Theresa Fay-Bustillos

Philanthropic, business, and nonprofit executive

Theresa Fay-Bustillos is a philanthropic, business, and nonprofit executive specializing in health equity, education, human rights, inclusion and equity, and social and environmental sustainability.  As the Chief Program Director for the Blue Shield of California Foundation, she led efforts to address the drivers of poor health and violence.  Prior to that, Theresa founded a global consultancy firm working with foundations, corporations, nonprofits and multilaterals on education, human rights, and sustainability issues.  She is also the former Vice President, Worldwide Community & Corporate Citizenship for Levi Strauss and Co. and the Executive Director of the Levi Strauss Foundation, where she led the company’s global sustainability efforts and supported organizations in 35 countries in the areas of workers’ rights, financial services, HIV/AIDS prevention, and environmental sustainability. She began her career as a civil rights lawyer and served as an adjunct law school professor at USC Law School and as an administrative law judge for the State of California. Theresa received her bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Berkeley and her law degree from the University of California at Los Angeles.