Shana Hazan is a community leader, educator, and the proud parent of a young daughter.
Shana serves as the Senior Director of Resource Development at Jewish Family Service of San Diego, a comprehensive human service organization that delivers client-centered, impact-driven services that empower individuals and families to achieve self-sufficiency, and supports aging with dignity. In this role, she oversees the agency’s institutional and individual fund development, government relations, and public policy work.
Shana designed and secured funding for the Linda Vista Kindergarten Readiness Network, which utilizes a collective impact model to address barriers to kindergarten readiness, as well as funding for the Hunger Advocacy Network, an innovative initiative consisting of social service agencies, anti-hunger organizations, and nutrition advocacy organizations that collaborate to advocate for state policies that increase food security.
Shana currently serves on the City of San Diego’s Human Relations Commission, and on the boards of CORE Educational Services; the Foothold Foundation; and Stanley E. Foster School of Engineering, Innovation, and Design.
Previously, she developed Jewish Family Service’s nationally recognized model for youth leadership through service learning. She also has worked for ABC News in London, taught elementary school in Chicago Public Schools, and served as Safe Routes to School Director for Active Transportation Alliance.
Shana holds a Master’s Degree in Education and Social Policy from Northwestern University.
In 2016, she was recognized by Assembly Speaker Atkins as a 78th Assembly District Woman of the Year.