Carnegie Commons Blog

  • October 11, 2017

    Marta Levison

    By ValC

    Marta Levison joins the Carnegie Foundation as an administrative assistant to the facilities team with more than 15 years of nonprofit administrative experience.  She previously worked at Hillel at Stanford and most recently at the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces.  She is a graduate of the University of the…

  • August 11, 2017

    Amelia Ali

    By ValC

    Amelia Ali recently joined the Foundation as the office and facilities assistant. She supports the reception desk, aides the facilities department, and serves as an extra hand to other Carnegie programs when needed. Currently a student at San Jose State University, Amelia is studying psychology and pursuing a bachelors with a…

  • May 10, 2016

    Anna Iluk

    By Gary Otake

    Anna Iluk is Carnegie’s accounting coordinator and part of the Foundation’s finance team. She holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and a master’s in marketing and management from Catholic University of Lublin. Before coming to the Carnegie Foundation, Anna served as assistant financial manager and special programs coordinator at Stanford…

  • November 16, 2015

    Valeria Cavazos

    By Gary Otake

    Valeria Cavazos is the human resources manager at the Carnegie Foundation, where she assists with the planning, evaluation, and administration of the Foundation’s human resource policies and procedures to ensure they are efficient, proactive, compliant, and exemplary of Carnegie’s core values and organizational culture. Before joining the Foundation in 2015, Valeria…

  • August 13, 2015

    Jean Rivers

    By Gary Otake

    Jean Rivers joined Carnegie Foundation in 2015 and currently serves as the chief operations officer facilitating the day-to-day management of the Carnegie Foundation’s Operations team. Mrs. Rivers has spent over ten years working in the not-for-profit sector as a theatre arts administrator. She has also served in an accounting capacity…

  • May 22, 2015

    Vicki Yim

    By Gary Otake

    Vicki Yim is events manager at Carnegie Foundation. She plans and manages a wide range of the Foundation’s internal and external events. Vicki has extensive event project management experience in nonprofit and corporate settings. Most recently, she was events manager at a technology conference startup. Prior to that, she was…

  • September 5, 2014

    Eric Valencia

    By Sakura Nakahara

    Eric Valencia is the facilities manager for the Foundation and is responsible for the day-to-day oversight of the Foundation’s properties and office spaces to ensure a safe, secure, clean, and productive environment for all employees and visitors to the Foundation. Eric joined Carnegie in 2012 and has over 10 years…

  • September 5, 2014

    Jon Benjamin

    By Sakura Nakahara

    Jon Benjamin is currently the Director of Facilities and the Director of the Post-Baccalaureate Fellowship Program at the Carnegie Foundation. His previous work has included serving as an improvement coach for the Student Agency Improvement Community (SAIC), teaching at the Summit on Improvement in Education, and leading internal improvement projects…

  • September 5, 2014

    Steve Giusti

    By Sakura Nakahara

    Steve Giusti is the director of information technology at the Carnegie Foundation, where he manages all aspects of Carnegie’s information technology department. Among his responsibilities are the administration and maintenance of all IT systems, including VoIP telephony and video conferencing systems; development and implementation of new systems and system upgrade/conversions;…

  • September 5, 2014

    Trinh Kabbabe

    By Sakura Nakahara

    Trinh Kabbabe is the Foundation’s director of budgets, grants, and contracts. In this capacity, she develops the organization’s annual budget, builds program budgets for grant proposals to external funders, and manages the preparation of contracts to all service providers. She holds a bachelor’s degree in human development from the University…

  • September 5, 2014

    Douglas Mihok

    By Sakura Nakahara

    Douglas Mihok is Carnegie Foundation’s treasurer and controller where his responsibilities include production of the Foundation’s financial statements, as well as reports for our funding partners. He also oversees all processes as they pertain to payments and financial transactions and has primary responsibility for our external audit. Douglas has 18…

  • September 5, 2014

    Abby Evans

    By Sakura Nakahara

    Abby Evans is the Human Resources Manager for the Carnegie Foundation. She has a B.A. in Liberal Studies from CSU-Fresno and completed her G.E. requirements at DeAnza Community College. Through the DeAnza-Foothill alliance, Abby studied abroad in Paris, France, where she took art appreciation courses at the Musée d’Orsay. Abby…