Skip to content

Executive Director

Anna Shireen Wadia

Anna Shireen Wadia is the Executive Director of the Care for All with Respect and Equity (CARE) Fund. The CARE Fund brings diverse funders together to invest in movement building for universal publicly supported care infrastructures that will fuel economies, improve the wellbeing of kids and families, create millions of good jobs, promote equity, and enable people with disabilities and older adults to live independently with safety and dignity. At the Ford Foundation, the Ms. Foundation for Women, and her own consulting practice, Anna has nurtured and propelled movements for care and built bridges among funders and advocates across the care continuum. As Senior Program Officer for the Ford Foundation’s Future of Worker(s) program, her grantmaking focused on improving the quality of jobs for low-wage workers and supporting movements for equitable and universal caregiving policies. At the Ms. Foundation for Women, Anna co-directed the program division and managed a funder collaborative focused on women’s economic development. Anna began her career supporting women’s and other community-based organizations working on income generation and relief efforts in West and Southern Africa. She holds a master’s degree in public affairs from the School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and a bachelor’s degree from Yale University.

Program Officer

Choua Vue

Choua Vue is a Program Officer at the Care for All With Respect and Equity (CARE) Fund. She manages the CARE Fund’s domestic grantmaking, as well as other program work. Prior to joining the CARE Fund, Choua Vue was the Senior Vice President of Policy, Research, and Community Impact at Illinois Action for Children (IAFC). In her nearly 13 years at IAFC, Choua spearheaded its policy and advocacy priorities to ensure families had access to affordable and quality early childhood and child care services. She also created its community organizing program - building the power and voice of families and providers to influence policy change. She launched a new Community Impact department, in which she designed and expanded innovative family and community engagement programs and advanced systems change through community systems development. Choua has also worked on education and child welfare policy issues for Asian American and Pacific Islanders in New York City, and on immigrant and refugee rights issues with the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights. Choua serves on the Board of Directors for the SEIU Education and Support Fund and the HANA Center. Choua earned a master’s degree in public affairs from Princeton University’s School of Public and International Affairs and a bachelor’s degree from Carleton College.

Program Coordinator

Antoni Scarano

Antoni comes to the Care for All with Respect and Equity Fund (CARE Fund), with more than 7 years of experience in project management and executive administration in the for-profit and non-profit sectors. Most recently Antoni was the Program Assistant for the Future of Work(ers) team at Ford Foundation, where he provided administrative, programmatic, and team operational support. During his free time, Antoni enjoys going to broadway shows, seeing live music, traveling, “the farther the better,” food, and spending time with his wife and two cats, Desdemona and Ophelia. Antoni is excited to join the CARE Fund and to be working again with familiar names and faces.

Care Fund Team

Puja Dhawan

Program Consultant

Allison Cook

Program Consultant

The CARE Fund would also like to thank the consultants who provide vital support, including Jody Heymann, Julie Kashen, Kiara Nagel and Christina Fialho.