Name:James Irvine Foundation
James Irvine, a California agricultural pioneer, established the Foundation in 1937 to benefit the people of California. Since
then, the Foundation has met the objectives of its founder by providing more than $1.3 billion in grants to over 3,500 nonprofit
organizations across the state.
- People of California
- Nonprofit Organizations In California
- James Irvine Foundation Board of Directors
- Peter J. Taylor: (Chair) Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, University of California
- Gregory M. Avis: (Vice Chair) Founding Managing Director, Summit Partners
- James E. Canales: President and CEO, The James Irvine Foundation -- Jim Canales was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of The James
Irvine Foundation in 2003. Prior to that appointment, he served as Vice President and Corporate Secretary for the Foundation
from 1999 to 2003, providing oversight for Irvine's grantmaking, communications and evaluation activities. Jim's service at
Irvine began in 1993 and has included roles as Special Assistant to the President, Program Officer and Chief Administrative
Officer. During his tenure as President, the Foundation has taken a more targeted approach in its grantmaking programs, focusing
its resources on three areas — Arts, California Democracy and Youth — of critical significance to California's future. A graduate
of Stanford University with an undergraduate degree in English and a graduate degree in education, Jim is actively engaged
with a variety of organizations. He serves on the Boards of Trustees of Stanford University and the Monterey Bay Aquarium,
and on the Board of Directors of the College Access Foundation of California, a private foundation dedicated to assisting
California students who have financial need attend college. Jim's previous board memberships include KQED Public Broadcasting,
where he served on the board from 1999 to 2005, including two years as Chair in 2003 and 2004; the Stanford Alumni Association,
where he served on the board from 1997 to 2005, including two years as Chair from 2003 to 2005; and BoardSource in Washington,
D.C. Jim is also a former Chair and board member for Larkin Street Youth Services in San Francisco. In 2010, Jim was appointed
by President Barack Obama to the White House Council for Community Solutions, established to encourage the growth and maximize
the impact of innovative community solutions and civic participation by all Americans. Jim has also been active with various
professional associations in the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors, including Independent Sector and Southern California
Grantmakers in Los Angeles. He is a cofounder and past Board Chair for Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO), a philanthropic
affinity group committed to building strong and effective nonprofit organizations. His writing on topics related to California
and the philanthropic sector has been published in the San Francisco Chronicle, the Sacramento Bee, and the Chronicle of Philanthropy,
among other publications
- Jane W. Carney: James Irvine Foundation Board of Directors Member -- Partner, Roth Carney Knudsen LLP
- Paula A. Cordeiro: James Irvine Foundation Board of Directors Member -- Dean, School of Leadership and Education Sciences, University of San
- Frank H. Cruz: James Irvine Foundation Board of Directors Member -- President, Cruz and Associates
- Robert E. Denham: James Irvine Foundation Board of Directors Member -- Partner, Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP
- Samuel Hoi: James Irvine Foundation Board of Directors Member -- President, Otis College of Art and Design
- David Mas Masumoto: James Irvine Foundation Board of Directors Member -- Farmer and author
- Regina Liang Muehlhauser: James Irvine Foundation Board of Directors Member -- President (retired), Bank of America San Francisco
- Molly Munger: James Irvine Foundation Board of Directors Member -- Cofounder and Partner, English, Munger & Rice
- Virgil Roberts: James Irvine Foundation Board of Directors Member -- Cofounder and Managing Partner, Bobbitt & Roberts
- Steven A. Schroeder, M.D.: James Irvine Foundation Board of Directors Member -- Distinguished Professor of Health and Health Care, Department of Medicine,
University of California, San Francisco
- Isaac Stein: James Irvine Foundation Board of Directors Member -- Founder and President, Waverley Associates
- Lydia M. Villarreal: James Irvine Foundation Board of Directors Member -- Judge, California Superior Court, Monterey County
- James Irvine Foundation Staff
- Danielle Edmonds: Executive Assistant -- Danielle Edmonds joined the Foundation as Executive Assistant to the President and CEO in June 2012.
Prior to joining Irvine, she served as Executive Assistant to the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of
Onyx Pharmaceuticals, a small biotech company dedicated to changing the way cancers are treated and improving the lives of
patients. Before that, she served as Communications Manager for KQED Public Broadcasting, as Office Coordinator for the historic
Haight Ashbury Free Clinics, and as an Office and Research Assistant for the Great Place To Work Institute. Danielle is a
Notary Public, a Certified Administrative Professional with a specialty in Organizational Management, holds a master's certificate
in Business Process Management from the University of San Francisco, and currently serves on the advisory board of the Administrative
Professionals Conference, the advisory council for the Harvard Business Review, and as a mentor for the American Society of
- Don Howard: Executive Vice President -- As Executive Vice President, Don Howard oversees the Foundation's program and grantmaking activities.
