Executive Team

  • Andrew Kaufteil

    Senior Vice President, Strategic Communications

    (650) 736-8129

    Andrew Kaufteil joined the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health in 2021 and oversees the Foundation’s brand and engagement strategy, and manages teams focused on content, creative services, donor communications, and events. Andrew has a diverse background in innovation, marketing, and communications in the private and nonprofit sectors, across a number of industries, from healthcare, to tech, to higher education.

    Prior to joining the Foundation, Andrew held leadership positions at Wipro, Cooper, UC San Francisco, and UC Berkeley. Andrew has a BA in Communication & Media Studies from Macalester College and a JD from 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.

  • Kathy Coulbourn

    Chief Financial Officer

    (650) 498-2620

    Kathy Coulbourn joined the Foundation in 2007. Ms. Coulbourn is responsible for all aspects of accounting and finance, investments, information technology, development systems and services including database management and related systems. She staffs the Audit, Investment & Finance and Programs & Partnerships committees of the board. In addition to her CFO responsibilities, Ms. Coulbourn is serving as the interim Vice President for Programs & Partnerships. Prior to joining the Foundation, Ms. Coulbourn spent eight years at KPMG followed by finance leadership roles at three high tech start ups. Ms. Coulbourn earned her Bachelor of Science in Math Applied Science from UCLA and is a certified public accountant in California.

  • Sarah Hernandez

    Chief of Staff & Associate Vice President of People Initiatives

    (650) 497-2422

    Sarah joined the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health as chief of staff in 2020. She works across teams to operationalize the organization’s vision to unlock philanthropy and achieve greater organizational excellence and efficiency.

    Prior to the Foundation, Sarah spent over a decade in advancement working for some of the top academic institutions in the world. She guided and contributed to engagement strategies at the intersection of development and alumni relations.

    Sarah graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree 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.

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


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