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Amy Huang serves as the St. Joseph Community Partnership Fund’s Program Officer. In this role, Amy works closely with community organizations, local leaders, health officials, and other funders to determine local needs and opportunities for grant making and investments that align with the Fund’s priority areas. She helps ensure nonprofits across the Providence system can continue to serve their constituencies and have a sustainable presence in the community.
Amy is a seasoned social work practitioner with a deep commitment to social justice and equity. She draws on her rich experience working for and with nonprofit organizations, local government, and philanthropic organizations when partnering with communities to build coalitions and local capacity.
Before joining the Fund, Amy worked as a public servant for the City of Seattle in various roles. She built partnerships with youth in education and employment, managed grants with K-12 education providers, coordinated planning and investments for unhoused children, and led a “trusted advocates” program with communities of color to shift decision-making about policy, programs, and services from the City to the community.
Amy is a Youth Justice Leadership Institute Fellow with the National Juvenile Justice Network and a JustLead Washington Fellow, Amy earned her Master’s Degree in social work and Bachelor’s Degree in American Ethnic Studies, with a minor in Law, Society, and Justice from the University of Washington.
Jason Lacsamana is the Director of Programs and Partnerships for the St. Joseph Community Partnership Fund. In this role, Jason designs, implements, and supervises innovative initiatives that will positively impact health, with the ultimate aim of equity and justice in communities. This work requires the creation of meaningful partnerships with community organizations and institutions and re-envisions the role of a Funder as a collaborator.
With over 20 years in both the nonprofit and philanthropic fields, Jason has been dedicated to efforts that build community capacity, allowing organizations, neighborhoods, and diverse partnerships to become more stable, self-sustaining, and better advocates for regional needs. Additionally, he is a frequent speaker/presenter at regional and national conferences on the value the importance of collaboration across all sectors in achieving programmatic and policymaking success.
Jason graduated from UCLA with a Master’s in Public Health and has been recognized as Health Educator of the Year by the Society of Public Health Educators and was a recipient of the Civil Rights Leadership Award from the California Association of Human Relations Associations. Jason has served as the past chairperson of the Boards of Orange County Grantmakers and PBS SoCal, as well as other regional and national nonprofit organizations.
Gabriela Robles is the president and chief executive of the St. Joseph Community Partnership Fund and AVP of Community Partnerships at Providence. In these roles, she defines the strategic direction of the Fund’s grant programs and initiatives. With more than 25 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, including extensive experience in community health programs, Gabriela holds the institutional knowledge and passion for equity needed to effectively address the greatest needs in our community.
Before her role at Providence, Gabriela worked in corporate giving at Merrill Lynch’s Global Philanthropy Department, and subsequently served at Hellen Keller International as manager of the international vision delivery program. Gabriela first served St. Joseph Health as executive director of the St. Joseph Health Foundation from 1999 to 2002.
In addition to her extensive professional and volunteer experience, Gabriela has pursued several post-secondary degrees that bring a breadth of knowledge and skills from several fields. Gabriela earned a bachelor’s degree in history and political science, and shortly after graduating, pursued a master’s degree in urban and regional planning, both at the University of California at Irvine. Later, she earned an MBA from New York University and a Master of Arts in Health Care Mission from Aquinas Institute of Theology.
Gabriela’s position allows her to network with community leaders and identify opportunities to support equity in creative ways. Gabriela serves on the Boards of Health Funders Partnership of Orange County and Southern California Grantmakers. By engaging with local grantmaking efforts, Gabriela finds innovative ways for the St. Joseph Community Partnership Fund to collaborate and more equitably serve the community.