Cynthia is the principal and CEO at Civis Consulting LLC, a consulting firm launched in 2012 to support philanthropic institutions and community-based organizations in developing and implementing strategic and intentional programs. Cynthia has over 25 years of experience in philanthropy and served as a consultant on LGF’s LGBTQ Program Expansion project in 2016-2017 in addition to managing LGF’s LGBTQ Program from 2018 to 2020. Cynthia serves on the board of directors of the Public Citizen Foundation, Funders for LGBTQ Issues and the Advisory Committee for Front and Centered. She previously served on the boards of the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, the National Network of Grantmakers, the Environmental Leadership Program, and the Neighborhood Funders Group. Cynthia is a graduate of the University of California at Los Angeles, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in history. Cynthia loves to read sci fi, binge watch Netflix with her partner, and spend time with extended family in Oregon, Texas, Florida and Italy.