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Department: Families and Communities

Department: Families and Communities

Christina Deagen is an initiative coordinator at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, providing operational, administrative, and grantmaking support to help ensure California’s communities are strong and resilient. Prior to joining the Foundation, she worked as a German teacher then transitioned to the professional development team at IXL Learning, an EdTech company. Christina earned her … Continued

Department: Families and Communities

Tamara Mozahuani Alvarado is a program officer at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. She oversees grantmaking to help ensure that California’s communities are strong, resilient places where everyone can thrive. Tamara joins the Packard Foundation after serving as executive director of the Leo M. Shortino Family Foundation, a San José, California–based foundation that focuses … Continued

Department: Families and Communities

Deborah Kong is a Children and Families program officer at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. She supports grantmaking for the Foundation’s work to address the crucial, interconnected issues that matter most to families – maternal and child development, housing stability, and healthy environments. She focuses on policy and strengthening systems in California. Before joining … Continued

Department: Families and Communities

Katherine Beckmann is a Children and Families program officer at the Packard Foundation and leads efforts to protect and advance U.S. policies and systems that support the health, well-being, early learning, and economic opportunity of young children and their families. She is particularly interested in the intersection of child development, disease prevention, and health promotion … Continued

Department: Families and Communities

Katie Harkin is a Children and Families associate program officer at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. She leads community-based work in California, focused in Fresno, Oakland, and Monterey County, to improve equitable outcomes in maternal health and support healthy development for children in their earliest years. Katie’s role involves collaborating with grantee partners to … Continued

Department: Families and Communities

Jill supports the Families and Communities team with a focus on smooth operations for the office of the VP. She joined the Foundation in 2016 and has spent decades supporting tech operations and executives in and around Silicon Valley. When she is not at her desk, you will likely find Jill tending family, volunteering for … Continued

Department: Families and Communities

Jessica Mancini is a program officer at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation working to promote resilient and vibrant communities where people create enduring solutions and children and families thrive. Jessica has spent the last decade working at the intersection of community, environment, and nonprofit capacity strengthening. Throughout her career, Jessica has been guided by … Continued

Department: Families and Communities

Ellen Clear is the California Communities Director at the Packard Foundation. She supports grantmaking that promotes housing stability for families with limited incomes. During her more than 25 years in community-focused philanthropy and her own volunteer time, Ellen has worked to strengthen social safety nets, to support innovative community-based organizations and leaders, and to engage … Continued

Department: Families and Communities

Miguel M. Salinas is a program officer at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. He supports grantmaking for the Foundation’s work to ensure that California communities are where people create enduring solutions to the complex challenges of stable housing, healthy environments, and improved maternal and child health. Miguel brings extensive nonprofit, corporate philanthropy, and communications … Continued

Department: Families and Communities

Bernadette Sangalang is the Packard Foundation’s Children and Families director, working to improve equitable outcomes in maternal health and support healthy development for children in their earliest years. Her over 30 years of experience spans across philanthropy, research institutions, and community-based organizations, where she has worked on critical issues such as maternal and child health, … Continued