He also helps lead the Foundation's ongoing efforts to deepen, extend and amplify the impact of our work. Prior to joining
the Foundation in 2012, Don was a partner at The Bridgespan Group for over a decade where he was a strategic advisor to nonprofit
and foundation leaders and led Bridgespan's San Francisco office. As part of this work, he managed Irvine's strategic planning
process in 2002-2003 that led to the Foundation's current focus in Arts, California Democracy and Youth. Earlier in his career,
Don helped corporate leaders formulate strategy and improve the effectiveness of their organizations as a Principal at Booz
Allen and Hamilton and later as a Managing Director at the Scient Corporation. Don grew up in Long Beach, in southern California,
before coming to the Bay Area to earn his bachelor's degree in industrial engineering at Stanford University. He later returned
to Stanford to obtain his Master's in Business Administration from the Graduate School of Business. He currently co-teaches
a class on social entrepreneurship at the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley. As a volunteer,
Don has been an activist around HIV and other health-related issues, serving in the past on advisory boards at the San Francisco
Department of Public Health, UCSF, and the National Institutes of Health. He has acted as an advisor to the boards of several
San Francisco community-based organizations and is currently serving on the board of the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, where
he heads up the HIV Prevention Services Committee. Don also has worked extensively outside the U.S., including a volunteer
posting with a U.S. AID-sponsored initiative to provide business advice to private enterprises in Central Europe.
- Anne K. Vally: Senior Program Officer, Special Initiatives -- Anne Vally joined the Irvine Foundation in 2000 and currently serves as Senior
Program Officer, Special Initiatives. She is responsible for clusters of grants that cross program lines, particularly those
involving community foundations and grantees located in Irvine's priority regions of the San Joaquin Valley and Inland Empire.
Prior to joining Irvine, Anne lived in London and worked as personal assistant to Tony Stone, founder of the visual content
company Tony Stone Images (now Getty Images). Anne has authored two novels, published under her maiden name of Fisher: The
Legend of Tommy Morris (Amber Allen Publishing, 1996), which was named Best First Novel of 1996 by the Georgia Author of the
Year Awards, and The Masters of the Spirit (HarperSanFrancisco, 1997). Anne received a bachelor's degree in political, legal
and economic analysis from Mills College.
- Kevin Rafter: Manager, Research and Evaluation -- Kevin Rafter was appointed Manager, Research and Evaluation in December 2010, having previously
served the Foundation as Special Assistant to the Vice President for Programs. Kevin manages research and evaluation across
the Foundation's program areas and leads our annual foundation-wide assessments. Prior to joining Irvine, Kevin conducted
research on the nonprofit sector as Research Associate at the Institute for Nonprofit Organization Management at the University
of San Francisco, where he developed a program of regional nonprofit sector reports analyzing the strength of the sector in
various parts of California. Kevin has also conducted data analysis and GIS mapping for a range of nonprofit organizations
and academic researchers as a consultant. Kevin has a doctoral degree from the Graduate Center of the City University of New
York (CUNY). His dissertation analyzed the location of nonprofit social service organizations relative to social needs and
financial resources across two regions of Northern California. He also serves on the board of the North of the Panhandle Neighborhood
Association in San Francisco.
- Josephine Ramirez: Arts Program Director (Los Angeles) -- Josephine Ramirez was appointed Program Director in January 2010, with overall responsibility
for the Foundation's Arts program. Before joining Irvine, Josephine was Vice President of Programming and Planning for the
Music Center in Los Angeles, where she founded the programming department in 2003 and launched several groundbreaking initiatives.
Previously, she was a Program Officer at the Getty Foundation, managing funding in the areas of arts leadership development,
Los Angeles cultural organizations, arts education research and arts policy. Also at the Getty, she was Research Associate
at the Research Institute, creating and implementing a multi-year investigation of the connections between art making and
civic participation. Earlier, Josephine worked as an independent consultant to cultural organizations around the country,
producing large and small-scale performance events. She was the Community Arts Coordinator for the King County Arts Commission
in Seattle before moving to California in 1989. For the city of Los Angeles, she currently serves as Vice President of the
Cultural Affairs Commission. She is a former Loeb Fellow at Harvard University's Graduate School of Design, an award that
supported her research on informal, nonprofessional art making and its relationship to individual and community vitality.
A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, Josephine earned her Master of Fine Arts degree in theater from the University
- Rick Noguchi: Senior Arts Program Officer (Los Angeles) -- Rick Noguchi joined the The James Irvine Foundation in 2008 as a Program Officer
for the Arts and was appointed Senior Program Officer in 2010. Prior to joining the Foundation, Rick served as Program Officer
in Arts and Human Development at the California Community Foundation, overseeing the design, management and implementation
of the multi-issue program. He was responsible for developing the primary grantmaking strategies in the arts, aging, at-risk
youth, and disability. Rick has also served in a variety of programming, fundraising and management positions with the Arizona
Humanities Council, the Japanese American National Museum, the UCLA Extension Writers' Program and the UCLA Anderson School
of Management. In addition, he is national award-winning writer with two collections of poetry: The Wave He Caught (Pearl
Editions, 1995) and The Ocean Inside Kenji Takezo (University of Pittsburgh Press, 1996). He also co-wrote a children's book,
Flowers from Mariko (Lee & Low, 2001) with Deneen Jenks. Rick received a bachelor's degree from California State University,
Long Beach, where he majored in English and minored in American Indian studies. He also holds a Master of Fine Arts degree
in creative writing from Arizona State University and a Master of Business Administration from Pepperdine University.
