Who We Are


Kristen BarbaricsExecutive Director of Development

Kristen Barbarics

Kristen's 20+ years of experience in fundraising within the field of higher education, academic medicine and social justice non-profits spans all areas of development. She has held senior fundraising positions at UCSF Health, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Boston Children’s Hospital, where she supported pediatric ophthalmology. Kristen received her BA from Boston University, her EdM from Harvard University and her MBA from Simmons College. Kristen also studied history and literature at Oxford University in England.

She serves on the Executive Board of Pierre's Birthday Fund, a nonprofit dedicated to positively shaping the experiences of children in the hospital.

Mona PanchalDevelopment Associate

Mona Panchal

Mona is the Development Associate of the Children’s Eye Foundation of AAPOS. Prior to her current role, Mona assisted in local policy and contracting initiatives for the City and County of San Francisco’s Public Utility.

Mona is a Master of Public Administration (MPA) candidate at San Francisco State University and holds a BA in Political Science and International Affairs from the University of California, Riverside.