Walter & Elise Haas Fund Welcomes Padmini Parthasarathy as its New Senior Program Officer

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Padmini Parthasarathy has joined the team at the Walter & Elise Haas Fund as its new Senior Program Officer for the Fund's Economic Security program. Congratulations Padmini! You can read the Haas Fund's announcement below: 


Please join us in welcoming Padmini Parthasarathy, the new senior program officer for Walter & Elise Haas Fund's Economic Security program.

We are delighted to inform you that Padmini Parthasarathy will be joining the Walter and Elise Haas Fund as the new senior program officer for the Economic Security program. Padmini is a respected colleague and partner of the Fund who comes to us from The California Wellness Foundation, where she has been program director managing grantmaking that promotes employment and asset-building opportunities, and advances health care reform and the Affordable Care Act.

Her experience includes managing Kaiser Permanente's nationwide Community Health Needs Assessment, and leading an initiative to incorporate asset building into Contra Costa Health Services’ Family, Maternal and Child Health Programs. An inaugural member of the Justice Funders’ Harmony Initiative, she also serves on the Asset Funders Network's national board of directors and Bay Area chapter steering committee, and volunteers for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

A Bay Area native, Padmini earned her Master's degree in Public Health from UC Berkeley and a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Social Behavior, with a minor in Sociology, from UC Irvine.

Padmini's long-standing commitment to San Francisco and Oakland and her advanced skills as a grantmaker and strategist make her an outstanding addition to the Fund. We are delighted to have Padmini bring her insights and expertise to the Fund's economic security grantmaking, supporting organizations dedicated to helping low-income adults and families achieve economic security and upward mobility through workforce development, asset building, and policy change. 

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