The Kenneth Rainin Foundation is pleased to announce the promotion of Laverne Matías to Chief of Organizational Effectiveness. In this newly created position, Matías will oversee the Foundation’s strategic planning process, and he will take an expansive approach to cultivate a welcoming and inclusive workplace. This new role marks an important stage in the evolution of the Rainin Foundation’s organizational culture towards belonging.
“I’m thrilled to promote Laverne to this new position, which reflects the high level of strategic leadership he has brought to evolving our organization’s culture. The employee experience is paramount for Laverne and he is committed to creating an environment that supports all our staff,” said CEO Jennifer Rainin.
“I’m honored to lead to the Foundation’s strategic planning process and its commitment to creating environments that build trust and empower our staff.”Laverne Matías
As the Chief of Organizational Effectiveness, Matías will be a strategic advisor to the Executive Team and CEO. He will continue to build on the Foundation’s commitment to its staff by leading initiatives that nurture an atmosphere of trust and belonging. This expanded focus will enable staff to bring their whole, most authentic selves to work every day, and in turn, translate to deeper relationships with grantees and community partners.
“The Rainin Foundation is a great place to test ideas, learn and grow,” Matías said. “I’m honored to lead the Foundation’s strategic planning process and its commitment to creating environments that build trust and empower our staff to do their best and most meaningful work for our communities.”
“I look forward to Laverne’s leadership and expertise guiding the Foundation toward our vision of a more equitable and inclusive future.”Jen Rainin
Matías joined the Foundation in early 2020 as Director, Employee Experience and Culture, and brought two decades of experience leading employee-centric strategies and teams in different industries. As Director of Employee Experience and Culture, he developed initiatives that supported an inclusive and healthy workplace during an unprecedented time of workplace challenges. His strategic leadership was essential to addressing staff well-being during the pandemic and the country’s racial justice reckoning.
“I look forward to Laverne’s leadership and expertise guiding the Foundation toward our vision of a more equitable and inclusive future,” said Rainin.