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Department: Leadership

Kevin Luu

Kevin Luu is the chief financial officer at the Heising-Simons Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2024, Kevin worked in treasury, finance, and accounting both in the private and public sectors, most recently at Humanity United. He received a bachelor’s degree from San Francisco State University.

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. …

Roland Hwang

Roland Hwang is the director of the Climate and Clean Energy program at the Heising-Simons Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2021, Roland was the director of the Natural Resources Defense Council’s Climate & Clean Energy Program. He has also worked for seven years at the Union of Concerned Scientists directing their Transportation program. He …

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 …

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 …

James Bullard

James Bullard is the director of technology at the Heising-Simons Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2018, James worked as a solution architect for Exponent Partners, developing Salesforce-based solutions for nonprofits. His professional background also includes managing information systems at FairTrade USA, KQED, and the Sierra Club. In addition to his career in technology, James …

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 …

Karina Rivera

Karina Rivera is the director of human resources at the Heising-Simons Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2017, Karina provided coaching, training, and consultation to non-profit and social services organizations across California. She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of California, Berkeley and holds a master’s degree in organization development from …

Camellia Pham

Camellia Pham is the Director of Learning, Evaluation, and Special Initiatives. Previously, Camellia was a program officer in the Heising-Simons Foundation’s Science Program, where she created the 51 Pegasi b Fellowship Program in planetary astronomy, led the design and launch of the www.1400degrees.org platform, and managed research and technology portfolios focused in astronomy, astrophysics, physics, …