Who We Are - Kenneth Rainin Foundation

Who We Are

Kenneth Rainin Foundation staff and Board members are dedicated to carrying out its mission in the Arts, Education and Health.

Board of Directors

Staff

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Melody Alejandro

Accounting Associate

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Viktoria Brown

Investment Associate 

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Dana Cilono

Director, Education Strategy & Ventures

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Elaine Daniels

Systems Administrator & Helpdesk Specialist

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Megan De Trane

Digital Communications Specialist

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Ross DeMont

Chief Investment Officer

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Natalie Dunauskas

Human Resources Generalist

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Alexandria Featherston-Gomez

Grants Management & Learning Officer

Kenneth Rainin Foundation logo in grayscale

Jose Luis Flores

Director, Investments & Portfolio Operations

A light skinned middle-aged woman with short brown hair wearing a black blazer, black top, and silver earrings and necklace.

Amanda (Mandy) Flores-Witte

Director, Communications

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Teri Gardiner

Communications Officer

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Lorena Gomez-Barris

Director, Administration

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Mari Hashimoto

Accounting Manager

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Jackie Hausman

Health Program Officer

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Tavin Jensen

Investment Analyst

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Nicole Kendrick

Education Program Officer

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Jovencia (Diday) Marchan

Accounting Supervisor

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Laverne Matías-González

Chief of Organizational Effectiveness

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Richard McConnell

Director, Information Technology

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Miyesha Perry

Director, Grants Management & Learning

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Victoria Pozzato

Investment Operations Analyst

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Jennifer Rainin, PhD

Chief Executive Officer

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Ted Russell

Director, Arts Strategy & Ventures

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Karina Ryan

Executive Assistant

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Serena Solórzano

Program Assistant

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Shelley Trott

Chief Program Officer

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Quynh Vu

Investment Accountant

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Lauren Webster

Chief Financial Officer

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Devon Williams

Executive Associate

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Sarah Williams

Arts Program Officer

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Laura Wilson

Director, Health Strategy & Ventures

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Jazmyne Woffard-Jones

Administrative Coordinator

Staff & Board Demographics

We believe that the people who make up the Rainin Foundation should reflect the richly diverse communities we serve, and we continue to work toward that goal. As an evolving organization, we know our work benefits from unique viewpoints. We started benchmarking demographic data of our staff in 2021 and wrote about the process in our blog “Supporting A More Equitable Future Through Data.” In 2023, we began collecting demographic data for our Board. We expect to share updated demographic data on an annual basis.

Our optional and confidential survey collected data across five categories—Gender Identity, Age, Race/Ethnicity, Sexual Orientation and Disability. Disability was a new category for 2023 and mirrors the Foundation’s commitment to improving accessibility. Recognizing that Gender Identity, Race/Ethnicity and Sexual Orientation are complex and challenging to define, staff and board could self-identify or select from a list of options.

The charts below provide a snapshot of our staff, senior leaders (Supervisors, Managers, Directors and C-level Executives) and Board members as of August 2023. Explore the data in an accessible PDF.

Gender

Gender data in this visual chart is detailed in the accessible PDF linked above.

Race / Ethnicity

The Ethnicity/Race data in this visual chart is detailed in the accessible PDF linked above.

Disability

Disability data in this visual chart is described in the accessible PDF linked above.

Age

Age data in this visual chart is detailed in the accessible PDF linked above.

Sexual Orientation

Sexual Orientation data in this visual chart is detailed in the accessible PDF linked above.