Padmini Parthasarathy serves as the Bay Area Program Officer at Asset Funders Network (AFN). In this role, Padmini leads efforts bringing together grantmakers, policymakers, and leading stakeholders to connect and discover best practices, invest in promising interventions, advocate for needed policy changes, support narrative change, and identify actionable roles for philanthropy to advance equitable wealth building and economic mobility nationwide and specifically in the Bay Area Region.
Padmini is also the Principal & Founder of her consulting firm, Sāmya Strategies. Prior to that, she held various roles in philanthropy and public health. She served as strategist for justice, equity, and learning and senior program officer for economic security at the Walter & Elise Haas Fund and a program director at The California Wellness Foundation, overseeing statewide grantmaking to advance health care reform and promote employment and asset-building. Before that, Padmini was a program manager for Kaiser Permanente, where she managed its first, nationwide Community Needs Assessment.
Padmini received a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Social Behavior with a minor in Sociology from UC Irvine and a Master’s degree in Public Health from UC Berkeley. She currently resides in Martinez, California.