- Ted Russell: Senior Arts Program Officer -- Ted Russell was appointed Senior Program Officer for the Arts in December 2005. Prior to joining
Irvine, Ted was Director of Marketing at Montalvo Arts Center in Saratoga, Calif. He also has served in a variety of creative
marketing and audience development positions at the San Francisco Symphony, La Jolla Playhouse and Malashock Dance & Company
in San Diego, and as director of the Jazz at the Wadsworth series at the University of California, Los Angeles. In addition,
Ted has successfully developed and implemented media and marketing plans for Listen.com as Senior Manager of Online Marketing
and for SFGate.com as Marketing Director. Ted has served as a board member and committee chair for the Yerba Buena Center
for the Arts and the Joe Goode Performance Group, and is the former Co-Chair of Northern California Grantmakers' Arts Loan
Fund. Ted currently serves as a board and executive committee member for the Independent Television Service (ITVS). He holds
a Bachelor of Arts degree in mechanical engineering from Yale University and an MBA in arts management from the UCLA Anderson
Graduate School of Management.
- Jeanne Sakamoto: Senior Arts Program Officer (Los Angeles) -- Jeanne Sakamoto was appointed Senior Program Officer in September 2007, having
previously served as Program Officer and Program Associate since joining the Foundation in 2004. Prior to joining Irvine,
Jeanne worked for six years at the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center in Los Angeles, one of the largest ethnic
arts and cultural centers in the country. She worked at the center as a J. Paul Getty Grant Multicultural Intern, Program
Assistant, Donor and Community Relations Manager, Assistant to the President, and most recently as Director of Special Initiatives,
directing the planning and execution of major community development projects and communications activities. Jeanne holds a
Bachelor of Arts degree in communications studies with a specialization in business administration from the University of
California, Los Angeles. She is also a graduate of Georgetown University's Nonprofit Management Executive Certificate Program.
- Gerlie Collado: Arts Program Associate (Los Angeles) -- Gerlie Collado was appointed Program Associate for the Arts in June 2010. Prior to
joining Irvine, Gerlie was the Communications Associate at the California Community Foundation where she contributed to the
foundation's marketing, communications and public relations activities. She has also served as development manager for Search
to Involve Pilipino Americans, a health and human services agency serving multi-ethnic youth and families in Los Angeles'
Historic Filipinotown. As a long-time volunteer of FilAm ARTs, the presenter of Los Angeles' annual Festival of Philippine
Arts and Culture, Gerlie served as the vice chair of the organization's governing board from 2007 to 2010. Gerlie holds a
bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of San Francisco.
- Amy Dominguez-Arms: California Democracy Program Director -- Amy Dominguez-Arms was appointed Program Director in May 2004 and has principal responsibility
for the Foundation's California Democracy program. In this role, Amy facilitated a partnership with four other foundations
to launch California Forward, a bipartisan state governance and fiscal reform effort. She also led the development of the
annual James Irvine Foundation Leadership Awards. Prior to joining Irvine, Amy served as Acting President and Vice President
of Children Now, an independent, nonpartisan organization that uses research and action to improve children's lives. At Children
Now, she led the development and implementation of policy and communications activities to increase children's access to quality
child care, after-school care, health care and positive media. In 2003, Amy was named Professional Child Advocate of the Year
by Voices for America's Children. Prior to joining Children Now, Amy worked in Sacramento as a Legislative Assistant to the
Speaker Pro Tempore and as an Executive Fellow with the California Health and Welfare Agency. A graduate of Stanford University
with Bachelor of Arts degrees in international relations and Spanish, she also holds a Master of Arts in public administration
from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
- Catherine Hazelton: California Democracy Senior Program Officer -- Catherine Hazelton was appointed Senior Program Officer for the California
Democracy program in 2009. At Irvine, Catherine is primarily engaged in grantmaking related to governance reform issues, including
redistricting and elections, and public media coverage of governance issues. She also manages many aspects of the James Irvine
Foundation Leadership Awards. Before joining Irvine, Catherine served as Associate Director of the nonprofit Fight Crime:
Invest in Kids California. Working with California's law enforcement leaders, she devised and implemented strategies to earn
public investments in early education programs. Previously, she spent three years as a Senior Legislative Aide to Assemblywoman
Carol Liu and two years as a legislative aide and field representative to Assemblyman Jack Scott. Catherine also served as
a scheduling director on Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign and in various capacities on California initiative, legislative
and congressional campaigns. Since 1997, Catherine has volunteered with the California National Organization for Women, serving
on the Political Action Committee, advising the group on policy issues and leading a chapter. She currently serves on the
board of Help A Mother Out, an organization that provides free diapers to families in need. Catherine completed her master's
degree in public policy at the University of California, Berkeley, and earned her bachelor's degree in history at Scripps
College. She also attended Pasadena City College where she trained hundreds of students in grassroots advocacy and organized
dozens of state and federal student lobbying trips. Her research related to redistricting reform and women in California politics
has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, Policy Matters and other publications.
- Connie Galambos Malloy: California Democracy Senior Program Officer -- Connie Galambos Malloy was appointed Senior Program Officer for the California
Democracy program in 2012. At Irvine, Connie is engaged in grantmaking related to civic engagement and governance reform.
