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
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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Chau Vuong Director, Communications    
Kiley Pearlman-Bantillo Project Manager, Marketing and Communications    
Ursula Hultqvidst Digital Marketing and Content Manager    

Human Resources

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

Facilities and Office Services

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

Community Action, Policy and Strategy

Gina D. Dalma Executive Vice President, Community Action, Policy, and Strategy Twitter
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Mariah Moore Administrative Assistant, Community Action, Policy, and Strategy    
Cheryl Platon Operations Manager   bio

Community Action Department

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

Community Partnerships and Learning Department

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

Strategic Initiatives

Christine Thorsteinson Director, Early Childhood Development   bio

Finance and Administration

Liz Carey Executive Vice President, Finance and Investments   bio
Denise Harris Executive Assistant, Finance and Investments    
Nathan Kuerschner Senior Operations Manager   bio
Max McGowen Development Operations Manager   bio
Jon Erik Hernandez Development Operations Associate    

Accounting and Finance

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

Philanthropic Services

Ana Akhtar Vice President, Donor Services    
Chris Drysdale Donor Services Officer, Grants   bio
Kaitlin Donovan Donor Services Officer, Grants    
Daniel Smith-Kirkham Donor Services Officer, Grants    
Julie McDermott Donor Services Senior Associate, Grants    
Raphael Tsang Donor Services Senior Associate, Grants   bio
Danelle Rhiner Donor Services Associate, Grants    
Maria Jelvis Donor Services Associate, Grants    
Anna Van Noort Donor Services Associate, Grants    
Amma Prempeh Donor Services Associate, Grants    
Comfort Amoah Donor Services Associate, Grants    
Jennifer Mante Donor Services Administrative Associate, Grants    
Neesha Kharva Donor Services Associate, International Grants    
Mario De Anda Scholarships Officer    
Emiko Thompson Senior Scholarships Associate   bio
Hannah Wasserman Project Manager, Consulting and Management Services   bio
Kevin Sargent Director, Gift Services    
Karen Drachler Senior Donor Services Officer, Gifts   bio
Cynthia Pilch Donor Services Officer, Gifts   bio
Caroline Girgis Donor Services Associate, Gifts    
Beverly Estacio Donor Services Associate, Gifts   bio

Information Technology

George Lin Senior Vice President, Information Technology   bio
Akiko Hom Manager, IT Business Systems and Analysis   bio
Casey Nakayama IT Specialist   bio
Fritz Leon Manager, IT Customer Service and Infrastructure Operations    
Hannah Johnson Business and Systems Analyst    


James Cutler Senior Investment Officer   bio
Christi Opitz Senior Investment Officer    

Legal Affairs

Chanthi Lune General Counsel   bio

Philanthropic Partnerships


Stuart Burden Vice President, Corporate and Foundation Relations Twitter
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Kendra Onishi Vice President, Development   bio
Sindy Craig Director, Estate Planning & Planned Gifts   bio
Devi Ati Estate Planning & Planned Gifts Officer   bio
Christine Lim Director, Business Development and Operations   bio

Donor Engagement

Rachel Ash Director, Donor Engagement   bio
Rocky Gerosa Donor Services Associate, Engagement   bio
Adriel Sarpolio Donor Services Associate, Engagement   bio
Kimberly Myers Hewlett Senior Philanthropy Advisor   bio
Tara Medve Philanthropy Advisor   bio
Mia Garcia Philanthropy Advisor   bio
Molly McAndrew Philanthropy Advisor   bio
Tracy Wingrove Philanthropy Advisor   bio

Corporate Responsibility

Jessica Weare Vice President, Corporate Responsibility   bio
Claire Smith Director, Corporate Responsiblity   bio
Juliana Deans Senior Manager, Corporate Responsibility   bio
Tyler Faust Manager, Corporate Responsibility   bio
Mallory Zickfeld Manager, Corporate Responsiblity   bio

Supporting Organizations

Destination: Home

Jen Loving President and Chief Executive Officer    
Arleen Arnal Executive Assistant   bio
Ray Bramson Chief Operating Officer    
Chad Bojorquez Chief Program Officer    
David Low Director of Policy and Communications    
Maureen Damrel Senior Initiatives Officer    
Maia Bishop Bookoff Development Officer    
Chelsea Muller Communications and Public Policy Officer    
Robert Stromberg Project Manager, Housing Ready Communities    
Ingrid Granados Initiatives Officer    

Raising A Reader® National Office

Michelle Torgerson President and Chief Executive Officer    
Michelle Sioson Hyman Senior Vice President, Programs and Partnerships   bio
Rebecca Armstrong Assistant Vice President, Program and Affiliate Relations    
Suzanne Metcalf Marketing and Communications Officer    
Noelle Colomé Director, Development and Communications    
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
Mikaela Houghton Manager, Affiliate Growth and Development    
Charlene Hubbard Manager, Program and Affiliate Relations    
Lizzie Horner Deputy Chief of Staff    
Shelly Coulter Senior Accountant   bio
Jennifer Ford Vice President, Finance and Operations   bio
Amanda Madril Operations Associate    
Philip Chavez Manager of Warehouse Operations    
Alan Rodrigo Warehouse Associate