Vanessa Fumia is a grants officer at the Heising-Simons Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2018, Vanessa worked at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation and the United Nations Foundation. She holds a bachelor’s degree in American studies from University of Miami and a master’s degree in political management from George Washington University.
Nicole Feldman is a receptionist and office assistant at the Heising-Simons Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2018, Nicole was a receptionist and administrative assistant at a fitness center, as well as a swimming instructor. She received her bachelor’s degree in sociology from San Jose State University.
Erin Mershon is a grants associate at the Heising-Simons Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2018, she worked as program associate at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation in various program areas, including population and reproductive health. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business marketing from Santa Clara University.
Mandi Corona is the Office Services Coordinator at the Heising-Simons Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2016, she worked at City Year Los Angeles tutoring inner city middle school students in core curriculum classrooms. Mandi also worked for four years as an events coordinator at The Harker School. She is passionate about philanthropy and… Continue Reading
Kim Galvin is the director of human resources for the Heising-Simons Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2016, Kim was the HR leader for a number of non-profit, technology, and professional services organizations, including 10 years at California HealthCare Foundation. Kim’s expertise includes promoting effective management practices, expanding employees’ competencies, building positive workplace culture,… Continue Reading
Ian Strzyzewski is the operations and IT specialist at the Heising-Simons Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2015, he served as administrative assistant to program staff at the James Irvine Foundation. Ian’s experience includes compliance and marketing assistance for MassMutual and business analysis for The Gymboree Corporation. He holds a bachelor’s degree in East… Continue Reading
Jeff Malloy is the chief operating officer and treasurer at the Heising-Simons Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2015, Jeff served as the director of finance and administration for the James Irvine Foundation, the general manager of San Francisco’s American Conservatory Theater, and an audit manager with Price Waterhouse. A certified public accountant, Jeff… Continue Reading
Kelly Hayashi is the grants manager at the Heising-Simons Foundation. Previously, she served as the grants manager for the Stuart Foundation and the senior grants manager at the S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation. Kelly’s experience in philanthropy spans more than 14 years in both programmatic and grants administration roles for various government entities and private foundations.… Continue Reading
Kiamethia Coaxum is the executive assistant to the Heising-Simons Foundation’s President and CEO. Prior to joining the Foundation, she held several administrative positions at the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation within their patient care, communications, and human resources departments. Kiamethia started her philanthropic career at the Rush Copley Medical Center Foundation in Aurora, Illinois, where she managed… Continue Reading
Jenny Calixto Quigley joined the Heising-Simons Foundation in 2013 as its senior associate for programs and grants management. She earned a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of California, Davis, and a master’s in poetry from University of Oregon, and has experience working in both the private and nonprofit sectors.