2020 PHILANTHROPY CALIFORNIA POLICY SUMMIT

In accordance with the latest state and citywide ordinances regarding public gatherings, the Philanthropy California team has decided to transform our in-person 2020 Policy Summit into a virtual gathering that will remain scheduled for April 20, 2020. 

 

As we face a global pandemic, we believe it is more important than ever for our philanthropic and civic leaders to convene and discuss the policy solutions that will have the greatest impact on the lives of all Californians. Philanthropy has the opportunity to amplify community-led initiatives, play an active role in civic engagement, and leverage government collaborations during this moment of crisis. Now is the time to work rapidly to address our state’s most immediate needs, and also to begin thinking about the long-term efforts and policies that will ensure a thriving and equitable future for California. 

 

Presented in partnership with the California Budget & Policy Center, the 2020 Philanthropy California Policy Summit will present a half-day of candid and timely conversations about philanthropy’s role in changing systems and strengthening our communities during this critical election year. Participants will learn of growing opportunities for alignment in public-private collaboration to translate bold visions into powerful impact. 
 

PRICING

Our virtual Summit now allows us to host more people than before, and we encourage you to invite your colleagues! All future registrations for the Summit will have pay-what-you-like pricing, and all contributions will go toward supporting the work of Philanthropy California in responding to the current crisis. 

 

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9:00AM

VIRTUAL NETWORKING

9:20AM

OPENING REMARKS

Christine Essel, President & CEO, Southern California Grantmakers

9:30AM

COVID-19 BRIEFING

Dr. Mark Ghaly, MD, MPH, Secretary, California Health & Human Services Agency and Dr. Sandra Hernández, MD, President & CEO, California Health Care Foundation

 

COVID-19 BRIEFING

DESCRIPTION

What is the current state of affairs with California’s short-and long-term response to the COVID-19 outbreak? Where are we headed and how will we rebuild together? While the focus has been on immediate relief, philanthropy has the ability to hold space for future thinking and planning— putting in place the scaffolding needed as we fortify the fundamentals of society. For the latest updates on COVID-19 response and how the future can inform our present thinking, join a discussion featuring Dr. Mark Ghaly, Secretary of California's Health Care Services Agency, and Dr. Sandra Hernández, President & CEO of the California Healthcare Foundation.

SPEAKERS

  • Dr. Mark Ghaly, MD, MPH, Secretary, California Health & Human Services Agency
  • Dr. Sandra Hernández, MD, President & CEO, California Health Care Foundation

10:00AM

MORNING PLENARY

With remarks and introductions by Debbie McKeon, San Diego Grantmakers

Protecting Democracy and Shifting Power in 2020

 

PROTECTING DEMOCRACY AND SHIFTING POWER IN 2020

DESCRIPTION

The outbreak of COVID-19 will leave a forever changed world for all of us. Philanthropy has an opportunity to be a leader in advocacy and policy change to support our most vulnerable communities. With the risk of widened inequities, how can our sector leverage shifts in public policy in responding to the current global health and economic crises? How can we mobilize in the short and long terms to advance civic engagement and build community power?

 

Join four dynamic leaders in conversation on what is at stake in 2020, and what we can learn from this current crisis to ensure a thriving and equitable future for Californians.

SPEAKERS

  • Aimee Allison, Founder & President, She the People
  • Shena Ashley, Vice President, Nonprofits & Philanthropy, Urban Institute
  • Cathy Cha, President, Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr. Fund
  • Sonja Diaz, Founding Executive Director, UCLA Latino Policy & Politics Initiative

11:00AM

MEDITATION AND/OR NETWORKING BREAK

Salina Mae, Yoga Teacher, Dedicated Mentor, & Advocate, Salina Mae Mindfulness Coaching & Consulting

11:15AM

MORNING BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Philanthropy Meets Advocacy: Rules of Engagement for Impact

 

PHILANTHROPY MEETS ADVOCACY: RULES OF ENGAGEMENT FOR IMPACT

DESCRIPTION

For a long time, philanthropy and advocacy have been perceived as incompatible – a match not made in heaven. Increasingly, philanthropic organizations are playing a meaningful civic leadership role. Join us to learn the rules of engagement to maximize advocacy impact at the local, state, and national levels. A panel of experts will explore the fundamentals of advocacy and its critical function in advancing grantmakers’ goals in public policy. We will also examine the transformative changes that can result from connecting our work as funders and relationship builders to the wider civic landscape.

