James W. Head

President & CEO
East Bay Community Foundation
James W. Head

James Head is President & Chief Executive Officer of the East Bay Community Foundation. The Foundation partners with donors, social movements, and the community at large to eliminate structural barriers, advance racial equality, and transform political, social, and economic outcomes for all who call the East Bay home. Previously, he served for 10 years as Vice President of Programs for the San Francisco Foundation, where he spearheaded regional initiatives on race, equity, poverty, housing, economic development, and youth development. James has more than 45 years of experience in philanthropy and grant making; nonprofit management and technical assistance; community and economic development; and public interest and civil rights law. Prior to joining The San Francisco Foundation, he was President of the National Economic Development and Law Center for 18 years. James holds a Juris Doctorate law degree (J.D.) from the University of Georgia School of Law, and has bar memberships in Georgia, Florida, and California. James has lived in Oakland, CA with his wife, Bernida Reagan, for more than 30 years.