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Bio: Janet Y. Spears

Janet Y. Spears is Chief Executive Officer of Metta Fund, a private foundation dedicated to advancing the health and wellness of San Francisco’s aging population. Established in 1998, the foundation has a current endowment of more than $70 million and grants out approximately $2.4 million per year. Under Janet’s leadership, Metta Fund has pursued an audacious … Continued

Post: The Epidemic of Loneliness

Metta Fund is turning our grantmaking towards combating isolation for seniors, and the New York Times’ article “Researchers Confront an Epidemic of Loneliness” helps illuminate why this such a critical issue.

Post: Chronic Stress and Adversity

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shared a bold message: negative childhood experiences, also known as adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), have long lasting health effects throughout the lifespan of an individual.  Chronic and unpredictable stress-inducing events are linked to risky health behaviors, chronic health conditions, and early death.  Exposure to such events include: absence … Continued

Bio: Brigitte Garcia

Brigitte Garcia began her administrative career at Davies Medical Center in 1989. When Metta Fund was created, she became its Director of Administration, the role she continues to fill today. In that capacity, she serves as liaison to the Board of Directors; oversees all office management functions; and also acts as the Assistant Secretary of … Continued