About Us

The East Bay Community Foundation is committed to advancing a Just East Bay.

We partner with donors, social movements, and the community to eliminate structural barriers, advance racial equity, and transform political, social, and economic outcomes for all who call the East Bay home.

What We Do

We partner with community members to champion quality education for all students, fight for good jobs and livable wages, and invest in high-impact community programs.

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Our Team

Executive Office

James W. Head

President & Chief Executive Officer

(510) 208-0841

Magda Loczi

Executive Assistant

(510) 208-0821

Sachi Yoshii

Vice President of Strategy & External Relations

(510) 208-0858

Ahmi Dhuna

Tom Ford Philanthropy Fellow, Strategy & External Relations

Marketing & Communications

Eric Brown

Interim Vice President of Marketing and Communications

(510) 208-0822

Community Investment & Partnerships

Zakiyyah Brewer

ASCEND:BLO Program Associate

(510) 208-0836

Amy Fitzgerald

Vice President of Community Investment & Partnerships

(510) 208-0825

Debrah Giles

Senior Program Officer

(510) 208-0804

Byron Johnson

Capacity Building Initiative Officer

(510) 208-0824

David Pontecorvo

Director of Grantmaking Systems, Evaluation, and Learning

(510) 208-0828

Melody Rooshen

Program Associate

Sabrina Wu

Senior Fellow – Equitable Economic Development

(510) 208-0835


Hannah Garcia

Senior Program Officer


Joshua Lee

Senior Program Officer

(510) 836-3223


Alexandra Aquino-Fike

Vice President of Development

(510) 208-0833

Jeri Boomgaarden

Senior Development Officer

(510) 208-0857

Brenda Laribee

Senior Development Officer

(510) 208-0807

May Leong

Senior Development Officer

(510) 208-0808

Ellie Young

Development Associate


Kaitlin Levenstrong

Senior Development Officer


Son Chau

Son Chau

Senior Development Officer

Donor Services & Administrative support

Laura Choe

Director of Grants Management and Scholarships

(510) 208-0845

Clint Hayden

Grants & Scholarships Specialist

(510) 208-0817

Carolina Reyes

Donor Services Associate

Diana Rojek-Skonnord

Development Data Manager

(510) 208-0819

Natalie Torres-Rosas

Grants & Scholarships Specialist

Jida Nasser

Donor Services Associate

(510) 208-0814

Apryl Rhinehart

Senior Grants Specialist

Anoop Kaur

Director of Donor Services and Administrative Support

Finance & Operations

Reem Aranki

Operations Assistant

Sam Aranki

Operations and Facilities Associate

Elizabeth Burger

Finance Administrative & Program Manager

Linda Cornett

Senior Accountant-Investments & Funds

(510) 836-3223

Jill Chang

Senior Accountant

(510) 208-0831

Isaac Gonzalez

IT Projects Coordinator

Talitha green Ling

Vice President of Human Resources and Operations

Nikita Jew

Operations Assistant

Theresa Johnson

Senior Accountant: Transactions, Systems, and General Ledger

Marlynne Leonardson

Senior Administrative Assistant

(510) 208-0841

Valerie Red-Horse Mohl

Chief Financial Officer

Michele Regallie


Carlos Velasquez

Managing Director, Operations & Facilities

Lada Velichknov

Operations Assistant

Genevieve Zaragoza


Rana Zarour

Operations Coordinator

(510) 208-0839

Board of Directors

Stefano Bertozzi

Dean and Professor of Health Policy & Management - University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health

Connie Cagampang Heller

Cofounder, Linked Fate Fund for Justice

Pamela Calloway

Attorney and Consultant, Calloway & Associates

Catherine Chen

Managing Director and Financial Advisor, SRI Wealth Management Group, RBC Wealth Management

Robert R. Davenport III

Managing Partner - Brightpath Capital Partners, LP

Quinn Delaney

Founder and Board Chair - Akonadi Foundation

Mark Friedman

CEO, Eden Health District

John Govea

Program Director, Immigrant Rights and Integration, Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund

Tom Hanenburg

Chief Operating Officer, Kaiser Permanente Northern California

James W. Head

President & Chief Executive Officer at East Bay Community Foundation

Ingrid Lamirault

Health Services Expert, Lamirault Consulting Board Vice Chair

Hector Preciado

Board Chair, Director, Global Sales Development Hired, Inc.

Gwen Walden

Senior Managing Director, Arabella Advisors

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Contact Details

(510) 836-3223
De Domenico Building
200 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
Oakland, CA 94612

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