Executive Team

  • Andrew Kaufteil

    Senior Vice President, Strategic Communications

    (650) 736-8129


    Andrew is a communications and marketing expert who guides our Foundation’s brand and engagement strategy. He leads teams specializing in content, creative services, donor communications, and events. His diverse background involves strategic innovation and change in the private and non-profit sectors and across numerous industries, including health care, tech, design, and higher education.

    Prior to joining our Foundation in 2021, Andrew was global head of brand for Wipro, a global technology services company. He also served as chief marketing officer for Cooper, a user experience design agency, and executive director of alumni relations for the University of California, San Francisco. He holds a BA in communication & media studies from Macalester College and a JD from the University of Connecticut. 

  • Cynthia J. Brandt, PhD

    Chief Executive Officer & President

    (650) 498-4310


    Cynthia Brandt was thrilled to join the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health as president and CEO in 2018. Now she is on a mission—with the outstanding team at the Foundation—to unlock philanthropy to improve health for all kids and moms, in Silicon Valley and around the world.

    During 20+ years in fundraising and communications, Cynthia has contributed to important missions and great teams as Campaign Director for the Smithsonian Institution, VP for Advancement at Mills College, and Associate Dean for External Relations at Stanford University’s School of Humanities & Sciences. She is grateful and motivated to give back because others’ generosity allowed her to pursue a PhD and MA in sociology at Stanford and a BA in English and fine arts at Vanderbilt.

    Cynthia is passionate about the potential for science to heal humanity and the planet. She is emphatic that this work must be grounded in empathy and a commitment to lift up all people equally.

  • Jeff Shilling

    Senior Vice President, Individual Giving

    (650) 498-4942


    Jeff joined our Foundation in 2021, bringing more than 25 years of fundraising experience to our individual giving and campaign programs. In this role, he leads the teams of Major Gifts, Gift Planning, Annual Giving, and Campaigns. These specialists raise gifts to support the highest priorities of Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford and pediatric programs at Stanford University School of Medicine.

    Previously, Jeff was chief development officer at the University of California, Santa Cruz, where he led its first comprehensive fundraising campaign. Under his guidance, annual philanthropy to the university doubled. He held development leadership positions in Stanford’s athletic department and the Graduate School of Business. Jeff also served as vice president of advancement at Bellarmine College Preparatory. Jeff earned a BA in marketing and an MBA from Butler University, where he also served on the advancement team. 

  • Kathy Coulbourn

    Chief Financial Officer

    (650) 498-2620


    As chief financial officer since 2007, Kathy oversees finance and investments, information technology, and advancement services, including gift administration, data and reporting, and prospect development. Kathy serves as a member of our Foundation’s executive leadership team. She is the staff professional for the audit and the investment & finance committees of the board of directors.

    Prior to our Foundation, Kathy worked for 10 years in the for-profit sector in finance leadership roles in high-tech companies. She started her career at KPMG, where she worked in the Los Angeles, London and San Francisco offices in Audit and Tax. She earned her BS in math applied science from the University of California, Los Angeles. She is a certified public accountant in California. 

  • Sarah Hernandez

    Chief of Staff & Associate Vice President of People Initiatives

    (650) 497-2422


    Sarah works across teams at our Foundation to put its vision of unlocking philanthropy into operation, and to help achieve greater organizational excellence and efficiency. As our people leader, she strives to create an inclusive culture and nurture talent to improve outcomes. She serves as a thought partner and adviser to the president and CEO.

    Before joining our Foundation in 2020, Sarah spent over a decade in advancement at top academic institutions, guiding and contributing to engagement strategies in development and alumni relations. She worked at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley; Stanford Graduate School of Business; and the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Sarah graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a BA in journalism. 


Major Gifts

  • Kelly Abundo

    Director of Development, Heart Campaign

    (650) 721-1147


    Kelly has over 10 years of major gift fundraising experience at national and international organizations including Khan Academy, with a mission to provide free online education to anyone, anywhere; Planned Parenthood, which provides high-quality reproductive health care; the American Red Cross, which is the nation’s premier emergency response organization offering neutral humanitarian care to victims of war and devastating natural disasters; and the Museum of Science and Industry, which is the largest science center in the Western Hemisphere. Kelly’s expertise is in relationship building and using data and strategic planning to increase efficiencies across development operations. Kelly has fundraised and worked on board development with the Arthritis Foundation, the San Francisco Ballet, the Joffrey Ballet, and Big Brothers Big Sisters. Kelly holds a BA in art history and a museum studies certificate from the University of Iowa.

