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Post: Supporting Development and Research in Early Math Education

Dear Colleagues: We believe that children who enjoy quality early learning experiences gain significant advantages for future achievement. One of the main priorities of our Education program is to inspire greater understanding of early math as a catalyst for school success. Through this grantmaking, we aim to increase the number of young children exposed to… Continue Reading

Person: Camellia Pham

Camellia Pham is a program officer for the Science program at the Heising-Simons Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2014, Camellia was a program manager at the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, where she managed a portfolio focusing on re-designing and re-engineering health care systems. In addition, she also worked on major initiatives within… Continue Reading

Person: Nondas Paschos

Nondas Paschos is a communications officer at the Heising-Simons Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2016, he served as digital strategist for Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) USA, and as communications director for the humanitarian organization for more than nine years in Italy, Spain, and Greece. He also held various communications functions at… Continue Reading

Person: Chhandasi Pandya Patel

Chhandasi Pandya Patel is a program officer for the Human Rights program at the Heising-Simons Foundation, where she focuses on immigrants’ rights grantmaking, and on the criminalization of immigrants. She previously worked on immigrant integration policy and demography at the Migration Policy Institute in Washington DC. Earlier in her career, she served as a program… Continue Reading

Person: Jochen Marschall

Jochen Marschall is a program officer for Science at the Heising-Simons Foundation. Joining the Foundation in 2015, his prior experience includes 15 years as a senior research scientist in the Molecular Physics Laboratory of SRI International where he conducted research in materials science, aerospace, heat transfer, surface chemistry, chemical physics, and planetary science. He also… Continue Reading

Person: 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

Person: Brandi Lasch

Brandi Lasch is a program associate for the Community and Opportunity program at the Heising-Simons Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2015, Brandi worked in the nonprofit and private sectors, most recently as an independent consultant to nonprofits focused on higher education and civic engagement. Previously, she was an associate director of program services… Continue Reading

Person: Holly Kreider

Holly Kreider is a program officer 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

Person: Kelly Hayashi

Kelly Hayashi is the director of grants management 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… Continue Reading