Who We Are

OUR MISSION: Marguerite Casey Foundation supports leaders, scholars and initiatives focused on shifting the balance of power in society — building power for communities that continue to be excluded from shaping how society works and from sharing in its rewards and freedoms.

Our board members, leadership, staff and partners are universally committed to building a just economy and fully realized democracy, and to providing unfettered support to the bold strategies and leadership that are required to bring about major change in our lifetime. In word and action, we are unapologetic about our commitment to racial justice and other key principles of transformation.

Our Values

Belonging & Representation

We are intentional and vigilant about identifying and undoing racism and white supremacy, on every level, in order to create an environment where acceptance, dignity and justice are experienced by all.

Mutual Respect

We recognize the inherent value of all people and the sanctity of relationships. We aim to be direct, clear and timely in our communication, to approach our relationships and interactions with openness and understanding, and to treat everyone with care, consideration and compassion.


We believe that successful movements are rooted in trust, and that trust is earned. We are committed to earning trust by keeping the promises we make, by practicing honesty and transparency in everything we do, and by taking responsibility for our assumptions, words and actions — including our mistakes.

Our Staff

Leadership Team

Dr. Carmen Rojas

President & CEO

Rhonda Carter

Vice President of Culture & Operations

Jonathan Jayes-Green

Vice President of Programs
Office of the President

Wendy Cox

Board Liaison

Daniel Gould

Investment Officer

Zeeba Khalili

Chief of Staff

Hallie McClain

Special Initiatives Coordinator

Lauren McGhee

Office of the President & CEO, Administrative Partner

Nadja Redmond

Creative & Storytelling Partner

Vanessa Ushio

Creative Manager

Leonetta Elaiho

Program Officer

Estevan Muñoz-Howard

Director of Program Strategy

Karen Urlie

Grants Manager

Tom Vásquez

Associate Director of Programs

Azuredee Webb

Programs Administrative Partner

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Program Officer
Culture and Operations

Rich Boswell

IT & Operations Manager

Kaitlin Frick

Finance Administrative Partner

Jennifer Gianni-Haubry

Director of Finance

Linda Hinman

Operations Coordinator

Barbara Jung Hwa Gangwer

People & Culture Manager

John Pham

Staff Accountant

Anne Price-Mills

Senior Administrative Partner

Our Board

Melody Barnes

Board Chair

Angela Diaz

Vice Chair

Rami Nashashibi

Board Secretary

Ian Fuller

Board Treasurer

Stacey Abrams

Chad Boettcher

Ellis Carr

Janeen Comenote

Marisa Franco

Rashad Robinson

Zeke Smith

Jack Thomas


Marguerite Casey Foundation strives to change the rules of philanthropy. We are led by a multi-racial team committed to equity at every level — equity in the work we do and in the way we do it. Read about our open positions.

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Financial Reports

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