Kathleen Piraino has served as the executive director of the Episcopal Impact Fund since July of 2011. She received her J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School and practiced law for many years in San Francisco. She is a longtime parishioner at Episcopal Church of Our Saviour in Mill Valley, where she has served as senior warden, stewardship chair, and capital campaign chair. She has extensive experience in the nonprofit sector, including serving as Chair of the Board of Governors of Ohlhoff Recovery Programs and on the boards of several schools. She lives in Mill Valley with her husband Jim Goldberg and has two sons, Jasper and Elijah.
Ann Morris joined the staff of Episcopal Impact Fund in early 2017 and provides development support. Ann received her B.A. from Brown University and her M.B.A. from UCLA’s Anderson School. After a career in entertainment marketing, she has focused on non-profit development and event planning. Ann is a longtime worshipper at Grace Cathedral, where her two sons were choristers and attended Cathedral School for Boys. She lives in San Francisco and enjoys time at Baker Beach and in the Presidio with her husband, George, and their children, Gibson, Will, and Amanda.
Programs & Communications Associate
Kendall Laidlaw joined the Episcopal Impact Fund in June of 2017 and provides program and communications support. Kendall received her B.A. from the University of California at Santa Barbara. Her background includes a career in marketing at Apple and in the nonprofit sector. She lives in San Francisco and enjoys time at Golden Gate Park and Ocean Beach with her husband, Stuart, their son, Sean and dog, Rose.
Shari Gonzales was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and has worked with the Episcopal Impact Fund as Administrative Manager since 2000. She also works part-time for the Diocese of California assisting the Development Department. When not busy with correspondence and email, spreadsheets and accounts, answering the phone, and managing events, Shari enjoys time with family, friends, and her cat Smokey.
Simba Ndemera joined the Episcopal Impact Fund in October 2018. He has more than twenty years of experience in the financial and nonprofit worlds and previously worked as Chief Financial Officer of Sierra Club Foundation.