Board of Directors & Advisors

Board of Directors

Duncan Beardsley, Chair

Generosity in Action


William E. Green

William Green & Associates

Albert J. Horn

Anderson Yazdi Hwang Minton + Horn LLP

Jackie Speier

US Representative,
12th Congressional District of California

Moira C. Walsh

Attorney and Philanthropic Advisor


Colburn S. Wilbur

Former President,
David and Lucile Packard Foundation



Sheryl Young

Community Gatepath



James Higa

Executive Director,
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation

Bill Somerville

Philanthropic Ventures Foundation


PVF Close-Up: Board Member Praise for PVF's Grantmaking

Learn about PVF Board Member Cole Wilbur’s take on PVF’s grassroots grantmaking approach.

Board of Advisors

Janet Camarena

Director of Transparency Initiatives,

The Foundation Center

Dien Yuen

Managing Director,

Kordant Philanthropy Advisors

Kathy Kwan


The Eustace-Kwan Family Foundation

Leonard Edwards

Former Judge-in-Residence,

California Administrative Office of the Courts

“PVF has taken philanthropy from the traditional grantmaking paper shuffle, to the neighborhoods and classrooms. Bill Somerville’s creative and entrepreneurial spirit, coupled with his willingness to experiment and trust, has reinvigorated crucially important non-profit groups while helping to save lives on the edges of American society.”


– Jackie Speier, US Representative, 12th Congressional District of California