David Pontecorvo leads the Foundation’s overall philosophy and approach to strategic learning, evaluation and impact, and develops systems for knowledge sharing and management. A long-time nonprofit manager and foundation professional, he served as Program Director for the Foundation during the 1990s. Before returning in 2011, he headed his own consulting firm, which provided research, program evaluation and organizational development services for foundations, individual donors, nonprofits and public agencies. He previously served as Program Director of La Peña Cultural Center in Berkeley. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Sciences from the University of California, Berkeley.