Team - Women's Foundation California
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Agnes Abenojar

Director of Finance

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Agnes Abenojar

Director of Finance

Agnes is responsible  for the Foundation’s financial operations and administration. Across a variety of fields, Agnes has always put exactitude at the top of the list in her accounting duties. The numbers must match, and she is unafraid to spend …

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Ally DeArman

Executive Administrator

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Ally DeArman

Executive Administrator

As the Foundation’s Executive Administrator, Ally DeArman partners with our CEO, Leadership Team, and Board of Directors on the overall administration and operations of our virtual offices. Ally comes to the Foundation with more than a decade of event management …

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Program Manager, SPI-State

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Program Manager, SPI-State

SPI Program Manager for SPI-State, ari is responsible for managing logistics and daily operations, supporting facilitation and co-designing the SPI-State curriculum with the Director of Policy Programs. ari is a Peruvian nonbinary lesbian and received their degree from UC Berkeley, …

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Bia Vieira

Chief Strategist

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Bia Vieira

Chief Strategist

As the Chief Strategist, 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 …

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Christine Reyes

Chief Financial Officer

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Christine Reyes

Chief Financial Officer

Christine leads the Finance and Administration Team at the Foundation with primary responsibilites for the day-to-day financial planning, management and analysis, human resources and overseeing the annual budget and audit. Previously, Christine worked as Director of Finance and Administration for …

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Colleen Beye

Interim Program Manager

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Colleen Beye

Interim Program Manager

Colleen supports changemakers in finding their way through the maze of policies, politics, and committees in pursuit of social change goals. Colleen has worked on a variety of social change projects in nonprofits, a national association, the Peace Corps, as …

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Elizabeth Ayala

Sr. Program Manager

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Elizabeth Ayala

Sr. Program Manager

Elizabeth manages the Solís Policy Institute Local fellowship program and is the lead facilitator. She is passionate about developing authentic and powerful leaders and is a SPI alum as well. Previously, she worked as a bi-lingual community organizer, a health …

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Huong Nguyen-Yap

Sr. Program Director, Community Investments

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Huong Nguyen-Yap

Sr. Program Director, Community Investments

As Sr. Program Director, Community Investments, Huong is responsible for spearheading the Foundation’s grantmaking and convening strategies.  Previously, she worked at Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees and Asian American Pacific Islanders In Philanthropy (AAPIP). Huong’s experience also includes working …

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Jacqueline Perez Valencia

Program Coordinator, SPI programs

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Jacqueline Perez Valencia

Program Coordinator, SPI programs

Jacqueline is the Program Coordinator for SPI-State program. She is a first-generation college graduate committed to fighting for the dignity and respect of underserved communities. She received her B.S. in Sociology and minor in Business Management from the University of …

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Jai Lee Wong

Senior Advisor

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Jai Lee Wong

Senior Advisor

Jai Lee Wong is a Senior Advisor for California Women Rising, a statewide network of women leaders, that provides a summer leadership institute for young women. Jai is a founding board member of the Women’s Foundation of California, launched the …

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Jane Lin

Sr. Director of Institutional Partnerships

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Jane Lin

Sr. Director of Institutional Partnerships

As Sr. Director of Institutional Partnerships, Jane is responsible for planning, coordinating, and implementing the institutional giving program to meet the Foundation’s fundraising goals and expand the Foundation’s base of institutional support from foundations and corporations. Most recently Jane was …

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Kamika Dunlap

Chief Strategist, Communications

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Kamika Dunlap

Chief Strategist, Communications

Kamika leads the WFC communications team and is responsible for increasing the Foundation’s visibility and recognition as a philanthropic leader and partner in advancing gender, racial and economic justice.  She has experience in government relations and has worked in politics …

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Kanitra Lopez

Director of People & Experience

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Kanitra Lopez

Director of People & Experience

As the Director of People & Experience (also known as DOPE), Kanitra Lopez plays a key role in advancing innovative ways to advance WFC’s vision. She is responsible for collaboratively aligning our core values and abundance framework with our human …

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Liza Siegler

Sr. Director of Individual Partnerships

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Liza Siegler

Sr. Director of Individual Partnerships

As Sr. Director of Individual Partnerships, Liza is responsible for planning, coordinating, and implementing the individual donor program to meet the Foundation’s fundraising goals by strengthening a vibrant culture of feminist philanthropy. Previously, Liza worked at the Edible Schoolyard Project, …

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Marisol Franco

Chief Strategist, Programs

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Marisol Franco

Chief Strategist, Programs

Marisol is responsible for leading program development and curriculum for the Solís Policy Institute (SPI)-State, SPI-Local, and Funders Policy Institute as well as Women Foundation California’s overall policy advocacy strategy. She is a Solís Policy Insitute alum and believes all …

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Mazuri Colley

Sr. Manager, Community Partnerships

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Mazuri Colley

Sr. Manager, Community Partnerships

As Sr. Manager, Community Partnerships, Mazuri works closely with colleagues in Program, Communications and Finance, and across the WFC Network. Before joining the Foundation, she was a Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge trainer and instructor helping organizations and development departments across the sectors …

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Nicola Schulze

Director of Digital Communications and Strategy

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Nicola Schulze

Director of Digital Communications and Strategy

As the Director of Digital Communications and Strategy, Nicola helps to execute integrated communications and leads the Foundation’s digital strategy to strengthen its online presence and engage target audiences. Most recently, she worked at The Representation Project, a nonprofit founded …

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Nina Lopez

Program Manager

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Nina Lopez

Program Manager

Nina is the Program Manager supporting all aspects of our Programs, with a focus on grantmaking, including the Culture Change Fund, California Women Rising, and our connect strategy initiatives. Wanting to explore the intersection of arts, culture and power, Nina pursued degrees …

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Raquel Stratton

Development and Database Coordinator

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Raquel Stratton

Development and Database Coordinator

As the Development and Database Coordinator, Raquel supports and works with colleagues across the organization. Raquel has over 15 years of nonprofit experience and has a wide-range of skills she likes to use for good. Raquel loves exploring good music, …

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Rosa Palmerin

Accountant

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Rosa Palmerin

Accountant

Rosa serves as Accountant for the Foundation and is primarily responsible for all things accounts payable as well as ensuring our bills are paid on time. Rosa is a valuable member of the Finance Team providing day-to-day support with payroll …

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Stephanie Davidson

Development Manager, Institutional Partnerships

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Stephanie Davidson

Development Manager, Institutional Partnerships

As Development Manager, Institutional Partnerships, Stephanie helps to secure institutional funds in support of the Foundation’s mission. Prior to joining WFC, Stephanie spent her career in the environmental sector, helping to create community-designed parks in densely populated neighborhoods and protect …

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Stephanie Volkoff Green

Chief Strategist, Partnerships

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Stephanie Volkoff Green

Chief Strategist, Partnerships

As Chief Strategist of Partnerships, Stephanie leads the Foundation’s efforts to engage communities of support to advance gender justice. Before joining the Foundation, Stephanie was the Development Manager for Advancement and Planned Giving with Mother Jones. During the 2004 Presidential …

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Torre Freeman

Creative Media Manager

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Torre Freeman

Creative Media Manager

As the Creative Media Manager, Torre is responsible for creative media and visual storytelling for the website, social media, and special projects. Through collaborative efforts with the Foundation’s Communications team, she creates beautiful digital assets and campaigns that support brand …

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