As Chief Program and Evaluation Officer, Shally Iyer Rana oversees Metta Fund’s grantmaking, learning and evaluation, and partnerships. Prior to joining Metta Fund, Shally worked as a local Bay Area strategic grantmaker at The San Francisco Foundation in the Community Health Program and within the Partnership for HOPE SF, a citywide public-private partnership to increase economic opportunity for low-income families in San Francisco. A native of the East Coast, Shally was formerly with the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, and led the evaluation work of their Tobacco Policy and Control Program. She is a passionate advocate for social and racial justice and serves on a number of nonprofit boards as well as leadership positions in local affinity groups –including , but not limited to, the Steering Committee of Justice Funders, an alliance of funders working to help advance a justice agenda and strengthen grant making for social justice movements. She was selected as a 2016 Terrance Keenan Institute Fellow for Emerging Leadership in Health Philanthropy by Grantmakers in Health. Shally has an undergraduate degree as well as a Master of Public Health, both from the University of Pennsylvania.