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 CEO and Vice President of Government RelationsTwitter
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Lianne ArakiExecutive Assistant to the CEO and President and Board LiaisonTwitter
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Stacey MeisnerAdministrative Assistant to the Executive Office bio

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  


Melany DuvalVice President, Development  
Lisa BarrDirector of Philanthropic EntrepreneurshipTwitter
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Ashley CashSenior Development Officer bio
Erica BleicherDevelopment Officer bio
Charles Brookhart BrownDevelopment Officer bio
Caitlin DallyDevelopment Officer bio
Sylvia Kim Development Officer bio
Kelley CoeSenior Development Associate bio
Julie LamDevelopment Operations Associate bio
Angela LewisDevelopment Associate bio
Daniella McCormackDevelopment Associate  
Max McGowenDevelopment and Planned Giving Associate bio

Corporate Responsibility

Stuart BurdenVice President, Corporate Responsibility bio
Rebecca NalderDirector, Corporate Responsibility bio
Juliana DeansSenior Manager, Corporate Responsibility bio
Alexis GallivanManager, Corporate Responsibility, eBay Foundation bio
Kathy GuManager, Corporate Responsibility, Hewlett Packard Enterprise bio
Eli LatimerloManager, Corporate Responsibility bio
Blessing OkorougoManager, Corporate Responsibility bio
Claire SmithManager, Corporate Responsibility bio
Michelle Lum Manager, Corporate Responsibility bio
Renee FarrisManager, Corporate Responsibility bio
Julianne BrownAssociate Manager, Corporate Responsibility bio
Katrina DrabeckAssociate Manager, Corporate Responsibility bio
Sean Rico FisherAssociate Manager, Corporate Responsibility bio
Chelsea FreezeCorporate Responsibility Associate  bio
Jessica OusleyCorporate Responsibility Assistant   

Strategic Partnerships - Eastern Region

Maeve MiccioVice President, Strategic Partnerships, Eastern RegionTwitter
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Milton SpeidDirector of Development, Eastern Region  

Marketing and Communications

Sidney G. Griffin, Jr.Vice President, Marketing and CommunicationsTwitter
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Jessica BelskyDirector, Marketing Services bio
Ian KawataDirector, Creative bio
Sue McAllisterDirector, MarketingTwitter
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Kara BennettDigital Marketing Manager bio
Emily DuToitMarketing and Communications Associate  bio

Community Impact

Erica WoodChief Community Impact OfficerTwitter
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Cindy Scher-HerethExecutive Assistant to the Chief Community Impact Officer  
Manuel SantamariaVice President, Strategic Initiatives and GrantmakingTwitter
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Remy GoldsmithSenior Community Leadership Officer bio
Megan McQuillanCommunity Impact Associate bio
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
Andrea JonesInitiative Officer for The Big Lift bio
Pat Flynn SassoEarly Learning Officer, Raising A Reader bio
Pete WeldyExternal Relations Officer bio
Leticia GonzalezAssociate Initiative Officer, Raising A Reader bio
Elisa EspinozaGrants Coordinator, The Big Lift bio
Christine ThorsteinsonPreK-3 Program and Research Coordinator bio
Mei WuOperations Manager 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 DavisonEconomic Security Program Officer bio
Vu-Bang NguyenProgram Officer, Regional PlanningTwitter
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Donor Experience and Engagement

Misti SanganiChief Donor Experience and Engagement OfficerTwitter
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Milena BundaloExecutive Assistant to the Chief Donor Experience and Engagement Officer bio
Michael ChertokVice President, Donor Experience and Engagement 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
Lisa AlvarezPhilanthropy AdvisorTwitter
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Sawako Sonoyama ClarinPhilanthropy Advisor

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Tobi Sondgroth BecerraPhilanthropy Advisor bio
Diane NguyenPhilanthropy Advisor bio
Linda NguyenPhilanthropy Advisor bio
Leah WilberdingPhilanthropy Advisor bio
Nathan KuerschnerOperations Manager bio
Christie VerdaderoSenior Associate, Nonprofit Investment Program bio
Denise GoulartSenior Philanthropy Associate  
Amna QamarPhilanthropy Associate bio
Kate McCarty Philanthropy Associate bio
Malcolm StewartPhilanthropy Associate 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
Brian LoganAdministrative Assistant to the Finance and Administrative Division bio


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

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
Joshua LaraOffice Services Assistant bio

Grants, Gifts and Compliance

D. Lea RauscherVice President, Grants, Gifts and ComplianceTwitter
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Christine MorissetteSenior Director, Grants Administration bio
Damon JamesInternational Grants Administration Officer bio
Amy HsiungGrants Administration Officer  
Marla BetschGrants Administration Officer bio
Jung Youn YangSenior International Grants Associate bio
Emily KaiserSenior Grants Associate bio
Maya VisvanathanSenior Grants Associate bio
Anush KocharyanInternational Grants Associate bio
Hibo Sheikh-AliInternational Grants Associate  
Christopher DrysdaleGrants Associate bio
Danelle RhinerGrants Associate  
Fazal MogaddediGrants Associate  
Julie McDermottGrants Associate  
Raphael TsangGrants Associate bio
Stephen King Grants Associate bio
Linda PrayDirector, Gifts Administration bio
Hayley BendanilloGifts Administration Officer bio
Aaron ChenGifts Associate bio
Beverly EstacioGifts Associate bio
Claudia KellyGifts 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
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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Catherine DoolingInvestments Officer bio

Raising A Reader® National Office

Gabrielle E. Miller Ed.D.President and CEOTwitter
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Gloria Garcia RamosVice President of Strategic Partnerships  
Heather DenoDirector of National Strategic Partnerships bio
Rebecca ArmstrongAssistant Vice President of Program Quality and Advancement  
Nida CrisostomoAssistant Vice President of Operations and IT bio
Kristen AndersonSenior Manager of Program Advancement bio
Tymisha SweetSenior Manager of Program Quality bio
Marie WaldronSenior Manager of Customer Service and Operations  
Arleen ArnalSenior Manager of Administrative Services bio
Shelly CoulterSenior Accountant bio
Jennifer FordManager of Grants Accounting bio
Jenna NguyenManager of National Strategic Partnerships  
Derrell WashingtonManager of Program Development  bio
Eric LauAccounting Associate bio
Gabriel GallicoOperations Associate  
Alan RodrigoWarehouse Assistant  
Alicia ShortSenior Administrative Assistant