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Our Staff

Diana Cohn is the Executive Director of the Panta Rhea Foundation, and oversees the Deeper Learning and Art/Act grants programs.  Her work at Panta Rhea builds on more than two decades of experience in social justice philanthropy, human rights advocacy and education. She holds a BA in Human Ecology from the College of the Atlantic and an MA in Educational Policy from Teachers College, Columbia University. She is an award-winning children’s book author and an active board member of the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.
Contact: diana[at]

Zoe Lane is the Grants Manager and Office Manager at the Panta Rhea Foundation. Zoe has more than 10 years of experience working on economic and environmental justice issues. She has worked on development and communications for the Breast Cancer Fund and Good Jobs First, and also previously served as the Grants Manager for the Rosenberg Foundation in San Francisco.
Contact: zoe[at]

Ann Dowley is the director for the Panta Rhea Foundation’s Resilience & Renewal Capacity Building Program. She is an organization development consultant and leadership coach with over 20 years experience working with social change leaders, nonprofit organizations and philanthropy. Her approach is rooted in the belief that learning and transformation are vital to sustainability, resiliency and success. She supports her clients to make informed choices that lead to courageous, effective action. She has been working with Panta Rhea foundation since 2008.
Contact: adowley[at]

Anna Lappé is the Program Officer for the Panta Rhea Food Program. She is a national bestselling author and an internationally recognized expert on food systems. With her mother Frances Moore Lappé, she is a founder of the Small Planet Institute and Fund, which has raised and given away more than $1 million to grassroots organizations worldwide. Anna currently leads Real Food Media, a collaborative initiative working with partners around the country to spark conversation about our food system, catalyze creative storytelling and connect communities for action. Anna is an active board member of the Rainforest Action Network and Mesa Refuge, a writer’s retreat in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Contact: alappe[at]



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