Heidi McPherson
Chief Executive Officer

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

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

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

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

Erin McCall worked in the nonprofit sector as the Administrative Manager for the Central Coast Children’s Choir for more than eight years. Erin also has served as the Executive Director of Canzona Women’s Ensemble. She has worked in media and advertising for New Times Weekly where she designed ads, scheduled promotions, designed layout of the paper and organized operations. She most recently worked as an Account Manager/Graphic Designer developing marketing strategies and maintaining social media outreach and websites for a marketing and promotions firm in Paso Robles. Erin has excellent leadership and communication skills and enjoys meeting new people. She lives in Atascadero with her husband and two daughters.



Karen Bolen
Finance Associate

Karen Bolen provides support to the Director of Finance & Administration in all aspects of accounting and finance for the Foundation. Karen brings over 15 years of nonprofit experience from the public health industry. Before joining the Foundation in July 2011, she held management positions at the Stanford Preventative Research Center and The Community Health Centers of the Central Coast. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Economics and a Master of Science in Kinesiology from California State University, San Luis Obispo.



Briana Fox

Briana Fox
Office Manager/Executive Assistant

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.


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