A recent transplant to the Pacific Northwest from the Bay Area, Maya is excited to join Philanthropy Northwest as our learning strategy director, bringing two decades of philanthropy and nonprofit sector experience to our team.
Prior to joining Philanthropy Northwest, Maya was an independent consultant to nonprofits and foundations and a part-time project director for CompassPoint Nonprofit Services, focusing on leadership development, evaluation, learning and program strategy. As a grantmaker at the Women's Foundation of California, she oversaw investments in programming for systemic change to create equity and opportunities for women and girls throughout the state. Her work as an advocate for women and girls continues today in her service as a board member for Legal Voice, a Northwest legislative advocacy organization for women's rights.
Maya is passionate about strengths-based leadership, innovative learning strategies and network weaving for effective sector collaboration. In her free time, she enjoys hiking with her sons and husband and recently is revisiting a childhood passion: tap dance.