Expertise in analysis of all aspects of the client's financial and administrative management including budgeting, financial management, operations, financial reporting, investment analysis and compliance. Hal has extensive experience in both the nonprofit and private sector as CFO, entrepreneur and consultant in technology, banking and travel. Prior to co-founding LKM in 1998, he was the Chief Financial Officer of the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, Marin, the Peninsula and Sonoma where his responsibilities included working with beneficiary agencies on strategic and financial issues and the management of the investment portfolio. Hal has been a speaker for the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Foundation Center on Ethical Issues in Fiscal Governance,” and Nonprofit Financial Oversight and Governance. He earned an M.B.A. in Finance from the University of California at Berkeley.

BENITA R. KLINE  Vice President
Expertise in domestic and international grant making, grant management, program development, evaluation, planning, board development, and foundation governance. Benita has over 25 years of experience in the nonprofit community as a grantmaker, community planner and development director. Prior to co-founding LKM in 1998, she was the Director of Planning and Organizational Services at the Jewish Community Federation of the Greater East Bay. She currently serves as Treasurer and Director of Art & Remembrance; and is a member of the National Network of Consultants to Grantmakers. Benita is a frequent speaker and workshop presenter on such topics as High Impact Family Philanthropy, Becoming an Effective Grantmaker, and Finding Focus in Philanthropy. She holds an M.S. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from San Francisco State University.

DION L. GRIFFIN, C.P.A.  Director of Client Services (Private Foundations)
Dion provides expertise in tax, compliance and accounting for LKM's private foundation clients. His prior professional experience includes serving as Director of Finance and Operations for the Hayward Area Historical Society and Executive Director of the Harbor Bay Business Park Association. He was Co-Manager of the Pocket Sanctuary at Kenyon Ranch in Tubac, Arizona, where he transformed an historic dude ranch into a nonprofit retreat center dedicated to research, education and training for psycho-social development and compassionate healing. He has worked as a Financial Analyst for Morgan Stanley & Co. in New York and London and as an Accountant for Arthur Andersen & Co. He currently serves on the Audit Committee of the Marin Humane Society. He holds a B.S. in Business Administration from U.C. Berkeley and is a licensed C.P.A. in the State of California.

SELINA D. WILLIAMS  Manager of Client Accounting
Selina serves as controller and provides hands-on financial management, payroll and reporting for LKM's public charity, 501(c)(4) and PAC clients. Her prior professional experience includes: Controller, San Francisco Opera and Director of Finance, Calyx & Corolla; Staff Accountant, Bregante and Co. CPA's and the Stitzel Companies, and Special Projects Manager, Landels Ripley and Diamond LLP. A lifelong learner, she attended Otis Parsons School of Design, studied accounting at UC Berkeley, performance and theater at ACT, and has done coursework in law, interior design and anthropology. Selina is also a volunteer community organizer and environmental traveling companion.

SHAUN BAKSH  Staff Accountant
Shaun provides expertise in non-profit accounting, accounts payable, reconciliation, investment accounting and reporting for LKM's private foundation clients. He has over 20 years of experience in the nonprofit, media and hospitality industries including the National Writing Project and the Sequoyah Country Club. Shaun has a B.S. in Accounting from Sacramento State University.

KATHERINE GIMLA CARRAHER  Administrative Associate
Katherine is responsible for providing administrative support for private foundation clients, grant agreement preparation and tracking, and supporting clients’ governance and recordkeeping processes. She is also responsible for office operations, meeting coordination and communications. Prior to joining LKM, Katherine was with Progressive Kick/Voter Punch and was an academic editor and journalist. She has a B.A. in Political Science from Syracuse University and a Certificate in Paralegal Studies from San Francisco State University.

Jeff has over 25 years of experience serving as staff and consultant to many of the largest foundations in the country. Jeff served as CFO of the David and Lucile Packard Foundation from 1988 to 1997. Consulting clients include the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the James Irvine Foundation, the Ford Family Foundation, Marin Community Foundation, Y. & H. Soda Foundation, Woodard Family Foundation, California Healthcare Foundation, Sierra Health Foundation, Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati, the Council on Foundations and the National Center for Family Philanthropy. Frequent speaker and author on foundation management, investment management and nonprofit management issues at the Council on Foundations Annual Conference and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Not for Profit Industry Conference. He has a C.P.A.—State of California; and M.B.A. with specialization in Finance and Accounting, University of California at Berkeley.