Name: Jaime Kemmer Woods
Title: Director of Strategy and Partnerships
Jaime has spent her career in service to the social impact sector having held various roles from direct service, grantmaking, to development. The common thread that guides her work is a passion for social justice and for connecting with others. As the Director of Strategy and Partnerships, Jaime builds and cultivates relationships to mobilize resources in support of NCG’s strategic goals.
Prior to NCG, Jaime served as the Director of Philanthropy at YWCA Golden Gate Silicon Valley, where she was responsible for amplification and engagement in YWCA’s mission to eliminate racism and empower women and developing resources in support of YWCA’s work impacting over 25,000 people annually across 4 San Francisco Bay Area counties. While at YWCA, Jaime designed a major giving program, grew a corporate sponsorship portfolio, and facilitated the Board Philanthropy Committee. In addition, Jaime served at the Grove Foundation for six years where she managed the youth development and career training portfolios. Jaime began her career as an AmeriCorps member in the San Francisco Bay Area, serving youth and families impacted by incarceration. It was that experience that ignited her commitment for creating more equitable and just communities.
Jaime earned her Master’s in Public Administration from San Francisco State University and her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of California Santa Barbara.
Jaime has roots in San Jose but recently moved to the Sacramento area and is enjoying getting to know her new surroundings. She is the mother of two little humans that keep her on her toes. Jaime loves spending time with her family, going to the farmer’s market, and exploring nature whenever possible.