Liz Clark Thasiah

Liz Thasiah coordinates grantmaking activities for the Program Department of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation. Thasiah monitors current grants and supports the development, review, and presentation of grant proposals, with a focus on the Foster Youth initiative. Prior to joining the Hilton Foundation, Thasiah worked for six years as a county manager with Ventura County Children and Family Services and Behavioral Health Care agencies, overseeing quality improvement of child welfare and behavioral health care practices to improve outcomes for vulnerable children and youth involved in the child welfare system. Thasiah also worked for First 5 Ventura County, where she managed projects related to the county’s Healthy Ventura County Initiative to address health concerns related to malnutrition, food deserts, and economic disparities in partnership with Ventura County Public Health and the Center for Disease Control. She also worked as an executive director of Community Partners with Youth in New Brighton, Minnesota, with a focus on at-risk children and youth. She served as a program manager for the Social and Healthcare Directorate of the County of Oxfordshire, England, addressing policy frameworks to improve childhood outcomes. Thasiah holds a Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary, which included international development studies in Kerala, India, and a bachelor’s degree in sociology and anthropology from Denison University. She also holds executive certification in nonprofit management from University of St. Thomas College of Business.