Senior Consultant, has been an executive in various capacities at foundations that include the Marguerite Casey Foundation
, Tides Foundation
, Funding Exchange
, and the Women's Foundation of California
She was the first executive director at Vanguard Public Foundation, a position she left in 1980.
Currently, she is a Senior Advisor at The Lia Fund, a newly-formed private foundation based in Point Reyes, California.
With over twenty-five years of experience in philanthropy, she
brings the lens of a progressive funder and activist to the table.
has focused her
consulting practice in the areas of strategic planning, program development, board and staff coaching, and building community within the framework of culturally-based work.
Beth has served on the boards of Horizons Foundation, East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation, and other non-profits.
She was a co-founder of Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP) and the Northern California Community Loan Fund.
She has also served as a trustee of pioneering socially responsible firms, namely, Working Assets Management Company and Progressive Asset Management.
lives in Oakland, California, enjoying her
twelve nieces and nephews.