Raymond Colmenar, The California Endowment
Maya Harris, Ford Foundation
Senior Program Manager, The California Endowment
Ray Colmenar is a senior program manager for Health Happens in Neighborhoods under the California Endowment's 10-year strategic program Building Healthy Communities. Ray is responsible for shaping and implementing the Endowment's programmatic strategy to improve community and neighborhood environments so that they promote health. He is also responsible for coordinating the Endowment's statewide work on improving the health of boys and young men of color — a key cross-cutting program priority of the Building Healthy Communities strategy. Prior to joining the California Endowment, Ray was an associate director at PolicyLink. He has also served as a senior research associate with the Rockefeller Foundation, executive director for the South of Market Problem Solving Council, and policy analyst for the San Francisco Department of Human Services. Ray received his BA in Management Science from the University of California, San Diego, and his MA in Public Policy from the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley.
Maya Harris is Senior Fellow for the Center for American Progress.