As the Network Director for the Bay Area Justice Funders Network, Dana Kawaoka-Chen works to: create more authentic partnerships between community leaders and funders; connect funders across silos; and organize funders to leverage more resources for social justice issues and movements. She is a co-author of “The Choir Book: A Framework for Social Justice Philanthropy,” and frequently serves as a trainer and facilitator for values-aligned practice in Philanthropy. Dana's leadership has been recognized by her peers--in 2014, she was awarded a Distinguished Alumni Award by Oakes College of the University of California at Santa Cruz, and in 2015, Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy recognized Dana as one of twenty-five “Leaders in Action” nationally.
Dana has previously served in executive functions for two other non-profit organizations. She has a Masters of Science degree in Organization Development from the University of San Francisco, Bachelor of Arts degrees in American Studies and Visual Art from the University of California at Santa Cruz, and Non-Profit Management Certification from San Jose State University.
Rachel Humphrey discovered a passion for justice while on a high-school independent study in Nepal, where she saw the effects of systemic injustice and oppression in the lives of some of the kindest people she had ever met. Through that experience, she saw her own privilege, and committed to use it for the benefit of others.
That moral imperative has led to nearly 20 years (and counting) of work focused on resource mobilization, leadership development and organizational effectiveness as ways to strengthen the impact of organizations and movements both locally and internationally. Previously, Rachel was at the TCC Group, the Global Fund for Women, NatureBridge, and Wu Yee Children's & Families Services.
Rachel holds a Master's degree in Nonprofit Administration from the University of San Francisco and an A.B. in Anthropology and Asian Studies from Bowdoin College. She is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) through the International Coach Federation and has trained extensively in participatory facilitation methods. A long-time champion of human rights, Rachel is Chair of the Board of the International Accountability Project, a human rights advocacy organization that seeks to create development policies and practices that respect people's homes, environment and human rights. She also serves as an Advisory Board member for One World Children's Fund, a grantmaker committed to improving the lives of children around the world affected by poverty.
In addition to her role with BAJFN, Rachel continues to serve as a consultant and coach for nonprofits and foundations, where she works on leadership, strategy and change management.
Allistair is looking forward to supporting the Bay Area Justice Funders Network in his new role as Communications Manager. He most recently served in two roles. In the role of Associated Director of Programs and Services at Associated Grant Makers, he coordinated funder affinity groups, directed programs to increase fundraising capacity within nonprofits, and leveraged relationships to bridge the nonprofit and funding community. Additionally, as Executive Director for Asian American Resource Workshop, he set up systems and processes, built up sizable reserves, and tripled the organization’s budget during his tenure. Allistair previously also worked in fundraising for United South End Settlements, a multi-service nonprofit located in the heart of Boston.
Allistair is active both in supporting local community organizing efforts and developing the next generation of community leaders. He is a trainer for a leadership development program for Asian Americans (Activist Training Institute), serves on the Steering Committee for Saffron Circle and Resilient Cities-Boston, and is a board member of Chinatown Cultural Center. Allistair has served on various other boards, including Asian American Resource Workshop, Funding Exchange, Haymarket People’s Fund, and MAP for Health. He originally hails from Towson, MD, and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Community Health and Biology from Tufts University.