President and Chief Executive Officer
Jim Becker attended Grinnell College for his BA and University of Minnesota for his MA in Anthropology. He served as a senior program director for the Minneapolis YMCA. He moved to California in 1990 to serve as the Executive Director of the new Delta Family YMCA in Oakley, CA.
Chief Development Officer
Stacey Street is delighted to serve the Richmond Community Foundation as Chief Development Officer. Stacey has 24 years of development, marketing, and non-profit management experience. Most recently she was Director of Capital and Major Gifts for Planned Parenthood Shasta Pacific, where she coordinated a significant capital campaign that raised $6.5 million to expand health, education and advocacy programs. Prior to Planned Parenthood, she served as executive director for the Berkeley-East Bay Humane Society, where she successfully helped the organization navigate the aftermath of a devastating fire in the shelter.
Director of Grants Management
Mónica is an Angelino who moved to Northern California in the fall of 2010 to attend UC Berkeley, where she graduated with a B.A. in English and Peace & Conflicts Studies (PACS) with a concentration in Human Rights. While in school, she served as an intern for the Peace & Justice Commission of Berkeley (PCJB) working directly with the Chair and Co-Chair of the commission. She was an active member of the Coalition for a Safe Berkeley and later served as an intern for 4th District Councilmember Jesse Arreguin where she researched policy, helped with constituent communications, and coordinated special projects. In the summer of 2012, she attended the United Nations University for Peace (UPEACE) in Costa Rica. As a first generation American, Mónica prides herself in working with Latino communities to help raise their awareness and increase their participation in local, state, and national politics.
Ensuring Opportunity Campaign Director
Mariana Moore serves as Director of the Ensuring Opportunity Campaign to End Poverty in Contra Costa, a cross-sector initiative that engages local elected officials, social sector organizations, businesses, labor, local government, faith-based, academia and the philanthropic sector in a collective effort to eliminate poverty in our community.
Before joining Ensuring Opportunity, Mariana served as director of the Human Services Alliance of Contra Costa, a coalition of community-based organizations that work in partnership with local government to meet the needs of low-income residents.
SparkPoint Contra Costa Director
Betty Geishirt Cantrell, MSSW, MBA has been SparkPoint Contra Costa Director since its opening in June 2011. With an original goal to serve 185 people in the first year, the center already served well over 700 people in providing integrated services to promote financial stability. Betty combines her clinical social work background (MSSW from the University of Wisconsin) with her business and management expertise (MBA from Memphis State University) in leading this SparkPoint center – a partnership of several different nonprofits working together to improve the multi-faceted aspects of people’s financial situations.
Site Coordinator for Sparkpoint at Dover Elementary
Tifanie Morataya-Powell is the Site Coordinator for SparkPoint Contra Costa at Dover Elementary School. A Financial Coach prior to joining SparkPoint, she works with individuals and families to make realistic budgets, save money and gain access to local resources. Mrs. Morataya-Powell also served with AmeriCorps as an Income and Benefits Specialist, and was a Site Coordinator for a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (V.I.T.A.) site during 2010-2012. She is bilingual in Spanish and enjoys working with families and the community.
SparkPoint Contra Costa-West Site Coordinator
Yvette Urrutia recently finished a one-year term as an AmeriCorps VISTA for SparkPoint Contra Costa-West. Prior to joining Richmond Community Foundation and SparkPoint, she worked as a Union Representative and Community Organizer for Service Employees International Union. While with SEIU, she travelled around the United States helping working class families achieve health care and better pay.
Director of Community Engagement
Shabnaz is excited to join the Richmond Community Foundation as Director of Community Engagement, where she will manage the Foundation’s project based work and build partnerships across numerous platforms. In particular, she will be working closely on the Foundation’s new Social Impact Bond program to address housing blight in Richmond.