TITLE: Senior Program Officer
FOCUS AREAS: Multiple sclerosis and hospitality.
CONTACT: Elizabeth@hiltonfoundation.org, 818-851-3700
PROFILE: Elizabeth Cheung is senior program officer for special programs at the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, where she works on multiple sclerosis and hospitality initiatives. She’s held this title since January 2014 and previously spent more than five years as a program officer for domestic programs.
Cheung’s foundation bio shares:
Elizabeth Cheung manages a portfolio of grants as part of the Domestic Program team, including in multiple sclerosis and hospitality education. She also manages the Foundation’s small grants and family giving programs. Prior to joining the Foundation, Cheung worked as a Program Analyst at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation in the Children, Families, and Communities Program. She also has worked for the California Legislative Analyst’s Office, where she oversaw the Medi-Cal budget, with a special emphasis on issues concerning the aged, blind, and disabled. Cheung received her Master’s in Public Policy from the University of Southern California School of Policy, Planning, and Development and a double Bachelor’s in East Asian Studies and Public Policy from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Her current role involves the following responsibilities:
- Oversee a diverse portfolio of grantmaking, totaling almost $80 million.
- Manage the Multiple Sclerosis Major Program, including developing and implementing funding guidelines.
- Develop the Hospitality Major Program.
- Implement a family giving and education program for future Board Members.
- Oversee special projects.
You can read one of her blog posts, “Our New Approach to Funding Hospitality Workforce Development,” on the foundation news page.