Kiki Mills Johnston joined Full Circle Fund as CEO in July 2011. An innovative and hands-on leader, Kiki is responsible for the organization's overall strategy, building critical public and private partnerships, and achieving meaningful community impact.
Prior to Full Circle Fund, Kiki was President of the Massachusetts Innovation & Technology Exchange (MITX). Established in 1996, MITX is the nation's largest non-profit trade association for the digital marketing, media and technology industry. The MITX community encompasses a rich ecosystem spanning emerging start ups to Fortune 1000 companies in the marketing and technology spectrum, including marketing services firms, media companies, technology developers and leading brand marketers.
Kiki was the chief advocate for the MITX membership working with legislative, media and general business audiences. In addition she provided strategic leadership focused on delivering member benefits that built connections, developed talent and advanced the industry and the association. MITX accomplishes this through over 70 events annually, nationally acclaimed award recognition programs and specific industry initiatives around entrepreneurship and talent retention. During her 11-year tenure, she oversaw the contraction and expansion of the membership base, an acquisition and re-branding of the organization, as well as regional expansion through strategic partnerships.
Prior to MITX, she was the Director of Marketing and Promotions at a biweekly lifestyle and entertainment publication, The Improper Bostonian Magazine. Kiki started her career at the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. development finance agency promoting U.S. investments in developing countries. She was responsible for organizing diplomatic roundtable events and leading investment trade missions for corporations to Ukraine, Russia, Siberia, Poland and the Baltics, and the Russian Far East. She also served in an underwriting role to insure investments in oil and gas, power, telecommunications and agricultural industries.
Kiki served on the advisory council of The State of Massachusetts' It's All Here Initiative and on the board of 212, New York's Interactive Advertising Club. In 2010, she was one of sixteen leaders honored in Massachusetts receiving the Mass High Tech All-Star Award for her community-building work.
A graduate of the American University, Kiki holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies. Kiki moved to the Bay Area in late 2010 from Boston. She enjoys hiking, spending time with her border collie Douglas, snowboarding, and traveling.
Director, Programs & Engagement
Tim was born and raised in Boston and moved to the Bay Area in 2007. He joined Full Circle Fund in 2010; As Director of Programs & Engagement, Tim directs our programs, circle operations and special initiatives, and member and grant partner engagement. He also manages HR and finance, and plays a key role in development. To sum it up, Tim wears many hats!
Prior to joining Full Circle Fund, Tim worked in management for public interest law firms, and was a program manager for a public health non-profit in Santiago, Chile. He has a keen understanding of the important relationship between leaders in the public and private sectors and is thrilled to be working at Full Circle Fund.
Tim graduated magna cum laude from Colby College with majors in International Relations and Spanish. In 2013, Tim graduated from the USF Graduate School of Management, where he received the Master of Nonprofit Administration Outstanding Scholar Award. He is fluent in Spanish, and also speaks Portuguese, and broken Italian. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his partner, Steve, and dog, Buster. Tim loves volunteering, and taking weekend trips to Point Reyes and Sonoma. He also proudly serves on the Board of Directors of MESA, a former Full Circle Fund grant partner.
Manager, Communications & Events
Tejal Desai, a proud Bay Area native, comes to Full Circle Fund with a diverse background in fundraising, communications, microfinance, and event planning. As Communications & Events Manager, Tejal leads Full Circle Fund's communications efforts, markets all initiatives and plans events for the organization's Members and supporters.
Prior to joining Full Circle Fund, Tejal led marketing for an innovative Bay Area start-up, served as a Kiva Fellow with BRAC in Sierra Leone, and spent over 3.5 years designing development and donor cultivation strategies, fundraising campaigns and donor-focused events at EARN in San Francisco.
Tejal graduated from UC Davis with degrees in Economics and Communication, and is inspired by innovative social enterprises that focus on developing sustainable and creative solutions to empower marginalized groups of people; she developed this interest after volunteering with microfinance powerhouse Self-Employed Women's Association in India after graduation. Tejal is passionate about seeing the world, cheering on the Golden State Warriors, and trying her hand at different types of cooking. In her free time, she also serves on the Board of American India Foundation's local chapter and helps manage Combat Against Cancer, a local organization she and her friends co-founded.
Maegan is a passionate believer in the collective power of communities to create positive social change. As Full Circle Fund's Engagement Coordinator, Maegan coordinates Full Circle Fund's programs, events, and initiatives to engage our members in the Bay Area's vibrant social change sector.
Prior to moving to San Francisco, Maegan was a Development Associate for the Wildlife Conservation Society. She has also worked for a number of entrepreneurial organizations, including One Block Off the Grid (1BOG), Root Cause, and the Somerville Homeless Coalition.
Maegan has a B.A. in Peace and Justice Studies and Community Health from Tufts University, where she also founded a student partnership with a community development organization in Belize and picked up some Nepali and Japanese language. You can almost always find her at a live music show or taking a walk to explore her new city.
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