Myra Chow is Senior Director of Nurturing Equity Movements at The San Francisco Foundation. A seasoned grantmaker and philanthropic consultant with over 25 years of experience, Myra brings to the Foundation a broad range of community health expertise, from managing substance abuse prevention programs for low income youth to developing grantmaking initiatives to educate at-risk populations about HIV/AIDS. She also currently serves on the UCSF University Community Partnerships Council. Before joining The San Francisco Foundation, she held numerous leadership roles at the Gap Foundation, Levi Strauss Foundation, Community Youth Center (formerly Chinatown Youth Center), the U.S. Peace Corps, and served as an independent consultant for a variety of foundations and nonprofits. Myra holds a Bachelor’s in Human Development and Family Studies from Cornell University and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Yale University.
Rodney Foxworth is Executive Director of Common Future, a network of ecosystem builders, financial activists, and foundation leaders building inclusive economic opportunities through entrepreneurship and local business ownership in communities throughout the U.S. and Canada. Previously, he was CEO and Founder of Invested Impact, a consulting firm focused on economic development, philanthropy, and social innovation, and co-founder and Strategy Advisor of Impact Hub Baltimore. Prior to founding Invested Impact, Rodney was community manager at BMe, a national network of black male leaders and entrepreneurs. Before his role at BMe, Rodney served as program manager at Job Opportunities Task Force, a policy advocacy and workforce development organization. Additionally, He has been a consultant to the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Calvert Impact Capital, and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, among others. Rodney is a BALLE Fellow, Next City Vanguard, and Baltimore Business Journal “40 under 40” honoree. He is featured in the Washington Post best-seller, “Reach: 40 Black Men Speak on Living, Leading, and Succeeding.”
Kathryn is Executive Director of Ceres Trust, a private foundation that supports healthy and resilient farms, forests and communities; and the ecosystems upon which we all depend. Before joining Ceres Trust, Kat was co–director of Pesticide Action Network North America; co–founder and organizer with Centro Campesino; and senior associate at the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy. She received her organizing training through the Voices for Racial Justice apprenticeship program, and from the Farm Labor Organizing Committee, Gamaliel Foundation, and Center for Third World Organizing.Kat serves on the steering committee of the Health and Environmental Funders Network; the Funder Allies Caucus of the Building Equity and Alignment for Impact (BEA for Impact) network; and the Integrated Rural Strategies Group of the Neighborhood Funders Group. She is an incoming Fellow at the RSF Social Finance Integrated Capital Institute. Kat graduated from the University of Minnesota’s College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences.
Crystal brings to The Libra Foundation a wealth of domestic and international experience across a broad spectrum of equity-focused issues. For six years, Crystal lived in Singapore where she built bridges between civil society and emerging donors in Southeast Asia to address income inequality and climate change. As managing director of the Aspen Institute’s Environmental Fellowship, Crystal designed a global leadership program focused on the food system’s impact on the environment. Previously, Crystal was CEO of the Blue Shield of California Foundation where she spearheaded work to achieve universal health coverage. She also led a groundbreaking initiative at The California Wellness Foundation to shift youth violence prevention from a criminal justice issue to a public health effort. She has served on the boards of the Center for Effective Philanthropy, Northern California Grantmakers, Asian Venture Philanthropy Network, and Grantmakers in Health. Most recently Crystal was appointed by Governor Jerry Brown to serve on the California State Board of Food and Agriculture. Crystal is a graduate of Yale University and Stanford’s Graduate School of Business.
David Moy joined The Hyams Foundation in 2006 as the program officer for the civic engagement/community organizing strategy. He is a graduate of the Boston Public Schools and Brandeis University. He began his career as a community youth worker. Just prior to joining the Foundation, he served for 15 years as the executive director of the Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center and for three years as the regional coordinator for the Jamaica Plain Community Centers. David also co-founded The Chinatown Coalition, an ongoing network of community agencies, institutions and faith-based groups and continues to serve as Clerk of the Chinatown Trust Fund committee, which has disbursed nearly $3 million in community grants. David was selected as a Eureka-Boston Fellow and participated in the 2002-2004 cohort. He is actively engaged in the Boston chapter of the Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP) and a founding and ongoing member of the Saffron (Asian giving) Circle.