OAKLAND, Calif. January 31, 2022 – East Bay Community Foundation Board of Directors announced today that EBCF has retained  Walker and Associates Consulting to accelerate its search for a new President and CEO. With more than 25 years of experience in talent acquisition, specifically with leaders working to advance social justice, Walker and Associates Consulting will provide a tailored and targeted process to identify the next visionary leader for EBCF. 

EBCF’s goal is to find a strategic, innovative, and visionary leader who, in partnership with the Board, sets and clearly articulates a vision for the Foundation and how it can effectively deploy its human and financial assets to support eliminating structural barriers and advancing racial equity in the East Bay. 

“We know that a lot of great organizations are looking for exceptional candidates but EBCF is more than a traditional philanthropic services organization. Walker and Associates Consulting has an excellent reputation and is up to the challenge,” said Pamela Calloway, Interim President and CEO at EBCF.  “ We look forward to a successful search process with Walker and Associates. We believe EBCF’s vision and importance to the community will attract highly qualified candidates.” 

Through extensive consultation with EBCF’s Board and staff, Walker and Associates Consulting will create a profile of the ideal candidate, conduct focused outreach to attract an impressive and diverse candidate pool, facilitate extensive screening and ranking of all candidates, arrange committee and board interviews and perform reference and background checks on the client-selected finalists. 

“We are pleased to partner with East Bay Community Foundation in their executive search,” said Jeannine N. Walker, President and CEO at Walker and Associates Consulting. “The Foundation’s network – and our own as an Oakland-based firm with deep commitment to the East Bay – is filled with potential candidates who are highly-regarded in Bay Area philanthropy. We look forward to working with the Executive Search Committee to find EBCF’s next President and CEO.” 

The search will be live soon; however, nominations and statements of interest can now be submitted to the Executive Search Committee by emailing Walker and Associates Consulting at Please use the subject line: EBCF President & CEO. We welcome suggestions from our community. 

Pamela Calloway will continue as Interim President and CEO until her successor is named.  


Founded in 1928, and supported by over 400 local donors, the East Bay Community Foundation (EBCF) connects donors with community-led movements to eliminate structural barriers, advance racial equity, and create an inclusive, fair, and just East Bay. Recognized as 2019’s “Boldest Community Foundation” by Inside Philanthropy, EBCF is committed to ensuring that all members of our community are treated fairly, with equitable opportunity and outcomes. EBCF has charitable assets under management of over $800 million.