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Department: Board

Sushma Raman

Sushma Raman is the President and CEO of the Heising-Simons Foundation, and on the Board of Directors. She is an interdisciplinary and experienced philanthropic leader. Sushma brings over two decades of experience launching, scaling, and leading social justice and philanthropic programs and collaboratives, including helping build capabilities of grassroots human rights organizations and their leaders. …

Liz Simons

Liz Simons is chair of the board of the Heising-Simons Foundation. A former teacher, Liz worked in Spanish-bilingual and English as a Second Language (ESL) classrooms, and subsequently founded Stretch to Kindergarten, a spring-summer early childhood education program. She currently serves as chair of the board of The Marshall Project, a nonpartisan, nonprofit news organization …

Caitlin Heising

Caitlin Heising is vice chair of the Heising‐Simons Foundation, a family foundation based in Los Altos and San Francisco, California. She received a Master of Public Administration at the London School of Economics (LSE) with a focus on social impact, graduating with distinction in 2020. Previously, she worked with Article 3 Advisors, a human rights and …

Mark Heising

Mark Heising is vice chair of the board of the Heising-Simons Foundation. Mark established Medley Partners in 2004, a firm specializing in private market investments. Before that, he founded VLSI Cores, a company focused on the design and licensing of cryptographic integrated circuits. He is named in six U.S. Patents in cryptography, data compression and …