Bill McElyea

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Bill McElyea, Vice President of Human Resources and Operations

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Areas of expertise:

  • Talent assessment and development
  • Employee relations
  • Strategic planning and aligning HR efforts to organizational goals and objectives
  • Improving operational efficiency
  • Employee engagement
  • Talent acquisition

As Vice President of Human Resources and Operations, Bill McElyea oversees and develops all Human Resources activities of the Foundation, including strategic HR planning, talent management, employee engagement, talent acquisition, labor compliance, benefits, compensation, and employee relations. Additionally, Bill oversees the Operations and Information Technology teams who are focused on assisting Foundation employees to be efficient, accessible, and productive.  

McElyea has over 20 years of experience in HR, having held HR leadership roles in such companies as Hewlett Packard, State Street Corporation, and the Rezolve Group. Prior to joining the Foundation, he worked as Executive Director of HR at Social Interest Solutions, a non-profit social technology firm dedicated to improving access to healthcare and social services using innovative technologies.

McElyea is a California Community College alumnus, having transferred from American River College to CSU, Sacramento where he received a Bachelors of Arts in Social Work. He then completed his graduate work at the University of San Francisco, earning a Master of Human Resources and Organization Development.


  • Development and oversight of the Foundation’s Strategic Human Resource plan 
  • Supporting the Foundation’s strategy through talent development, employee engagement and operational efficiency. 

Management Team

Keetha Mills
President and Chief Executive Officer

Julian Roberts
Chief Financial Officer

Joseph Quintana
Chief Operating Officer

Melissa Conner
Chief Advancement Officer

Bill McElyea
Vice President of Human Resources and Operations

Bryan Miller
Vice President of Communications and Technology

Andrea Meyer
General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Board of Directors

Manuel Baca
Chair of the Board

Kathy Williams
Vice Chair of the Board

George Acero

Arnoldo Avalos

Ferial Govashiri

Frank Gornick

Geneve Villacres

Jennifer Perry

Lance Izumi

Patrick Mulvaney

Yasmin Davidds

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