SPEAKERS

  • Hillary Moglen, Principal, RALLY
  • Nona Randois, California Director, Alliance for Justice
  • Marshall Stowell, Vice President of Communications, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

Shaping the Future of Affordable Housing and Homelessness in California

 

SHAPING THE FUTURE OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND HOMELESSNESS IN CALIFORNIA

DESCRIPTION

At over 108,000 individuals, more than half of all people experiencing unsheltered homelessness in our country live in California. With such staggering numbers, we are quickly approaching a breaking point in our affordable housing and homelessness crises. The issues are intrinsically linked, and addressing the crises demands myriad interventions and coordinated action. Join us to learn the latest on the status of affordable housing and homelessness in California— including updates on how these issues are affected by COVID-19— and take a look at emerging replicable, regional policy solutions that communities are implementing to change outcomes.

SPEAKERS

  • Andrea Iloulian, Senior Program Officer, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
  • Jazmin Segura, Program Officer, Common Counsel Foundation

12:15PM

YOGA, NETWORKING, AND/OR LUNCH BREAK

Andrea Marcum, Yoga Instructor, Yogaworks

12:45PM

AFTERNOON BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Why Care about Care? Intersectional and Intergenerational Policy Solutions for an Equitable Care Economy

 

WHY CARE ABOUT CARE? INTERSECTIONAL AND INTERGENERATIONAL POLICY SOLUTIONS FOR AN EQUITABLE CARE ECONOMY

DESCRIPTION

Even before the COVID-19 outbreak, working families have been struggling against the rising costs of caring for family members, young and old, threatening their financial health and damaging their incomes, workforce productivity, and health. Childcare costs are 37% of the average single-parent household’s income, and 25% of people taking care of children, most of whom are women, are also taking care of seniors.

 

The current health crisis exacerbates the barriers to an equitable care economy. Millions of families, who were already living on the financial margins, face further strain on their ability to care for their children and older parents. Given the impending recession, ongoing costs, and additional impacts of the current crisis along with a rapidly aging and diversifying population in California, a caregiving crisis is emerging and disproportionately affecting low-income people, people of color, women, and immigrants.

 

Join us as we explore the interwoven issues of the caregiving workforce, racial and gender justice, economic security, and health within the context of the current pandemic. Presenters will identify intersectional short-term responses and long-term policy solutions, such as paid family leave and universal family care.

SPEAKERS

  • Lea Austin, Executive Director, Center for the Study of Child Care Employment, University of California, Berkeley
  • Katie Bethell, Founder & Executive Director, Paid Leave for the United States
  • Amber Christ, Directing Attorney, Justice in Aging
  • Padmini Parthasarathy, Senior Program Officer, Economic Security, Walter & Elise Haas Fund

Strategic and Targeted Policies Amid the COVID-19 Crisis

 

STRATEGIC AND TARGETED POLICIES AMID THE COVID-19 CRISIS

DESCRIPTION

The COVID-19 public health crisis has upended the lives of Californians. In addition to the Californians whose health has been directly impacted – millions of people have experienced serious disruptions to their jobs, schools, child care settings, and services as a result of the public health measures required to “flatten the curve” of infections. The potential health effects and economic effects may be severe – and Californians with low incomes will be especially hard hit.

The Budget Center is working with the Governor's office, legislative leadership, and stakeholders across the state on strategic and targeted policies that can achieve the greatest impact for the children, families, individuals, and workers whose economic and social well-being is most affected by the consequences of COVID-19. Learn more about how state policymakers are responding and can ensure Californians who can least afford economic hardship and health setbacks receive the support they need now.

