CEP’s work is guided by an Advisory Board of foundation leaders, consultants, and academics. The Advisory Board meets annually. Sub-groups on key CEP research initiatives, such as strategy and governance, meet more frequently to provide advice and counsel to CEP staff.

Lynn Alvarez
Vice President, Programs and Strategy
ECMC Foundation

Clara Bennett
Principal, Learning & Impact
Omidyar Network Fund, Inc.

Elizabeth Brown
Managing Director, Mental Health
and Well-Being
Arthur M. Blank Foundation

Matthew Carr
Strategy, Learning & Evaluation Director
Walton Family Foundation

Shawna Carroll-Wilthien
Impact & Learning Manager
Fondation Chanel

Yolanda Coentro
President and CEO
Institute for Nonprofit Practice

Sara Davis
Sr. Director of Grantmaking Operations
Insight & Learning at Hillspire

Holly Donagh
Director, Strategic Learning, Insight and Influence
Paul Hamlyn Foundation

Pam Foster
Chief Operating Officer

Dr. Laura Gerald
Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust

Elizabeth González
Chief Program & Strategy Officer
College Futures Foundation

Doug Griffiths
Oak Foundation

Happy Mwende Kinyili
co-Executive Director
Mama Cash

Sandra Nathan
Managing Director of Operations
Humanity United

Grant Oliphant
Conrad Prebys Foundation
Former CEP Board Chair

Christy Pichel
Former President
Stuart Foundation
Former CEP Board Member

Hilary Pennington
Executive Vice President of Programs
Ford Foundation
Former CEP Board Member

Shelly Prichard
President & CEO
Wichita Community Foundation

Brian Quinn
Associate Vice President, Research-Evaluation Learning
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Kathy Reich
BUILD Director
Ford Foundation

Bess Rothenberg
Senior Director of Strategy and Learning
Ford Foundation

Nadege Souvenir
Chief Executive Officer
San Antonio Area Foundation

Vince Stehle
Executive Director
Media Impact Funders
Former CEP Board Member

Kelvin Taketa
Former President & CEO
Hawai’i Community Foundation
Former CEP Board Member

Jehan Velji
Director of the Effective Philanthropy Group
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

Mailee Walker
Executive Director
Claneil Foundation

Dace West
Chief Impact Officer
The Denver Foundation