Meet Our Foundation Staff

Our staff is an experienced and professional team ready to help you.

Chief Executive Officer

Executive Director Lance Linares
Lance Linares
Chief Executive Officer
831.662.2010
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Philanthropic Services

  Donor Services Officer Robin Larsen  
Randy Balogh
Philanthropic Services Director
831.662.2060
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  Robin Larsen
Donor Services Officer
831.662.2061
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Danu Schoeck
Philanthropic Services Assistant
831.662.2063
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Programs and Grants

Program Director Christina Cuevas
  Program Associate Owen David
  Program Assistant Rachel Mason-Kelley   
Christina Cuevas
Program Director
831.662.2070
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  Owen David
Program Associate
831.662.2072
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Rachel Kelley
Program Assistant
831.662.2071
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Finance and Administration

Finance & Admin Director Susan Farrar      

Susan Farrar
Chief Financial Officer & Administration Director
831.662.2020
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  Alexandra Urbick
Controller
831.662.2021
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Elizabeth Gordon
Finance Assistant
831.662.2073
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Office Manager Jennifer Boyle          

Jennifer Boyle
Office Manager
831.662.2002
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Communications

Communications Officer Luis Chabolla   Communications Associate Kim East
Luis Chabolla
Communications Officer
831.662.2030
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  Kim East
Communications Associate
831.662.2031
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Regional Water Management Foundation

RWMF Project Manager Tim Carson     
 Tim Carson
Program Director
831.662.2050
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  Jackie Strong
Program Assistant
831.662.2051
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Jackie Strong
Jackie Strong
I'm from Texas, with a background in program management I'll use to assist local projects addressing regional water supply, quality and flood/storm issues.
Alexandra Urbick
Alexandra Urbick
I’m part of the team making sure your gifts and our investments are working to help good causes.
Elizabeth Gordon
Elizabeth Gordon

I've been providing services to public and private sector organizations for over 20 years. I'll help our team give you financial info that is clear and easy to understand and use.

Owen David
Owen David

I manage our new online grants systems and offer program support to local nonprofits. I studied international relations at Brown University and environmental management at Yale.

Rachel Kelley
Rachel Kelley

I’m here to help make life easier for our grantees by working behind the scenes processing your data and info.

Tim Carson
Tim Carson
In 2008, I was hired to manage the RWMF and its projects. RWMF is a model of how community foundations can work with local agencies to make a difference on important local issues, like water resources.
Kim East
Kim East
I’ve moved from program and grants management to a communications role. I love how social media has opened the door for us to engage people and organizations in a new way. I’ve worked here since 2004.
Luis Chabolla
Luis Chabolla
I work to make sure our print, online and social media communications support the goals of the Community Foundation. I also plan and oversee our workshops for nonprofits. I have been part of this great team since 2001.
Jennifer Boyle
Jennifer Boyle

I look foward to helping you book space in our building and make use of our other resources.

 

Susan Farrar
Susan Farrar
I was born in Watsonville and have strong family roots here. I’ve worked at the Foundation since 2000. Committed to running an efficient and transparent organization, I’m energized considering new ways to meet donor intent and serve our community.
Danu Schoeck
Danu Schoeck
I’m working behind the scenes to help you give through friendly, professional and top-notch customer service.
Christina Cuevas
Christina Cuevas
I came to the Foundation in 1998, after stints in education, nonprofits and at the Ford and San Francisco Foundations. In my work and personal life, I am committed to promoting social justice and supporting nonprofit organizations serving our community.
Robin Larsen
Robin Larsen
I was born and raised here. I’ve been at the Foundation since 1996. I love working with people, those with deep roots in the county and those just discovering its beauty. We’re good at making your giving easy and rewarding.
Randy Balogh
Randy Balogh
I joined the team in 2008. I help professional advisors and donors with personalized giving strategies. I’m available to meet with you to talk about planned giving and other charitable giving options we offer.
Lance Linares
Lance Linares
I’ve led the Foundation since 1995, and recently served as chair of the League of California Community Foundations. We make a choice to live in Santa Cruz County, a great place. I can help you find ways to make it better, now and for the future.