Placed Leaders

Jarrett Barrios

Independent Trustee

Nathan Cummings Foundation

Jarrett Barrio headshot

Koya | Diversified Search Group partnered with Nathan Cummings Foundation on the appointment of Jarrett Tomás Barrios as an Independent Trustee.

Nathan Cummings Foundation (NCF) is a multigenerational family foundation, rooted in the Jewish tradition of social justice, working to create a more just, vibrant, sustainable, and democratic society. NCF partners with social movements, organizations, and individuals who have creative and catalytic solutions to climate change and inequality.

Jarrett Barrios currently serves as the Senior Vice President of Strategic Community and Programmatic Initiatives for the California Community Foundation (CCF). At the Foundation, he oversees organizational strategy and leads all CCF programmatic initiatives, marketing, communications, policy, and advocacy.

Prior to CCF, Barrios served as CEO of American Red Cross of Los Angeles, the Massachusetts Red Cross, GLAAD, and the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation. From 1999 to 2007, he served in the Massachusetts legislature with a focus on progressive policy issues including affordable housing, community safety, health access, and consumer protection. Barrios is an appointed member of the Covered California Board of Directors, is the immediate past president of the Los Angeles County Human Relations Commission, and serves on the boards of the Nathan Cummings Foundation in New York City, the Center on Law and Social Policy in Washington, DC as well as the Online Progressive Engagement Network (OPEN) in Barcelona, Spain. He previously served as vice-chair of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund in New York and on the boards of Families USA, the National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators, and Preservation of Affordable Housing, Inc.

Barrios earned his AB magna cum laude in Social Studies from Harvard College and his JD cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center. He is currently a candidate for an MA in Spanish Language and Literature from California State University in Los Angeles.

We invite you to read the press release: The Nathan Cummings Foundation Welcomes Jarrett Barrios and Gabriella Morris as Independent Trustees.