Department: Leadership

General Counsel

Jennifer Shipp

Jennifer Shipp is the general counsel at the Heising-Simons Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2020, Jennifer was senior counsel at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, where she provided legal support for the foundation’s Global Development and Population program, and managed legal issues for the grants management and information technology teams. Previously, Jennifer… Continue Reading

Angie Junck

Angie Junck is the director of the Human Rights program at the Heising-Simons Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2018, Angie was the director of Immigrant Defense Programs and Supervising Attorney at the Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) for over 13 years. In that role, she led a state and federal policy agenda and… Continue Reading

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

Karina Rivera

Karina Rivera is the director of human resources at the Heising-Simons Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2017, Karina was a senior associate consultant at VIVA Strategy + Communications, where she managed multi-partner early learning systems projects and provided strategic consultation to county and regional partners implementing Quality Rating & Improvement Systems (QRIS) across… Continue Reading

Devra Wang

Devra Wang was 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

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

Holly Kreider

Holly Kreider is the program director for the Community and Opportunity program at the Heising-Simons Foundation. She received her Ed.D. in human development and psychology from Harvard University and an undergraduate degree in psychology from UCLA. Her experience includes applied research, nonprofit and for-profit leadership, and consultation, with a focus on family engagement, child and adolescent… 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