With combined experience as a funder, organizational development consultant, leadership development program staff, and as a certified professional coach, Ms. Adele James has a strategic understanding of what it takes to be a productive and responsive leader, team and organization. She has commissioned and facilitated grant programs totaling $173 million throughout California, including recently developing the CalMHSA Statewide Mental Health Stigma & Discrimination Prevention Work Plan and housing and economic security grant-making under the San Francisco Foundation’s Community Development Program Area. Ms. James holds a M.A. from Stanford University in International Development Education, and a B.A. from Barnard College, Columbia University.