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United States Program


Our United States Program leadership team oversees the foundation's work on education, libraries and access to the Internet, and emergency relief in the U.S. as well as community grants and local efforts in the Pacific Northwest. You can learn more about the Advisory Panel.

Allan Golston

US Program

Allan C. Golston leads the foundation’s efforts to advance student achievement for all young people in the United States.

David Bley

US Program

David Bley oversees strategies focused on stable families, great schools, high-quality early learning, and strong communities in Washington State and metropolitan Portland, Oregon.

Daniel Greenstein

Director of Education Postsecondary Success,
US Program

Dr. Daniel Greenstein oversees work to substantially increase the number of students that acquire a postsecondary degree.

Jill Nishi

Director, Office of the President and Chief of Staff,
US Program

Jill Nishi oversees Special Initiative grant making and manages the overall operations for our United States Program.

Gavin Payne

US Program

Gavin Payne leads the team responsible for developing public policy and investment strategies to support the foundation’s United States programmatic goals.

Vicki Phillips

Director of Education,
US Program

Vicki Phillips oversees work to ensure U.S. high school students graduate ready for success in college; and to improve access to college.

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