Nora Silver

is the Founder, Faculty Director, and Adjunct Professor of the Center for Social Sector Leadership. She teaches Social Sector Solutions, Impact Investing Practicum, and Large Scale Social Change: Social Movements, for which she is an Aspen Pioneer Faculty Award winner.

Nora is a serial entrepreneur, having founded a number of nonprofit social enterprises. She was the founder of a unique collaboration of corporate, community, and family foundations united to strengthen and diversify volunteerism in the U.S. She also founded a groundbreaking enterprise that examined traditional notions of community service and taught a broad range of organizations to better engage volunteers. Early in her career, she served as Executive Director of a domestic violence organization, taught Spanish in an inner-city school, and worked as a psychotherapist in private practice.

Nora holds a Ph.D. in organizational and clinical psychology. She is the author of “Telling the Whole Story: Voices of Ethnic Volunteers in America,” and “At the Heart: The New Volunteer Challenge to Community Agencies.” She has also authored papers on multi-sector leadership, nonprofit networks, and next-generation social sector leadership.

Mark Westover

is the Associate Director, managing the team’s back-office initiatives. Prior to joining UC Berkeley – Haas, Mark was CFO of xMatters, where he led a $15M debt financing and rebuilt the back office for a future IPO. Before that, at LiveOps, Mark was responsible for Corporate Development and Finance where he split the company into two entities, raised $30M in debt financing, and acquired two companies in the Call Center Software space. Mark spent ten years at Sybase/SAP in various strategic development roles. He was instrumental in reversing the financial and strategic decline of the company through appropriate market positioning, acquisitions, and finally the acquisition of Sybase by SAP.

Mark holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth and a BS in Mathematics from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. When not at work, he enjoys spending time with his family, cooking, cycling, and watching Arsenal.

Stéphanie van Nassau

is the Program Coordinator at the Center for Social Sector Leadership and oversees the administration and logistics of the Center’s events. She manages event planning, accounting, and expense reports. Prior to joining CSSL, Stephanie was a project manager at an Incentive Travel Company in New York City. Before moving to the States she worked in communications at the Association of Universities of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands. Stéphanie is in the office on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday and spends the rest of her time at the playground with her children.

Stephanie can be reached at 510-642-4884 or by email.

Packard Fellows

Diana Garcia

Children, Families, and Communities Program

Diana joined the Children, Families, and Communities Program at the Packard Foundation as a Program Analyst in June 2018. Her interest in the overall well-being of children and families stems from her experience in NYC as an early childhood teacher. Prior to joining the foundation, Diana worked on a variety of projects related to program evaluation and development of community-based health interventions. She is committed to improving the health and well-being of marginalized communities using a systems wide approach. Diana graduated from Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health with a Master of Public Health from the Behavioral Sciences and Health Education department and a certificate in Maternal and Child Health. She also holds a B.A. from UC Berkeley.

Genora Givens

Conservation and Science Program, Climate

Genora joined the Conservation and Science Program at the Packard Foundation as a Climate Program Research Analyst. Genora primarily works with the Bioenergy, Palm Oil, and Agriculture, Livelihoods, and Conservation Strategy teams on monitoring, evaluation, and learning. Prior to joining the Foundation, Genora was an Environmental Grantmakers Association Fellow at Clean Water Action researching the impact of oil and gas production on U.S. water quality and quantity. Her interests include land use law and watershed protection, as well as the development of methods to incorporate understandings of social vulnerability and inequity into analysis of geographic risk and watershed management and planning.

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Aurora Aparicio Collazo

Aurora contributes to the Packard Foundation’s Conservation and Science Program as a program research analyst. Her principal roles are to convey the broader significance of traditional marine data through various styles and mediums and to conduct research and provide perspective on environmental justice. She also brings policy experience from her time at Adams Street Advocates, a state-level government consulting firm in Tallahassee. As a graduate student at the University of Michigan’s School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS), Aurora designed the curriculum for and taught an environmental communications studio course. She is an alumna of the Environmental Grantmakers’ Fellows Program and carried out her fellowship at the Ocean Research and Conservation Association. She holds a master’s degree in Behavior, Education, and Communication from SEAS and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Florida State University.

Shiyu Rachel Wang

Conservation and Science Program, Oceans

Rachel joined the Conservation and Science Program at the Packard Foundation as a Program Research Analyst. Her interests lie in improving global sustainable fisheries and aquaculture, protecting coastal wetlands, and enhancing environmental justice for underrepresented communities. She provides research and analysis to inform and evaluate the Ocean Strategy Framework.  She also supports China’s ocean NGO capacity building by engaging with grantees and developing workstreams. Prior to joining the Foundation, Rachel served the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration as a John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellow, working for the National Fisheries Service, Office of Aquaculture. Trained as an ecologist, Rachel received her M.S. from the University of Georgia, studying the carbon exchange in the salt marsh estuarine ecosystem. She also holds a B.S. in Chemistry from the Ocean University of China.

Maria Tourtchaninova

Organizational Effectiveness

Maria supports Organizational Effectiveness as a program analyst through the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley. In this role, she works on capacity building initiatives across the Foundation’s core program areas (Population & Reproductive Health; Conservation & Science; Children, Families & Communities). Maria has a background in strategy development, community-based research, and legislative advocacy. Prior to joining the Foundation, Maria worked on international and domestic projects related to gender-based violence, community development, and diversity, equity, and inclusion. She is driven to create social impact by building evidence-based initiatives to address chronic challenges for under-served communities. Maria holds a Master of Social Welfare Management from UC Berkeley and a Master of Public Policy from the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley.

Jalang Conteh

Reproductive Health Program

Jalang is from The Gambia and she supports the Reproductive Health’s Sub Saharan Africa team as a Program Research Analyst through the Haas School of Business Philanthropy Fellowship. Jalang attended Michigan State University for her undergraduate education where she studied Women and Gender Studies and Public Health and holds an MPH in Maternal and Child Health from UC Berkeley, where she attended as a MasterCard Foundation Scholar. Her background is in community-based research, advocacy, and program implementation with a focus on family planning in Sub-Saharan Africa. Jalang is a huge proponent of the meaningful engagement of communities to advance reproductive health and rights. Prior to joining the Foundation, Jalang worked at the Institute of Health Policy Studies at UCSF, supporting the evaluation of multiple adolescent sexual health education programs.

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Krutika Menon

Reproductive Health Program

Krutika supports the Reproductive Health’s South Asia team as a Program Research Analyst. Krutika’s background is in social work, advocacy and research, with a focus on gender equity, health and humanitarian issues. Prior to joining the Foundation, Krutika worked as a Research Analyst at a research and design startup in New York City, supporting the exploration of various social issues including menstrual equity and mental health diagnosis, while also spearheading the company’s efforts to incorporate program evaluation into future projects. Krutika holds a Master of Science in Social Work, with a specialization in Social Policy and International Social Work from Columbia University, and a Bachelor of Social Sciences in Social Work from the National University of Singapore. She is originally from India.

Tiffany Tran

Reproductive Health Program

Tiffany joined the Reproductive Health Program as a Program Research Analyst. She supports the United States subprogram with a focus in the southern states. Tiffany’s background is in community-based health education and promotion, program planning and implementation, and advocacy with a focus on comprehensive sexuality education and youth engagement. Prior to joining the foundation, Tiffany worked at Brown University supporting campus wide health initiatives to create cultural change around social wellbeing. Tiffany holds a Master of Science in Global Health from The University of Notre Dame and a Bachelor of Science from Tulane University.

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