Staff

Melissa Morazan, Senior Program Officer and Team Lead (she/her)
mmorazan@pfs-llc.net
415.561.6540 ext. 244

Melissa joined PFS in 2017 as a Program Officer for the Bella Vista, Bothin, Gamble, and Morris Stulsaft Foundations.  Prior to her work at PFS, Melissa was Director of Learning and Impact at Humanity United, a philanthropic foundation working in peacebuilding and anti-trafficking initiatives internationally. During her time at Humanity United, she implemented organizational learning practices to improve grantmaking strategy and impact, oversaw evaluation efforts and supported the programs team in strategy development and execution.

In addition to her foundation work, Melissa has worked extensively with nonprofits in the Bay Area and abroad.  She was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Honduras where she worked in municipal and community development.  Locally, she worked with the Homeless Prenatal Program in launching a pilot program to bring services and benefits to low-income families. Melissa also served as Director of Operations of Brown Girl Surf, an Oakland based nonprofit, leading their fundraising and strategic efforts.  Melissa currently serves on the board of the Petaluma Community Foundation and on the advisory board of Brown Girl Surf.

Melissa has a BA in International Relations and a minor in Economics from Boston University and a Masters of Public Policy from the University of California at Berkeley. She lives in Sonoma County and enjoys surfing, hiking, and spending time outdoors with her husband and two children.

 

Erika Matadamas, Program Officer (she/her)
ematadamas@pfs-llc.net
415.561.6540 ext. 268

Erika joined PFS in 2021 as a Program Officer. She is excited to support the diverse program areas funded by PFS client foundations and to elevate the work of local nonprofits in the Bay Area and beyond.

Prior to joining PFS, Erika was the Community Initiatives Manager at the Community Foundation for Monterey County where she led the COVID-19 Collaborative, 2020 Census grantmaking, and oversaw grantmaking in children & youth development, community development, environment and animal welfare. She also implemented the Neighborhood Grants program to support grassroots leadership development and strengthened Latinx philanthropy by leading a fund committed to celebrating and honoring Latinx giving.

In addition to her foundation work, Erika has extensive program management experience and a strong background in collaborative funding efforts in the areas of youth development, leadership and advocacy. She enjoys giving back by volunteering at local nonprofits, facilitating strategic sessions to support community-led projects and mentoring first-generation students.

Erika has a BA in Global & International Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a Masters in Global & International Development from Roskilde University in Denmark and Leipzig University in Germany. She enjoys practicing her Italian, traveling, baking, reading and kickboxing.

 

Jane Wang, Grants Assistant (she/her)
jwang@pfs-llc.net
415.561.6540 ext. 264

Jane joined PFS in April 2020 as the Office Manager/Grants Assistant, fascinated by PFS’s role in innovating effective philanthropy, connecting foundations and nonprofits, and empowering both established and aspiring philanthropists. She continues to be inspired by PFS’s active dedication to its values and its constant push for progress.

Prior to joining PFS, Jane worked in various fields of the financial sector, including Private Wealth Management with Goldman Sachs and Fixed Income Sales/Trading with Morgan Stanley. Outside of work, Jane volunteers as a dog socializer with the San Francisco SPCA, a tutor for San Francisco Public Library’s FOG program, and a member of the Center for Justice and Accountability’s Professional Network for Human Rights. Jane graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Drexel University in Philadelphia.

In her free time, Jane loves enjoying everything San Francisco has to offer, including its natural beauty, its vibrant art and music, and the Golden State Warriors.

Contact

The Gamble Foundation
1660 Bush Street, Suite 300
San Francisco, CA 94109

415.561.6540
www.gamblefoundation.org

 

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