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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Megan Conn

Megan Conn

Program Officer

As our Program Officer, Megan stewards the grant program process and maintains positive relationships with fundholders and 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 […]

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Miriam Leal

Miriam Leal

Impact and Operations Officer

As Impact and Operations Officer, Miriam serves as the point person for the Community Foundation’s leadership initiatives including North State Giving Tuesday, On the Table, Relief Funds and other special projects. She also oversees all aspects of office and facility operations, manages our in-house technology accounts, and provides support to the CFO for accounts payable. […]

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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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Jill Tydor

Marketing and Communications Specialist

In her role as our Marketing and Communications Specialist, Jill is responsible for the Community Foundation’s communication strategies, including managing the foundation’s social media channels, publications and web site. Jill joined the Community Foundation in July 2021 after a 12-year stint in San Francisco working in marketing and event production, producing large-scale events for Bay […]

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