Connie currently serves as a Commissioner for the first-ever California Citizens Redistricting Commission. Charged with implementation
of Propositions 11 and 20, the Voters First Act and Voters First Act for Congress, respectively, the commission oversaw an
intensive civic education, engagement and map-making process for the state in 2011. On August 15, 2011, the commission certified
final Assembly, Senate, Congressional and Board of Equalization districts that will guide elections over the next ten years.
Connie's interviews and articles on redistricting reform have been featured in such outlets as the San Francisco Chronicle,
Univision, and KQED's This Week in Northern California. Before joining Irvine, Connie served as Senior Director of Programs
for Urban Habitat, a nonprofit in Oakland, California. Connie directed Urban Habitat's environmental justice planning, policy
and movement-building work across California and helped develop the landmark Boards and Commissions Leadership Institute model.
The institute was launched in 2009 to identify, train, place and support low-income people and people of color for priority
public-sector commissions throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Since its inception, the institute has broken down institutional
barriers and helped dispel perceptions about the "lack of qualified candidates" to serve on decision-making bodies in the
Bay Area. Prior to Urban Habitat, Connie led the Regional Sustainability Initiative at Redefining Progress. She started her
career in resource distribution and planning for United Way in Riverside, California, and as a Peace Corps volunteer in Bolivia.
Through a graduate fellowship from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Connie also supported the Earned
Asset Resource Network (EARN), Spanish-Speaking Unity Council, and Strategic Actions for a Just Economy (SAJE) on local community
planning projects. She earned her master's degree in city and regional planning from the University of California, Berkeley,
and a bachelor's degree in communications and Spanish from La Sierra University. Connie acts as Membership Inclusion Director
for the American Planning Association's California Chapter, seeding diversity initiatives within the urban planning profession.
In 2012, Connie was inducted into the Alameda County Women's Hall of Fame for her environmental justice leadership. She previously
served on the board of the California Planning Foundation and was a founding board member of AFAAD: Adopted & Fostered Adults
of the African Diaspora.
- Jessica Shao: California Democracy Program Associate -- Jessica Shao was appointed Program Associate for the California Democracy program
in October 2010. Prior to joining Irvine, Jessica was an Associate at Korwin Consulting, an independent evaluation firm based
in Oakland, Calif., where she led the evaluation of various programs related to foster youth development, women's empowerment,
and policy advocacy efforts in California and nationwide. Prior to that, Jessica spent five years in fundraising and development
for a range of nonprofit organizations domestically and abroad. Most recently, she served as the Senior Resource Development
Officer at the Asia Foundation, working to support governance and economic reform initiatives in Asia. Before that, Jessica
was the Development Associate at Opportunity Fund, a microfinance organization located in San Jose, Calif., and a former Irvine
grantee. In addition, Jessica has worked on international development and fundraising for nonprofits in Mexico, South America
and China. Jessica is a native of San Francisco and speaks fluent Cantonese and Mandarin, and conversational Japanese and
Spanish. She holds a master's degree in sustainable international development from the Heller School for Social Policy and
Management at Brandeis University. Jessica completed her undergraduate studies at the University of the Pacific in Stockton,
Calif., with a bachelor's degree in global economics relations and Japanese.
- Anne B. Stanton: Youth Program Director -- Anne Stanton was appointed Program Director in November 2003, with principal responsibility for
the Foundation's Youth program. Prior to joining the Foundation, Anne served as the Executive Director of Larkin Street Youth
Services in San Francisco from 1994 to 2003. During her tenure, she led the organization's growth from a $3.5 million budget
with 50 employees to an $8.7 million budget with a staff of 115, operating 18 programs from 10 sites that served approximately
3,000 homeless and runaway youth each year. Before joining Larkin Street, Anne served as Associate Executive Director of Covenant
House in New York City. In 2005, Anne was appointed by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O'Connell to the newly
established California P-16 Council, a statewide assembly of education, business and community leaders charged with developing
strategies to better coordinate, integrate and improve education for preschool through college students. In 2009, she was
elected to serve on the Board of Directors of Grantmakers for Education, a membership organization for private and public
philanthropies that support improved education outcomes for students from early childhood through higher education. Anne holds
a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a master's degree in social work from New York University. She is also a graduate of Harvard Business
School's Strategic Perspectives in Non-Profit Management and of the Center for Social Innovation at Stanford University's
Graduate School of Business.
- Aaron Pick: Senior Youth Program Officer -- Aaron Pick was appointed Senior Program Officer for the Youth Program in February 2011. Prior
to joining the Foundation, Aaron was a consultant for The Bridgespan Group, where he worked with a broad range of philanthropic
clients on strategic planning projects designed to increase their impact and reach. Before working at Bridgespan, Aaron served
as Executive Director for LA VIDA Education, a nonprofit he founded in 2003 to provide educational resources and school partnership
programs for communities in Nicaragua. After founding LA VIDA Education, Aaron lived in Nicaragua for three years to get the
organization established and build a network of learning centers across the country. The organization is now fully staffed
by Nicaraguans and runs one of the most visited libraries in the country with more than 100,000 visits over the past four
years. Aaron continues to serve as Board Chair of LA VIDA Education and is a member the Advisory Board for Friends of San
Juan de Oriente. Aaron also worked as a high school math teacher for San Jose Unified School District and began his career
as a consultant for Accenture in their government practice. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Santa Clara University and
an MBA from UC Berkeley. As a Gap Scholar fellowship recipient in corporate social responsibility at UC Berkeley, he worked
with Gap Inc. to develop a strategy for identifying and funding nonprofits that run education and health programs for indigenous
women and youth in Central America.
