Adin Miller was appointed Executive Director of Los Altos Community Foundation (LACF) in January 2020 and is the third ED in LACF’s history. In this role, he will build on the Foundation's existing community support to advance its newly adopted strategic priorities and engage local residents in addressing gaps in service, opportunity, employment, and well-being in order for our communities to be stronger and more vibrant. Adin brings nearly 25 years of proven experience in leading nonprofit organizations to achieve their greatest impact and advance social change. Respected locally and nationally, he has held both executive and senior roles and served as a consultant for a range of nonprofits and philanthropies. He holds an MPA degree from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, a BA from Brandeis University, and a Strategic Public Sector Negotiation certificate from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. A graduate of LACF’s 2019 LEAD program and a former LACF board member, Adin lives in Mountain View, CA with his wife and two sons (who are students in the local public school systems). He can be regularly seen walking and playing with his dog, Theo, and volunteers as a referee and referee administrator for the local American Youth Soccer Organization affiliate in Mountain View.
Director of Finance
Kathy is an accounting and finance professional with deep experience in technology and nonprofit sectors. Prior to joining LACF, she worked at Hewlett-Packard as a Finance Director. A graduate of LACF’s 2016 LEAD program, she currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Los Altos Chamber of Commerce. With a passion for education, she also is an active volunteer with MVLA Scholars where she leads the junior class AVID MVLA Scholars mentoring program and serves as an MVHS senior and college mentor. Previously, she served in various board leadership capacities with the East Side Union High School Educational Foundation and MVHS PTSA. Kathy received a BS in Accounting from San Jose State University and an MBA from Santa Clara University. She lives in Los Altos with her husband; their three children attended Los Altos schools.
Director of Communications
Anna is a marketing and communications professional with extensive experience working with nonprofit and technology innovators. As an LACF LEAD graduate and 21st Century Founder, she was inspired to join the Foundation's inaugural Community Grants Advisory Board and pursue other community leadership roles. Currently, Anna is on the board of the Community Health Awareness Council (CHAC). She also served on the boards of the Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA), Palo Alto Art Center Foundation, Los Altos Educational Foundation (LAEF), Los Altos History Museum and the de Saisset Museum at Santa Clara University. Anna grew up in Los Altos where she lives today with her husband, Jack, and rescue Lab-Mix, Cali. Their daughter, Lauren, attended Los Altos schools and is a recent college graduate.
IT & Web Technologies
Hank is an IT professional with a background in design and writing. Before joining LACF, he worked with Bay Area technology companies and as a part-time reporter and photographer. Hank moved to the Bay Area from Kentucky 20 years ago. He lives in San Jose with his wife, Danielle, and his daughter, Zoey, and three cats. He has served as room-parent for his daughter's class and volunteers for various school functions.
Laurel joined LACF in 2014. An active community volunteer, she served as PTA president at Oak School, board member and secretary of Los Altos Educational Foundation, board member and marketing chair of Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation, and Public Arts Commissioner for the City of Los Altos. Currently, Laurel is a mentor with MVLA Scholars and a Block Action Team (BAT) leader. She and her husband, Bob, have lived in Los Altos since 2002 and are empty-nesters, with their two children, Matt and Annie, in college.
Los Altos Block Action Team (BAT) Program Mgr.
With experience as a BAT Leader and CERT, Nadja is LACF's BAT Program Manager, responsible for extending the reach of the program in our community. A marketing professional, she also manages publicity at Linden Tree Books and previously worked at Apple and as a preschool teacher. A graduate of LACF's LEAD class, she also served in other volunteer roles with Santa Clara County (Election Inspector), Mentor Tutor Connection, and Bullis Charter School. A Los Altos resident, Nadja is an imminent empty nester who enjoys travel, cooking, and fitness.
Gema joined LACF in February 2019. With a strong interest in the environment, she previously served on the Outreach Committee for the Mountain View Environmental Sustainability Task Force and as a grant writer for the California Native Garden Foundation. Gema lives with her husband, Frank, and her two children, Sofia and Mateo, in Mountain View where they have lived for nine years. When she isn’t volunteering at her kids’ school or working, she enjoys bike rides and travels to restaurants with outdoor seating anywhere between Palo Alto and Los Altos to explore the surrounding communities.