Monica Merante

August 31, 2022
Monica M. Merante, CAP© began her career in the not-for-profit sector in 2002 after graduating from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. She headed up the annual giving and scholarship programs at Le Moyne College and Onondaga Community College before joining the Central New York Community Foundation in 2012. Her work at the Community Foundation allows Read More

Tamara Lewis

August 31, 2022
Tamara Lewis serves as Chief People Officer of The Sobrato Organization (TSO). In her role, Tamara leads TSO’s people, operations, and communications functions (including Real Estate and Development, Sobrato Capital, and Sobrato Philanthropies) and provides overall leadership and accountability across the entire suite of people functions. This includes culture, organizational development, talent management, diversity, equity, and inclusion, people operations, total Read More

Rebecca Cisek

August 31, 2022
As Vice President, Organizational Learning and Effectiveness, Dr. Rebecca Cisek works to advance the Bainum Family Foundation’s mission, culture and impact through the development and implementation of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), learning, and evidence strategies and frameworks. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2015, Rebecca worked in field leadership roles in human resources, training and development for Target Corporation, Read More

Leticia Nieto

August 30, 2022
Leticia Nieto, PsyD, LMFT, TEP is a leadership coach, psychotherapist, and educator specializing in liberation and equity, cultural responsiveness, motivational patterning, and evolutionary creativity. Her 2010 book, Beyond Inclusion, Beyond Empowerment: A Developmental Strategy to Liberate Everyone, is an accessible analysis of the dynamics of oppression and supremacy that offers readers ways to develop skills to promote social justice. Dr. Read More

Thomas Griffith

August 16, 2022
Tom Griffith is Vice President of Development and has worked for the Community Foundation since 2013. Tom is responsible for the creation and implementation of a comprehensive development program to accomplish the goals set forth in the Community Foundation’s strategic plan. In September 2017, Tom received the designation of Accredited Estate Planner (AEP®) from the National Association of Estate Planners Read More

Miata Sannoh

August 11, 2022
Miata Sannoh is the Manager of Membership at the National Center for Family Philanthropy (NCFP). In this role, she is responsible for member recruitment, engagement, and retention efforts in support of NCFP’s new strategic direction. Miata is an experienced project manager skilled at leveraging data to consistently reach organizational objectives. She has spent most of her career in the social Read More

Meredith Lorenz Heimburger

August 10, 2022
Meredith Lorenz Heimburger is a Partner and Head of Impact at Global Endowment Management (GEM). As Head of Impact, Meredith partners with GEM’s clients to align their investment programs with their values and mission. Meredith and her team aim to meet these clients where they are to help them fulfill both their impact and investment objectives. Prior to joining GEM Read More

Shannon Jeffries

August 8, 2022
Shannon Jeffries is the Manager of Partnership Development at the National Center for Family Philanthropy (NCFP). In this role, she is responsible for developing, implementing, and maintaining a comprehensive growth and engagement strategy for NCFP’s partner subscribers. Shannon is a creative, people-focused leader with significant experience in the social impact sector. She has a proven track record in developing and Read More

Christine Chen

July 31, 2022
Christine Chen is a co-Founder and Executive Director of Asian Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote), one of the most trusted national, nonpartisan organizations. APIAVote’s mission is to work with local and state community based organizations (CBOs) to mobilize Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities in electoral and civic engagement. Since 2007, APIAVote has been building power in AAPI communities Read More

Henriët Hendriks

July 29, 2022
Henriët Hendriks provides evaluation, learning leadership, and support for the Minneapolis Foundation’s grant programs and strategic framework. She aims to bring in new and creative evaluation approaches that center equity, community voice, and collaborative learning. Before joining the Foundation, Henriët co-directed a statewide initiative at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs to support innovative, multigenerational approaches in human services. Henriët Read More