Staff & Contact Information

Johnson Family Foundation
55 Exchange Place, Suite 404
New York, NY 10005
Barbara Fenhagen
Consultant for Vermont Programs
Samantha Franklinbio
Program Officer
E-mail: sfranklin(at)
Phone: (212) 343-1102
Dylan Hoosbio
Consultant for Colorado Programs
E-mail: dylan(at)
Phone: (970) 728-8717
Andrew Lanebio
Executive Director
E-mail: alane(at)
Phone: (212) 343-1002
Kathleen Valentine Sturgeon
Consultant for Pittsburgh Programs
JFF does not accept unsolicited proposals
Established in 1990 as The Thomas Phillips and Jane Moore Johnson Foundation

Samantha Franklin
Program Officer

Samantha Franklin joined JFF in 2010 as Grants Manager and is currently serving as a Program Officer. Prior to working for JFF, she held the positions of Project Manager at Jobs for the Future (Boston, MA) and of Junior Capacity Building Specialist at the Harm Reduction Coalition (New York, NY). Samantha has a bachelor's degree in Psychology and a master's degree in Social Work Administration. She currently serves on the advisory boards of the Brown Boi Project (Oakland, CA) and the Third Wave Fund (New York, NY). She has served on various committees in collaboration with other organizations that work in the field of philanthropy, including Funders for LGBTQ Issues, Philanthropy New York, and North Star Fund.


Dylan Hoos
Consultant for Colorado Programs

Dylan Hoos leads JFF's work on the Western Slope of Colorado. Currently the Donor Resources Fellow at the Telluride Foundation, Dylan has experience in program development and execution, including community development projects and their implementation. He has worked for the Institute for Environmental Negotiation and the Saul Zaentz Foundation. Dylan is a graduate of the School of Architecture at the University of Virginia.


Andrew Lane
Executive Director

Andrew Lane is Executive Director of the Johnson Family Foundation, a progressive funder headquartered in New York City. During his tenure JFF has awarded more than $25 million in grants. Before joining JFF Andy was a grantmaker and philanthropic advisor for families and foundations working across a range of program areas and geographies. His career in philanthropy began in 1997 on the staff of the J.P. Morgan corporate contributions program. He later served as a program officer and relationship manager in the foundation advisory group at U.S. Trust.

Andy currently chairs the board of the Movement Advancement Project and holds a seat on the Civil Marriage Collaborative. He previously chaired the boards of Funders for LGBTQ Issues and The Paul Rapoport Foundation and led the federal government's task force on suicide and LGBT populations. Andy attended Hamilton College and is pursuing graduate studies at the Baruch College School of Public Affairs.