The Funders Network’s Board of Directors is composed of representatives from across the membership and represents both national and place-based foundations. Directors are elected each spring to serve a two-year term (with a maximum service of four consecutive terms). The Funders Network offers various opportunities to volunteer in leadership roles across the network, including steering committees and advisory boards supporting a variety of TFN efforts. To learn more about deepening your engagement with TFN, please contact Maureen Lawless, executive vice president, at or at (305) 667-6350 ext. 205.

If you’re curious about the picture at the top of this page: We were lucky to gather current and former board members together at our 20th Anniversary Conference in Miami. Thank you to all of our past, present — and future — board members for their service!

Isabel Barrios

Senior Program Officer
Greater New Orleans Foundation 
New Orleans, La.

Jessica Boehland

Senior Program Officer
Kresge Foundation
Troy, Mich.

Nathan Boon

Senior Program Officer
William Penn Foundation
Philadelphia, Pa.

Chan Brown

Director of Community Initiatives
Kansas Health Foundation
Wichita, Kan.

Kaying Hang

The Center at Sierra Health Foundation
Sacramento, Calif.

Don Hickman

Vice President for Community and Workforce Development
Initiative Foundation
Little Falls, Minn.

Janel M. Hines

Vice President, Community Impact
Greater Milwaukee Foundation
Milwaukee, Wisc.

Lisa Jacobson

Senior Program Officer, Mobility
Barr Foundation
Boston, Mass.

Elizabeth Love

Chief Executive Officer
Jacob and Terese Hershey Foundation
Houston, Texas

Surabhi Pandit

(Vice Chair)
Director, DEI & Community Engagement
Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan
Detroit, Mich.

Kumar Raj

Program Officer
W. K. Kellogg Foundation
Detroit, Mich.

Nathaniel Smith

Founder and Chief Equity Officer
Partnership for Southern Equity
Atlanta, Ga.

Mark Tran

Program Manager
The California Endowment
San Diego, Calif.

Karla Twedt-Ball

President & CEO
Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation
Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Sheena Solomon

Executive Director
The Gifford Foundation
Syracuse, NY