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People of MCF

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Your team for making a difference

The people of MCF share your passion for changing lives and strengthening communities. Our Trustees and staff provide leadership to make change happen.

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Peter

Peter Hamilton

Peter Hamilton was appointed to the Board in 2013. He is a director of software engineering at Fair Isaac and Company (FICO), the highly regarded decision and analytics company with offices in San Rafael and around the world. A life-long resident of Marin County, Peter lives in Novato and has a computer science degree from University of California, Santa Barbara. He also has a keen interest in the issues of public education.

Cleveland

Cleveland Justis

Cleveland joined the Board in 2011 and currently serves as its chair. He is a management consultant at the Potrero Group, LLC. He also actively teaches and lectures at leading MBA and entrepreneurship programs at UC Davis, UC Berkeley, Georgetown, and Dominican University. Previously he served as executive director of the Headlands Institute and founding director of the Institute at the Golden Gate. Cleve is an active volunteer for many community-based organizations. He graduated from U.C. Berkeley and has an M.B.A. and PhD in process from U.C. Davis.

Maria

Maria Ramos-Chertok

Maria is an organizational development consultant, trainer, and mediator who has served on the Board since 2008. She is a volunteer with WildCare and the National Audubon Society, and wrote Marin County's 10-Year Plan to End Homelessness. She has also been active in immigration issues. She is a graduate of University of California, Berkeley and University of Pennsylvania School of Law.

Robert

Robert J Reynolds

Bob joined to Board in 2008. A retired investment banker, he is active on several nonprofit and corporate boards, including Counterpart International and The Mountain Institute. He previously served on the board of Canal Alliance. Reynolds received a B.A. from Tufts University, a Masters of Law and Diplomacy from Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and an M.B.A. from Stanford University.

Curtis

Curtis Robinson, MD

Curtis joined the Board in 2012. He is a physician in private practice and is an active community volunteer.

Fu

Fu Schroeder

Fu, who joined the Board in 2010, is the Head of Children and Family Programs at Green Gulch Farm for the San Francisco Zen Center. She has studied there since 1976 and is an ordained Buddhist priest. Her positions have included Head Cook, Head of Practice, and Director of Green Gulch Farm. She has served on the board of the Marin Interfaith Council and was inducted into the Marin Women's Hall of Fame in 2008.

Steven

Steven Schroeder, MD

Steven Schroeder, of Tiburon, was appointed to the Board in 2013. He is a distinguished professor and physician at University of California, San Francisco, and is the director of its Smoking Cessation Leadership Center. Steve is active on numerous civic associations, as well as boards of directors including the James Irvine Foundation and Marin General Hospital. He is the former president of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Julia

Julia Sze

Julia Sze, of Mill Valley, joined the Board in 2013. She is a managing director of Sonen Capital, an investment management firm dedicated to investing for social and environmental sustainability. Julia serves on the MCF’s Investment Committee as well as the Advisory Board of the Global Social Venture Competition at Haas School of Business. She volunteers with the Opportunity Fund, the San Francisco and Marin Food Banks, Trips for Kids and Slide Ranch.

Thomas

Thomas Peters, Ph.D.

President and CEO

Tom has led the Foundation since 1998. He came to MCF following his seven years as Director of Health and Human Services for Marin County. Prior to that, he served for 17 years with the Department of Public Health in San Francisco, where he was Chief of Staff from 1982-1990. Tom received his undergraduate degree from San Francisco State University, his doctorate from the University of Minnesota, and for three years was a fellow of the National Institutes of Health.

Julie

Julie Absey, Ph.D.

Vice President for Research and Evaluation

Formerly a program officer at MCF, Julie rejoined the Foundation in 2012. She has worked in the academic and nonprofit sectors for over 20 years. Her expertise includes technical assistance to community-based organizations and programs, community planning, strategic planning and evaluation, and initiative and program development. Julie received her BA from Georgetown University and her Ph.D. in Ethics from the University of Southern California.

Chana

Chana Anderson

Vice President for Human Resources

Chana joined MCF in 2013. She is a seasoned Human Resource professional with over seventeen years of experience in employee and labor relations, performance management, leadership development, and organizational effectiveness. She is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources, holds a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Studies, and is currently a candidate for Master of Arts in Leadership.

Alexandra

Alexandra Derby Salkin

Vice President for Philanthropic Services

Alix joined MCF in 1995 as director of donor services. She has 30 years of nonprofit experience in management, fundraising, grantmaking, and marketing. She is an alumna of the University of California, Santa Cruz, with a degree in psychology, and has an MBA in marketing from Fordham University. Alix’s work with nonprofits focused primarily in the area of education.

Vikki

Vikki Garrod

Vice President for Marketing and Communications

Vikki joined MCF in 2013 with a career in marketing, advertising, and branding agencies in the U.S. and internationally. She has crafted brand strategies and communications for companies spanning a variety of industries, including technology, financial services, communications, energy, and nonprofits. She received a Bachelor of Commerce degree, with a major in marketing, from the University of New South Wales in her hometown of Sydney, Australia.

Laura

Laura Goff

Vice President for Information Technology

Laura, who oversees MCF's technology efforts, joined MCF in 2006 after 15 years with IBM. She is vice president of the board of directors of the Marin Humane Society. Laura holds a B.S. from the Haas School of Business, where she also received an M.B.A. in Marketing and Strategic Planning. She is a licensed CPA and is adjunct faculty at Dominican University of California.