SPEAKERS

  • Christopher Hoene, Executive Director, California Budget & Policy Center

1:45PM

CLOSING REMARKS

Allison Magee, Northern California Grantmakers

PLENARY SPEAKERS

AIMEE ALLISON

AIMEE ALLISON

She the People

AIMEE ALLISON

She the People

Founder & President

@aimeeallison

Aimee Allison is the founder and president of She the People, a national network elevating the political voice and power of women of color. By bringing together the nation’s top women of color candidates, strategists, and movement leaders, Ms. Allison was one of the primary architects for the electoral successes in 2018 that made it the “year of women of color in politics.”

In April 2019, she convened the first presidential forum for women of color, reaching a quarter of the American population on social media and inspiring thousands of articles and news segments. A democratic innovator and visionary, Ms. Allison leads national efforts to build inclusive, multiracial coalitions led by women of color. In addition, she leverages media, research and analysis to expand the electorate and support leaders who advocate for racial, economic and gender justice.

A thought leader, a speaker, and a writer, Ms. Allison has been featured at NetRoots, Women’s March, Politicon, Harvard University, Stanford University and SXSW. She was featured in Politico’s 2019 Powerlist. In the early 1990’s, Ms. Allison was one of the first women of color to be honorably discharged from the U.S. Army as a conscientious objector and works today to support courageous, moral leadership.

She is building a political home for a million women of color, nationally and in battleground states. Aimee Allison holds a B.A. and M.A. from Stanford University. Author of Army of None, she has written for the New York Times, The Hill, Teen Vouge and ESSENCE Magazine and has appeared in hundreds of outlets including MSNBC, CNN, the Washington Post, Associated Press and PBS.

 

SHENA ASHLEY

SHENA ASHLEY

Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy, The Urban Institute

SHENA ASHLEY

Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy, The Urban Institute

Vice President, Nonprofits and Philanthropy

@shenarashley

Shena Ashley, PhD is a vice president at the Urban Institute where Ashley leads the Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy’s policy research and programmatic initiatives through visionary leadership and strong financial management while maintaining an active portfolio of rigorous academic scholarship. For more than 20 years, the center has been a critical resource for credible, nonpartisan, and accessible data and insights on nonprofit and philanthropic activity in society. In addition to policy research, the center provides technical assistance and philanthropic advisory services to advance more effective and equitable nonprofit and philanthropic practice. Dr. Ashley has held previous faculty positions teaching nonprofit management at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School and at Georgia State university.

CATHY CHA

CATHY CHA

Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr. Fund

CATHY CHA

Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr. Fund

President

@cathycha

Cathy Cha is president of the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund. Under her leadership, the Fund is exploring innovative approaches to advancing equality and justice so every person has opportunities to thrive and to live life with dignity and hope.

Cathy’s work is driven by a career-long commitment to improving the lives of aspiring communities facing discrimination and poverty. Her collaboration-focused approach with funders, movements, nonprofits, and government has helped spark wide-ranging social impact, including California’s rise to the top among states in advancing pro-immigrant policies.

Today, the Haas, Jr. Fund is broadening its commitment to helping people achieve their dreams by advancing immigrant rights and LGBT equality, promoting a fair and representative democracy, and ensuring that college is affordable for low-income students and families. Cathy was named one of the Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business by the San Francisco Business Times in 2019.

SONJA DIAZ

SONJA DIAZ

Latino Policy & Politics Initiative

SONJA DIAZ

Latino Policy & Politics Initiative

Founding Director

 

Sonja Diaz is the Founding Executive Director of the UCLA Latino Policy and Politics Initiative, a comprehensive think tank that addresses the most critical domestic policy challenges facing communities of color in states and localities across the U.S. Diaz served as policy counsel to U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris during her first and second terms as California attorney general and directed voter protection programs for Democratic candidates in Virginia during the 2016 election.

Diaz has also managed domestic policy portfolios at three California nonprofits, clerked in the White House’s Domestic Policy Council under President Barack Obama, and supported litigation efforts at MALDEF, the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, and California’s Bureau of Children’s Justice. Diaz received her J.D. from UC Berkeley’s School of Law, holds an M.P.P. from UCLA’s Luskin School of Public Affairs, and a B.A. in politics from UC Santa Cruz.

