The Team

Our Team

We have a collaborative leadership group with deep experience in nonprofits, philanthropy, and community building.

Alexis Aviles

Engagement Officer | Bay Area

Charlotte Basch

Program Officer | Puget Sound

Ken Birdwell​

Founder & Board Chairman

Christina Engel

Chief Executive Officer

Loren Farrar

Co-Program Director | Bay Area

Myeshia Grice-Robinson

Program Director

Zach Grossnickle

Sr. Manager, Brand and Communications

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Angelique Guillermo

Executive Assistant

Tiffany Johnson

Chief Strategy Officer

Ed Lee

Chief Operations Officer

Lorelei Lin

Director of Research and Evaluation

Malcolm Penton

Program Officer | Bay Area

Elena Perez

Policy Strategist | Puget Sound

Jessalyn Pinneo Randelman

Sr. Grants Manager

Maya Procel Farrar

Sr. Manager, Special Projects

Jackie Schultz

Director of Operations - People & Culture

Lydia Simpson

Grants Coordinator

Drew Tocco

Operations Coordinator

Karen Toering

Director of Advocacy

Gloria Upchurch

Sr. Engagement Officer | Bay Area

Joaquin Uy

Engagement Officer | Puget Sound

Monicia Warner

Communications Manager

Jordan Wilson

Operations Manager - People & Culture

Our Board
Ken Birdwell

Founder & Board Chairman

Christina Engel

Ex Officio

Rebecca Spadoni

Board Member

Trish Millines Dziko

Board Member

Leticia Landa

Board Member

Keith Vernon

Board Treasurer & Assistant Secretary