Becky Pastner, Chief Impact and Metrics Officer, St. David’s Foundation
Becky is responsible for guiding the Foundation’s capacity building, evaluation, and grantmaking processes, ensuring that we effectively implement and measure the impact of our community investments. Becky joined the staff of St. David’s Foundation in 2006. Prior to her role as Chief Impact and Metrics Officer, Becky served as a Program Officer for a variety of health portfolios, and most recently as the Foundation’s Senior Capacity Building Officer, where she developed learning communities and managed a grant portfolio focused on strengthening the organizational effectiveness of Central Texas non-profits. Becky’s commitment to the non-profit sector began when she moved to Texas to become an Americorps*VISTA Volunteer after college. She has served as Outreach and Education Coordinator at the Political Asylum Project of Austin (now American Gateways), a researcher for the Children’s Hospital Association of Texas, and Deputy Director of the Texas Freedom Network. Becky received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Haverford College, and her Master of Public Affairs from the LBJ School at the University of Texas at Austin, where her research focused on health and social policy. While at UT-Austin Becky received a certificate in nonprofit management, and was awarded the Ben Barnes Fellowship for Public Leadership. Becky is a 2018 McBee Fellow with the Austin Area Research Organization.