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Staff

KATE BRUMAGE

Kate Brumage is Butler Koshland Fellowships’ first Executive Director. Having been a Butler Koshland Fellow herself, Kate’s enthusiasm for the program runs deep. Full Bio>

LILLIAN FLEER

Lillian Fleer is the Program Assistant at Butler Koshland Fellowships where she supports the Executive Director in the areas of development and communications. Full Bio>

 

Advisory Committee

BETSY BIERN

Betsy Biern is a nonprofit executive with over 20 years of organizational leadership experience. She brings to the Advisory Committee an extensive background in strategic, managerial, and fundraising leadership and most recently appointed as the president and CEO of Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area. Full Bio>

LEWIS H. BUTLER

Lew Butler has dedicated his life to public service across a broad array of fields, including public health, environmental conservation, multicultural civic engagement, and the eradication of nuclear weapons. Full Bio>

ROBERT FRIEDMAN

Bob Friedman is a recognized leader in economic development innovation and an active participant in numerous efforts to create asset-building strategies to bring excluded communities into the economic mainstream as entrepreneurs, savers, investors, and skilled employees. Full Bio>

DANIEL W. GEBALLE

Dan Geballe is a social entrepreneur who combines his grounding in finance and passion for entrepreneurship with a commitment to public service. He is currently an Associate at the California office of SJF Ventures. Full Bio>

IRMA HERRERA

Irma Herrera is a Bay Area social justice activist, and a burgeoning playwright and solo performer of her one-woman show, Tell Me Your NameFull Bio>

SUSAN MAYER HIRSCH

Susan Hirsch is the founder and CEO of Hirsch & Associates, a philanthropy consulting firm. Full Bio>

MARY V. HUGHES

Mary Hughes is President of Hughes & Company, a strategic communications and political consulting firm in Palo Alto, California, and is currently leading close the gap CA, a statewide recruiting campaign to find talented, progressive women to run and win seats in the California legislature in 2016. Full Bio>

MARTY KRASNEY

Marty Krasney, an educator and organizational executive, was named as the first Executive Director of Dalai Lama Fellows in May 2010. Full Bio>

THOMAS C. LAYTON

Tom is the president emeritus of the Wallace A. Gerbode Foundation which he led for more than 35 years. Full Bio>

SERRA BUTLER SIMBECK

Serra Butler Simbeck works at the crossroads of investment strategy and the nonprofit sector, utilizing her business acumen to the benefit of local communities both in the San Francisco Bay Area and Latin America. Full Bio>

 

Fiscal

Butler Koshland Fellowships is a fiscally sponsored project of Community Initiatives, a 501(c)(3) organization that enables individuals and groups to create and invest in projects that benefit the public. They do this by providing fiscal sponsorship and financial, human resources, and grants management services. Please visit their website to learn more about fiscal sponsorship.

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