Elizabeth (Liz) joined the Irvine Foundation as a Senior Program Officer in July of 2021. She has substantive professional experience at the intersections of public health, organizing and policy, and philanthropy. Prior to Irvine, she served as a Program Officer with the Marguerite Casey Foundation, where she led the Foundation’s strategy development and grantmaking efforts in California and with national intermediaries. Liz has a strong track record of successfully bringing funders together to increase resources for racial and economic justice work in California and nationally. She co-created a partnership with Right to the City Alliance, Neighborhood Funders Group, and other national funders to align strategy and increase funding for housing justice organizing.
Before that, Liz served as a Senior Policy Analyst for USAID Global Health Bureau, a consultant with the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare in Monrovia, Liberia, and served as the director of a statewide multi-racial integrated youth voter engagement initiative in Alaska.
Liz holds an MPH from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and a bachelor’s degree from Lewis and Clark College. She is based in our San Francisco office.