DR. MARK GHALY MD, MPH

DR. MARK GHALY MD, MPH

Health and Human Services Agency

DR. MARK GHALY MD, MPH

Health and Human Services Agency

Secretary

 

Dr. Mark Ghaly was appointed Secretary of the California Health and Human Services by Governor Gavin Newsom in 2019. In this role, Dr. Ghaly will oversee California’s largest Agency which includes many key departments that are integral to supporting the implementation of the Governor’s vision to expand health coverage and access to all Californians. Dr. Ghaly will work across State government, along with County, City, and private sector partners, to ensure the most vulnerable Californians have access to the resources and services they need to lead healthy, happy, and productive lives.

Before joining Governor Newsom’s team, Dr. Ghaly worked for 15 years in County health leadership roles in San Francisco and Los Angeles. In San Francisco, he was Medical Director of the Southeast Health Center, a public health clinic located in the Bayview Hunters Point community. In addition to having a large primary care pediatrics practice, Dr. Ghaly led the clinic’s transition to the patient-centered medical home model of care, expanded specialty care and diagnostics services, and addressed issues such as teen health, youth violence, food security, and environmental health issues.

DR. SANDRA R. HERNÁNDEZ, MD

DR. SANDRA R. HERNÁNDEZ, MD

California Health Care Foundation

DR. SANDRA R. HERNÁNDEZ, MD

California Health Care Foundation

President & Chief Executive Officer

@srhernandezmd

Sandra R. Hernández, MD, is president and CEO of the California Health Care Foundation. Prior to joining CHCF, Hernández was CEO of The San Francisco Foundation, which she led for 16 years. Hernández previously served as director of public health for the City and County of San Francisco. Hernández also cochaired San Francisco’s Universal Healthcare Council, which designed Healthy San Francisco. It was the first time a local government in the US attempted to provide health care for all of its constituents.

In February 2018, Hernández was appointed by Governor Jerry Brown to the Covered California board of directors. In December 2019, Hernández was appointed by Governor Gavin Newsom to the Healthy California for All Commission, which is charged with developing a plan to help California achieve a health care delivery system that provides coverage and access through a unified financing system. She also serves on the UC Regents Health Services Committee and the UC San Diego Chancellor’s Health Advisory Board. Hernández practiced at San Francisco General Hospital in the HIV/AIDS Clinic from 1984 to 2016 and was an assistant clinical professor at the UCSF School of Medicine.

Hernández is a graduate of Yale University, the Tufts School of Medicine, and the certificate program for senior executives in state and local government at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.

KATHLEEN KELLY JANUS

KATHLEEN KELLY JANUS

Office of Governor Gavin Newsom

KATHLEEN KELLY JANUS

Office of Governor Gavin Newsom

Chief Advisor on Philanthropic Engagement

@kkellyjanus

Kathleen Kelly Janus is the Senior Advisor on Social Innovation to Governor Gavin Newsom. As a social entrepreneur, author and lecturer at Stanford University’s Program on Social Entrepreneurship, she is an expert on philanthropy, millennial engagement and scaling early stage organizations. Her work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, Fast Company, Quartz, Chronicle of Philanthropy, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Tech Crunch and the San Francisco Chronicle. Her book – Social Startup Success: How the Best Nonprofits Launch, Scale Up and Make a Difference – is a playbook for nonprofit organizations based on a five-year research project interviewing hundreds of top-performing social innovators.

An attorney, Kathleen has spearheaded numerous social justice initiatives. Kathleen is a co-founder of Spark – a network of over 10,000 millennial donors – which seeks to advance gender equality by engaging the next generation in accessible forms of philanthropy. As a teaching fellow at Stanford Law School, Kathleen helped launch and direct Stanford Law School’s international human rights clinics in Namibia and South Africa. She has also served as pro bono counsel at Covington and Burling and a litigation associate at Thelen Reid & Priest.

A graduate of Berkeley Law School, Kathleen also graduated with highest honors from U.C. Berkeley. She lives in San Francisco with her husband Ted. Kathleen is a certified yoga instructor, which comes in handy when juggling their three young children.

