Metta Fund announced today that Kimberly K. Brandon and Joe Hafey have been appointed chair and vice chair, respectively, of Metta Fund’s board of directors. Their appointments began on May 1.
“We are extremely fortunate to have Kimberly and Joe in these key leadership roles as we deepen our commitment to San Francisco’s older adults,” said Janet Y. Spears, CEO of Metta Fund. “Together, they bring a tremendous amount of financial acumen, public health expertise, and civic leadership to our foundation.”
Ms. Brandon is a respected and valued community leader with a successful career in financial services along with extensive engagement in public service. Most recently, she was Senior Vice President with The Brandon Group at Morgan Stanley. She is the first African-American woman to be appointed to the San Francisco Port Commission and currently serves as President in her sixth term. A Distinguished Alumni of San Francisco State University, she also serves on the SF State Foundation’s Board of Trustees as Vice Chairwoman and on the board of PACT, Inc. Additionally, Ms. Brandon is on the Advisory Panel of San Francisco Grants for the Arts and immediate past Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Museum of African Diaspora.
“It is a sincere honor to step into this role,” said Ms. Brandon. “I look forward to working with Janet and her team at Metta Fund as we continue our efforts to advance the health and wellness of older San Franciscans.”
Mr. Hafey is President Emeritus of the Public Health Institute. Under Joe’s direction as President and CEO for 20 years, PHI grew into an organization with over $80 million in annual revenue, 600 employees, and 20 centers with over 250 distinct projects. As the Executive Director for the Center for Health Planning, he led technical assistance to State and Regional health planning agencies. He was instrumental in creating the first Healthy Cities program, the Center for Health Law and Policy, the Community Benefits program, and the Regional Asthma Management program. “I’m thrilled to be working with my fellow trustees and foundation staff to help create an equitable San Francisco where each and every one of us has the opportunity to thrive—no matter their age,” said Mr. Hafey.
The foundation’s outgoing board chair, James Loyce, has served on the board since 2009, and as board chair since 2015. He will continue to serve on the board.
Metta Fund’s board is comprised of seven individuals. The full board of directors and biographies can be found at mettafund.org.