic Partnerships - Eastern Region

Maeve Miccio Vice President, Strategic Partnerships, Eastern Region Twitter
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Milton Speid Director, Development, Eastern Region   bio

Community Impact

Gina D. Dalma Special Advisor to the CEO and Vice President of Government Relations Twitter
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Erica Wood Chief Community Impact Officer Twitter
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Manuel Santamaria Vice President, Strategic Initiatives and Grantmaking Twitter
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Cindy Scher-Hereth Executive Assistant to the Chief Community Impact Officer   bio
Remy Goldsmith Senior Officer, Community Leadership   bio
Cheryl Platon Manager, Operations   bio
Megan McQuillian Senior Associate, Community Impact   bio

Center for Early Learning

Avo Makdessian Vice President and Director, Center for Early Learning Twitter
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Michelle Sioson Hyman Deputy Director, Center for Early Learning   bio
Andrea Jones Initiative Officer, The Big Lift   bio
Pete Weldy Officer, Public Policy   bio
Leticia Gonzalez Manager, Family Engagement   bio
Elisa Espinoza Manager, Communications and Business Development, Center for Early Learning   bio
Christine Thorsteinson Manager, Early Education   bio
Mei Wu Manager, Operations   bio

Initiative and Special Projects

Mauricio Palma Director, Initiatives and Special Projects Twitter
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Grantmaking

Valerie Cuevas Senior Program Officer, Education Twitter
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Anne Im Program Officer, Immigration   bio
Jack Mahoney Program Officer, Civic Participation   bio
Vinita Goyal Program Officer, Housing and Transportation   bio
Alexandra Bastien Program Officer, Financial Stability   bio

Nonprofit Investment Program

Michelle Fries Director, Nonprofit Investment Program Twitter
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Christie Verdadero Manager, Nonprofit Investment Program   bio

Scholarships

Lisa Alvarez Officer, Scholarships Twitter
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Evelyn Roberts Officer, Scholarships   bio
Emiko Thompson Administrative Assistant, Scholarships   bio

Raising A Reader® National Office

Michelle Torgerson President and Chief Executive Office    
Gloria Garcia Ramos Vice President, Business, Development and Brand   bio
Heather Deno Director, Business Development and Brand   bio
Rebecca Armstrong Assistant Vice President, Program and Affiliate Relations    
Kristen Anderson Senior Manager, Program and Affiliate Relations   bio
Tymisha Sweet Senior Manager, Program and Affiliate Relations   bio
Marie Waldron Senior Manager, Customer Service and Warehouse Operations   bio
Arleen Arnal Senior Manager, Administrative Services and Board Liaison   bio
Shelly Coulter Senior Accountant   bio
Jennifer Ford RAR Director, Finance and Operations   bio
Derrell Washington Manager, Program Development   bio
Eric Lau Accounting Associate   bio
Alan Rodrigo Assistant, Warehouse Operations    
Philip Chavez Associate, Warehouse    

Destination: Home

Jen Loving President and Chief Executive Director    
Chad Bojorquez Director, Employment Strategies    
Maya Esparza Director, Campaign to End Veteran Homelessness    
Ray Bramson Chief Impact Officer    
Bob Stromberg Project Manager, Housing Ready Communities    
Shavell Crawford Executive Assistant    

Finance and Administration

COO and CFO

Paul Velaski Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer Twitter
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Federica Hughes Executive Assistant to the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer   bio
Brian Logan Administrative Assistant to the Finance and Administrative Division   bio

Accounting

Sarah Valencia Vice President, Finance Twitter
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David Haugen Controller   bio
Jose Garcia Assistant Controller    
Charlie Saporito Senior Manager, Financial Planning and Analysis    
Bill Nguyen Senior Accountant   bio
Gretchen Pacheco Senior Accountant   bio
Linh Vo Senior Accountant    
Diane Luong Manager, Budget and Payroll   bio
Kim Diep Staff Accountant    
Silvia Villarreal-Garza Staff Accountant    
Yiqun Shan Staff Accountant    

Customized Philanthropy Services

Ashley Cash Director, Customized Philanthropy Services   bio
Angela Lewis Senior Associate, Customized Philanthropy Services   bio
Caitlin Dally Officer, Customized Philanthropy Services   bio

Gifts

Alex Hua Director, Donor Services, Gifts    
Karen Drachler Officer, Donor Services, Gifts    
Linda Pray Senior Manager, Donor Services, Gifts   bio
Claudia Kelly Senior Associate, Donor Services, Gifts   bio
Beverly Estacio Associate, Donor Services, Gifts   bio
Cynthia Pilch Associate, Donor Services, Gifts    

Facilities and Office Services

Phil Wiggett Office and People Operations Manager   bio
Daniela Ruvalcaba Facilities and Office Services Coordinator   bio
Marcos Torres Project and Vendor Relations Lead   bio
Joshua Lara Office Services Assistant   bio

Information Technology

Judy Chan Vice President, Information Technology   bio
Akiko Hom Enterprise Application Database Front-End Developer   bio
Logan Travis Enterprise Application and Database Developer   bio
Deepthi Maddukuri Enterprise Application Support Specialist    
Galen Foster Information Technology Systems Engineer   bio
Casey Nakayama Computer Support Specialist   bio
Fritz Leon Computer Support Specialist    

Investments

Bert Feuss Senior Vice President, Investments Twitter
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Falah Madadha  Senior Officer, Investments   bio
Catherine Dooling Officer, Investments   bio
Ann Dam  Administrative Assistant, Investments   bio