Luba Palionny

Senior Advisor, Contracts Manager

As the Contracts Manager, Luba plays a pivotal role in supporting the Grants and Contracts Management team. She manages various components of contract processing throughout RPA, ensuring efficiency and compliance.

Before her tenure at Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, which began in March 2024, Luba served as the Government Grants Manager at the Eviction Defense Collaborative. In this capacity, she oversaw numerous government grants aimed at providing critical support to tenants facing eviction in San Francisco. Her extensive experience also includes a 13-year stint at Tides, where she excelled as an Advisor, managing a diverse caseload of fiscally sponsored projects and donor-advised funds. Luba’s dedication to the nonprofit sector commenced in 2002, and since then, she has been active in nonprofit operations, new business development, and contract management.

Luba harbors a passion for discovering new cities. Residing in the vibrant San Francisco Bay Area, she finds joy in the endless local explorations available. Moreover, her love for travel extends beyond local boundaries, as she seizes every opportunity to go exploring where and when possible.

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