  • Lindsey Hincks

    Deputy Director, Major Gifts

    (650) 736-1021


    A fundraising professional for over a decade, Lindsey focuses on raising major and principal gifts for the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford and the Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy and Asthma Research at Stanford. Prior to joining the Foundation, Lindsey served as a director at Hawai‘i Pacific University, leading their annual giving and alumni engagement efforts. Prior to HPU, she solicited major gifts at the University of Cincinnati Foundation as a regional gift officer for their $1 billion campaign, Proudly Cincinnati. Lindsey has a BA in French linguistics, a BA in public relations from Grand Valley State University, and an MBA from Hawai‘i Pacific University.

Principal Gifts

Children's Fund

Corporate Relations

  • Sarah Stewart

    Program Manager, Corporate Relations

    (650) 497-2431


    Sarah has master’s and bachelor’s degrees in justice studies from San Jose State University. While pursuing her education and working full-time at Trader Joe’s, Sarah spent several years teaching and mentoring at-risk youth for the Bay Area nonprofit Fresh Lifelines for Youth. Sarah believes that all children and families should have access to extraordinary care and is excited to work for an organization that propels this mission.

Foundation Relations

  • Jasan Zimmerman

    Director, Foundation Relations

    (650) 736-2927


    After nearly 12 years working in a biotechnology lab, Jasan transitioned from science into the nonprofit sector to fulfill a passion for helping others. He holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from Whittier College, a master’s degree in microbiology and molecular genetics from Loma Linda University, and a master of nonprofit administration from University of San Francisco. As a survivor of childhood and young adult cancer, he is an enthusiastic advocate for all patients with chronic and life-threatening diseases. Jasan considers his work at the Foundation to be a privilege and an incredible way of giving back to make the journey better for the next group of patients fighting through the jungle of illness.

  • Jim Deasy

    Vice President, Strategy & Institutional Giving

    (650) 723-0744


    Jim leads our institutional giving team that focuses on raising support from corporations and professional foundations to advance programs at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford and Stanford School of Medicine. He’s also involved in gift strategy and operations across all individual and institutional fundraising teams, working closely with partners at Packard Children’s Hospital and School of Medicine to plan for, and successfully implement, complex donor gifts received by the Foundation.

    Jim joined the Foundation in 2010. Previously, he held field fundraising roles including director of Corporate Relations and director/senior director of Major Gifts. Before joining us, he worked for Columbia University and New York University in corporate and foundation fundraising roles. He earned an MBA from Columbia University and a BS from Loyola University Maryland. 

Auxiliaries Relations

Gift Planning

  • Jean Gorman

    Associate Vice President, Gift Planning

    (650) 736-1211


    Jean has worked in gift planning since 1983, shortly after graduating from the Notre Dame Law School. Over the course of nearly 35 years, Jean has worked in higher education and health care. She has worked in different geographic areas, and she has been responsible for development areas other than gift planning. Jean co-founded the Portland Planned Giving Council and was the president of the San Diego Estate Planning Council. In 2004, she returned to her alma mater, where she served as a senior leader in development and was a co-leader in one of the most successful capital campaigns for a university without a medical school. Planned gifts represented 25 percent of the gift planning total for Notre Dame’s campaign, which was partly because the gift planning team activated three different programs—a donor advised fund, use of the University’s endowment for the investment of the charitable remainder trusts, and the launch of a national program for charitable gift annuities.

  • Shadie Parivar

    Director, Gift Planning

    (650) 721-6041


    Shadie helps donors make gifts through their estate plans or other unique gift structures. Prior to joining the Foundation, she was a Strategic Advisor at Brown Advisory, an investment firm in Washington, DC, where she advised high net worth individuals with respect to tax, estate, and business matters, as well as philanthropy and impact investing. She also spearheaded the office's women's initiative and the firm-wide diversity and inclusion efforts. Prior to Brown Advisory, Shadie practiced as an estate planning attorney at the Holman Kaye Law Group in Los Altos, CA. As a Bay Area native, she is thrilled to have returned to the area and to be focusing her career entirely in philanthropy. She enjoys being a resource to families as they navigate their estate planning, coordinating with their other advisors, and supporting gifts that are strategic and meaningful to the donor while impactful to the causes they support.  Shadie graduated from the University of Southern California with a BS in Business Administration and received her law degree from the Santa Clara University School of Law. 

