Staff

Rhiana Anthony

Program Associate, Black-Led Movement Fund

Rhiana Anthony (she, they) is a queer Black girl magician working toward collective liberation through community organizing, soulful facilitation, and healing justice. She holds a BA in Psychology with a focus in human development from the University of North Texas

Ain Bailey

Program Officer, REACH Fund

Prior to joining Borealis, Ain was the inaugural Policy Fund Initiative Officer for the San Francisco Foundation’s Partnership for the Bay’s Future which was charged with advancing tenant protections, preservation, and affordable production policies with jurisdictions, fellows, and community partners

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Julia Beatty

Program Officer, Black-Led Movement Fund

Julia Beatty joins the Black-Led Movement Fund at Borealis Philanthropy with an extensive background in community organizing, racial justice advocacy, donor organizing and intermediary philanthropy. She formerly served as the Director of Programs for the Twenty-First Century Foundation, which was

Maya Berkowitz

Development Officer

Maya is Borealis Philanthropy’s Development Officer. Prior to joining Borealis, Maya was the Development Manager at Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP), where she helped lead the fundraising program, designed to build a powerful, grassroots movement in support of Palestinian human

Nikki Brown-Booker

Program Officer, Disability Inclusion Fund

Nikki Brown-Booker is the Program Officer for the Disability Inclusion Fund. As a person with a disability and a biracial woman, she has been interested in the intersection of disability justice and racial justice. Her mother immigrated from the Philippines

Nichelle Brunner

Program Associate, Transforming Movements Fund

Nichelle Brunner is the Program Associate for the Transforming Movements Fund with Borealis Philanthropy.  Prior to Borealis, she volunteered with Morris Home, a safe haven and rehabilitation facility for trans and variant youth in Philadelphia, PA. Her previous work experience

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Kristell Caballero Saucedo

Program Officer, Racial Equity Initiatives

Kristell Caballero Saucedo is the Program Officer for the Racial Equity Initiatives at Borealis Philanthropy. As a low-income, first-generation immigrant woman, her work is committed to social justice that puts race and kyriarchy [a social system or set of connecting

Ryan Li Dahlstrom

Program Officer, Fund for Trans Generations
Ryan Li Dahlstrom (he/him/his) has worked at the intersections of LGBTQ, youth, anti-violence, and racial justice movements for over 15 years. Ryan Li has been involved with a variety of local and national social justice organizations, including GIFT (Grassroots Institute

Dan Darbandi

Grants Management Associate

Dan has over nine years of experience in the nonprofit sector, several of which were spent developing the grant infrastructure for Rebuilding Together, a national critical home repair organization serving disabled homeowners, and working in accounting and operations for the

Heidi Dorow

Director of Immigration Initiatives

Heidi Dorow has over 20 years of philanthropy and advocacy experience in a range of human rights issues including LGBT rights, immigration, child welfare, and juvenile justice. From 2005-2016, Heidi served as a senior program officer on LGBT issues at

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