Our Team

C. Phillip Powell
Chief Executive Officer
650.779.5001   |   phillip@peninsulacollegefund.org

C. Phillip Powell is a native of San Francisco, CA. Phillip has served the city of San Francisco in many capacities, including serving on Mayoral Advisory Committees, nonprofit Boards of Directors, as a Commissioner, and as an Arbitrator. In recognition of Phillip’s years of service and dedication to the city of San Francisco and Bay Area, he has received several honors and awards by organizations, including the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, former Mayor Willie Brown, former Assembly-member Nancy Skinner, and Congresswoman Barbara Lee. He is a magna cum laude honors graduate of Fisk University located in Nashville, TN where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, Religion, and Philosophy. Phillip also furthered his studies at the University of Memphis in Tennessee – Cecil Humphrey Law School Pre-Law Program, and abroad at Estudio Sampere in Salamanca Spain. He also holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of San Francisco with magna cum laude honors. He has over a decade of non-profit experience as a consultant, executive, funder, and manager, working with the Emeryville Education Foundation, Meritus College Fund, Emery Unified School District, among others.



Denise Villamil
Director of Internship Program Services
650.727.6563   |   denise@peninsulacollegefund.org

Denise Villamil joins PCF after 15 years in program design/evaluation, relationship building, and management development within the corporate and non-profit sectors. Throughout her career she has been actively involved in developing diverse workforces’ personal and professional development, and consulting organizations in program management and strategic direction. She has a passion for helping individuals realize their career aspirations and highest personal potential. Denise graduated magna cum laude in Business Management from National University. A native Californian, Denise enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, and giving back to the community through volunteering her time and talents to various non-profit organizations.



Iris Bustos
Program Coordinator
650-779-5002   |   iris@peninsulacollegefund.org

Iris Bustos is a native of San Carlos, CA. She has a passion for social justice and for helping the next generation of leaders achieve their professional and personal goals. Iris has previously served the Bay Area community through her work in program development and coordination, as well as providing support services to various populations. Iris was the first in her family to attend college. She graduated from the University of California Santa Barbara with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and Feminist Studies. She also holds a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Southern California.