Our Staff

Craig Drinkard - Executive Officer

Born and raised in Newark, Craig’s career includes stints with the federal government, the private sector, and with non-profit and philanthropic organizations. For nearly 20 years, he has served in several roles at Victoria Foundation. Craig has also served on a number of non-profit boards including...

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Sharnita C. Johnson - Vice President of Strategy, Impact and Communications

Sharnita C. Johnson is the Victoria Foundation’s first-ever Vice President of Strategy, Impact and Communication. In this role, Sharnita provides oversight and management of all programmatic activities, ensuring alignment with the Foundation goals and values. She leads the development and implementa...

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Stephanie Greenwood - Senior Strategy Officer for Economic Justice

Stephanie Greenwood serves as the Senior Strategy Officer for Victoria Foundation’s Economic Justice portfolio in Newark, NJ.  She combines over twenty years of experience in public policy, advocacy, coalition-building, project management, and grants administration in the nonprofit, public, and phil...

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Candace Johnson - Executive Assistant/Board Liaison

Candace Johnson brings over a decade of operations and administrative experience in the community development & nonprofit sector. With a track record of strong performance in high-volume in multi-faceted environments, Candace skillfully manages administrative duties and community relations. Pri...

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Erin Johnstone - Grants Manager

Erin Johnstone manages the development and evaluation of the Foundation’s grantmaking. She works to assure grantmaking operations are aligned with the organization’s mission, vision, and guiding values, and leverages her skills in data-management to inform on the Foundation’s programmatic impact.&nb...

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Cecilia Martinez - Communications Specialist

Cecilia Martinez

Cecilia Martinez serves as the Victoria Foundation’s Communications Specialist. In this role, she helps to develop and implement an overarching strategic communications plan that aligns with the Foundation’s vision, mission, and values. This includes providing support for a range of internal and ext...

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Brianna Suárez - Strategy Officer for Youth Self-Determination

Brianna Suárez is a philanthropic professional and has spent the last eight years being a champion of equitable and inclusive grantmaking practices. Asa program officer at Victoria Foundation, Brianna comes to this work as connector and convener, amplifying the most marginalized and vulnerable voice...

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Diana Kostas - Chief Financial Officer

Diana Kostas serves as Victoria Foundation’s Chief Financial Officer, where she is responsible for the day-to-day strategic and managerial leadership of the critical infrastructure functions of finance, investments, and information and technology. She oversees all fiscal and fiduciary responsibiliti...

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