Erin Spiewak is the CEO of the Monarch School Project. Monarch School is a K-12 public school that is dedicated to helping San Diego’s homeless children break the cycle of poverty through education. Erin Spiewak began as a volunteer and mentor at the Monarch School in 2003 and was awarded Monarch’s Volunteer of the Year award in 2004. Ms. Spiewak returned in January of 2012 to lead the nonprofit’s strategic development and community partnerships. Previously, Ms. Spiewak served as the Executive Director of the Gary and Mary West Foundation. In this role, she served as the chair of the San Diego Workforce Funders Collaborative and was a founding board member and Treasurer of Downtown Charter High, now e3 Civic High. She currently serves on the United Way Education Advisory Committee and as a member of Women Give, San Diego. Ms. Spiewak is a fellow of the Aspen Institute’s Sector Skills Academy and a graduate of the LEAD San Diego INFLUENCE Leadership Program. She was a finalist in the San Diego Business Journal’s 2013 Most Admired CEO awards and she is an honorary member of the San Diego Rotary Club. Prior to joining the Gary and Mary West Foundation in 2008, Ms. Spiewak was with the WebMD Health Foundation and the Rose Foundation. Ms. Spiewak received a B.A. in sociology from San Diego State University and her master’s degree in business administration from Webster University.