BREAKOUT SPEAKERS

LEA J.E. AUSTIN, ED.D.

LEA J.E. AUSTIN, ED.D.

Center for the Study of Child Care Employment, UC Berkeley

LEA J.E. AUSTIN, ED.D.

Center for the Study of Child Care Employment, UC Berkeley

Director

@ljeaustin

Lea J.E. Austin is Director of the Center for the Study of Child Care Employment at UC Berkeley. Dr. Austin conducts research and analysis focused on early childhood educators and has more than 15 years of extensive experience in the areas of workforce development, racial equity, early childhood leadership competencies and curricula, and public policy and administration. Dr. Austin has a specific interest in working to secure access and opportunities to leadership and decision-making roles for early educators of color, spurred by her work with Mills College in Oakland, California, and First 5 Alameda County (California), where she developed leadership programs in higher education and community settings and implemented a professional development initiative focused on attainment of college education.

Dr. Austin is a co-author of numerous research and policy papers focused on the preparation, working conditions, and compensation of early educators, including Breaking the Silence on Early Care and Education Costs (2019), At the Wage Floor (2018) the Early Childhood Workforce Index (2018), and What does good child care reform look like? (2017).

KATIE BETHELL

KATIE BETHELL

PL+US: Paid Leave for the United States

KATIE BETHELL

PL+US: Paid Leave for the United States

Executive Director

@KatieBethell

Katie Bethell founded PL+US in 2016 to win paid family and Medical Leave in the U.S. Previously, Bethell was part of the founding team at MomsRising.org and ran the North American Campaigns team at Change.org. In 2014, Bethell was named one of Fast Company’s ‘Most Creative People in Business," and in 2018 she was named one of the World's Best Leaders by Fortune Magazine.

AMBER CHRIST, JD

AMBER CHRIST, JD

Justice in Aging

AMBER CHRIST, JD

Justice in Aging

Directing Attorney

@amberstweet

Amber Christ is the Directing Attorney of Justice in Aging’s Health Team, and is based in the Los Angeles office. Christ develops and implements projects and initiatives that improve access to health care and long-term services and supports for low-income older adults across the country. Christ is a lecturer at UCLA School of Law teaching Public Interest for the externship program. Prior to joining Justice in Aging in 2013, Christ worked for Legal Aid of Western Missouri in Kansas City. Christ is admitted to the California, Missouri, and Illinois bars and is a 2006 graduate of Washington University School of Law in St. Louis.

CHRISTOPHER HOENE

CHRISTOPHER HOENE

California Budget & Policy Center

CHRISTOPHER HOENE

California Budget & Policy Center

Executive Director

@ChrisWHoene

Christopher Hoene became the Budget Center’s executive director in October 2012, bringing to the organization 15 years of leadership in state and local policy research and analysis. Hoene leads the strategic direction of the organization, acts as primary spokesperson, and works with the board of directors and community partners to implement our vision and mission. Prior to joining the Budget Center, Hoene was director of the Center for Research and Innovation at the National League of Cities in Washington, DC, leading efforts to analyze trends in local and state government and promote constructive policy action on issues including public finance, economic development, housing, poverty reduction, infrastructure, and governance. Hoene also previously worked for the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities in Washington, DC, and the Public Policy Institute of California in San Francisco. Hoene holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from Claremont Graduate University and a bachelor’s degree in Political Science of the College of Idaho. In 2011, in recognition of his service to the state and local community, Hoene was elected as a Fellow into the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA).

ANDREA ILOULIAN

ANDREA ILOULIAN

Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

ANDREA ILOULIAN

Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

Program Officer

@andreailoulian

Andrea Iloulian manages the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation’s domestic grantmaking in the area of chronic homelessness. In partnership with the public, philanthropic, nonprofit, and private sector stakeholders at work on this urgent issue, the Hilton Foundation aims to eliminate chronic homelessness in Los Angeles County. Prior to joining the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, Iloulian worked in commercial property management, where she served as property manager of Class A high rise office buildings in the downtown and Miracle Mile areas of Los Angeles.

