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Lucy Nguyen

Director of Program Operations

Lucy Nguyen is the director of program operations for The California Wellness Foundation. She is responsible for managing all aspects of program and grantmaking operations.

Most recently, Nguyen served at the S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation, where she held roles as senior grants manager, director of grants management and most recently director of operations and grants management. As director, she oversaw grantmaking policies and procedures in addition to systems and information management. Prior to her working at the S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation, Nguyen worked at California Humanities, San Francisco for 12 years as a contract and grants manager.

Over the past 20 years, she has developed extensive experience in grants management, program development, and operations within the nonprofit sector. Nguyen brings to Cal Wellness her knowledge and practice in managing the day-to-day administrative functions of grant programs, communicating and building partnerships with community organizations, and coordinating initiatives serving underrepresented communities.

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