Board of Directors and Staff

Board of Directors and Staff

Board of Directors

Irene Scully, President
Katie Peterson, Vice President and Treasurer
Andrea Scully, Secretary


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 since 2014, 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 Oakland 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. In addition to her work at the Foundation, Kathleen is also a founding member of the GO Public Schools West Contra Costa Leadership Council and serves as the philanthropic representative on West Contra Costa Unified School District’s District Budget Engagement Committee (DBEC). She is a parent and lives in El Cerrito.

Johanna van Gelder, Grants Manager and Administrator

Johanna van Gelder joined the staff of the Irene S. Scully Family Foundation in 2019 as the Grants Manager and Administrator. In collaboration with the Executive Director, Johanna 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. Johanna came to the United States in 1984 from The Netherlands. She brings to the Foundation 17 years of experience successfully growing her own bookkeeping and administration firm. Johanna has supported individuals, small businesses and non-profits to achieve their goals through detailed record keeping, reporting and forecasting. Johanna likes doing yoga and walking on the beach.