Heidi McPherson
Chief Executive Officer
805-543-2323
heidi@cfsloco.org

As Chief Executive Officer, Heidi Hartshorn McPherson is responsible for leading the strategic efforts of The Community Foundation. She brings more than 25 years of experience as a nationally recognized leader in the philanthropic community. Heidi joined The Community Foundation after having served for 16 years as the founding   president of the Chester County Fund for Women and Girls, a foundation that grew out of a local Community Foundation in the Philadelphia region where she served as Vice President. As the founding president of the Fund for Women and Girls, she provided strategic vision and operational leadership that established the foundation as the first endowed foundation in Pennsylvania with a focus on women and girls. She lives in Atascadero with her husband, Richard, and has three grown children.

 

Trish Hammond
Director of Finance & Administration
805-543-2323
trish@cfsloco.org

Trish Hammond’s previous experience as Assistant Controller at Tenet Healthcare has provided her with exceptional knowledge and experience in fiscal management. She was integral to creating annual budgets and making quarterly forecast, which will be an asset to the growth of The Community Foundation. Trish holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a focus in Accounting from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. She lives in Paso Robles with her husband, three children and niece and has been involved in supporting her children’s school activities. In her spare time she enjoys hiking and traveling, and she can often be found reading a book from one of her three book club groups.

 

Len Smolburd

Len Smolburd
Grants Manager
805-543-2323
len@cfsloco.org

Len Smolburd coordinates and manages all of the Foundation’s grants programs, oversees the scholarship programs and provides support for the grants committees and subcommittees. Len has over a decade of experience serving community-based organizations with a focus in youth development. His areas of emphasis included Academic Success and College Readiness, Youth Workforce Development as well as Character and Leadership Development for middle school and high school youth. Before joining The Community Foundation he served as the Director of Development for Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco. Len earned an M.A. in Human Behavior from National University and a B.A. in Public Administration from Fresno State. He lives in Grover Beach with his wife and two children.

 

Angela Hollander
Senior Scholarship Program Associate
805-543-2323
angela@cfsloco.org

Angela Hollander is responsible for coordinating The Foundation’s scholarship programs, including community outreach and assistance with donor services. She has lived in various states and brings diverse geographic and work-related experiences with her in the areas of healthcare, government, education, volunteerism and business. Angela joined The Foundation in January 2008 after working as a county-level First 5 School Readiness Coordinator. She has over 20 years of experience as a maternal-child Registered Nurse and holds a Master of Arts in Public and Private Management from Birmingham Southern College. She resides in Paso Robles with her husband John and has two children, John and Danielle.

 

Erin McCall
Communications & Program Associate
805-543-2323
erin@cfsloco.org

Erin McCall coordinates all communications for the Foundation in addition to providing administrative support to three Field of Interest Funds. She worked in the nonprofit sector for 8 years as the Administrative Manager for the Central Coast Children’s Choir as well as the Executive Director of Canzona Women’s Ensemble for two years. She has worked in media and advertising for New Times Weekly, in addition to her job as an Account Manager/Graphic Designer developing marketing strategies and maintaining social media outreach and websites for a local marketing and promotions firm. Erin has excellent leadership and communication skills and enjoys meeting new people. She lives in Atascadero with her husband and two daughters.

 

 

Cecelia Mazelin

Cecelia Mazelin
Donor Services Coordinator
805-543-2323
cecelia@cfsloco.org

Cecelia Mazelin has multiple years of office and administrative experience in the fields of retail management, family law and market research. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in American Studies with a minor in Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame. CeeCee has four children and lives in Paso Robles.

 

 

Briana Fox

Briana Fox
Office Manager/Executive Assistant
805-543-2323
briana@cfsloco.org

Briana Fox provides support to the Foundation staff. Bri graduated from Oregon State University with a Bachelor in Public Health. Following graduation she worked as a Project Coordinator and Executive Assistant at a healthcare recruitment firm in Portland, OR before relocating to California’s Central Coast. Outside of work Bri enjoys spending time with family and exploring her new home.

 

 

Sarah Twisselman

Sarah Twisselman
Grants and Scholarship Program Assistant
805-543-2323
sarah@cfsloco.org

Sarah Twisselman provides support to the Foundation’s grants and scholarship programs. Sarah has a background working with complex, highly regulated programs, with over 8 years of administrative experience in higher education and the small business sector of San Luis Obispo. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Sarah stays involved with our local community through volunteering with the Central Coast Veterans Memorial Museum and displaying her local photography through SLOMA’s Art About Town program.

 

 

Cathy McKenna

Cathy McKenna
Finance Associate
805-543-2323
cathym@cfsloco.org

After graduating from Fresno State University with a BS in Business Administration with a focus in accounting, Cathy owned and operated a bookkeeping service and still owns and manages office property in the north Bay Area, where she raised two children before moving back to the Central Coast where she was raised. Now living in Arroyo Grande, Cathy enjoys the beach as well as gardening and her longtime passion for baking.

 

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Heidi H. McPherson Communications and Program Associate (805) 543-2323