Jennifer Splansky Juster, FSG - The Power of Collective Impact
Jennifer Splansky Juster is Director of the fielding-building initiative the Collective Impact Forum, and is a Director in FSG’s San Francisco office. Over the course of her career, Jennifer has worked with a range of foundations, nonprofits, government agencies, and corporations across sectors on issues of strategy, evaluation, and program design. She is one of FSG’s leaders in collective impact field building, has worked on multiple collective impact engagements, designed training opportunities for collective impact practitioners, and frequently speaks on the topic. Jennifer has co-authored multiple publications on collective impact, including the report A Guide to Evaluating Collective Impact and the articles Committing to Collective Impact: From Vision to Implementation; and Essential Mindset Shifts for Collective Impact. Jennifer is also a member of FSG’s Education & Youth and US Health impact areas. She has also worked in the Oakland Unified School District strategic projects group, where she designed a framework for community accountability. Jennifer holds an M.B.A. from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, and a B.A. in Human Biology from Stanford University.
Kimberly Aceves, RYSE - Trauma Sensitive Programming for Youth (with Added Anxiety in the Trump Era)
For the past twenty-two years, Kimberly Aceves has been committed to social justice organizing and advocacy efforts that bring voice and power to youth, LGBTQ people, people of color, and working class communities in the Bay Area. Before coming on as the Executive Director for RYSE, Kimberly served as the Executive Director for Youth Together. Kimberly has formerly served on the boards of Lavender Youth Recreation and Information Center, Horizons Foundation, Youth Uprising, Astraea Foundation and she served as the Advisory Board Chair for RYSE’s planning phase. Kimberly has also been a strong advocate for people of color and youth within the funding community and has served as a community funding panel member of the Women’s Foundation, Horizons Foundation, San Francisco Foundation, San Francisco Department of Children Youth and Their Families, Astraea Foundation, and the California Mental Health Services Administration. Kimberly has served on Mayor Ron Dellum’s LGBTQ Task Force in Oakland and Mayor Jean Quan’s Oakland Education Cabinet. She is a former Rockwood Leadership Fellow, LeaderSpring Executive Fellow, and most recently a Stanford University Nonprofit Executive Fellow.