Board Transitions at NFG
Neighborhood Funders Group is steered by a passionate and talented board of directors who help fulfill our mission of organizing philanthropy to support grassroots power building so that communities of color and low-income communities thrive.
This year, we will sadly bid a fond farewell to Andrea Dobson, Chief Operating & Financial Officer of the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation, as she finishes her term serving as Treasurer of the board. Fortunately, we are also welcoming three new NFG members to the board: Cory Anderson, Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation; Judith Bell, The San Francisco Foundation; and Sandra Martínez, The California Wellness Foundation.
Rev. Cory S. Anderson is the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation’s (WRF) executive vice president responsible for the cultivation of local and national partners, special initiatives, and strategy development. Previously, Cory supported state-level child advocacy organizations and helped lead the KIDSCOUNT Initiative at The Annie E. Casey Foundation in Baltimore, Maryland. In addition to working for The Annie E. Casey Foundation during his time away from Arkansas, Cory was manager of partner development at the Forum for Youth Investment in Washington, D.C. Cory is married to Dr. Phillis Nichols-Anderson, CEO of a national educational management organization. He is pursuing a master’s degree in theology from Anderson University.
Judith Bell is the Vice President of Programs at The San Francisco Foundation. Judith brings extensive experience in strategic planning and policy development, with a focus on economic and social equity. Previously, Judith was the President of PolicyLink, where she worked to develop the organization into a national leader on a range of equity issues, with her particular focus being policy development and campaign strategy at the local, state, and national levels. She holds an undergraduate degree from the University of California at Santa Cruz and a master’s of public administration from Harvard University.
Sandra J. Martínez is Director of Public Policy at The California Wellness Foundation. In this capacity, she plans, coordinates and oversees Cal Wellness’ public policy activities as a means of advancing its mission, achieving its goals and amplifying the impact of its grantmaking. She is responsible for grantmaking related to advancing public policy, which addresses health issues from a systemic perspective and supports efforts focused on improving policies or conditions using activities such as education, advocacy, civic engagement and policy analysis. She received her bachelor’s degree from UCLA and her master’s degree in public health from the University of California, Berkeley.