Metta Fund

Janet Y. Spears

Executive Director & Board Secretary

As Metta Fund’s Executive Director, Janet Y. Spears is responsible for all aspects of the foundation’s focus on healthy San Franciscans.  She is leading the team on their mission towards catalytic philanthropy for seniors and community health in the under-resourced areas of the city.

Prior to joining Metta Fund, Janet had an 8-year tenure at the East Bay Community Foundation in Oakland, CA culminating as Chief Operating Officer.  In her COO role, she was responsible for development, grant making, communications, and donor services.  Janet is a strong strategic leader, collaborator, and relationship builder.  She brings a unique combination of development, consulting, management, and technical skills that drive exceptional results in both the non-profit and information technology sectors.

Janet is a California native and longtime San Francisco resident.  She is a Regent for her alma mater, the University of the Pacific, where she holds a BS in Electrical Engineering.  Janet also holds a MS in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University and an Advanced Management Certificate from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.