Executive Team Archives - Kenneth Rainin Foundation
Headshot of Ross DeMont

Ross DeMont is the Chief Investment Officer for the Kenneth Rainin Foundation. He is responsible for the development, administration and management of the Foundation’s investment portfolio and overall investment program. Before holding this position, Ross was the Director of Research ensuring the Rainin Foundation’s long-term financial sustainability through the pursuit of investments with compelling, risk-adjusted […]

Headshot of Laverne Matias-González

Laverne Matías-González is Chief of Organizational Effectiveness for the Kenneth Rainin Foundation. Laverne creates strategies to help all staff be effective in their roles and leads the design and implementation of the Foundation’s strategic plan. Before holding this position, Laverne was Director, Employee Experience and Culture at the Foundation. In that role he developed initiatives […]

Headshot of Jen Rainin, a white woman with wavy brown hair. She’s smiling at the camera, wearing a black blouse and a pendant necklace.

Jen Rainin launched the Kenneth Rainin Foundation in 2008, and has served as CEO since that time. She previously worked as a teacher and literacy specialist, earning her doctorate in education from the University of Illinois, Chicago along the way. Under Jen’s leadership, the Foundation has adopted a targeted approach to grantmaking, developing several major […]

Headshot of Shelley Trott, a white woman with long, wavy auburn hair. She’s smiling at the camera, wearing a burnt orange dress, hoop earrings and glasses.

Shelley Trott is Chief Program Officer for the Kenneth Rainin Foundation, serving on the Foundation’s executive and leadership teams. In this role, she advances organizational strategy, supports a diverse grantmaking portfolio, and fosters collaboration, evaluation and learning, innovative program investment strategies, and impact. Before holding this position, Shelley was Director, Arts Strategy & Ventures, leading […]

Headshot of Lauren Webster.

Lauren Webster is the Chief Financial Officer for the Kenneth Rainin Foundation. In her role on the executive and leadership teams, she focuses on promoting strategic growth and achieving greater impact while maintaining solid financial and operational systems. Lauren has more than three decades of experience and extensive knowledge of the philanthropic and nonprofit sectors. […]