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 President Twitter bio
Gina D. Dalma Special Advisor to the CEO and Vice President of Government Relations Twitter
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Lianne Araki Executive Assistant to the CEO and President and Board Liaison Twitter
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Stacey Meisner Administrative Assistant to the Executive Office   bio

Business, Development and Brand

Chief Business, Development and Brand Officer

Mari Ellen Reynolds Loijens Chief Business, Development and Brand Officer Twitter
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Melany Duval Vice President, Development
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Lisa Barr Director of Philanthropic Entrepreneurship Twitter
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Ashley Cash Senior Development Officer   bio
Charles Brookhart Brown Development Officer   bio
Caitlin Dally Development Officer   bio
Sylvia Kim  Development Officer   bio
Julie Lam Development Operations Associate   bio
Angela Lewis Development Associate   bio
Daniella McCormack Development Associate   bio
Max McGowen Development and Planned Giving Associate   bio
Elana Aliping Administrative Assistant   bio

Corporate Responsibility

Stuart Burden Vice President, Corporate Responsibility   bio
Rebecca Nalder Director, Corporate Responsibility   bio
Juliana Deans Senior Manager, Corporate Responsibility   bio
Eli Latimerlo Manager, Corporate Responsibility   bio
Blessing Okorougo Manager, Corporate Responsibility   bio
Claire Smith Manager, Corporate Responsibility   bio
Jody Garcia Manager, Corporate Responsibility   bio
Michelle Lum  Manager, Corporate Responsibility   bio
Renee Farris Manager, Corporate Responsibility   bio
Julianne Brown Associate Manager, Corporate Responsibility   bio
Katrina Drabeck Associate Manager, Corporate Responsibility   bio
Sean Rico Fisher Associate Manager, Corporate Responsibility   bio
Chelsea Freeze Corporate Responsibility Associate    bio
Jessica Ousley Corporate Responsibility Assistant    bio

Strategic Partnerships - Eastern Region

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

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 Marketing and Communications Associate    bio
Elizabeth Zhang Administrative Assistant     

Community Impact

Manuel Santamaria Interim Chief Community Impact Officer Twitter
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Cindy Scher-Hereth Executive Assistant to the Chief Community Impact Officer   bio
Valerie Cuevas Interim Vice President, Strategic Initiatives and Grantmaking Twitter
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Remy Goldsmith Senior Community Leadership Officer   bio
Megan McQuillan Community Impact Associate   bio
Cheryl Platon Strategic Initiatives and Grantmaking Assistant   bio
Center for Early Learning
Avo Makdessian Vice President and Director, Center for Early Learning Twitter
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Michelle Sioson Hyman Senior Early Learning Officer   bio
Andrea Jones Initiative Officer for The Big Lift   bio
Pat Flynn Sasso Early Learning Officer, Raising A Reader   bio
Pete Weldy External Relations Officer   bio
Leticia Gonzalez Associate Initiative Officer, Raising A Reader   bio
Elisa Espinoza Grants Coordinator, The Big Lift   bio
Christine Thorsteinson PreK-3 Program and Research Coordinator   bio
Mei Wu Operations Manager   bio
Initiative and Special Projects
Mauricio Palma Director, Initiatives and Special Projects Twitter
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Valerie Cuevas Senior Program Officer, Education Twitter
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Vu-Bang Nguyen Program Officer, Regional Planning Twitter
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Nonprofit Investment Program Section
Michelle Fries Director, Nonprofit Investment Program Twitter
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Christie Verdadero Senior Associate, Nonprofit Investment Program   bio
Lisa Alvarez Scholarship Officer Twitter
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Evelyn Powery Scholarship Officer   bio

Donor Engagement and Services 

Misti Sangani Chief Donor Engagement and Services Officer Twitter
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Milena Bundalo Executive Assistant to the Chief Donor Engagement and Services Officer   bio
Andy Perkins Director of Donor Engagement  Twitter
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Black Label

