STACEY BROWN - CUHSD Board Liaison
Stacey Brown was born and raised in the New York Tri-state area. After receiving her engineering degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology and because Silicon Valley is the "If I can make it there I'll make it anywhere" place for engineers, she relocated to San Jose. Stacey worked for a legendary Silicon Valley software company in a range of positions from software development to system integration, implementation and sales, eventually starting her own consulting firm. In addition to working with hundreds of Fortune 1000 companies, Ms. Brown held P&L responsibility and profitably grew revenue 61% a year with 0% employee turnover and a 97% repeat customer rate. After a break to start her family she founded ProjectZone to help her clients deploy technology solutions to solve complex business problems.
In November 2010, she was elected to San Jose's Cambrian School District Governing Board. After completing her term on the Cambrian board in 2014, she was elected to the Campbell Union High School District Governing Board where she is currently serving her community.
LISA DOWNEY - Grant Writing Advisor
Lisa Downey is thrilled to join the dedicated members of the CUHSDEF in improving the district’s overall well-being for students, staff and families. Lisa traces her educational roots to the feeder schools of Campbell Union High School District, and is now a proud Branham and Ida Price parent. Professionally, Lisa oversees the Environmental and Stewardship grantmaking for the Morgan Family Foundation. She is an active member and the former co-chair of the Bay Area Environmental Education Funders Collaborative (EEFC), which helps build the field of environmental education through leveraged funding, partnerships and learning, and she also serves on the Steering Committee for the California Economic Summit, which is committed to ensuring that California’s opportunities are available to all people.
Lisa most enjoys working alongside people who care about improving their communities, both locally and globally. Before coming to Morgan Family Foundation, Lisa was the Director of Grantmaking and Grantee Impact at Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund (SV2), and before that, she spent 14 years living and working in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. Lisa takes to heart the “Learn by Doing” motto of her alma mater, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo: on most weekends, Lisa can be found biking, supporting marching bands or making stuff.
CHRISTINE KIM - Chairperson, Student Advisor Board
Christine is a student and passionate advocate for student representation in our education system. As a Senior at Leigh, she hopes to develop an inclusive, welcoming school climate in all seven schools in the district. From proposing a bill on student representation to the State Board of Education, to working on several local school board campaigns, she is involved locally and statewide in helping students take charge of their own education by speaking up. She hopes to use her background and passion for student voice in her pursuit to become a social entrepreneur, someday.
For the past four years, Christine has held multiple leadership positions, including: the Youth Action Summit of California Director in the California Association of Student Councils; one of three student representatives selected in California to serve on the Association of California School Administrators Legislative Policy Committee; a student advisor to the State Advisory Board in Education; and, an avid supporter and coach for Special Olympics Basketball.
Through creating a Student Advisory Board at the Foundation, Christine hopes to bring together student representatives from each school to talk about pressing school climate issues and find eligible projects for funding. The Student Advisory Board will offer a safe platform for all students, directly at the heart of the district, who strive to encourage the next generation of student leaders.