Laverne Matías

October 20, 2021
Laverne Matías is Director, Employee Experience and Culture for the Kenneth Rainin Foundation. He develops initiatives that support an inclusive and healthy workplace, implements equitable career pathing strategies, and creates staff development and growth opportunities. He brings more than 20 years of experience including leadership roles in diversity, equity and inclusion, human resources, and organizational development. Most recently, as the Read More

Avani Narang

October 8, 2021
Avani Narang currently serves as the Director for the Indus Cares Foundation which primarily supports the 10,000 apartment homes managed by Indus Management Group in Houston, Texas. She also is the Managing Director for Marketing & Digital Communications for Indus and oversees the marketing strategy for their apartment communities alongside their philanthropic activities. Avani completed her MBA from the University Read More

Cathy Wright

October 6, 2021
Cathy Wright has been named chair of the board of directors of the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham, the state’s oldest and largest community foundation. Cathy Wright, JD, LEED AP, a founding partner of Clarus Consulting Group, recently retired when she sold her interest to a group of employees. She has consulted with organizations ranging from international business, government to nonprofits. Prior Read More

Aurea Montes-Rodriguez

September 27, 2021
Aurea Montes-Rodriguez is the Executive Vice President at Community Coalition and has worked at the organization for more than 20 years. Born in Mexico and raised in South LA she developed a passion for creating change at the local level. Aurea has been a key leader responsible for building the organization’s youth programs to fight for educational equity, leading efforts Read More

Rebecca Trobe

September 24, 2021
Rebecca Trobe, Psy.D., works at the intersection of money and meaning, family and leadership. In addition to her long tenure as an executive coach, Rebecca has spent many years within the family office, family wealth and family foundation space working with families and their advisory teams on multi-generational transitions related to wealth, generational succession, governance, stewardship and philanthropy. Rebecca employs Read More

Nicole Kyauk

September 22, 2021
Nicole Kyauk advises individual donors in their philanthropy, connecting their values with their philanthropic goals. She holds B.A degrees in Communication and Sociology – Organizational Studies from University of California, Davis and an M.A in Public Administration from California State University, East Bay. She is a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy® and a Certified 21/64 trainer. Read More

Tokia Day

September 22, 2021
Tokia Day is the Director of Finance and Operations at the National Center for Family Philanthropy (NCFP). In her role, she provides oversight to ensure that NCFP is financially prudent and fiscally in compliance with standards set by Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and other regulating bodies.  Additionally, Tokia oversees the human resource and information technology functions and serves as Read More

Cadence Miller

September 21, 2021
Cadence Miller is lucky to be a third generation Seattleite, with a deep appreciation for the forests and waters of the pacific northwest. Her professional experience has focused on fostering connections to community, place, health, and belonging with roles in national and local non-profits focused on health, social services, and youth. Cadence’s current role with Laird Norton Family Foundation as Read More