As Director of Programs, Ms. Iyer will manage all aspects of the Foundation’s grantmaking program, which will total $3,000,000 in 2014. In addition, she will oversee Metta Fund’s community collaborations and partnerships. She will play a key role in achieving the Foundation’s mission of creating a healthier San Francisco. Ms. Iyer has recently been elected to sit on the SFHIP Steering Committee representing the Philanthropic Community seat.
A passionate advocate for low-income communities and communities of color, Ms. Iyer most recently worked for the San Francisco Foundation, beginning her tenure as Multi-Cultural Fellow and moving into Community Health program grants. A native of Philadelphia, she has worked for the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, and the New York Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.