- Vince Stewart: Senior Youth Program Officer -- Vince Stewart was appointed Senior Program Officer in April 2010. Prior to joining the Foundation,
he served as the Associate Director for Institutional Relations for the University of California, Office of the President,
where he was responsible for managing the university's system-wide advocacy efforts. Prior to returning to the University
in 2009, Vince was the Deputy Secretary for Higher Education and Workforce Development in the Governor's Office of the Secretary
of Education, where he focused on refining and implementing the Schwarzenegger administration's career technical education
initiative, aligning public postsecondary education degree programs with the state's workforce needs, improving K-12 teacher
recruitment and education programs, and creating educational and career pathways for California's veterans. As Deputy Secretary,
Vince led the governor's Engineering Education Initiative, which was focused on creating postsecondary educational pathways
in high-need engineering fields. Before joining the Governor's office, Vince served as the Director for Federal Government
Relations at UC Davis, where he managed the university's federal policy agenda. From 1999 to 2004, Vince was a Legislative
Director in the Office of State Governmental Relations for the UC Office of the President and was responsible for managing
the university's legislative portfolio in the areas of undergraduate and graduate education, with a particular emphasis on
academic preparation and teacher education programs. Prior to joining the university, Vince was a legislative advocate with
the California School Boards Association where he worked on a wide range of issues, including charter schools, K-12 governance
and school safety. Vince holds a bachelor's degree in economics and political science from the University of California, Davis.
- Kenji Treanor: Youth Program Officer -- Kenji Treanor was appointed Program Officer in the Youth program in January 2010, having previously
served the Foundation as Grants Manger and Program Associate, Youth. Prior to joining Irvine in 2004, Kenji was as an Administrative
Coordinator in the Office of University Development at San Francisco State University. He also has held positions as a consultant
to the San Rafael City Schools and as a Program Coordinator at the Youth Leadership Institute for community-based grantmaking
programs in San Francisco and Marin counties. Kenji cofounded and currently serves on the Board of Directors of Next Generation
Scholars, a community-based organization dedicated to improving educational outcomes for low-income youth in Marin County.
Kenji holds a master's degree in public administration from the University of San Francisco and a bachelor's degree in American
studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz, where he graduated with honors and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He
also holds certification in nonprofit management from San Jose State University.
- Zuleika Godinez: Youth Program Associate -- Zuleika Godinez was appointed Program Associate for the Youth program in March 2011. Prior to joining
the Foundation, Zuleika was on staff at Miller Law Group, a women-owned law firm in San Francisco, where she assisted attorneys
in all aspects of litigation and office support. Before that, she was a Program Coordinator at Next Generation Scholars, a
comprehensive academics and wrap-around social service program in Marin County working to create a clear pathway for low-income
youth to gain access to top four-year colleges. She has also worked with day labor organizations and educational equity for
immigrant families in Southern California. Zuleika holds a bachelor's degree in public policy analysis and sociology from
Pomona College. She was also a fellow at Carnegie Mellon University's Heinz School of Public Policy and Management through
the Public Policy and International Affairs program.
- Daniel Olias Silverman: Director of Communications and Corporate Secretary -- Daniel Olias Silverman was appointed Director of Communications in December
2005 and Corporate Secretary in December 2006. Daniel leads the Foundation's use of communications strategies to advance its
programmatic goals. Prior to joining the Foundation, Daniel served as Senior Vice President at Fenton Communications, the
largest public interest communications firm in the country. He has provided communications counsel to a wide range of foundations
and nonprofit organizations, with a focus on strategic planning, communications campaigns and communications training. He
has extensive experience developing and executing communications and campaign strategies for the David and Lucile Packard
Foundation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Goldman Environmental Foundation and the California Council for
the Humanities, among others. Daniel has trained hundreds of executive directors, advocates and researchers in all aspects
of public speaking and media relations. Prior to joining Fenton in 2000, Daniel served as National Media Director for the
Sierra Club and as National Field Director for the U.S. Public Interest Research Group. Daniel holds a bachelor's degree in
political science from the University of California, Berkeley. He serves on the board of directors of the San Francisco Bicycle
- Alex Barnum: Communications Officer -- Alex Barnum was appointed Communications Officer in April 2006. Prior to joining Irvine, Alex spent
20 years as a newspaper journalist, much of it as a writer and editor for the San Francisco Chronicle. For six years, he was
the newspaper's editor for science, health and environmental coverage, during which time he led the development of a weekly
science page. As a reporter, he covered a variety of beats, including consumer health and the environment, and won a number
of awards for his writing. Before joining the Chronicle, Alex was a reporter for the San Jose Mercury News, covering business
and technology, and was a member of the paper's staff when it won the Pulitzer Prize for its coverage of the 1989 Loma Prieta
earthquake. His writing has also appeared in The Washington Post, the International Herald Tribune and other publications.
