Meet Our Leaders

Our executive leaders share a deep commitment to and expertise in social justice. Together, they work alongside our team of Tidesters and partners to strengthen power within impacted communities.

 

Janiece Evans-Page
Chief Executive Officier

Janiece Evans-Page is the Chief Executive Officer of Tides, a nonprofit and philanthropic organization dedicated to advancing social justice. Janiece is leading the organization’s mission to shift power to communities of color and other groups historically denied power. In addition to her experience working across sectors, Janiece’s lifelong passion for social and racial justice fuels her leadership of centering Tides’ and other organizations’ work in equity to advance systems change.

Prior to joining Tides, she served as the inaugural Chief Sustainability and Diversity Officer at Fossil Group and Head of Fossil Foundation. In this role, she launched Fossil Group’s global philanthropy practice, leading the strategic modernization of its social impact investment portfolio and environmental sustainability framework.

Ms. Evans-Page was selected as one of the honorees of the San Francisco Business Times’ 2021 Most Influential Women in Business. In 2018, she was honored by Ebony Magazine as one of its Power 100 awardees in the “Women Up” category. She currently serves on several boards including Southern New Hampshire University, IDEO.org, Echoing Green, and numerous advisory councils. She holds a B.S. in Social Sciences/Organizational Behavior from the University of California at Berkeley, and an Executive M.B.A. from Golden Gate University in San Francisco.

 

James Lum
Chief Financial Officer

James Lum is the Chief Financial Officer at Tides, where he manages Tides’ finance, accounting, investment, and real estate operations. Before joining Tides in April of 2023, he spent the past 20 years bridging the nonprofit and for-profit worlds, focusing on building sustainable and impactful organizations. James comes from Bridgespan, a global nonprofit consulting firm, where he was a Partner and served as Chief Financial and Information Officer. At Bridgespan, he oversaw the creation of an $80 million DEI focused investment fund for Bridgespan’s education programs and the launch of a third international office in Singapore.

Previously, James served as the Chief Financial Officer for the National Community Reinvestment Coalition where he was responsible for financial planning across core programs, company-owned buildings, a CDFI, and a 501(c)(4). Prior to NCRC, James served as Chief Financial Officer for GuideStar where he introduced Impact Calls, modeled on earnings calls for publicly traded companies, and negotiated data deals with for-profits such as Google. His efforts were recognized by Association Trend’s Nonprofit Transformational CFO of the Year award in 2014. James was also CFO for 270 Strategies, a grassroots advocacy consulting firm with clients across the political, corporate, and nonprofit sectors.

Earlier, James led financial and technology projects for national and international divisions of media companies including The Wall Street Journal, MTV International, John Wiley & Sons, SiriusXM, and Showtime Networks. James is active with a variety of organizations and currently serves on the boards of nonprofits Aeris Insight, Impact Network, and the National Asian Pacific Center on Aging. James graduated from the University of Virginia with a BA in Economics and Biology and holds an MBA from Columbia Business School.

 

Suneela Jain
Chief Legal and Compliance Officer

Suneela Jain is Tides Chief Legal and Compliance Officer and Chief of Staff.  In this capacity, Suneela oversees Tides’ legal risk and compliance function, supporting organizational awareness and frameworks for risk management that center Tides’ mission and values. Prior to joining Tides, Suneela worked as an attorney at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton and Gunderson Dettmer, and as a pro bono attorney at The Nature Conservancy.  In those roles, she advised individuals, non-profits, and a range of private and public actors about issues relating to corporate governance, shareholder relationships, investments, and structuring joint venture and other partnerships. At Cleary, she also advised small businesses as chair of the Microenterprise Project at Volunteers of Legal Services and served as a member of the Pro Bono, Diversity & Inclusion, and Mentoring Committees.

Suneela is a member of the Board of Directors of The New Left Accelerator, a member of the Investment Committee at Realize Impact, and a member of the Ethics Task Force of the Council on Foundations.  Suneela received her JD from Yale University, and her BA from UCLA. 

 

Dan Shannon
Chief Partnerships Officer

In his role as Chief Partnerships Officer, Dan leads the Client Services, Strategic Partnerships, Tides Collective, and Marketing & Communications departments. He’s responsible for growing and deepening engagement with partners, including leading Tides’ business development strategies and approaches as aligned with Tides’ Impact Model.

In his most recent position as partner and Managing Director for Purpose, a leading social impact agency and consultancy, Dan collaborated with mission-driven organizations to design and implement strategies and campaigns aimed at mobilizing people to take action and create meaningful change. With a background in non-profit campaigns, communications, and organizing, Dan has led projects with U.S.-based civil rights organizations, including the ACLU and Anti-Defamation League, as well as INGOs focused on global poverty and human rights, including UNICEF and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

 

 

Anucha Browne
Chief Impact Officer

Anucha Browne, Tides’ Chief Impact Officer, oversees the Strategy & Impact department. Dedicated to advancing justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion, Browne utilizes strategic planning and data-driven insights to enhance operational performance in alignment with Tides’ goals. Previously, she served as Chief Advocacy and Engagement Officer for UNICEF USA, contributing to domestic programs, emergency response, and global resource mobilization.

Browne’s impressive career includes roles such as NCAA’s Vice President of Women’s Basketball Championships and Senior Vice President of Marketing for the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden. As a student-athlete at Northwestern University, she was the first All-American women’s basketball player, setting records and earning accolades. Recognized nationally, Browne serves on various boards, including the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association and the DeVos Sport Business Management Program’s Board of Advisors.