Iloulian also previously held positions with TreePeople, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health’s PLACE Program, and served as a senior consultant at MAXIMUS. Iloulian holds a master’s degree in public policy from the University of Southern California’s Sol Price School of Public Policy and a bachelor’s degree in social ecology from the University of California, Irvine.

SALINA MAE

SALINA MAE

Salina Mae Mindfulness Coaching and Consulting

SALINA MAE

Salina Mae Mindfulness Coaching and Consulting

Yoga Teacher, Mentor, Advocate

 

Salina Mae (she/her/hers), is a Bay Area born and raised community leader with over 15 years experience serving California schools both as a K-12 classroom teacher and as a mindfulness coach and consultant. With a focus on justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion, Mae received her Masters in Education and California Multiple Subject Teaching Credential at the Claremont Graduate University in 2006. Mae specializes in building creative, inspired, and socially awake trainings and curricula that lead to action in the areas of mindfulness, social justice, and systems change. Mae is a certified yoga teacher, a dedicated mentor, and advocate for LGBTQI+ youth.

ANDREA MARCUM

ANDREA MARCUM

Yogaworks

ANDREA MARCUM

Yogaworks

Yoga Teacher

 

Andrea Marcum is an author and yoga teacher who leads retreats and workshops around the world in both intimate and conference hall settings. Marcum has a unique ease and familiarity about her, weaving accessible philosophy into the poses appropriate for a variety of experience levels. Marcum loves guiding the most unassuming newbies to yoga and mindfulness and works with everyone from athletes (Matt Kemp, LA Dodgers – NFL Network) to global brands (lululemon, Equinox, NBCUniversal, Well +Good) to celebrities and everything in between. Marcum's critically acclaimed book Close to Om is available from St Martin’s Press/Macmillan. Based in LA, Marcum teaches at Yogaworks and you can practice with her from anywhere on the Instagram Live, Facebook Live, Udaya and Gaia online platforms. andreamarcum.com

HILLARY MOGLEN

HILLARY MOGLEN

RALLY

HILLARY MOGLEN

RALLY

Principal

@hillarymoglen

Hillary Moglen is a Principal at RALLY, providing high-level strategy and communications guidance across an array of accounts. With a robust background in policy and law, Moglen is adept at simplifying complex advocacy challenges and transforming them into actionable, results-focused campaigns.

Moglen has played a crucial role in helping to expand the firm’s footprint and grow the firm’s diverse talent pool. Moglen has assumed a leadership role within RALLY that allows her to contribute to the management areas she’s most passionate about: the professional development of staff and the shaping of the company’s culture.

PADMINI PARTHASARATHY

PADMINI PARTHASARATHY

Walter & Elise Haas Fund

PADMINI PARTHASARATHY

Walter & Elise Haas Fund

Senior Program Officer, Economic Security

 

Padmini Parthasarathy is a senior program officer for economic security at theWalter & Elise Haas Fund. Parthasarathy manages the Fund’s economic security grantmaking tohelp low-income adults and families achieve economic security and upward mobility. Prior to joining the Fund, Parthasarathy was a program director at The California Wellness Foundation, overseeing statewide grantmakingto advance the Affordable Care Act and health care reform, and promote employment and asset-building opportunities. Before that, Parthasarathy was a program manager for Kaiser Permanente, where she managed its nationwide Community Health Needs Assessment, and she worked for Contra Costa Health Services’ Family, Maternal and Child Health Programs, leading an initiative to incorporate asset building into maternal and child health programs. Parthasarathy serves on the Asset Funders Network’s national board of directors and Bay Area chapter steering committee, and she volunteers for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Parthasarathy is a 2020 Council on Foundations Career Pathways fellow. She also has beena fellow in Grantmakers in Health’s Terrance Keenan Institute for Emerging Leaders in Health Philanthropy, and she was an inaugural member of the Justice Funders’ Harmony Initiative leadership program. Parthasarathy earned her master’s degree in public health from UC Berkeley and a bachelor’s degree in psychology and social behavior, with a minor in sociology, from UC Irvine.

