Executive Director: Elisabeth Landa (
Before joining East Palo Alto Academy Foundation, Elisabeth Landa served as Aspire Public Schools’ Regional Director of Development for the Bay Area and Director of Development for Aspire’s East Palo Alto schools, where she oversaw strategic leadership, board development, donor cultivation, and fundraising. She worked directly with students and families, advisory boards, foundations and community partners. Prior to joining Aspire, Elisabeth worked at Feeding America San Diego as Program Director where she managed agency relations, child programs, nutrition, advocacy, and volunteer/intern programs.  She holds a bachelor degree in Political Science from San Diego State University and a master’s degree in Nonprofit Leadership and Management from the University of San Diego. In 2014, she was recognized by Senator Marty Block for her years of service in San Diego County.

Press release announcing Executive Director