Career Pathways

2023 Cohort

Mawupemor Kofi Alorzuke
Senior Finance and Grants Manager
de Beaumont Foundation

Jennifer Ballesteros
Executive Director, Scholarship & Relief Programs
San Antonio Area Foundation

Kim Borton
Vice President of Operations and Impact
Thrivent Impact & Investing

Tamara Brown
Program Officer, Leadership Capacity
Longwood Foundation

Tahira Christmon
Vice President, External Affairs

Jaynice Del Rosario
Program Officer
Girls First Fund

Melanie Dukes
Associate Program Director, K-9 Education
Overdeck Family Foundation

Joelle-Jude Fontaine
Senior Program Officer
Kresge Foundation

Tanya Gulliver-Garcia
Director of Learning and Partnerships
Center for Disaster Philanthropy

Anne Im
Director, Community Investment
Silicon Valley Community Foundation

Deborah James-Vance
Program Director
Pincus Family Foundation

Erin Johnson
Vice President, Community Investment
Central Carolina Community Foundation

Celiné Justice
Program Strategy Lead
Pivotal Ventures

Walter Katz
Vice President of Criminal Justice
Arnold Ventures

Athan Lindsay
Vice President, Grants and Community Impact
Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro

Thomas Parker
Executive in Residence / Program Officer
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation

Risa Prezzano
Web Developer and Designer
MacArthur Foundation

Liz Thasiah
Program Officer, Foster Youth
Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

Rodney Trapp
Executive Director
University of the District of Columbia Foundation

Jennipher Trujillo
Vice President, People & Culture
Santa Fe Community Foundation

Larry Warner
Chief Impact and Equity Officer
United Way of Rhode Island

2022 Fall Cohort

Brianna Alexander
Manager, Corporate Citizenship
Ally Charitable Foundation

Megan Briggs
Director of Community Investments
Lehigh Valley Community Foundation

Charmaine Brown
Senior Scholarship Officer
The Denver Foundation

Janine Reyes Christiano
GARE Director of Strategic Partnerships
Race Forward

Rhonda Cox
Associate Vice President of Human Resources
Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation

Niva Flor
Chief Impact & Strategy Officer
Sacramento Region Community Foundation

Natalie Grandison
Director, Engineer Initiatives
A. James and Alice B. Clark Foundation

Sarah Guidi
Director of Community Engagement
Triangle Community Foundation

Brenda Henry
Founder and Principal
BLH Consulting

Samaad Wes Keys
Program Officer
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Janice Lombardo
Advisor, Bidwill Family Group
The Charles W. & Patricia S. Bidwill Foundation

Christian Mucha
Senior Associate
Pension Boards - United Church of Christ

Meg Gehlen Nodzon
Program Area Lead
GHR Foundation

Amarilis Pullen
Program Officer
Perrin Family Foundation

Marcia Quinones
Program Director
Marin Community Foundation

Scott Robinson II
Director of Digital Engagement
W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Maurice Samuels
Managing Director of Evaluation and Learning
Sierra Health Foundation

Adam Sanders
Managing Director of Grants Management
Mother Cabrini Health Foundation

Jumee Song
Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Siegel Family Endowment

Chetna Tandon
Manger, Talent
Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies

Katherine Wheatle
Director, Justice & Equity
David & Lucile Packard Foundation

2022 Spring Cohort

Marvin Carr
Director, Center for Racial Equity

Karem Coronel
Director, Strategy
Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth

Tammi Fleming
Infrastructure Investment Equity Fellow
U.S. Department of Labor

Sarah Fuller 
Senior Program Officer
Institute of Museum and Library Services

Rachel Goodspeed
GOODSpeed Strategies

Elisabeth Hyleck
Director of Learning & Partnerships
Maryland Philanthropy Network

Constanza Lafuente
Program Analyst
Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation

Brenton Lee

Yasmine Legendre
Program Associate
Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation

May Leong
Senior Institutional Partnerships Officer
East Bay Community Foundation

Kadar Lewis
Program Officer
Ralph M. Parsons Foundation

Tanvi Monga
Program Officer
Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies

Juaquin Moya
Vice President of Philanthropic Advising
Albuquerque Community Foundation