Alex holds a bachelor's degree in economics and environment studies from Antioch College and a master's degree from the Columbia
University Graduate School of Journalism. From 1994 to 1995, he was a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology.
- Ray Delgado: Communications Officer and Assistant Corporate Secretary -- Ray Delgado was appointed Communications Officer in January 2011
and Assistant Corporate Secretary in January 2008, having previously served as Communications Manager since 2006. Prior to
joining the Foundation, Ray served as Assistant Editor and University Governance Reporter for the Stanford News Service at
Stanford University. In that role, Ray helped produce a weekly newspaper for the university community, was involved in developing
communications strategies for a variety of university initiatives and handled media inquiries. Before working at Stanford,
Ray was a reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle and the San Francisco Examiner, where he wrote extensively about education
and local and state government issues. He serves on the board of the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, which seeks to reduce
the number of new infections in San Francisco through education and advocacy efforts and provides direct services to people
living with HIV. A native of the Los Angeles area, Ray graduated from the University of Southern California with Bachelor
of Arts degrees in print journalism and political science.
- Thuy Nguyen Kumar: Communications Associate -- Thuy Nguyen Kumar was appointed Communications Associate in 2007. Prior to joining the Foundation,
Thuy was Senior Membership Manager of the Independent Press Association, where she was responsible for organizing quarterly
events and the annual national conference, and oversaw membership communications. Before that, she was an Advertising Account
Assistant for The Chronicle of Higher Education and The Chronicle of Philanthropy, supporting recruitment advertising and
marketing efforts. She served as an AmeriCorps volunteer in Washington, D.C., doing community outreach and teaching middle
school students about substance abuse prevention and HIV and AIDS awareness. Thuy is currently the co-chair of the local Bay
Area chapter of Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy. Thuy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in organizational communication
with a concentration in public relations and advertising from the University of Portland.
- John R. Jenks: Chief Investment Officer and Treasurer -- John Jenks was appointed Chief Investment Officer and Treasurer for the Foundation
in July 2002. John directs the Foundation's $1.4 billion endowment and develops its investment policy and strategy. Under
his tenure, the Foundation adopted a new, long-term strategic asset allocation plan, significantly diversifying its portfolio
and increasing its investments in alternative asset classes. Prior to joining Irvine, he served as Chief Investment Officer
for the state of Alaska, guiding a $20 billion investment portfolio, including the Public Employees' Retirement System, the
Teachers' Retirement System, the Children's Trust and the State General Fund. A native of Washington state, John holds a bachelor's
degree in finance and a master's degree in accounting from Washington State University and is a Chartered Financial Analyst
and a member of the CFA Society of San Francisco. John serves on the Board of Directors of the Foundation Financial Officers
Group and as Treasurer on the boards of both the Contra Costa Crisis Center and On Lok, a nonprofit organization that provides
health and other services to seniors living in San Francisco and surrounding communities.
- Jeffrey P. Malloy: Director of Finance and Administration -- Jeffrey P. Malloy was appointed Director of Finance and Administration in July 2007.
His duties include oversight of accounting and budgetary processes, grants administration, human resources, information technology
and operations. In addition, Jeff consults with grantees on their finances and directs Irvine's Fund for Financial Restructuring,
which supports selected Irvine grantees in developing long-term financial plans and adapting their operations to the current
economic downturn. Jeff was selected to participate in the Council on Foundations' Career Pathways Program, which is designed
to groom upcoming philanthropic leaders. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the New Conservatory Theater Center,
on the Finance Committee of the Horizons Foundation and on the Administrative Program Committee of the Foundation Financial
Officers' Group. Jeff came to Irvine with more than 24 years of business leadership and finance experience. He most recently
served as General Manager at the American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) in San Francisco, where he had worked since 1996.
He began his tenure at A.C.T. as Director of Finance, handling all aspects of financial operations for the organization. In
the ensuing years, his role grew to assume additional oversight for human resources, information technology, publications,
and operations and facilities. Prior to his work at A.C.T., Jeff served in senior finance roles with Fireman's Fund Insurance
Co.; Examen, a legal services company; and Price Waterhouse. A graduate of Rider University in Lawrenceville, N.J., Jeff is
also a certified public accountant.
- Betty Bui: Human Resources Manager -- Betty Bui was appointed Human Resources Manager in January 2006. In collaboration with the Director
of Finance and Administration, Betty is responsible for all activities relating to benefits administration, employee relations,
position classification, recruitment, staff development and training. Before joining the Foundation, Betty was Benefits/Employee
Relations Coordinator at St. Luke's Hospital in San Francisco, where she was responsible for the communications and management
of health and welfare benefit activities, as well as employee relation issues. Prior to this, she held human resource positions
at Target in San Jose; Informative in Brisbane; and the San Jose Medical Group. Betty received her bachelor's degree in English
from the University of California, Berkeley.
