Wednesday, July 8, 2015
The Proteus Fund and its sister c4 organization the Proteus Action League (PAL) are delighted to announce the election of two new members of the Proteus Board and one new member of the PAL Board.
Helena Huang (Proteus Fund)
Helena is a collaborative social change leader with over twenty years of demonstrated success in nonprofit management, philanthropy, and policy advocacy and has held leadership positions in both the foundation and advocacy world. Helena was a program manager for two national philanthropies for nearly ten years: the Open Society Foundation and the JEHT Foundation. Here she funded grassroots organizing and policy advocacy, specifically in the criminal justice reform field, and increasingly at the state level. Helena is currently the Senior Director of Philanthropy & Communications, at State Voices.
Richard Burns (Proteus Fund)
Richard is a non-profit management consultant who has served as Interim Executive Director of PENCIL, The Funding Exchange, Funders for LGBTQ Issues and the Stonewall Community Foundation. In addition to transition management and interim leadership his practice includes capital campaign readiness; strategic planning; planned giving program development; organizational governance and compliance; and executive and board leadership coaching. Richard served as Executive Director of New York's LGBT Community Center from 1986 to 2009.
Natasha Minsker (Proteus Action League)
Natasha is the Center Director for the ACLU of California Center for Advocacy & Policy. The ACLU of California Center for Advocacy & Policy is responsible for advancing the ACLU’s civil liberties and civil rights policy goals in the State Capitol. The office advocates on a broad range of issues including criminal justice, education, freedom of expression, immigrants’ rights, LGBT rights, privacy, racial justice, reproductive justice, and voting rights. The ACLU of California is a collaboration of all the ACLU affiliates in California, with more than 100,000 members and supporters.