Vaughn Murria
Human Resources Director, Northeast Region

Kathleen Nolte
Program Director
Lyndhurst Foundation

Todd Pittman
Director, Community Impact

Katherine Porras
Investment Officer
Meyer Memorial Trust

Sara Reeves
Director of Mission Advancement Operations
United Way for Greater Austin

Ceci Rivas-Gonzalez 
Program Officer
Frederick A. DeLuca Foudation

Vanessa Samuelson 
Director of Learning and Reporting
McGregor Fund

Mona Shah
Senior Program Officer
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Rachel Smith
Programs Coordinator
International Funders for Indigenous People

Megan Tate
Director of Community Grants
Winnipeg Foundation

Peter Whitt
Vice President of Strategic Initiatives
St. Luke's Foundation

2021 Blue Cohort

Martin Acevedo
Vice President, Marketing and Communications
Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro

Raymael Blackwell
Senior Program Officer
Caring for Denver Foundation

Eboni Bugg
Director of Programs
Charlottesville Area Community Foundation

Mae Cheung
VP, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
Bainum Family Foundation

Maribel Cifuentes
Portfolio Director
The Colorado Health Foundation

Jenn Dickinson
Grants Manager
The Leona M. and Harry B Helmsley Charitable Trust

Emily Fan
General Counsel
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation

Valerie Goode
Chief Marketing Officer
The San Francisco Foundation

Vanessa Goodwin
Assistant General Counsel
Arnold Ventures, LLC

Patrice Green
Program Officer, Inclusive Economies
Surdna Foundation

Rachel Hatch
Chief Operating Officer 
Institute for the Future

Tia Hodges
MetLife Foundation

Melissa Howell
Social Impact Design Studios

Robbin Hudson
Gradient A Human Equity Think Tank

Kristopher LeCorgne
Senior Business Systems Analyst
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Sonia Mathew
Program Officer, Democracy Program
Robert R. McCormick Foundation

Padmini Parthasarthy
Samya Strategies

Monica Reyes
VIce President, Programs and Initiatives
Berks County Community Foundation

April Suwalsky Khan
Senior Manager, Education
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Melanie Tavares
Director, Capacity Building and Nonprofit Support
Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

Lucy Vandenberg
Executive Director
Schumann Fund for New Jersey

Julie Vennewitz-Pierce
Director, Corporate Social Responsibility
Ross Stores

2021 Green Cohort

Alexandria Cooley
Deputy Regional Administrator

Joshua Elder
Director of Grant Management
Siegel Family Endowment

Fernando Gonzalez
Regional Director, Mid-Atlantic
National Philanthropic Trust

Elvis Guzman
Program Officer
The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation

Brandi Howard
President & CEO
East Bay Community Foundation

Joi Hunter
Assistant Director
Atlanta Partners for Education

Katherine Landon
VP, Programs and Institutional Advancement
The New York Women's Foundation

Bridget Marvis
Senior Administrative Assistant
Wits University

Lucy Mendez Polston
Student Success Officer
Hector and Gloria Lopez Foundation

Sarita Michaca
Vice President, Grants Management
JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Carmelita Mitchell
Director, Strategy & Impact
Tides Foundation

Lisa Moreno
Vice President of Programs
Community Foundation of Boulder County

Daylin Munoz Nunez
Program Officer
Walton Family Foundation

Debbie Ng
Program Officer, Community Investments
San Francisco Arts Commission

Hoa Pham
Program Officer
Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies

Miguel Salinas
Program Officer
The David and Lucile Packard Foundations

Kenneth Shatzkes
Senior Program Officer
Foundation for Opiod Response Efforts

Kirstie Sims
Senior Director II - Center for Racial Equity

Terry Taylor
Strategy Director for Innovation and Discovery
Lumnia Foundation

Leah Wade
Director of Philanthropy
Executive Leadership Council

Hilary Ward
Global Director of Community Impact and Philanthropy

Sophy Yem
Philanthropy Program Officer
Surdna Foundation

2019 Cohort

Liz Alsina
Lead, Strategic Programs and Initiatives
Pivotal Ventures

Carlotta Arthur
Director, Clare Boothe Luce Program
Henry Luce Foundation

Shelby Brown
Managing Director
Paul J. Aicher Foundation / Everyday Democracy

Lee Bynum
Vice President, Impact
Minnesota Opera

Meaghan Calcari Campbell
Program Officer
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

