Kvetka Smith

Director of Grants and Governmental Awards

connector | diplomat | snow seeker

Kvetka sees the forest and the trees. She combines her tactical and strategic lenses with diplomacy to assure our project teams and donors that their funds are in safe hands. Before she joined our team, she spent more than a decade serving as a finance officer for the Geneva-based World Health Organization.

Outside of work, Kvetka can be found spending time with local family, exploring the Bay Area and heading to the Sierras for much-needed forest and snow-bathing. She also routinely bridges time zones to stay connected via video with her family and friends from Slovakia. In addition to English, Kvetka speaks fluent Slovak, French, and Czech.


  • M.S. in Finance from Slovak Agricultural University
  • M.S. in Business Management from the University of Geneva