The Silicon Valley Community Foundation has announced that it has added three new leaders to its board of directors. These leaders include the COO of Zenefits and the Chief Accounting Officer of

A lawyer by trade, Issac Vaughn is currently the Chief Operations Officer of Zenefits, which provides cloud-based software solutions for companies’ specific HR needs. Vaughn was also a founding partner of the venture capital group, The Bennu Venture Group, making him one of the few Black men in venture capital. Early in his career, he was a partner at the law firm Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where he represented tech companies.

Shannon Nash, meanwhile, is the second Black professional to be added to the Silicon Valley Community Foundation’s board of directors. As the Chief Accounting Officer at, Nash is an attorney and a CPA. Prior to her role at the online reputation management company, Nash has also held executive positions at Amgen, Sunseeker Media, Aspire University, Cumulus Media’s San Francisco market, and Insidesource.

Additional board of director adds include Wade W. Loo and Mauricio Simbeck.

“We believe that building strong, diverse and inclusive communities begins with ensuring that our leadership represents and reflects the communities we serve,” said Nicole Taylor, CEO and President of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, in a statement. “I look forward to working with Shannon, Mauricio, and Issac, whose diverse backgrounds and career experiences provide invaluable perspectives that will help SVCF move forward with our new strategic direction and continue to build a trusted and enduring foundation for this region.”

The Silicon Valley Community Foundation is a non-profit organization that promotes philanthropy, and encourages regional philanthropists to invest with impact.

More information can be found on their website.