Connie Archbold Robinson Malloy leads Panta Rhea Foundation as CEO and oversees the foundation’s Global Roots Fund. In 2021, in the wake of hurricanes Eta & Iota, she cofounded the Raizal Diaspora Network of San Andres, Providence, and Santa Catalina – Colombia’s Caribbean islands, and launched the Seaflower Resilience Fund with seed funding from Panta Rhea.
Prior to this role, Connie served as Portfolio Director at The James Irvine Foundation, and as Senior Director of Programs at Urban Habitat, a community based environmental justice organization and former Panta Rhea grantee. Earlier in her career, Connie was a Peace Corps Volunteer in eastern Bolivia, and a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Fellow in California.
Connie serves on the Executive Committee and board of Southern California Grantmakers, and just completed a decade with the Funders Committee for Civic Participation’s national board. She was a founding parent with Kids for Freedom & Justice, and co-founded a grassroots global network for adopted and fostered adults of African descent. Connie was a Commissioner and Chair of California’s inaugural Citizens Redistricting Commission from 2010-2020, and continues to promote redistricting reform nationally. Connie received her Master of City and Regional Planning degree at the University of California at Berkeley, and a BA in Communications and Spanish at La Sierra University.
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