Programs Archives - Kenneth Rainin Foundation
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Dana Cilono is the Director of Education Strategy & Ventures for the Kenneth Rainin Foundation. She is responsible for program direction, grantmaking priorities and evaluation that help ensure every child enters kindergarten ready to learn and is reading at or above grade level by third grade. As an educator for nearly 15 years, Dana has […]

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Jackie Hausman is the Health Program Officer for the Kenneth Rainin Foundation. Jackie is responsible for facilitating networking and collaboration among our grantees and partners, managing the peer review process and evaluation activities for the Health portfolio. Prior to joining the Foundation, Jackie worked at the UC Davis Center for Health and Technology directing the […]

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Nicole is the Education Program Officer for the Kenneth Rainin Foundation. She supports operational success, program delivery, grantmaking strategy and evaluation of the Education Program. She is driven by the urge to tackle barriers that contribute to inequitable outcomes for students who have been traditionally underserved. She has over 11 years of experience working in […]

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Ted Russell is Director, Arts Strategy & Ventures for the Kenneth Rainin Foundation. Ted leads the Foundation’s strategic direction for the arts, supporting diverse, visionary artists and collaborating with artists, partners and funders to foster an equitable ecosystem. Before holding this position, Ted was Associate Director, Arts Strategy & Ventures. In that role, he developed new […]

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Serena Solórzano is the Program Assistant for the Kenneth Rainin Foundation. She provides administrative, communication and planning support to the Arts, Education and Health program areas. Prior to joining the Foundation, Serena worked with a behavioral health organization that provided specialized services for children in the Autistic and Neurodivergent communities. Her time as a one-on-one […]

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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 […]

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Sarah is the Arts Program Officer for the Kenneth Rainin Foundation. She is passionate about ensuring the Bay Area remains a place where artists can thrive and, in her role, supports program delivery, grantmaking strategy and evaluation for the Arts Program.  Prior to joining the Foundation, Sarah worked as an arts administrator and consultant and […]

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Laura Wilson leads the strategic direction for the Foundation’s Health program by collaborating with leading scientific and medical researchers, as well as building partnerships with organizations and international stakeholders to expand and advance innovative Inflammatory Bowel Disease research. Laura comes to the Rainin Foundation with a strong background in research and grantmaking. As the Director […]