Development Communications

  • Charlotte Jones

    Senior Creative Lead

    (650) 721-6044


    Charlotte has a wide range of experience that includes communication design, user experience, and environmental design. As a creative lead and a visual design manager at the Foundation, she collaborates with many departments and guides her team to achieve powerful, inspiring creative solutions. Charlotte studied under and worked for renowned Bay Area graphic designer Sam Smidt. She also taught at the UCSC Extension, where her classes included Advanced Typography and Layout and Typography. The American Advertising Federation, Print Magazine, the Western Art Directors Club, Rockport Books, and the Western Publications Association have all recognized her work. With more than 20 years of experience in print and online design, her past clients include Apple, Girl Scouts of Northern California, Google, Intel, NetApp, Plantronics, NVIDIA, Seagate, Siemens, and Visa.

  • Jodi Mouratis

    Development Communications Officer

    (650) 498-7742


    Jodi has a background in journalism and public relations. While at Edelman, the world’s biggest PR firm, she supported Silicon Valley start-ups and global tech clients, including HP, Symantec, Samsung, and AMD, leading their product launches, earnings announcements, thought leadership programs, and more. She also frequently volunteered to counsel nonprofits focused on children’s education and advocacy, such as Teach for America-Bay Area, the Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose, and the Silicon Valley Education Foundation. Her passion for working with nonprofits, led her to join the Foundation, where she could devote her efforts to promoting children’s well-being full-time. She has previously served on the board of the San Jose Public Libraries and as a literacy tutor. She has bachelor’s degrees in English and Communication from the College of Saint Benedict in Minnesota and completed graduate coursework in English literature at San Jose State University.

  • Megan Alpers-Raschefsky

    Senior Associate Director, Development Communications

    (650) 498-2597


    Megan loves to work with patients and their families to tell the story of their connection to Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford. She is inspired by the strength and courage of every family she meets and wants all donors to know what a difference they’ve made in families’ lives. Her professional background includes public and media relations, writing, marketing, and more. She has a master’s degree in journalism and mass communications from San Jose State University, as well as a bachelor’s degree in journalism and agricultural communications from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.

  • Michael Mescall

    Manager, Visual Design

    (650) 736-5492


    As a visual designer on the Development Communications team, Michael strives to
    evolve and strengthen the Foundation’s brand on all visual design communications projects. Before coming to the Foundation, Michael worked at nationally recognized design and branding agencies in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Palo Alto. He has comprehensive creative team experience as a visual designer, design director, creative services manager, traffic manager, and account executive. He has enjoyed the opportunity to work with diverse clients, ranging from global Fortune 500 companies to successful Silicon Valley start-ups. Michael has been fortunate to have his work recognized by and featured in graphic design publications, including Communication Arts, Corporate Identity USA, the American Institute of Graphic Arts, and Graphis, as well as the Library of Congress.

Donor & Community Relations and Special Events


  • Maria Shao

    Specialist, Business Communications

    (650) 721-4639


    Maria is a writer and editor who has worked in journalism, education, business, and nonprofit organizations. She was a journalist for more than 20 years, working at The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, Boston Globe, and San Jose Mercury News. She was a business reporter for 17 years in New York, Asia (China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and the Philippines), San Francisco, and Boston. She served as a technology business editor and deputy business editor at the Mercury News, covering Silicon Valley. She did freelance and case study writing for Stanford Graduate School of Business and wrote and edited for business clients. Maria graduated from the University of Pennsylvania.

Prospect Development

Development Services

Programs & Partnerships

  • Holly Henry

    Program Director

    (650) 736-0677


    Holly is Director of the Program for Children with Special Health Care Needs at the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health. In this role, she works with grantees focused on improving care coordination, implementing quality standards, and developing self-management supports for children with special health care needs and their families. She also directs the California Community Care Coordination Collaborative. Prior to joining the Foundation, Holly served as project director and research associate at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, where she managed several international and domestic research studies focusing on child and adolescent health issues, including obesity prevention, media use and awareness, HIV prevention, and tobacco marketing. She has studied the effects of health-related programming developed by Sesame Workshop and MTV on children’s knowledge, attitudes, and health behaviors. She has also served as nutrition policy project associate at the Center for Science in the Public Interest in Washington, D.C., where her work included advocacy for improvements in school meal policy and menu labeling. Dr. Henry earned her MHS and PhD at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and is the proud mother of three young children.


Human Resources and Administration

Information Systems