Edgar Villanueva is a globally-recognized expert on social justice philanthropy. Edgar serves as Chair of the Board of Directors of Native Americans in Philanthropy, NDN Collective, Mother Jones and is a Board Member of the Andrus Family Fund, a national foundation that works to improve outcomes for vulnerable youth.
Villanueva is the award-winning author of “Decolonizing Wealth,” a best-selling book offering hopeful and compelling alternative to the dynamics of colonization in the philanthropic and social finance sectors.
In addition to working in philanthropy for many years, he has consulted with numerous nonprofit organizations and national and global philanthropies on advancing racial equity inside of their institutions and through their investment strategies.
Villanueva holds two decrees from the Gillings Global School of Public Health at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Edgar is an enrolled member of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina and resides in Brooklyn, NY.
CC comes to the Satterberg Foundation as the first Director of Programs and Strategic Initiatives. CC has spent her time working with nonprofits focused on equity and changing educational outcomes for underserved children; she previously worked at Rainier Scholars and TAF (Technology Access Foundation). Prior to working in the nonprofit sector, CC spent many years working in software as an engineer and project manager for GE Healthcare (formerly PHAMIS, Inc.). She is very involved in her community, both locally and nationally. She currently serves on the boards of Andrus Family Fund, Charlotte Martin Foundation, Philanthropy Northwest, and The Bush School. She previously served as the National President of the Yale Black Alumni Association and on Yale’s Board of Governors.
Gardner Gleser received her bachelor’s degree in African American Studies from Yale University, and an M.Ed. in Education Administration from Seattle University.
Evelyn Ryberg helps clients articulate and advance their highest aspirations for self, family, and society through philanthropy. She also serves as the principal liaison with professional advisors providing strategies for charitable giving in financial and estate plans for their clients. Evelyn holds the Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy® (CAP®) designation from the American College of Financial Services which provides skills and tools to bring philanthropic vision to reality. She has facilitated four learning cohorts for the CAP® designation over the past five years. Prior to joining GTCF her career was in the financial services industry, including over eight years as a Vice President and Private Banker with the Wealth Management divisions of Fifth Third Bank, and JP Morgan Private Wealth Management.
As the Vice President of Philanthropic Services for Greater Tacoma Community Foundation, Robin works with a fabulous team who connects families and individuals to organizations and causes they care about, helps build the long-term sustainability of non-profits through endowments and acceptance of complex assets, partners with Professional Advisors to help define and achieve their client’s philanthropic vision, and assists individuals and families in creating their philanthropic legacy.
She has worked to strengthen communities and ensure students in K-12 public education have access to equitable educational opportunities since 1998 – first as the Executive Director the Issaquah Schools Foundation and then as the Executive Director of the National School Foundation Association. Focusing on sustainable growth and programmatic impact, she has worked with countless boards and non-profit leaders across the county to build their capacity – leading strategic planning sessions, facilitating board retreats, mentoring new executive directors, and providing training on governance and fundraising.
Elena Pullen-Venema works closely with individuals, families, and their professional advisors to help build tax friendly charitable giving options that create meaningful legacies and grow philanthropy throughout Snohomish County. As Director of Gift Planning, her goal is to help professional advisors strengthen their relationships with clients by providing free resources and support that can enhance the estate, tax, and financial planning services they provide.
George Zeno is an executive leader providing resources for education, expanding investments in economic and workforce development programming for low-income college students, and connecting stakeholders to community, corporate, and civic engagement opportunities in learning social and civic responsibility through impact delivery. Design community-centered corporate social responsibility programming for corporate leaders and teams willing to put sweat equity and passion for capacity building in advising, mentoring, and connecting with diverse students and communities. He also designs corporate social responsibility for companies wishing to engage students and community in service, specializing in connecting businesses to communities and regions traditionally underserved.
Maria Kolby-Wolfe brings decades of experience leading fund development, equity initiatives, membership relations, program evaluation, and strategic communications for Pacific Northwest arts and social service organizations. She will partner with WA Women’s Foundation members to further strategy for community transformation through equity-focused philanthropy. She was formerly the Director of Development and Communications for the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, where she spearheaded efforts to diversify the donor base and widen the communications perspective from individual stories to systemic injustice. Previously, she guided fundraising, membership, and external relations for arts organizations, including the Museum of Pop Culture, Seattle Symphony, Path with Art, and ACT Theatre.
Matt Martinez is an audio producer and public media manager with more than 25 years of experience at the local and national level. He is a Senior Producer for The On Being Project. Previously, he was Director of Content at KNKX Public Radio in Tacoma, WA, and he’s held a variety of positions at NPR in Washington, D.C., including Senior Producer for NPR Programming, Senior Supervising Producer for All Things Considered and Weekend ATC. He worked on the team that produces Weekend Edition Saturday with Scott Simon, and created The Bryant Park Project, a multi-platform morning show on Sirius Satellite Radio produced at NPR New York, hosted by Alison Stewart. He served as the show’s Supervising Senior Producer until it ended production in July 2008.