Department: Leadership

Director, Education

Barbara Chow

Barbara Chow is the director of the Education program at the Heising-Simons Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation, she completed an eight-year term as the director of the Education program for the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. Before that, Barbara was the policy director of the House Budget Committee and the executive director of the… Continue Reading

Devra Wang

Devra Wang is the director of the Climate and Clean Energy program at the Heising-Simons Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2016, she served as program director at the Energy Foundation, focusing on U.S. power sector issues. She also served as the director of the California Energy Program at the Natural Resources Defense Council… Continue Reading

Kim Galvin

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

Jeff Malloy

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

Deanna Gomby

Deanna Gomby is the president and chief executive officer of the Heising-Simons Foundation. She has more than 30 years of experience in philanthropy and issues related to young children. Prior to joining the Foundation, Deanna was an independent consultant to foundations, nonprofits, and government agencies, helping to design and evaluate programs for children. She previously… Continue Reading

Brian Eule

Brian Eule is the director of communications at the Heising-Simons Foundation, where he also oversees a journalism grant portfolio and is an officer of the Foundation as corporate secretary. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2015, he served as the director of communications at the James Irvine Foundation. Brian’s experience in philanthropy has included a… Continue Reading

Cyndi Atherton

Cyndi Atherton is the director of the Science program at the Heising-Simons Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2013, Cyndi was a science program director at the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, where she oversaw portfolios that included astronomy, condensed matter physics, seismology, and other physical sciences, as well as large scale commitments to… Continue Reading