Christine Elbel has been at the helm of the Fleishhacker Foundation since 1990. Her background includes consulting in strategic planning, resource development, and grant monitoring. She has been an executive director and development director for both arts and educational institutions. She has served on many boards and advisory committees, and is particularly interested in nonprofit governance and effective philanthropy. She is an active member of the Council on Foundations, the National Center for Family Philanthropy, Exponent Philanthropy, Grantmakers for Effective Organizations, and Northern California Grantmakers, where she was Secretary and Governance Committee Chair for seven years. Her work within the philanthropic field has also included serving on several conference planning committees and the Council’s Family Philanthropy Committee. Christine received a B.A. in Fine Arts and M.S. in Education from Indiana University, Bloomington.