Author Archives: Symone Jackson

Maritessa Bravo Ares, Program ManagerMaritessa Bravo Ares
Community Engagement Officer – Bay Area and Sacramento

Maritessa Bravo Ares serves as a Community Engagement Officer at Beneficial State Foundation.  In her role, Maritessa spearheads small business engagement and community relations strategy in multiple markets, drives new initiatives from concept to execution, and develops the next generation of socially-responsible leaders through the flagship fellowship program.  She is attracted to big, ambitious ideas as catalysts for social change and has a strong passion for people, justice and equity.

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Amy Meyer
Social and Environmental Impact Analyst

Amy is a firm believer in values-based leadership and systems-level sustainability. She is an advocate for innovative problem solving and addressing our most pressing environmental issues through a social and economic lens.

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Jhana Valentine
Social and Environmental Impact Associate

Originally from Iowa, Jhana spent the last five years in Portland, Oregon pursuing a degree in environmental studies from Lewis & Clark College. Both personally and professionally, Jhana is passionate about community development through sustainable business practices.

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