Our Staff

Craig Drinkard - Executive Officer

Born and raised in Newark, Craig’s career includes stints with the federal government, the private sector, and for the past 20 years with non-profit and philanthropic organizations. For the past 12 years, he has served in several roles at the Victoria Foundation. Craig serves on a number of non-prof...

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Sharnita C. Johnson - Vice President of Strategy, Impact and Communications

Sharnita C. Johnson is the Victoria Foundation’s first-ever Vice President of Strategy, Impact and Communication. In this role, Sharnita provides oversight and management of all programmatic activities, ensuring alignment with the Foundation goals and values. She leads the development and implementa...

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Stephanie Greenwood - Senior Strategy Officer for Economic Justice

Stephanie Greenwood serves as the Senior Strategy Officer for Victoria Foundation’s Economic Justice portfolio in Newark, NJ.  She combines over twenty years of experience in public policy, advocacy, coalition-building, project management, and grants administration in the nonprofit, public, and...

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Erin Johnstone - Grants Manager

Erin Johnstone manages the development and evaluation of the Foundation’s grantmaking. She works to assure grantmaking operations are aligned with the organization’s mission, vision, and guiding values, and leverages her skills in data-management to inform on the Foundation’s programmatic impact.&nb...

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Brianna Suárez - Strategy Officer for Youth Self-Determination.

Brianna Suárez is a philanthropic professional and has spent the last eight years being a champion of equitable and inclusive grantmaking practices. Asa program officer at Victoria Foundation, Brianna comes to this work as connector and convener, amplifying the most marginalized and vulnerable ...

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Candace Johnson - Executive Assistant/Board Liaison

Candace Johnson brings over a decade of operations and administrative experience in the community development & nonprofit sector. With a track record of strong performance in high-volume in multi-faceted environments, Candace skillfully manages administrative duties and community relations. Pri...

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Melanie Reyes - Strategy Officer for Strengthening Community Power

Melanie Reyes, a Newark, New Jersey native and resident, has been passionate about community development since her youth.  Her mother's work with the Department of Children and Families exposed her to the structural inequalities faced by communities of color, and it seemed natural tha...

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