Sid

Sid Hartman

Chief Financial and Operating Officer

Sid joined the Foundation in 1997 as Vice President for Finance and Administration and in 2008 assumed his current position. For the prior 11 years, Sid was Vice President, Finance and Administration at the Minneapolis Foundation. He has also held various positions, including executive director, at the Challenge Center in Wisconsin, which served developmentally disabled adults and infants. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin.

Sandra

Sandra Nathan

Vice President for Programs

Sandy joined MCF in 2012. She was previously senior vice president for economic security at the National Council On Aging. She has also headed the Richmond Children’s Foundation and held key positions in county government in Santa Clara and San Francisco. Sandy received her B.A. from the University of San Diego and her Master’s in Public Administration from National University San Diego.

Aileen

Aileen Sweeney

Vice President for Finance

Aileen joined MCF in 2001. She was formerly controller at Grand Lodge F. & A.M. of California and manager of the tax division at Arthur Andersen. She received her B.S. from the University of San Francisco, received an M.S. from Golden Gate University, and has been a certified CPA since 1988.

Office of the President
Terri

Terri Ewing

Administrative Director, President's Office

415.464.2510

Thomas

Thomas Peters, Ph.D.

President and CEO

415.464.2510

 
Office of the Chief Financial and Operating Officer
Mike

Mike Cosby

Manager of Nonprofit Centers

415.464.2521

Nan

Nan Cournoyer

Property Assistant

415.464.2550

Alexis

Alexis Delsid

Receptionist

415.464.2562

Sid

Sid Hartman

Chief Financial and Operating Officer

415.464.2513

Caroline

Caroline Jensen

Administrative Officer/Corporate Secretary

415.464.2540

Gail

Gail Noah

Receptionist

415.464.2501

 
Information Technology
Roland

Roland Campopiano

Sr. Project Manager

415.464.2512

Laura

Laura Goff

Vice President for Information Technology

415.464.2520

Emory

Emory Horvath

Systems Architect

415.464.2552

Janice

Janice Itokazu

Database Analyst

415.464.2545

Curtis

Curtis McKee

Help Desk Analyst/System Administrator

415.464.2511

 
Office of Research & Evaluation
Julie

Julie Absey, Ph.D.

Vice President for Research and Evaluation

415.464.2503

Heather

Heather L Johnson, M.A.

Evaluation Officer

415.464.2502

 
Finance and Administration
Chana

Chana Anderson

Vice President for Human Resources

415.464.2529

Lizzie

Lizzie M Cairns

Senior Accountant

415.464.2514

Nikki

Nikki Collins

Coaching/Benefits Specialist

415.464.2554

Bonnie

Bonnie Grossman

Grants Manager

415.464.2571

Tracy

Tracy Nava

Jr. Financial Analyst

415.464.2544

Iphy

Iphy St. Juste

Accounts Payable Specialist

415.464.2536

Aileen

Aileen Sweeney

Vice President for Finance

415.464.2553

Deb

Deb Terrill

Controller

415.464.2528

Debra

Debra White

Senior Grants Manager

415.464.2532

LaCrecia

LaCrecia Williams

Sr. Financial Analyst

415.464.2504

 
Marketing and Communications
Suzuki

Suzuki Cady

Creative Director

415.464.2534

Vikki

Vikki Garrod

Vice President for Marketing and Communications

415.464.2527

 
Philanthropic Services
Allison

Allison Baldwin

Philanthropic Services Assistant

415.464.2538

Megan

Megan DeGraeve

Director of Philanthropic Advisory Services

415.464.2518

Dine

Dine DeMarlie

Philanthropic Planning Coordinator

415.464.2535

Alexandra

Alexandra Derby Salkin

Vice President for Philanthropic Services

415.464.2517

Ebony

Ebony Marshall

Philanthropic Advisory Services Coordinator

415.464.2546

Dee Dee

Dee Dee Nguyen

Senior Philanthropic Advisor

415.464.2533

Maria

Maria Porter, MPH, MSW

Senior Philanthropic Advisor

415.464.2531

Linda

Linda Sweeney

Philanthropic Planner

415.464.2507

Kristen

Kristen Turek

Senior Philanthropic Advisor

415.464.2543

Brian

Brian Van Weele

Director of Philanthropic Planning

415.464.2515

 
Programs
Laura

Laura Ballard

Program Associate, Loans and Affordable Housing

415.464.2524

Peggy

Peggy Baltazar

Administrative Officer, Programs

415.464.2530

Larry

Larry Best

Program Director, Art, Social Justice & Interfaith Understanding

415.464.2523

Beverly Schwarz

Beverly Schwarz Chakrabarty

Program Associate

415.464.2516

Barbara

Barbara Clifton Zarate

Program Director, Poverty

415.464.2549

Don

Don Jen

Program Director, Education

415.464.2525

Patti

Patti D`Angelo Juachon

Program Director, Environment and Legal Services

415.464.2547

Molly

Molly Kron

Program Associate

415.464.2558

Sandra

Sandra Nathan

Vice President for Programs

415.464.2519

Marcia

Marcia Quiñones

Program Director, Education and Immigration

415.464.2537

Marc

Marc Rand

Program Director, Loans and Affordable Housing

415.464.2522

Apryl

Apryl Rhinehart

Program Associate

415.464.2509

Shirin

Shirin Vakharia

Program Director, Health & Aging

415.464.2541

 

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Your Contact for the People of MCF

Vice President for Marketing and Communications

Vikki Garrod

Vice President for Marketing and Communications

415.464.2527

"My relationship with MCF comes down to trust. My clients count on me, and I refer them to MCF because MCF has earned my trust."

Deborah Breiner
Estate Planning Attorney, San Rafael