- Micky Shirley: Administrative Assistant -- Micky Shirley joined the Foundation as Administrative Assistant in November 2002. Prior to Irvine,
she served as Executive Assistant to the Executive Director of the Breast Cancer Fund, where she was responsible for supporting
the activities of the fund and for project management of its Prayer Flag Program, an online flag tribute. From 1996 to 2001,
Micky served as Executive Assistant to the Executive Director and the Director of Conservation at the Sierra Club. Before
that, she spent more than 10 years as an officer with the Pacific Bank in San Francisco. Among her many interests and activities,
Micky is a Notary Public, serves on the board of the Lumen Foundation and has edited screenplays and published works, including
an award-winning short story collection, Black Butterflies. Micky holds bachelor's degrees in English and psychology from
San Jose State University.
- Jayadi Kusumah: Senior Accountant -- Jayadi Kusumah was appointed Senior Accountant in July 2008. Prior to joining the Foundation, Jayadi
was a senior accountant for two years at Douglas Telecommunications Inc., a privately held investment company. Previously,
Jayadi served as a staff accountant for seven years at Argonaut Securities Co., which provides accounting services to the
Walter and Elise Haas Fund, among other clients. He earned a bachelor's degree in accounting from Tridharma School of Economics
in Bandung, Indonesia.
- Agana Moreno: Staff Accountant -- Agana Moreno was appointed Staff Accountant in September 2008. Prior to joining Irvine, Agana was a Staff
Accountant for nine years at the East Bay Community Foundation. Previously, Agana served for two years as an Accounting Assistant
for the Volunteers of America Bay Area, a nonprofit social services organization in the East Bay. She earned a bachelor's
degree in accounting from Guagua National Colleges in the Philippines. She is studying to get her certified public accountant
- Cynthia Wai: Accounts Payable Specialist -- Cynthia Wai was appointed Accounts Payable Specialist in April 2009. Prior to joining the Foundation,
Cynthia worked as an Accounting Manager for a San Francisco-based wholesale jewelry store. In addition, she has served as
a contract accounting provider for Billy Shen Art Direction since 2005. From 1976 to 1995, Cynthia was Controller for Demand
Printing Solutions in San Francisco and continued as a consultant for the same company until 1999. Cynthia served as PTA President
for the Herbert Hoover Middle School in 2000 and 2001 and was a member of the West Portal Elementary School Site Council for
four years. Cynthia holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from San Francisco State University.
- Kelly Martin: Senior Grants Manager -- Kelly Martin was appointed Director of Grants Administration in 2008, assuming primary responsibility
for the administration and legal compliance of the Foundation's grantmaking policies and procedures. Prior to this appointment,
Kelly served as Grants Manager from 2004 to 2007, and she has served in the Foundation's Grants Administration department
since 2001. Kelly is active in the Grants Managers Network, a national organization that provides a forum to exchange information
about grants management and its relevance to efficient and effective grantmaking. She also serves on the board of WWOOF-USA,
a worldwide effort to link volunteers with farmers, promote an educational exchange and build a global community conscious
of ecological farming practices. A graduate of the University of California, Santa Cruz, with a bachelor's degree in community
studies, she also holds a master's degree in public administration from California State University, Hayward.
- Jessica Hickok: Grants Manager -- Jessica Hickok was appointed Grants Manager in March 2010. Prior to joining Irvine, Jessica was with the
Koret Foundation for six years as a Program Assistant, Program Associate and most recently, as the Grants Manager. During
her time as a program assistant and associate, she focused on K-12 education reform. As the Grants Manager, she oversaw all
aspects of grants administration. Before joining Koret, Jessica was a Princeton-in-Africa Fellow at the Mpala Wildlife Foundation
in Kenya, working in development and communications. Previously, she was the development associate at the Brooklyn Children's
Museum. Jessica is a member of the Leadership San Francisco class of 2013, and was a 2008 member of the Anti-Defamation League's
Glass Leadership Institute. Currently she serves as Finance Officer for the Flaming Lotus Girls, a collaborative, female-driven
metal and fire arts group. A native of Brooklyn, New York, Jessica graduated from Princeton University with a Bachelor of
Arts degree in comparative literature.
- Drusilla Jones: Administrative Assistant -- Drusilla Jones was appointed Administrative Assistant in July 2002. Prior to joining Irvine, she
was Administrative Assistant at the Booker T. Washington Community Service Center in San Francisco, an organization that provides
services and after-school activities to low-income families. From 1993 to 2000, she worked as the Office Manager for Public
Interest Lawyers Group, a firm specializing in civil rights and environmental issues. Drusilla holds certificates from City
College of San Francisco in the fields of computerized accounting, microcomputer, word processing and office assistant.
- Ekta Chopra: Director of Technology -- Ekta Chopra has been the Director of Technology since November 2012, leading the Foundation's use
of information technology to advance its mission and goals. Her career has mostly been in high-growth retail, financial and
manufacturing companies. She is a business-minded, quality-focused IT leader with more than 11 years of experience driving
technology strategies and executing highly complex projects on time and within budget. Prior to joining Irvine, she served
as the Vice President of Enterprise Resource Planning at Charming Charlie Inc. and as a Technology Director at Hancock Park
and Associates. Ekta is a dynamic technology leader who builds, trains and manages diverse technical teams dedicated to delivering
world-class technology and supporting mid to large-scale user databases. Her areas of expertise include e-commerce, business
intelligence, ERP, disaster recovery and social media technologies, among others. Ekta holds a bachelor's degree in technology
and operations management from Cal Poly Pomona.
