Kay Fernandez Smith
Kay Fernandez Smith is the Program Manager in Environment, Policy, and Social Initiatives at Apple, Inc. In that capacity, she works across the company's Racial Equity and Justice Initiative to develop strategy and drive external engagement with leaders and organizations. She brings decades of cross-sector experience working in philanthropy, government, and nonprofits to drive racial equity and economic inclusion to improve families well-being and close the racial wealth gap. Prior to this role, Kay was Vice President of Policy and Innovation at the San Francisco Foundation, where she established a new division to scale their community impact. She also successfully launched and supported large-scale programs while she was Director of Community Benefits, Environmental Justice, and Social Responsibility at the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission and Deputy Director for the Gulf Coast Initiative and Promise Neighborhoods Program at PolicyLink.
Kay holds a Masters in public policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and was a Fulbright Hayes Scholar to the Philippines. In addition to serving on the Board of PolicyLink, she volunteers as Board Chair of Forward Together Action and Mercy Housing California. Kay lives in Oakland, California with her husband, Allen Fernandez Smith, and children, Malcolm and Malaya.