Our Staff

Our professional staff members are motivated by our core purpose to increase the value of our region through the power of giving.

Kerry Caranci

Kerry Caranci

Chief Executive Officer

As Chief Executive Officer of the Community Foundation, Kerry is responsible for Foundation operations and engages with donors and professional advisors to encourage the establishment of funds that ultimately serve communities in Shasta, Siskiyou and Tehama counties. Kerry joined the Community Foundation of the North State in 2006. She serves as the Treasurer on the […]

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Raiann Wilson

Raiann Wilson

Chief Financial Officer

As our Chief Financial Officer, Raiann’s responsibilities include fiscal oversight, budgeting, regulatory compliance, and accounting for the Community Foundation’s $33 million in assets. She joined the Community Foundation in 2006 and is a Leadership Redding graduate. “I feel very fortunate to be involved with the philanthropic work and positive impacts made possible by nonprofits in […]

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Amanda Hutchings

Amanda Hutchings

Director of Community Impact

As the Director of Community Impact, Amanda develops and maintains the Foundation’s main leadership initiatives such as North State Giving Tuesday, On the Table, the Community Disaster Relief Fund and Covid-19 Relief Fund efforts. She represents the Foundation as a trusted partner in giving and philanthropy especially in Tehama County and serves as the Foundation’s […]

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Audra Beylik

Audra Beylik

Development & Communications Officer

Audra works with both current and potential donors and professional advisors to facilitate a broad array of gifts to the Foundation. As our local Siskiyou County representative, she also implements the Community Foundation’s Strategic Plan for marketing and donor relations. Audra joined the Community Foundation’s team in August 2015. She is a former mayor, council […]

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Megan Conn

Megan Conn

Program Officer

As our Program Officer, Megan stewards the grant program process and maintains positive relationships with the north state’s nonprofit community. Megan joined the Community Foundation of the North State’s team in Spring 2020 with 15+ years of experience rallying support for local and national nonprofits including Turtle Bay Exploration Park, Best Friends Animal Society, and […]

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Miriam Leal

Miriam Leal

Program Associate

Miriam serves as the coordinator for the Community Foundation’s scholarship and loan programs. She also provides accounts payable support to the Chief Financial Officer, manages general office operations, our in-house technology accounts and is the staff liaison to the Leadership Redding Program. Miriam joined the Community Foundation of the North State in August of 2013 […]

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Nikki Espinosa

Nikki Espinosa

Administrative Assistant

Nikki joined the Community Foundation’s team in 2019. A graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, she received her bachelor’s degree in History. Her prior experience includes working at Shasta College, Shasta Historical Society, and the Women’s Fund. Nikki served on the Board of Directors for the Northern C’s UC Berkeley Alumni Club-Redding Chapter for […]

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