Ami Pascual Spear

Board Member

Ami Pascual Spear is the Regional Director of Philanthropy – Southern California for Mercy Housing California, an affordable housing nonprofit that has created and preserved affordable housing for Californians for over 30 years. She previously directed programs with Genesis LA, a community lending nonprofit and CDFI. She was also a consultant and raised over $4.7 million in funding for nonprofits. Ami was the founder and executive director of the SoMa Foundation where she delivered technical assistance to small businesses and operated SoMa Steam Clean, a social enterprise that employed homeless youth and adults. She has an M.C.P. in City Planning from UC Berkeley and a B.A. in English Literature from UCLA. She is the recipient of a Rockefeller Foundation fellowship on Democracy.