Executive Team

  • Edward Schor

    Senior Vice President, Programs and Partnerships

    (650) 736-2663

    As senior vice president of Programs and Partnerships, Ed directs programmatic and grantmaking activities, with the latter focusing on health care system improvement for children with chronic health conditions. Prior to this position, he was vice president at The Commonwealth Fund, where he led efforts related to child health policy and practice and state health care reform. He was medical director and policy director for the Iowa Department of Public Health. Earlier in his career, Ed was medical director of The Chesapeake Health Plan in Baltimore; chief of the division of general pediatrics at the University of New Mexico; responsible for grantmaking programs on Medical Education, Medical Ethics, and Improving Functional Outcomes and Well-Being with the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation; and director of the Functional Outcomes Program at the New England Medical Center. He received post-doctoral training in social and behavioral sciences, and has a special interest in the social determinants of child health and family functioning. He edited the book Caring for Your School-Age Child and has chaired both the Committee on Early Childhood, Adoption and Dependent Care and the national Task Force on the Family for the American Academy of Pediatrics, the latter of which produced the monograph, Family Pediatrics. He has been a member of the faculties of several major university medical schools and schools of public health, has served on the editorial boards of several pediatric journals and has presented and published extensively on systemic issues of children’s health care.

Major and Principal Gifts

  • Kelly Abundo

    Assistant Director, Major Gifts

    (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

    Associate 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.

  • Lisa Buckmaster

    Executive Assistant

    (650) 498-7641

    Lisa has over 20 years’ experience as a career executive assistant supporting C-level executives in several fields, including solar, real estate development, nonprofit, high-tech, and venture capital, for start-ups and global publicly traded companies. She has acted as a liaison with board members, investors, and the venture capital community. Serving as a strategic partner to executives, she has managed all administrative needs, quarterly investment distributions and investor relations, structure and implementation of recurring staff meeting agendas, action item tracking and execution, team event planning and trade shows, and employee onboarding. Lisa has served on committees to create and implement employee processes and procedures, including employee onboarding for use companywide in both large corporate and small business settings.

  • Meg Cruz

    Assistant Director, Major Gifts

    (650) 497-2826

    Meg focuses on major gifts fundraising and grateful family outreach at the Foundation. She is passionate about health care philanthropy and enjoys working with grateful patients and families. Previously, she spent four years as senior development officer for San Francisco-based CPMC Foundation, which is part of Sutter Health, Northern California’s largest regional health system. Meg also helped nonprofit leaders and boards strengthen their major gifts and annual fundraising as a consultant and campaign manager at CCS Fundraising. Her first job with a not-for-profit was in foundation relations at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, working mainly with physician scientists at the Eli and Edythe Broad Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research.

Children's Fund

  • Megan Garner

    Assistant Director, Annual Giving & Direct Marketing

    (650) 736-1291

    With over 10 years of nonprofit development experience, Megan is passionate about using creative storytelling to help donors engage with the mission and frontline work of children’s health and social justice organizations. Megan’s fundraising journey began in 2007, when she had six weeks to raise $18,000 for her own year-long internship in Uganda with International Justice Mission. Thanks to her compelling solicitation letter and year-end giving, Megan made her deadline and exceeded her goal by $2,000. Over the past nine years, Megan has honed her expertise in direct marketing, which she loves for its marriage of creative and strategic components. Megan is a DMA-certified direct marketing professional, licensed Foster Parent, and amateur musical theatre and film critic.

  • Michelle Compton

    Senior Associate Director, Children's Fund

    (650) 721-5220

    Michelle has over 25 years of strategic planning and fundraising experience in the nonprofit sector. Starting on the program side as a social worker, she transitioned to fundraising as executive director of the Multiple Sclerosis Society, Silicon Valley Chapter. In this role, she led a team that tripled fundraising revenue in her first year, achieving national recognition as the top performing chapter in the country, while securing several awards for innovative client programming. Since then, Michelle’s positions have focused on the development of high-performing fundraising programs. Underlying this work is her goal to connect community members with causes that excite them, enabling organizations to provide the most effective, innovative client programming possible. Her favorite days at the Foundation include a tour of Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford with a new member of our donor community. There’s so greater way to show them the extraordinary impact of their gift!

Corporate Relations

  • Sarah Matthews

    Development Assistant, 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.

