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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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QUANITA TOFFIE (CHAIR)

Senior Director, Groundswell Action Fund

Quanita currently directs Groundswell Action Fund, which strengthens U.S. movements for reproductive and social justice by resourcing intersectional electoral organizing led by women of color, low-income women and TGNC people of color.

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JESSE BEASON (SECRETARY)

President & CEO, Northwest Health Foundation

Jesse leads the Foundation in pursuit of its vision of health for everyone in Oregon and Southwest Washington. Jesse has worked at Northwest Health Foundation since 2013. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2013, Jesse served as Executive Director of Proud Ground, as Senior Policy Director of Housing, Culture and Planning for then-Commissioner Sam Adams and in public affairs at Metro.

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IAN FULLER (TREASURER)

Managing Director, WestFuller Advisors

Ian 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.

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LUDOVIC BLAIN

Director, California Donor Table (CDF) and California Donor Table Fund (CDTF)

Ludovic Blain is Director of the California Donor Table (CDT) and California Donor Table Fund (CDTF). Under his leadership, CDT/F have raised and aligned millions of dollars annually to build electoral and governing power of people of color in CA.

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NIC CAMPBELL

Founder of Build Up Companies

A. Nicole Campbell is founder of the Build Up Companies, comprised of Build Up Advisory Group, The Campbell Law Firm, and Build Up, Inc. She is Chief Executive Officer of Build Up Advisory Group, an advisory firm that specializes in improving governance, grant making, and organizational design for brave philanthropists, philanthropies, movements, and nonprofit organizations to provide them with the structural capacity to deliver on their missions.

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PAUL DI DONATO

President & CEO, Proteus Fund & Proteus Action League

Paul Di Donato has been President and CEO of Proteus Fund and Proteus Action League since 2016. He is a deeply committed activist for comprehensive, progressive social change with a record of over thirty years of accomplishments. Prior to becoming President, Paul directed Proteus Fund’s Civil Marriage Collaborative a groundbreaking donor collaborative that played a critical role in winning the freedom to marry in the United States in 2015.

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NATASHA MINSKER

Consultant

Natasha was most recently the Director of the ACLU of California Center for Advocacy & Policy for 14 years, advocating for criminal justice, education, freedom of expression, immigrants’ rights, LGBT rights, privacy, racial justice, reproductive justice, and voting rights throughout the state. She is a strong leader in the national movement to abolish the death penalty.

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GUILLERMO QUINTEROS

Executive Director – Weaver at Partnership for Democracy & Education

Guillermo Quinteros is Executive Director – Weaver at Partnership for Democracy & Education. 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.

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JESSIE ULIBARRI

Co-Executive Director of State Innovation Exchange (SiX) and former Colorado State Senator

Jessie Ulibarri currently serves as the Co-Executive Director of the State Innovation Exchange (SiX), the national network of progressive state legislators. As a lifelong community organizer and a former Colorado State Senator representing the community where he was born and raised, he has dedicated his life to building progressive power from the states outward.

"A lifelong commitment of organizing for electoral and racial justice has afforded me deep insight into the kinds of support social justice organizations need to thrive and defend our democracy. I hope to bring my experience to the Proteus Action League Board so that we can continue to empower organizations to act boldly and justly now more than ever."

Quanita Toffie, PAL Board Member

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