In my work to create and improve company culture, I serve as a builder, stimulator and teacher. In these roles, I listen and ask questions in order to awaken my colleagues’ curiosity and encourage exploration. I love teaching what I learn and sharing knowledge to move organizations forward.
In leading our business strategy, finances, operations, and team members, I focus on moving the company toward our long-term goals. I believe that our talented and dedicated staff is our most valuable resource; this belief motivates me to help teams discover and implement new approaches to serving our clients and their communities. I rely on a foundation of trust with my colleagues (and humor, of course) to help hold them accountable to each other and empower them to take initiative and own their work.
Whether I’m coaching staff to become better managers or forecasting company expenses, everything I do takes into account where we’ve been and puts us closer to where we want to go in ways that are healthy and financially sound. My decade of experience managing social sector organizations has prepared me to shepherd Informing Change to this next level.
Outside of the company, I volunteer as Board Chair of Oakland Leaf Foundation, a nonprofit empowering Oakland youth through community transformation. You will also find me cooking for others, rooting on the Warriors and planning my annual trip to Maui.
- Business strategy
- Financial management
- Human resources & team building
- Nonprofit board management
- Director of Finance & Administration, Museum of Children’s Art (MOCHA)
- Dual BA, Third World Studies and Health Care-Social Issues, University of California, San Diego