Board of Directors and Staff

Board of Directors and Staff

Board of Directors

Irene Scully, President
Katie Peterson, Vice President and Treasurer
Suzannah Scully, Secretary
John Scully, Board Member
Andrea Scully, Board Member
Elizabeth Quigney, Board Member


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Kathleen Maloney, Executive Director

Kathleen Maloney joined the Irene S. Scully Family Foundation in 2007 and has served as the Foundation’s Program Officer, Director of Programs, and now as Executive Director. Kathleen is responsible for the Foundation’s funding strategies, partnership development, and oversight of the Foundation’s primary grantmaking goal: to create equitable educational opportunities for students living in Alameda County and West Contra Costa County. Prior to joining the Foundation, Kathleen received a Master of Arts degree in Visual and Critical Studies from the California College of the Arts, where she studied the seminal role of images, artifacts, and visual experiences in contemporary society through interdisciplinary and cross-cultural study. Kathleen has worked as a freelance writer and editor and also as a program coordinator for the Independent Press Association. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication from Stanford University.

Mayuko Lee, Grants Manager

Mayuko Lee joined the staff of the Irene S. Scully Family Foundation in 2010 as the Grants Manager. In collaboration with the Executive Director, Mayuko oversees all aspects of the grants administration. She is also responsible for the development and maintenance of the Foundation’s grants management system and the Foundation’s website and external communications. Prior to joining the Foundation, Mayuko worked in Tokyo as an international market coordinator for a cosmetic company for five years. She supported international business operations in Asia and Europe, including sales, marketing, merchandising, event promotion, collateral development and implementation, recruiting, and training. Mayuko holds a California esthetic license and an advanced massage therapist license and has volunteered at burn units and nonprofit organizations, including Dress for Success and Look Good Feel Better. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, with a minor in Communication, from the University of California at Davis.

Juliet Schiller, Education Advisor

Juliet Schiller is a researcher, published author, and adjunct professor at two universities. Her research focuses specifically on understanding the educational realities and challenges faced by students, families, and schools in urban communities, and how teachers and students respond to these realities. Juliet has a passion for education and equity issues and has extensive experience in workshop development and training using linguistically and culturally responsive approaches to instruction and assessment. Juliet’s experience includes junior high school teaching for close to a decade. She continues to work with disenfranchised youth in the Bay Area, particularly new immigrants and refugees as they relocate into urban communities. Her research on human rights education has been recognized as forward-thinking and internationally-focused as schools prepare students for a global future.

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