Casey Kellogg Senior Philanthropy Advisor Twitter
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Tobi Sondgroth Becerra  Senior Philanthropy Advisor    bio
Diane Nguyen Philanthropy Advisor   bio
Marla Betsch Donor Services Officer, Grants   bio
Denise Goulart Donor Services Senior Associate, Engagement    
Kate McCarty Donor Services Associate, Engagement    bio
Fazal Mogaddedi Donor Services Associate, Grants    
Lucas Meek Donor Services Associate, Grants    

My Community

Leah Wilberding Philanthropy Advisor   bio
Sawako Sonoyama Clarin Philanthropy Advisor Twitter
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Maya Visvanathan Donor Services Officer, Grants   bio
Danelle Rhiner Donor Services Associate, Grants    
Julie McDermott Donor Services Associate, Grants    
Mariana Garcia Donor Services Associate, Grants    

My Giving and Legacy

Dennis Robinson Senior Philanthropy Advisor   bio
Linda Nguyen Philanthropy Advisor   bio
Amna Qamar Donor Services Associate, Engagement   bio
Malcolm Stewart Donor Services Associate, Engagement   bio


Emily Kaiser Donor Services Officer, Grants   bio
Hana Dave Donor Services Associate, Grants    
Raphael Tsang Donor Services Associate, Grants   bio
Stephen King  Donor Services Associate, Grants   bio

International Grants

Damon James Donor Services Officer, International Grants   bio
Jung Youn Yang Donor Services Senior Associate, International Grants   bio
Hector Navarro Donor Services Associate, International Grants    
Hibo Sheikh-Ali Donor Services Associate, International Grants    


Alex Hua Director of Donor Services, Gifts    
Linda Pray Donor Services Senior Manager, Gifts   bio
Claudia Kelly Donor Services Senior Associate, Gifts   bio
Aaron Chen Donor Services Associate, Gifts   bio
Beverly Estacio Donor Services Associate, Gifts   bio
Jeanetta Albright  Donor Services Associate, Gifts   bio


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

Finance and Administration


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


Sarah Valencia Vice President, Finance Twitter
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David Haugen Controller   bio
Lisa Huang Assistant Controller   bio
Bill Nguyen Senior Accountant   bio
Gretchen Pacheco Senior Accountant   bio
Linh Vo Senior Accountant    
Diane Luong Budget and Payroll Manager   bio
Kim Diep Accounting Analyst    
Silvia Villarreal Accounts Payable Associate    

Facilities and Office Services

Daniela Ruvalcaba Facilities and Office Services Coordinator   bio
Claudia Leal San Mateo Conference Center Coordinator    
Marcos Torres Headquarters Receptionist   bio
Joshua Lara Office Services Assistant   bio

Human Resources

Daiva Natochy Vice President, Talent, Recruitment and Culture Twitter
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Phil Wiggett Senior Human Resources Generalist   bio
Maria Luisa Sanchez-Ku Human Resources Generalist   bio
Monica Nicholl Human Resources Generalist   bio

Information Technology

Judy Chan Interim Vice President, Information Technology   bio
Akiko Hom Enterprise Application Database Front-End Developer   bio
Logan Travis Enterprise Application and Database Developer   bio
Galen Foster IT Infrastructure Project Manager   bio
Casey Nakayama Computer Support Specialist   bio


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

Raising A Reader® National Office

 Erica Wood  Interim President and CEO of Raising A Reader National Twitter
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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
Lia Wood  Manager of Program Advancement     
Jennifer Ford Interim Director, Finance and Operations   bio
Jenna Nguyen Manager, Business, Development and Brand    
Derrell Washington Manager of Program Development    bio
Eric Lau Accounting Associate   bio
Gabriel Gallico Warehouse Operations Associate     
Alan Rodrigo Warehouse Operations Assistant    
Alicia Short Program and Affiliate Relations Associate   bio