  • Stacy Neiman

    Director, Corporate Relations

    (650) 723-7738

    As Director of Corporate Relations, Stacy uses her vast development, PR and marketing skills to create partnerships that meet the objectives of the company as well as the mission of our organization. Prior to joining the Foundation, Stacy spent five years at the American Heart Association (AHA) most recently as the Vice President of Development overseeing the San Francisco, East Bay and Go Red for Women initiatives. Before joining AHA Stacy held several development roles in organizations ranging from Social Services to Academia. She started her career in PR and event planning.

Foundation Relations

  • Jasan Zimmerman

    Associate Director of 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.

Auxiliaries Relations

Gift Planning

  • Jean Gorman

    Director, 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.

  • Jennifer Rowe

    Associate Director, Gift Planning

    (650) 721-6041

    Prior to joining the Foundation in 2015, Jennifer worked in gift planning for Stanford University and the Silicon Valley Community Foundation. She has experience facilitating charitable remainder trusts; charitable gift annuities; and gifts of real estate, stock, and other appreciated assets. A former estate and tax attorney, Jennifer enjoys helping donors and professional advisors find charitable giving options that are meaningful, impactful, and tax efficient. As the parent of a child who is a patient at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, she considers it a privilege to work for an organization that supports the innovative and compassionate care she has seen firsthand.

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

    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

    Associate Director of 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

    Visual Designer

    (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

Stewardship

Data Analytics & Prospect Research

Development Systems

Development Services

Programs & Partnerships

  • Ali Rivera

    Program Assistant

    (650) 498-7820

    Ali graduated from Santa Clara University with a bachelor’s degree in public health and a minor in sociology. Her passion for helping others led her to complete a summer internship at La Familia Counseling Center in Sacramento, where she taught children and youth from low-income families about proper eating habits. In addition to her public health background, Ali previously worked over three years as a technical assistant for a nonprofit organization in Elk Grove, California. She helped create, edit, and troubleshoot online homework help platforms for students struggling with math.

  • Allison Gray

    Program Officer

    (650) 497-3506

    Prior to joining the Foundation, Allison managed Family Voices of California Project Leadership, a statewide parent advocacy training program for caregivers of children with special health care needs. She serves as the Family Leader of California for the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP) and is a member of the AMCHP Family and Youth Leadership Committee. She is on the Advisory Committee for the Funders’ Group on Parent Organizing, Family Engagement, and Leadership Development. She also represented Family Voices of California on the Western States Regional Genetics Network. A parent of a child with special health care needs, Allison is dedicated to ensuring the family perspective is valued at all levels of the health care system.

  • Amanda Lanceplaine

    Program Associate

    (650) 724-5813

    Prior to working at the Foundation, Amanda worked at the Legal Aid Association of California, managing and improving their online platforms to expand access to justice for low-income Californians. She has also worked abroad, at the Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines, where she interviewed victims of torture and other human rights abuses, and at the Asia-Europe People’s Forum, organizing their yearly conference in Myanmar. Amanda graduated from the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver, where she earned an MA in International Human Rights, and a dual-degree BA in Political Science and German from Bowling Green State University in Ohio.

  • Holly Henry

    Research Program Manager

    (650) 736-0677

    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 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.

  • Lori Turk-Bicakci

    Senior Manager, Data and Research

    (650) 725-5503

    Lori is a senior manager for Kidsdata, a program of the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health. She promotes data-based decision making and action to improve children’s health and well-being through her work on kidsdata.org. She has extensive experience with data collection, analysis, and reporting in education, social services, and other areas that support children’s long-term health and development. Also, she is a certified project management professional and a certified reviewer for What Works Clearinghouse to assess the quality of research studies. Before joining the Foundation, Dr. Turk-Bicakci was a senior researcher and project director at American Institutes for Research, and prior to her graduate studies in sociology, she was a middle school social studies teacher.

Finance

Human Resources and Administration

  • Debra Sallen

    Director of Human Resources

    (650) 724-6517

    Debbie has over 25 years of human resources management experience in the nonprofit, financial services, biotech, and high-tech sectors. She holds a master’s degree in human resources and organization development and a bachelor’s degree in human relations and organization behavior from the University of San Francisco. Previously, Debbie served as the vice president of human resources at Valley Credit Union, which was voted “One of the 50 Best Places to Work” in Silicon Valley for six consecutive years under her HR leadership. She has been a regular conference speaker and is a recognized HR leader in the development of innovative employee programs and benefits. Debbie is passionate about cultivating a work environment that supports diversity and inclusion, professional growth, work-life balance, challenging and rewarding work, and lots of recognition and fun. Above all, Debbie believes that understanding employees are “people” first and treating each person and each situation with that in mind is essential to building a great work environment.

Information Systems