NONA RANDOIS, ESQ.

NONA RANDOIS, ESQ.

Alliance for Justice

NONA RANDOIS, ESQ.

Alliance for Justice

California Director

@NonaAFJ

Nona Randois leads Alliance for Justice’s Bolder Advocacy work in California. Randois supervises AFJ’s California team and ensures that AFJ offers expert legal and capacity building training, resources, and technical assistance to empower nonprofits and foundations conducting advocacy in our state. Randois is a thought leader who directs advocacy efforts to protect nonprofit advocacy rights and builds relationships with key partners. Randois previously served as Directing Attorney at the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, where she and her team represented nonprofits in community economic development, land use, tax, real estate, and corporate matters.

Randois also has experience in policy advocacy, employment law, strategic planning, and organizational capacity building. Before working at Legal Aid, Randois was a litigator at the Los Angeles office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. Randois earned her law degree from Georgetown and bachelors’ degrees in International Relations and French from the University of Southern California. She is on the board of Strategic Actions for a Just Economy, a member of the LA Council on Immigrant Integration, and served on the City of Los Angeles Workforce Investment Board for over a decade. Randois has also taught Public Policy and Law at the University of Southern California.

JAZMIN SEGURA

JAZMIN SEGURA

Common Counsel Foundation

JAZMIN SEGURA

Common Counsel Foundation

Program Officer

 

Jazmin Segura leads Common Counsel Foundation’s Fund for an Inclusive California, a collaborative fund designed to support organizing and community-driven solutions to address California’s housing crisis. Segura brings over twelve years of experience in immigrant rights and social justice movements in the non-profit and philanthropic sectors. Segura has a passion for racial and social justice and a deep commitment to grassroots organizing, advocacy, and leadership development to bring about long-term systemic change. Most recently, Segura worked at The San Francisco Foundation, where Segura developed and launched the foundation’s first Rapid Response Fund for Movement Building, providing timely resources to grassroots organizations in the Bay Area. Before joining the foundation, Segura was the Policy Manager at Educators for Fair Consideration, where she developed its first advocacy platform and led a team of undocumented youth to pass a statewide bill making career licenses accessible to all Californians regardless of immigration status. Segura also worked at Services, Immigrant Rights, and Education Network, where Segura co-led a diverse coalition that secured the passage of one of the most progressive immigration detainer policies in the nation, which later became a catalyst for California’s Trust Act.


Segura’s commitment to building community power is inspired by her family’s immigration journey to the United States. Segura was born in Mexico City and migrated to the United States at the age of nine. Segura grew up in Boyle Heights, Los Angeles and graduated from the University of California Berkeley with a Bachelor of Art’s Degree in Political Economy. Segura is a former commissioner for the Human Relations Commission of Santa Clara County.

MARSHALL STOWELL

MARSHALL STOWELL

Conrad N Hilton Foundation

MARSHALL STOWELL

Conrad N Hilton Foundation

Vice President of Communications

@Marshall_CNHF

Marshall Stowell oversees communications at the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation. In this role, Stowell develops strategic communications and advocacy initiatives that advance the mission of the Hilton Foundation, amplifies the organization’s programmatic goals, engages stakeholders and helps elevate the voices of people living in the affected communities we serve. Before joining the Foundation, Stowell spent 14 years at the global health organization Population Services International, where he led global communications and advocacy efforts across 50 countries in the areas of malaria, family planning, HIV, diarrheal disease, pneumonia and sanitation.

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INTERESTED IN SPONSORING THE 2020 PHILCA POLICY SUMMIT?

 

For more information please download our sponsorship package and contact our team:

 

ANDIE BYRD

Vice President, Membership & Sustainability

Southern California Grantmakers

andie@socalgrantmakers.org

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ASHLEY MILLER

Sustainability & Impact Manager

San Diego Grantmakers

ashley@sdgrantmakers.org

858-263-0815

 

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Vice President, Member Engagement
Northern California Grantmakers
pquach@ncg.org

415-777-4111

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