Debra Plousha-Moore and Thurman V. White Jr. Appointed to Metta Fund’s Board of Directors

San Francisco, CA –– Metta Fund announces today that Debra Plousha-Moore and Thurman V. White Jr. have been elected to the foundation’s Board of Directors.

I am deeply grateful that Debra and Thurman have agreed to join the board,” said Jarmin Yeh, Metta Fund’s newly elected board chair. “They will bring invaluable personal and professional experience to our work and Metta’s goal of advancing equity in aging.”

With nearly four decades of experience, Debra Plousha-Moore is a nationally recognized expert in the fields of leadership development, human resources, diversity and inclusion, and organizational development. She is founder and principal of Plousha Moore Group (PMG), a consultancy providing executive-level advisory services primarily to Fortune 500 companies and C-suite executives. Prior to founding PMG, Moore held a number of executive positions with Atrium HealthCare System, North Carolina; OhioHealth, Columbus, Ohio; Carolinas HealthCare System; GenesysHealth System, Michigan; and Franciscan Health System of the Ohio Valley.

“I’m humbled and honored to join Metta Fund’s board, where the focus on older adults has taken center stage. As a native San Franciscan, I am committed to the vital work of ensuring we can all age with health and dignity – especially those whose voices are too often unheard,” said Ms. Plousha-Moore.

The board also welcomes Thurman V. White Jr., retired chief executive of Progress Investment Management Company, LLC, a San Francisco-based, employee-owned asset manager and leader in investing with diverse boutique public market investment managers across the U. S. Mr. White has served on several nonprofit boards – most recently eight years for Silicon Valley Community Foundation where he was chair of the investment committee. He is a licensed attorney, angel investor, and racial justice and minority business advocate.

“Metta Fund and its nonprofit partners demonstrate leadership and impact in their efforts to improve the health and wellbeing of older adults in San Francisco and beyond. I look forward to working with my fellow board members, Janet Y. Spears, and the foundation team to advance this important initiative. I am honored and grateful for the opportunity to serve,” remarked Mr. White.

“Debra and Thurman each bring their unique experience and wisdom to our work,” said Janet Y. Spears, Metta Fund’s chief executive officer. “They will serve as outstanding additions to our board.”

Metta Fund also announced today that Jarmin Yeh and John Woodward have been appointed chair and vice chair, respectively, of Metta Fund’s board of directors.

“We are extremely fortunate to have Jarmin and John in these key leadership roles,” said Janet. “Together, they bring a tremendous amount of financial acumen, public health expertise, and civic leadership to our foundation.”

“Stepping into the board chair position, it is my honor to work alongside and with the leadership and staff at the Metta Fund. Through deliberate actions, including naming root causes, centering community voices and expertise, and employing a racial equity lens across all aspects of our work, we are dedicated to confronting the pervasive impact of racism on the health and well-being of San Francisco’s older adult population,” added Jarmin Yeh.

Both Ms. Plousha-Moore and Mr. White will serve a three-year term, with the opportunity for up to two additional terms. The foundation thanks outgoing board director James Loyce for his many years of service and dedication.

Metta Fund’s board is comprised of seven individuals. The full board of directors and biographies can be found at