Joleen Ruffin

Joleen Ruffin

In her role as Chief Financial Officer, Joleen oversees and supports a full range of administrative and operational functions for the foundation, including human resources, financial systems, grants management, and information technology.

Joleen brings her extensive business development, operations, and financial management background to her role. Her experience includes working with several nonprofit organizations, private foundations, and higher education institutions, including the University of California, Berkeley, the Community Development Institute, the Stuart Foundation, and the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.

Prior to joining Kataly, she was Executive Director for the Berkeley Community Fund (now Berkeley Community Scholars, BCS), an organization providing scholarships to students traditionally underrepresented in higher education. She was responsible for the organization’s consistent achievement of its mission; and its fundraising, programmatic, operational, administrative, and financial objectives.

Joleen lives in the San Francisco East Bay and is the proud (and busy) mom to three teens. She enjoys warm days soaking up the beautiful California weather on her porch, reading a good book, going wine tasting with friends, or taking long walks on the Bay Trail.

Photo by Bethanie Hines