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Meet Our New Executive Director!

CHANGE Philanthropy is pleased to announce the appointment of Alice Y. Hom, Ph.D. as our next Executive Director.  She will succeed Lyle Matthew Kan, Interim National Director, on March 13, 2023.

“In Alice, we have found a leader who is committed to the social and racial justice values of our coalition, with the experience in philanthropy of putting those values into practice,” said Storme Gray, President of Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy and Chair of the Search Committee. “Having been a leader within one of our coalition partner organizations in the past, we are excited to welcome Alice back to the CHANGE Philanthropy family in this new capacity.”

"CHANGE Philanthropy is a crucial example of how 10 philanthropic serving organizations working in solidarity can drive social change and I'm excited to lead its next chapter," said Alice. "From its origins as the Joint Affinity Groups to CHANGE Philanthropy, I'm honored to work with the coalition of CHANGE Partners and build on their long history of impact on racial justice with an intersectional lens to move the philanthropic sector towards justice."

Alice is a community builder invested in bridging diverse and overlapping communities for social change. She will be joining CHANGE Philanthropy from Northern California Grantmakers, where she is currently serving as the Equity and Social Justice Director. At NCG, Alice developed and managed a multi-sector cohort program for leaders on operationalizing racial equity for organizations in the business, government, nonprofit, and philanthropy sectors.

Before joining NCG, she held an OSF Soros Equality Fellowship in a program aimed to support leaders to become long term innovators for racial justice. Prior to that, Alice held various positions at Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy, including the Philanthropic Advocacy Manager for the National Gender and Equity Campaign and the Queer Justice Fund Director where she focused on leadership development and capacity building for AAPI community organizations.

She serves on the boards of the American LGBTQ+ Museum and Borealis Philanthropy and on the Advisory Council for the Conscious Style Guide. Her previous board service includes: California Humanities, Los Angeles City Commission on the Status of Women, Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice, Visual Communications, Great Leap, and APAIT Health Center. Alice holds a Ph.D. in History from Claremont Graduate University, a M.A. in Asian American Studies from UCLA, and B.A. from Yale University. 

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"We are excited to begin a new chapter with Alice building on the legacy of our past leaders Carly Hare and Lyle Matthew Kan,” said Ana Marie Argilagos, President and CEO of Hispanics in Philanthropy. “As we co-create a more just future, we hope you will be a part of helping us to transform and challenge philanthropic culture to advance equity, benefit all communities, and cultivate positive social change.”

The national search drew over 1,600 candidates and was led by Melissa Madzel, Raven Lightsey, and Katherine Parra of Axis Talent Partners. The search committee was chaired by Storme Gray and included Ana Marie Argilagos, Saida Agostini Bostic, Amalia Greenberg Delgado, Erik Stegman, Lori Villarosa, and Lyle Matthew Kan (ex officio).

We look forward to further introducing you to Alice in the near future and hope you will join us at the 2023 Unity Summit.

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