Alexandra Caraballo
Grants Management Specialist
California Institute for Regenerative Medicine

Amy Carlin
Director of Foundation Programs
The Krupp Family Foundation

Jorge Cino
Communications Officer
Heising-Simons Foundation

Brian Dixon
Program Officer and Grants Manager
W. Clement & Jessie V. Stone Foundation

Lilly Fu
Senior Director, Finance & Administration
George Lucas Educational Foundation

Adam Ganuza
Chief of Staff
John S. & James L. Knight Foundation

Alejandra Garduno Martinez
Director for Latin America and the Caribbean
W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Tiauna George
Senior Director of Grants Management
Energy Foundation

2019 Career Pathways Cohort

Shannan Gonzalez
Interim Director, HR Operations and Systems
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Danielle Goonan
Managing Director, Economic Policy Investments, Equity & Economic Opportunity
The Rockefeller Foundation

Lyn Hunter
Director of Regional Strategies & Networks
Philanthropy Northwest

Jennifer Jaramillo
Chief Talent Officer
The Kresge Foundation

Susan Johnson
Director, Operations and Grants Management
Lumina Foundation

Sharnita C. Johnson
Arts Program Director
Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation

Tamu Jones
Managing Director, Justice Reinvestment and Los Angeles Region
The California Endowment

Heather Kukla
Vice President and General Counsel
Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies

Atlanta McIlwraith
Director, Global Community Engagement and Activation

Kurian Thomas
Vice President, Programs
Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies

Donita Volkwijn
Senior Director of Member Engagement
Philanthropy New York

2018 Cohort

Roy Agloinga
External Affairs Program Officer
Rasmuson Foundation

Paul Bachleitner
Communications Director
Northwest Area Foundation

Elizabeth Cheung
Senior Program Officer, Domestic Programs
Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

Chris Crothers
Director of Impact Investing
Jessie Ball duPont Fund

Victoria Grasso
Cooper Foundation

Andrea Landes
Vice President of Grants Management
The Commonwealth Fund

Lindsey Linzer
Managing Director of Community Investments
The Miami Foundation

Courtney Lopez
Director of Development
Santa Fe Community Foundation

Michelle Lugalia-Hollon
Policy Director, Mayor's Office 
City of San Antonio

Rosita Najmi
Head of Global Social Innovation

Vivian Oden
Vice President for Equity and Inclusion
Hampton Roads Community Foundation

Lauren Padilla-Valverde
Director, Racial Equity, Practice, & Culture
The California Endowment

2017-2018 Career Pathways CohortSteve Pearson
US Corporate Social Responsibility Leader

Sari Raskin
Vice President of Grants and Community Leadership
Community Foundation for Northern Virginia

A. Sparks
Chief Executive Officer
The Masto Foundation

LaDawn Sullivan
Director, Black Resilience in Colorado Fund
The Denver Foundation

Jidan Terry-Koon
Director, People
The San Francisco Foundation

Punita Thurman
Vice President, Program & Strategy
The Skillman Foundation

Mandy Tuong
President and Chief Executive Officer
Thrivent Charitable Impact & Investing

Monica Varela
Vice President, Colombia Program

Laura Washington
Communications Consultant
SGNET Solutions

Irene Wong
Director of Local Grantmaking
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation

Melinda Wright
Senior Program Officer
Walton Family Foundation

2017 Cohort

Maggi Alexander
Senior Partner, Center for Global Philanthropy
The Philanthropic Initiative

Joseph Braun
Executive Director
Fond Du Lac Area Foundation

LaTese Briggs
Chief Philanthropy Officer
The Executive Leadership Council

David Daniels
CEO and President
Bainum Family Foundation

Felicia DeHaney
Director, Programs & Strategy
W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Duchesne Drew
Minnesota Public Radio

Kay Fernandez Smith
Environment, Policy, and Social Initiatives Leader
Apple Inc. 

