Amanda Guslani is the institutional communications director at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. She oversees the use of the Foundation’s voice to drive meaningful engagement with the mission and vision, and advance the organization’s strategic priorities. Amanda leads a team of cross-function staff and consultants to develop and execute a digital media strategy to drive engagement and growth across platforms and supports the development the Foundation’s unique identity through messaging, visual design, and digital channels.

Amanda joined the Foundation in 2014 as a Communications Officer. Prior to that she worked for Informing Change, a strategic consulting firm dedicated to informing learning, effectiveness, and impact in the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors through evaluation, applied research, and strategic consulting services. She served as the Communications Manager where she was responsible for the design and implementation of the company’s branding, communication, and business development strategies.

Amanda has a Master of Public Administration from the University of San Francisco and holds a certificate in Nonprofit Management from San Francisco State University. She graduated from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles with dual degrees in Communication and Political Science.

Amanda is an active volunteer assisting local and national nonprofit organizations with fundraising, volunteer management, and event planning. She enjoys spending time with her two small children, rooting for the San Francisco Giants, and traveling.