- Jeff Brandenburg: Manager of Technology -- Jeff Brandenburg joined the Foundation in November 2002. He is currently the Manager of Technology
and is responsible for the Foundations information systems, including Internet technologies. Before joining Irvine, Jeff worked
for ROI Direct.com as an IT Manager, building and supporting an Internet data center, which provided Web hosting, customer
management and e-marketing services. He also worked at Propel Software Corp. as a systems administrator, a role in which he
designed, built and supported Internet data centers for Web applications focusing on e-commerce. From 1990 to 1999, Jeff worked
at Bertelsmann Industry Services as Manager of Information Technology, developing technologies to connect a San Francisco
and Los Angeles office while improving and supporting data processing technologies between a data publishing facility and
a large printing facility. Jeff has worked in the information and technology sector since 1982, when he moved from Boston
to San Francisco to work at the Recorder Printing & Publishing Company as a System Administrator. Jeff holds a bachelor's
degree in landscape architecture from Michigan State University.
- Gerald Spica: Applications Developer/Architect -- Gerald Spica was appointed Applications Developer/Architect in December 2008, having served
as Senior Systems Administrator and IT/Web Administrator since January 2005. Before joining Irvine, Gerald worked as a network
security consultant at the Family Health Outcomes Project of the University of California, San Francisco, and as a technical
consultant and Web developer for the Mendocino County Department of Public Health, where he developed and designed the Mendocino
County Information Network website. Prior to this, he served as Webmaster to the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra and as a
technical consultant to the Partnership for the Public's Health in Oakland. Gerald holds a bachelor's degree in liberal arts
from Evergreen State College in Olympia, Wash., and a certificate in intermediate French from Université Paul-Valéry in Montpellier,
- Anne Dinneen: Director of Investments -- Anne Dinneen has been with the Foundation since 2004 and was appointed Director of Investments
in October 2008. In collaboration with the Chief Investment Officer and other investment staff, Anne is responsible for the
sourcing, evaluation, recommendation and monitoring of the Foundation's investment managers, investment opportunities and
portfolio. Prior to joining the Foundation, Anne worked with Barclays Global Investors as a quantitative portfolio manager
on the Advanced Active Equities team. She also held equity research positions with Thomas Weisel Partners and Banc of America
Securities. Anne has a bachelor's degree in economics from Princeton University and her MBA from the Wharton School of the
University of Pennsylvania. She also has a diploma in French civilization and language from Université de Paris, La Sorbonne.
- Malcolm Goepfert: Director of Investments -- Malcolm Goepfert joined the Foundation in October 2009 as a Director of Investments. Working with
the Chief Investment Officer and other investment staff, Malcolm is responsible for the sourcing, evaluation, recommendation
and monitoring of the Foundation's investment managers, investment opportunities and portfolio. Prior to joining the Foundation,
he was a Director of Investments with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Previously, Malcolm served as the Senior Investment Officer
for private equity and real estate with the School Employees Retirement System of Ohio and as a Real Estate Investment Officer
for the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation. Malcolm holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University
of Alaska Fairbanks and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.
- Bret Belohlav: Investment Analyst -- Bret Belohlav joined the Foundation's investment team in May 2011 as an Investment Analyst. Prior to
that, Bret worked with Stratford Advisory Group, an investment consulting firm focused on Taft-Hartley pension and welfare
funds, endowments, foundations, corporations and healthcare organizations. Bret served as an investment analyst focused on
non-U.S. equity research and a mix of foundation and healthcare clients. Bret has a bachelor's degree in finance, with honors,
from DePaul University.
- Ann K. Gomes: Operations Manager -- Ann Gomes was appointed Operations Manager in 2003, having previously served the Foundation as Operations
Associate, Administrative Secretary and Receptionist. Prior to joining the Foundation in 1989, Ann was a VISTA volunteer with
the Inter-Tribal Council of Northern Nevada; a family planning counselor educator on the staff of Planned Parenthood in Reno,
Nev.; and a board member of Satir Family Camp. She attended Stephens College. Ann previously served 10 years on the board
of directors of the Richmond District Neighborhood Center and she continues to serve as a volunteer on its fundraising committee.
- Kimberly Velazco: Program Associate and Office Manager (Los Angeles) -- Kimberly Velazco was appointed Program Associate and Office Manager
of the Los Angeles office in June 2009. Prior to joining the Foundation, Kimberly worked at the UCLA Anderson School of Management
as a Program Manager in the Office of Executive Education. During her time there, Kimberly worked on all aspects of program
development and implementation, including admissions, marketing, and program format and logistics, as well as program expansion.
Previously, Kimberly was a Program Manager in the Pasadena office of The Wellness Community, a national cancer support organization.
Kimberly volunteers for a variety of organizations in her community, including the American Cancer Society and Big Brothers
Big Sisters, and is an active member of the Junior League of Pasadena. Kimberly received her Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology,
with a minor in Spanish, from the University of California, Riverside.