Cheryl brings both a talent and a passion for building an effective and resilient nonprofit sector to PFS. She works with client foundations to help them focus their priorities, create grantmaking strategies, and develop processes for continual learning and capacity building.
Prior to joining PFS in 2016, Cheryl was a program specialist with the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, where she managed the Philanthropy Fund, coordinated program operations, and worked with grantees to strengthen their leadership and organizations. Before that, she spent five years at the United Nations in Switzerland providing training and capacity building on policy related to economic development and the environment, primarily for countries and regions in Asia and Africa.
Cheryl received her BA in international relations with a minor in Chinese from the University of California, Davis, and a master’s in environmental management from Duke University. A true Bay Area native, Cheryl loves big trees, cooking with local food, and backyard beekeeping.
Cheryl works for the following foundation: