Kevin Cernansky (he/him) serves as the Director of Social Media for the David Bohnett Foundation, utilizing the social media channels of the foundation to raise the voice of their partnerships. He creates and manages content that address important issues related to the foundation’s program areas, including LGBTQ+ rights, gun violence prevention, food recovery/re-distribution, and leadership initiatives that support development of future public service leaders. During his tenure as Senior Program Associate, he acted as liaison between a diverse array of executive leaders, funders, grantees, and program staff to ensure the systematic submission of annual grant cycle documentation. He coordinated strategic partnerships with LGBTQ+ non-profits at the local and national level to foster sustainable programming and services, expanding resources and visibility for the LGBTQ+ community.
Kevin received his Master of Public Administration from the University of Washington Evans School of Public Policy & Governance, concentrating in public financial management and social policy. During his graduate school tenure, he served as President of OUT in Public, the Evans School’s LGBTQ+ policy advocacy group. He served as a Board Fellow for Country Doctor Community Health Centers, joining the Finance Committee to analyze comprehensive financial statements and support fiscal management. Through these capacities, he worked to bridge communication gaps and connect community members to available, accessible resources. Kevin received his B.A. in Anthropology from the University of California, Los Angeles. With a minor in LGBTQ studies, he is committed to advocacy initiatives that support the LGBTQ+ movement, particularly intersectionality within the community.
In his free time, you can find Kevin baking cookies, taking care of his house plants, and researching a new restaurant to check out!