Our Founders

Eli and Edythe Broad

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Our Team

The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation is supported by Family Office Financial Services and Family Office Investment Services

The Broad Foundation

Isabel Acosta
Vice President, Programs
Porsha Cropper, Ph.D.
Senior Program Officer
Erin Grimes
Director, Grant Operations
Suzy Jack
Chief Strategy Officer
Erica Lim, Ed.L.D.
Senior Program Officer
Gerun Riley
Melisa Santizo
Senior Program Assistant

Family Office Financial Services

Micaela Alvarez
Senior Payroll and Benefits Specialist
Naji Assaf
Director of IT
Julie Baker
Chief Executive Officer
Chaka Booker
Chief People Officer
Lindsey Gregory
IT System Administrator
Anna Hoffman
Special Projects Manager
Peggy Hsieh
Vice President, Finance and Accounting
Elizabeth Luna
Human Resources Manager
Wes Maedo
Director, Business Management
Colleen Mun
Senior Accountant and Grants Administration
Ako Pizer
Senior Accountant
Joane Ra
Accounting and Family Office Associate
Gabriel Ramirez
Office Manager

Family Office Investment Services

Eva Chen
Director of Investment Operations
Ashley Dennig
Director of Investments
Amanda Hay
Investment Operations Associate
Ravi Saini
Director of Investments


Edythe Broad
Co-Founder, The Broad Foundation
Gerun Riley
President, The Broad Foundation
Suzanne Nora Johnson
Former Vice Chairman, The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.
Jay S. Wintrob
Advisory Partner, Oaktree Capital Management

Vision / Mission


The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation envisions a world where everyone can shape and participate in a sustainable, equitable economy that serves the public good and builds a brighter future. We see our community as a place of opportunity where all Angelenos, inclusive of their backgrounds, have pathways and tools to grow and thrive.


We steadfastly steward our groundbreaking institutions in education, science and the arts, while elevating organizations, initiatives and leaders that boldly address the challenges of our time and expand opportunity for Los Angeles’ historically marginalized communities.


Unyielding Commitment to the Public Good

We carry a deep sense of responsibility to help make the world a better place, approaching our work with a tenacious focus on results.

Bold Thinking

We need ambitious visions for the future to create lasting, transformative impact. We encourage an entrepreneurial and risk-taking spirit that sparks creative, innovative approaches to address our society’s most pressing problems.

Collective Action

We listen and learn from others to inform our work. We aim to demonstrate humility, openness and respect for the expertise of systems-impacted communities and other people who know more than we do. We firmly believe our organization must be embedded in a constellation of partners working together towards finding long-term solutions and creating a brighter future.


We are responsible and honest stewards, calibrating resources, with candor, trust and accountability. 

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice

We are fiercely committed to amplifying community-based voices and investing in efforts to create systemic change by sharing our power and influence. Within our organization, we strive to foster an inclusive and equitable culture that supports our team and reflects a rich diversity. 

Continuous Learning

We are devoted to asking hard questions and learning from our partners and the communities we serve. Each day we bring our best thinking, a deep curiosity, flexibility and tireless efforts to our work. We can always do better.