Yolanda Caldera-Durant
Yolanda Caldera-DurantVice President
Yolanda Caldera-Durant is Vice President of Fund the People, where she oversees programming and operations. Yolanda previously worked at the Connecticut Health Foundation, where she served as Senior Program Officer, and, concurrently, as Program Director of the Health Leaders Fellows Program.
Rusty Stahl
Rusty StahlFounder, President & CEO
Rusty Stahl is Founder, President and CEO of Fund the People, where he stewards our vision and mobilizes resources for our mission. He previously served as founding Executive Director of Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP), the national association of young and new foundation professionals.
Nicole Garrens
Nicole GarrensAdministrative Assistant
Nicole Garrens joined Fund the People in 2015. She provides administrative support to the staff team and to the organization’s overall operations. Since 2012 Nicole supported various organizations in executive assistant roles including healthcare, real estate, startup businesses, and nonprofits.


Judy Lubin
Judy Lubin
Judy Lubin PhD, MPH, is president of the Center for Urban and Racial Equity. Dr. Lubin has 20 years of experience working at the intersection of equity, policy, research and communications. In prior leadership positions and as a consultant and advisor, she has led equity-centered research, strategy design and initiatives on behalf of more than two dozen national organizations, foundations, and government agencies.
Elise F. Goldstein
Elise F. Goldstein
Elise F. Goldstein is a planning and evaluation consultant. She serves as Director, Partner Engagement and Operations at the Center for Urban and Racial Equity. A policy-wonk with a keen eye for detail and a passion for social justice, Elise has spent 15 years leveraging data and community-voice focused strategies to improve outcomes for communities.
Steven Blumenthal
Steven Blumenthal
Steven Blumenthal is a graphic designer and illustrator based in Beacon, New York. He believes in the value of simple, good design, and through his work strives to clarify purpose, engage audiences, and touch the heart.

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