Mountain View, CA - Sobrato Philanthropies is thrilled to announce that Camille Llanes-Fontanilla will join Sobrato Philanthropies as the organization’s first Vice President, Silicon Valley Programs on September 1, 2021.
Camille is a highly skilled, knowledgeable, and widely respected local leader. She was born and raised in East San Jose where she remains deeply embedded in the community. As Executive Director of SOMOS Mayfair, Camille leveraged her understanding of community needs and assets to build a unique organization and culture based on resident-led solutions. In her tenure at SOMOS Mayfair, she led sizable growth, built deep community partnerships, and has raised over $25 million. Most importantly, she remains authentically committed to working alongside community members to collectively address our most pressing social justice issues and co-create a better future for our communities.
“In a robust candidate pool, Camille stood out to the search committee as uniquely skilled at developing strategy and cultivating high performing board and staff relationships, while also remaining authentically true to the community she serves,” said Sandy Herz, President of Sobrato Philanthropies. “We are thrilled to welcome her to the team at this critical moment of growth and development for the organization.”
Camille has 16 years of experience in nonprofit management and has extensive executive training from Harvard Business School, CompassPoint Next Generation Leaders of Color, Rockwood Art of Leadership, and On the Verge.
“I have had the pleasure of working with the Sobrato team for many years as a member of the organization’s grantee community and I could not be more excited to take this next step,” said Camille. “Sobrato Philanthropies is committed to making a meaningful difference in Silicon Valley, informed by those most impacted by the challenges we are working to solve and I can’t wait to be part of that process.”
Camille serves on the Board of Directors for The Health Trust and SPUR San Jose; is a founding member of the Si Se Puede Collective; and is on the leadership and policy teams for the East San Jose PEACE Partnership and the Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits respectively. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communications and a minor in Ethnic Studies from the University of California, Berkeley and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from San Jose State University. She continues to live in East San Jose and is raising two young children in this community with her husband, Ryan.