President & CEO
Combining his clinical and philanthropic careers, Dr. Peters is in his twentieth year as MCF’s President & CEO. Heading one of the largest community foundations in the country, he is a leading national voice for community philanthropy, advocating and facilitating the dedication of private resources for the public good. During these years, he has served in state and national leadership positions in the field, and written on a broad range of issues. Prior to joining the Foundation, Dr. Peters had a 24-year career as a county public health official. He served in the San Francisco Department of Public Health from 1974-1990, including eight years as Chief of Staff, and was Director of the Marin County Health & Human Services Department from 1991-1998. He received his doctorate from the University of Minnesota, and for three years was a Fellow of the National Institutes of Health.
VP for Human Resources
Chana joined MCF in 2013. She is a seasoned Human Resource professional with over eighteen years of experience in employee and labor relations, performance management, leadership development, and organizational effectiveness. She has worked in several industries including hospitality, banking, non-profits and hospitals. Chana is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources. Additionally, she received a Bachelor's degree in Organizational Studies, and a Master's degree in Leadership from St. Mary's College of California.
Chief Communications Officer
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.
VP for Information Technology
Laura joined MCF in 2006. Prior to MCF she gained more than 20 years of for-profit experience, including 15 years with IBM in sales, consulting and business development management and with several companies in finance and accounting positions. Laura is a CPA (inactive) and received her B.S. and M.B.A. from the Haas School of Business, U.C. Berkeley.
Chief Financial & 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.
VP of Community Engagement
Johnathan joined MCF in early 2016, initially in the role of Special Assistant to the President, and soonafter segueing to Vice President for Community Engagement. He brings a wide range of skills, with 11 years of local government and community development leadership experience. He has served on various non-profit and local government boards and commissions. Johnathan is a National Urban Fellow and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management and a Master’s in Public Administration Degree from City University of New York, Baruch College.
VP for Philanthrophic Partnerships
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.
VP for Finance
Kirk joined MCF in 2014, initially as Controller, and was promoted to Vice President for Finance in 2016. He has worked for more than 20 years in the financial field, beginning his career as a partner at a Certified Public Accounting firm in New York, where he specialized in nonprofit organizations, real estate and limited partnership areas. From there he became a manager at one of the Big 4 accounting firms, before moving to a role as CFO & Treasurer of a large automotive firm. Kirk received a BBA in Public Accounting from Bernard M. Baruch College, City University of New York and is a CPA.