Rachael Kagan, a strategic leader with two decades of experience leading communications for California health care organizations, has been named director of communications and public affairs at Blue Shield of California Foundation.
California Criminal Justice Funders Group is honored to welcome our newest Steering Committee members: Sergio Cuellar, Roger Perez, and Jasjit Singh. We are grateful for their experience and guidance in our work. Learn more about their work and lives below.
Annie will join the firm’s Senior Management Team and provide strategic leadership on numerous philanthropic portfolios. Annie joins the Hirsch & Associates team during a time of exciting growth at the firm, which has added eight new team members in the past year.
Join us in welcoming Gina Peralta to the CCJFG Steering Committee! Gina Peralta is a program officer with the Human Rights program at the Heising-Simons Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2019, Gina served as the director of site management at The W. Haywood Burns Institute (the Burns Institute), a national nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing racial and ethnic equity in the justice system by creating community-based alternatives to system involvement.
The San Francisco Foundation (SFF) is committed to ensuring that all people in the Bay Area are economically secure, rooted in vibrant communities and civically engaged. We envision a Bay Area where everyone is able to make ends meet and plan for their future, where culture and difference are celebrated, and where they are able to lift their voices to shape community policies that meet their needs and interests.
The California Wellness Foundation has announced two new appointments: Rochelle Witharana as its new Chief Financial Officer, and Amber López Gamble as Director of Grants Management.
States across the country are considering legislation that would diminish the independence of their courts. Recently, Kathy Bonnifield, Program Officer at the Piper Fund, chatted with the Bay Area Democracy Funders Group about some of the threats to our courts and how philanthropy can respond.
Former CEO of Better Health East Bay, former co-chair of NCG's Bay Area Health Funders Group, and founder of Hickman Strategies LLC, Jim Hickman, has been named CEO and The Center for Youth Wellness. Read the announcement.