“We try to be involved in areas where nobody else wants to go. Where it is hard. We try to be innovative in philanthropy and lead with the principles that Dr. Michelson applied to all his devices and discoveries: Be innovative. Don’t be afraid to disrupt things, and be creative.”

-Alya Michelson

Board Members

Dr. Gary K. Michelson

Dr. Gary K. Michelson

Founder & Co-Chair

Alya Michelson

Alya Michelson

Co-Chair

Leadership

Ross Barker

Ross Barker

Program Director, Pet-Inclusive Housing Initiative (PIHI), Michelson Found Animals

Geoffrey L. Baum

Geoffrey L. Baum

Executive Director, Michelson Philanthropies and Michelson Center for Public Policy

Judy Bellack

Judy Bellack

Multifamily Industry Principal, Pet-Inclusive Housing Initiative (PIHI)

Brian Chase

Brian Chase

General Counsel, Michelson Philanthropies

Jonathan Chavez

Jonathan Chavez

Director of Grants, Michelson Found Animals

Thomas Conlon

Thomas Conlon

Chief Scientific Officer/Chair, Michelson Philanthropies

Lori Hutchins

Lori Hutchins

Chief Administrative Officer, Michelson Philanthropies

Phillip Kim

Phillip Kim

CEO, Michelson 20MM Foundation; Managing Director, Michelson Impact Ventures

Gina Knepp

Gina Knepp

National Shelter Engagement Director, Michelson Found Animals

Ryan Erickson-Kulas

Ryan Erickson-Kulas

Director of Programs and Operations, Michelson 20MM Foundation

Miguel Leon

Miguel Leon

Director of Programs and Strategic Initiatives, Michelson 20MM

Mayra Lombera

Mayra Lombera

COO, Michelson 20MM Foundation

Jen Naitaki

Jen Naitaki

Sr. Director of Programs, Michelson Found Animals

Brooke Ponce

Brooke Ponce

Director of Human Resources, Michelson Philanthropies

Stephanie Wells

Stephanie Wells

Director of Development, Michelson Found Animals

Vince Wong

Vince Wong

Director of Collective Impact, Michelson Found Animals; Director of Government Relations, Michelson Philanthropies & Michelson Center for Public Policy

Brett Yates

Brett Yates

CEO, Michelson Found Animals Foundation; CFO & COO, Michelson Philanthropies