Zeeba Khalili

Chief of Staff

“I get up. I walk. I fall down. Meanwhile, I keep dancing.” ― Hillel


Zeeba Khalili is the Chief of Staff at Marguerite Casey Foundation. As Chief of Staff Zeeba serves as a strategic advisor to drive the Foundation’s transition and growth. She supports and advances the President’s strategic initiatives, improving efficiency and scaling excellence through organizing, analyzing and developing priorities, capabilities and relationships. Throughout her career, Zeeba has been devoted to supporting underserved youth and families and searching for clear and effective solutions to the complex problems challenging our communities. Prior to becoming Chief of Staff, Zeeba was the Learning and Evaluation Officer and Research and Evaluation Fellow at the Foundation.

She joined the Foundation as a member of Philanthropy Northwest’s 2017-2019 Momentum Fellowship cohort. Before coming to the Foundation, Zeeba worked at the United Way of King County, the Seattle Foundation, and multiple youth development and mentoring organizations in Boston, including Summer Search, Mass Mentoring and Friends of the Children-Boston. Currently, she serves as Chair of the King County Women’s Advisory Board. Born in Olathe, Kansas, Zeeba earned a Master’s degree in public administration and a certificate in nonprofit management from the University of Washington’s Daniel J. Evans School of Public Policy & Governance.