Desiree Flores
Director, U.S. Social Justice Program
Arcus Foundation

Melinda Gilmore
Director of Communications
Charles F. Kettering Foundation

Brennan Gould
President and CEO
Charlottesville Area Community Foundation

Leslie Gross Davis
General Council and Managing Director, Americas East
The Philanthropy Workshop

Makeba Morgan Hill
Executive Director, Office of the EVP
Piedmont Healthcare

2016-2017 Career Pathways CohortKarin Krslovic
Grants Manager
Ford Foundation

Ling Liu
Director of Marketing and Communications
The San Francisco Foundation

Karissa Lowe
Nature in Neighborhoods Community Grant Program Manager
Metro, Portland OR

Meron Makonnen
Director, Legal Services
The ELMA Philanthropies Services US Inc.

Marcus McGrew
Director of Program Operations and Information Management
The Kresge Foundation

David McGhee
Chief Strategy and Program Officer
Schultz Family Foundation

Pooja O'Hanlon
Executive Director
Thomas and Jeanne Elmezzi Private Foundation

Jennifer Price-Letscher
Vice President, Grants & Initiatives
The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation

Prasangi Ranaweera
Senior Program Officer
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Melina Sanchez
Senior Program Officer
The James Irvine Foundation

Rochelle Witharana
Chief Financial Officer
The California Wellness Foundation

Johngerlyn "Jonse" Young
Director of Philanthropic Services
Grand Rapids Community Foundation

2013 Cohort

Brandee Butler
Deputy CEO
Fund for Global Human Rights

Satonya C. Fair
President and CEO
PEAK Grantmaking

Angela K. Frusciante
Knowledge Designs to Change

Lisette O. Islas
Chief Impact Officer
Metropolitan Area Advisory Committee on Anti-Poverty (MAAC)

Leslie A. Ito
Executive Director
Armory Center for the Arts

Jin-Wook (Jay) Kim
Executive Director
Foundation for MetroWest

2012-2013 Career Pathways CohortChristopher Nanni President and CEO
Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham

Dee Dee Nguyen
Director of Philanthropy
Community Partners International

Maggie Gunther Osborn
President and CEO
Maryland Philanthropy Network

Lita Pardi
Vice President, Community
The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta

Aleesha Towns-Bain
Executive Director
Bristol Bay Native Corporation Education Foundation

2012 Cohort

Sara A. Boyd
Chief Executive Officer

Angela Brown
Vice President, Policy and Programs

David A. Harris
President & CEO
Urban Strategies Council

Kenneth M. Jones, II
Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer 
The MacArthur Foundation

Earl Lui
Program Director
The California Wellness Foundation

Barbara H. Whye
Vice President, Inclusion and Diversity
Apple, Inc.

2011-2012 CohortAmita Nagaraja
Strategy and Program Design Consultant

Lee Christian Parker
Executive Director
J.P. Morgan Private Bank, Washington D.C.

Sharmila Rao Thakkar
Philanthropy & Nonprofit Consultant
SRT Advising & Consulting LLC

Darrell L. Tucci
Chief Development & Strategy Officer
DAP Health

Belen Vargas
Vice President, Programs
Weingart Foundation

Alandra L. Washington
Vice President of Transformation and Organizational Effectiveness
W.K. Kellogg Foundation

2011 Cohort

Tonya Allen
Chief Executive Officer
McKnight Foundation

Fatima Angeles
Executive Director
Levi Strauss Foundation

Dale Robinson Anglin
Vice President of Programs
The Cleveland Foundation

E. Thomas Brewer
Vce President of Finance and Administration
Ralph M. Parsons Foundation

Craig Drinkard
Co-Executive Officer
Victoria Foundation

Jeffrey Malloy
Chief Operating Officer / Corporate Treasurer
The Heising-Simons Foundation

Jason McGill
Founder and Prinicipal 
Justice Associates, LLC

Caroline J. Merenda
Senior Director of Administration

2010-2011 CohortDebra Joy Pérez
Chief Equity Officer and Senior Advisor to the President
United States Pharmacopeia

Praveen Prasad
Diversity & Inclusion Task Team
The World Bank Group

Valerie Raines
Vraines Consulting

Latonya Slack
Principle & Founder
Slack Global Consulting

La June Montgomery Tabron
President and CEO
W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Julie Walther
Executive Director
Compass Chicago

Heidi Williamson
Chief Strategy Officer
Berks County Community Foundation


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