As the Chief Strategist of Programs, Bia leads shaping and implementing the strategic vision of the Foundation and works closely with the CEO, staff, and Board. She brings more than 20 years of leadership experience ranging from the philanthropic to the nonprofit sectors focused on gender, racial, economic justice and immigrant issues. Previously, Bia was the Vice President of Philanthropic Services for the Philadelphia Foundation. Originally from Brazil, she is a longtime activist in women’s, LGBTQI, Latino, and arts and culture issues. Fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese, Bia holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Spanish and Anthropology and a Masters Degree in Literature and Linguistics, both from Temple University. Bia resides with her partner in Oakland, CA.