Tina Eshaghpour is the director of learning and innovation at The California Wellness Foundation. In this role, Eshaghpour is responsible for fostering a culture of continual learning, improvement and innovation. She works with fellow staff members to enhance grantmaking practices and strengthen Cal Wellness’ impact in communities across California.
Prior to joining Cal Wellness in April 2016, Eshaghpour directed her own philanthropic and nonprofit consulting practice for nearly six years, specializing in helping foundations bridge the gap between philanthropy and underserved populations. In her consulting role, she provided strategic guidance, conducted research and evaluation, led grantmaking, built collaborative initiatives, delivered technical assistance and guided program development. From 2002 to 2010, Eshaghpour led the Women’s Foundation of California’s environmental health and justice program and spearheaded its grantmaking and capacity-building work. She also pioneered efforts to increase awareness and funding to support the health of low-income families and agricultural workers in California’s Central Valley. Prior to that, she served as the vice president of Nakatomi and Associates.
Currently, Eshaghpour is board chair of the Center for Environmental Health, a board member of the Center on Race, Poverty and the Environment and founder of Green Argonne. She is a past steering committee member of the Health and Environmental Funders Network and a past board member of DiversityWorks. She also completed the Coro Fellowship in Public Affairs in Southern California.
Eshaghpour holds bachelor’s degrees in communications and psychology and a master’s degree in public health from UCLA. She has lived in California since emigrating to the U.S. from Iran in 1979 and is based in Cal Wellness’ Oakland office.
teshaghpour [at] calwellness.org