Brian Stanley is the Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at the Energy Foundation. He previously served at Hamilton Families, the Oakland Public Education Fund, the San Francisco Education Fund, and other reputable organizations.
Brian Stanley is the Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at the Energy Foundation. EF provides around $70 million in philanthropic support to build a strong clean energy economy. Prior to his current role, he was the Chief Operating Officer at Hamilton Families leading the key operational functions as well as managing their family shelters and rehousing services that annually serves 800 of California’s most vulnerable families. Previously, Brian served as the Executive Director of Oakland Public Education Fund, where he led the development and investment of community resources in Oakland public schools. Prior to his work with the Oakland Public Education Fund, Brian was with the San Francisco Education Fund where he refined and strengthened program strategy, used data to deepen impact, and led the implementation of two strategic plans. In his last role as Director of Programs he led an array of programmatic work with students (Peer Resources) and teachers (Teacher Professional Development), and rallied the community (Post-Secondary Success and San Francisco School Volunteers) to support public education in San Francisco.
Brian has also worked at California Tomorrow as Senior Associate for Public Education, Advocacy, and Alliance Building for the Community College Access and Equity Initiative. In this position, Brian oversaw policy development and legislative advocacy focused on developing and strengthening access and equity for vulnerable student populations in California Community Colleges. He also spent seven years as the Director of Black Student Programs providing academic advising, advocacy, and support for Black, Latino, Asian Pacific American, first-generation, and low-income students at Saint Mary’s College of California in Moraga. Brian graduated from Oakland High School, received his B.A. at Saint Mary’s College of California, and earned his Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Mills College. He currently lives in West Oakland with his wife, two sons, and their chocolate lab named Wags.