Director of Finance & Operations
Center on Policy Initiatives
Shane Stahl earned both a B.A. in Psychology and a B.S. in Business Administration, Accounting, at California State University Los Angeles. While undergrad, he began his work in the nonprofit sector as AmeriCorps VISTA Program Manager at the newly formed Corporation for National Service. He went on to obtain his MA in Sociology from UCLA. In 2002, he became the first Associate Director of San Diego’s Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, where he worked to advance the business case for LGBT equality. In 2012, Shane returned to UCLA to complete his MBA at the Anderson School of Management, focusing on nonprofit corporations. Throughout his career, he has promoted gender equity, LGBT rights, and greater access to health and human services for adults with developmental disabilities, survivors of domestic violence, individuals living with HIV/AIDS, and immigrant and low-income populations. He joined CPI’s staff in 2016.