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Anna Fink

Executive Director

Anna Fink is Executive Director of the Amalgamated Foundation, where she leads the foundation’s grant-making and donor advised fund services. Anna began her career as an organizer and has 20 years of experience in public policy advocacy and philanthropy. She has developed and led major philanthropic efforts focused on women, immigrants’ rights and democracy and justice. She served as a senior advisor on innovation and philanthropy to the president of the AFL-CIO, and has built collaborative funding efforts supporting social justice and workers rights. Anna was a trustee of the Berger-Marks Foundation and currently serves on the boards of the National Employment Law Project, The Workers Lab and New Media Ventures.  She was named a 2019 Philanthropy Forward fellow by the Aspen Institute and Neighborhood Funders Group.

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Guillermo Quinteros 

Senior Fellow and Director of the Independent Revenue Generation Hub at Amalgamated Foundation

Guillermo Quinteros is Senior Fellow and Director of the Independent Revenue Generation Hub at Amalgamated Foundation where he is helping to establish Independent Revenue Generation as a distinct field of practice, inquiry, and expertise. This is the latest phase of his longstanding work in helping build the electoral and political infrastructure of the social justice sector to contest for governance power. When he is not cooking or cheering for his favorite soccer team, he is trying to mix the perfect drink. Before going to the philanthropic side, Guillermo led community-based and statewide organizations working on education and democracy reform issues, leaders and candidate development and, elections. Guillermo holds a master’s degree in city planning from MIT. He received his B.A. in economics from the University of Puerto Rico at Rio Piedras.

Erin Gleason

Donor Services & Operations Manager

Erin manages the foundation's day-to-day operations and works closely with its donors to guide their work and maximize their impact. 

Tod Hill

Senior Advisor, Philanthropy

Tod provides strategic counsel to the foundation on communications, fundraising, donor relations, service development and operations. For more than 30 years, Tod has worked at the intersection of social change, philanthropy and socially responsible business, serving in senior roles at Tides, Working Assets (now Credo Mobile) and as a consultant to foundations, nonprofits and corporations. He serves on the board of OutRight Action International, the leading global advocate for LGBTQI human rights.  

Mandy Tenner

General Counsel

Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel at Amalgamated Bank, Mandy serves as General Counsel to the foundation. She has extensive experience in mergers & acquisitions, corporate governance, international law, project finance and joint ventures.

Board of Directors

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Keith Mestrich

Chair of the Board

Keith R. Mestrich is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of Amalgamated Bank and chairs the board of the Amalgamated Foundation. Keith has over three decades of experience in finance, many of those assisting the bank’s core constituencies in labor, nonprofits, political organizations and issue-advocacy campaigns. Under his leadership, the bank increased its profitability, installed a new management team and significantly grew its core deposit base. Keith has spearheaded impactful initiatives to underscore the Amalgamated’s mission, including support of a $15 minimum wage (and raising the bank’s minimum wage to $15), acceptance of IDNYC as a primary form of ID and certification as a B Corp. In 2017, Keith guided Amalgamated’s acquisition of San Francisco-based New Resource Bank, creating the nation’s largest socially responsible bank, and, in 2018, Amalgamated Bank became the first union-owned bank to become a publicly-traded company.

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Anna Fink

Executive Director

Anna Fink is Executive Director of the Amalgamated Foundation, where she leads the foundation’s grant-making and donor advised fund services. Anna began her career as an organizer and has 20 years of experience in public policy advocacy and philanthropy. She has developed and led major philanthropic efforts focused on women, immigrants’ rights and democracy and justice. She served as a senior advisor on innovation and philanthropy to the president of the AFL-CIO, and has built collaborative funding efforts supporting social justice and workers rights. Anna was a trustee of the Berger-Marks Foundation and currently serves on the boards of the National Employment Law Project, The Workers Lab and New Media Ventures.  She was named a 2019 Philanthropy Forward fellow by the Aspen Institute and Neighborhood Funders Group.

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Ian Fuller

Ian Fuller is a co-founder and partner of WestFuller Advisors, a boutique wealth management firm in New York City that builds and preserves legacies of wealth for progressive individuals, families and institutions.  A specialist in wealth planning, global investment counsel, and planned giving; Ian works closely with people and organizations to harness and empower their finances with purpose.  He is dedicated to social justice, community development, entrepreneurship, and the Arts. As an activist and finance wonk; he is the board chair of Common Justice, serves as the treasurer for Color of Change, The Workers Lab, and the Proteus Action League.

Ian received both a B.S. in Economics and an M.S. in International Affairs/Global Finance from New York University. He lives on the Lower East Side of New York City where he can often be found with a glass of red, a good book or training for an adventure race.

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Morris Pearl

Morris Pearl currently serves as Chair of the Patriotic Millionaires, a group of hundreds of high-net-worth Americans who are committed to making all Americans, including themselves, better off by building a more prosperous, stable, and inclusive nation.  The group focuses on promoting public policy solutions that encourage political equality, guarantee a sustaining wage for working Americans, and ensure that millionaires, billionaires, and corporations pay their fair share of taxes.

Previously, Morris was a managing director at BlackRock, one of the largest investment firms in the world.  His work included the Maiden Lane transactions and assessing governments’ potential losses from bank bailouts in the United States and in Europe.  Prior to BlackRock, Morris had a long tenure on Wall Street where he invented some of the securitization technology connecting America’s capital markets to consumers in need of credit.  He is a CFA Charter Holder, a member of the CFA Institute, the New York Society of Securities Analysts, and on the board of Verified Voting and The Center for Political Accountability.  Morris lives in New York City with his wife Barbara where he enjoys spending time with his two adult sons and riding his bicycle around the city.

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Julia W. Sze

Julia W. Sze has been investing in people, businesses and ideas since 1992. She has over 25 years of executive leadership experience in investment management, wealth advisory, and entrepreneurship. Since 2009, she has been at the forefront of the impact investing field, working to build higher standards of environmental, social and corporate governance standards in businesses at all stages. She has been a mentor and advisor to a number of women-led companies, and teaches investment management and entrepreneurship at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business.

Julia serves on the board and audit committee of Cavco Industries (Nasdaq: CVCO) and chairs the strategic advisory board of Amalgamated Bank.  She also serves on the board of Tern Bicycles, a private company based in Taiwan with global sales.  She has served on a number of not for profit boards and investment committees including the Marin Community Foundation, the College of Marin, the Mill Valley Public Schools Endowment and the Opportunity Fund.

Julia is a Chartered Financial Analyst and holds a B.A. in Economics and an M.A. in East Asian Studies from Stanford University.

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Roxana Tynan

Roxana Tynan joined LAANE in 2001 and served as deputy director for six years until assuming the position of executive director in February 2012.

Roxana has been instrumental in the expansion of LAANE’s work and impact over the past decade. She has also played a leading role in developing LAANE’s community organizing department, mentoring dozens of young organizers and creating one of the region’s most effective grassroots recruitment and advocacy programs.

Prior to joining LAANE, Roxana served as economic development deputy to L.A. City Councilmember Jackie Goldberg, working to encourage responsible economic growth, while organizing with District Residents.

Roxana worked as an organizer for the Hotel and Restaurant Employees Union in Las Vegas and Los Angeles. A graduate of Yale, she is bilingual in English and Spanish. She lives with her husband and two children in Mt. Washington.

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