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Bio: Anna Karrer Manley

Anna Karrer Manley joined Metta Fund as Director of Communications in February 2019. In this role, Anna guides all aspects of Metta Fund’s institutional communications, external engagement, online presence, and media relations. She also partners with the foundation’s program staff to develop and implement communications strategies that advance visibility and awareness of its initiatives. Anna … Continued

Page: Careers

Careers  A career at Metta Fund means working every day to help make a difference. Metta Fund’s success depends on our colleagues’ high level of commitment and expertise. Whether working with our program team to bring visibility to health disparities or supporting our mission as a member of the administrative team, you will be surrounded … Continued

Post: Transforming the Tenderloin

Metta grantee Tenderloin Health Improvement Partnership (TLHIP) is tasked with a big challenge: aligning community organizations, health systems, and government agencies to improve health in the Tenderloin, a neighborhood being dramatically transformed by gentrification. This neighborhood has long been one of San Francisco’s lowest-income, with residents who suffer from high rates of chronic disease and … Continued

Page: Network of Funders Interested in Aging

Metta Fund is interested in working at the systems-change level, in partnership with other funders, to improve quality of life for older people who are socially isolated and economically insecure in San Francisco. The changing demographic of the San Francisco Bay Area is evident - by 2030, more than thirty percent of San Franciscans will … Continued

Post: Roma Guy and John Woodward Join Metta Fund’s Board of Directors

The Metta Fund is pleased to announce that Roma Guy and John Woodward have joined the organization’s board of directors. James Loyce, Board Chair and Janet Y. Spears, Chief Executive Officer, extend a warm welcome to the new directors. “We’re excited to have Roma and John joining our Board of Directors,” said Ms. Spears. “Both … Continued

Bio: Roma Guy

Ms. Guy served on the Health Commission City and County of San Francisco, 1996-2008.  She is a member of statewide Health Access Board of Directors and engaged in long standing multicultural social justice issues. From 1994 to 2007, Ms. Guy was a lecturer at San Francisco State University, College of Health and Human Services, Department … Continued

Bio: John Woodward

John Woodward is the Chief Executive Officer of Front Porch Communities and Services, a not-for-profit organization that owns and operates both multi-level and continuing care retirement communities as well as affordable housing communities.  Front Porch currently serves over 5,000 residents at 38 locations in four states. Prior to joining Front Porch, Mr. Woodward served as … Continued

Post: An African-American Infant Health Crisis

America has a crisis in African American infant and maternal health, as highlighted in this recent piece from the New York Times. Chronic stress, societal racism, and challenges around access to health care come together to create an environment in which black women are 3 to 4 times more likely to die from pregnancy-related causes … Continued