Judi Powell

Vice President of Program & Strategic Initiatives

Judi oversees all programmatic services PFS provides for clients and serves as senior program staff for several foundations. She appreciates being able to work with passionate philanthropists while continuing to learn about community needs, public policy, and different ways to approach social impact.

Prior to joining PFS in 2016, Judi was founder and principal of the consulting firm Seven Hills Philanthropy. She held program leadership positions with Northern California Grantmakers and Peninsula Community Foundation, where she directed the education and youth development portfolio and the scholarships program. Judi also participated in national forums with the Council on Foundations, Exponent Philanthropy, and the D5 Coalition. She currently serves on the board of Samaritan House in San Mateo.

Judi received her PhD from the Stanford Graduate School of Education and her BA from Yale University.  A Midwesterner by birth and a Californian by choice, Judi can often be found enjoying the views from Sawyer Camp Trail with friends and family.

Judi works for the following foundations: