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Institute Advisory Council


Shaping Philanthropy's Future in the Region

The Advisory Council of the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at John F. Kennedy University is comprised of esteemed leaders that have a deep commitment to philanthropy and the success of nonprofit organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area region. As leaders representing foundations, corporations, nonprofits, and academia, these leaders are keenly aware of the changes and trends impacting the philanthropic sector. The insights and strategic perspective they provide position the Institute to be a formidable player in shaping and transforming philanthropy.  

The members of the Advisory Council for the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at JFK University are:

Jim Bouquin, Chairman
Executive Director
Cancer Support Community

Andrea Bailey
Community Engagement Manager
Chevron Corporation

Mark Friedman 
Chief Executive Officer 
TJ Long Foundation

Elaine Clark 
Chief Executive Officer 
Meals on Wheels/Senior Outreach Services 

Vic Baker
Senior Manager, Diablo Division Energy, Solutions & Service
Pacific Gas and Electric Company

Debra Bean 
John F. Kennedy University

Jim Becker
Richmond Community Foundation

Solomon Belette
Director, Sanford Institute of Philanthropy
John F. Kennedy University

Patty Deutsche
Director, Northern California Government & Public Affairs
Tesoro Corporation

James Head
East Bay Community Foundation

Kathleen Odne
Executive Director
Dean & Margaret Lesher Foundation

Larry Sly
Executive Director
Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano

Raminder Somal
Vice President, Community Development Officer
Wells Fargo Bank

Anne Marie Taylor
Vice President of Advancement
John F. Kennedy University

Paul Valva
Principal and Co-Owner
Valva Realty

Bob Uyeki
Chief Executive Officer
Y&H Soda Foundation

Lindsay Simonds
Vice President
CCS Fundraising

Yolanda Alindor
Program Officer
The San Francisco Foundation

Morris Hamm
Chair, MBA Program
John F. Kennedy University

Denis Fama
Core Faculty, Liberal Studies Program
John F. Kennedy University

Gail Lynam Dutcher 
Faculty Chair, BSBA & HR 
John F. Kennedy University