The Schultz Family Foundation in Seattle has announced the appointment of TYRA MARIANI as president. In that role, Mariani will partner with the former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, his wife, Sherri, and the board as they seek to accelerate the foundation’s work to address inequality in America and unlock greater opportunities for individuals and communities facing obstacles to economic and social mobility. Mariani will join the foundation from New America, where she serves as president and chief operating officer and where, in partnership with the board and CEO Anne-Marie Slaughter, she has helped transform the organization into a think tank committed to exploring new and more effective ways of solving public problems.
The Brussels-based European Foundation Centre has announced the appointment of DELPHINE MORALIS as its new chief executive and the organization’s first female CEO. A Belgian national and seasoned advocacy professional, Moralis currently serves as secretary general of Terre des Hommes International Federation. Her international experience in building and leading pan-European associations and organizations includes stints with Missing Children Europe, Child Focus, and Cable Europe, and she also serves in board and advisory roles with Concord, the European NGO confederation for relief and development. She will succeed GERRY SALOLE, who is retiring at the end of this month after leading the EFC for the past fifteen years.
The board of directors of the Schott Foundation for Public Education in New York City has announced the election of CAROLINA ESPINAL as chair. A member of the Schott Foundation’s board since 2018, Espinal is the founding principal of Mozaic Strategies, a consultancy focused on creating more inclusive organizational culture and engagement. Prior to that, she served as a senior advisor with Brunswick Group, a global strategic communications firm supporting Fortune 500 companies. She began her career as a civil rights advocate working on behalf of communities of color at Unidos US and later leading the NAACP’s national civic engagement policy platform.
The SouthCoast Community Foundation (formerly the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts) has announced the appointment of five new members to its board of directors. DAMON CHAPLIN is the public health director for the City of New Bedford, where he manages twenty-two staff members six public health divisions. GAIL M. FORTES has served as executive director of the YWCA Southeastern Massachusetts since September 2006 and currently serves in governance roles with the Cape Verdean Association in New Bedford, One SouthCoast Chamber, Alma del Mar Charter School, Global Learning Charter Public School, United Front Development Corp., and Youth Opportunities Unlimited. JAYNE REBELLO KORN is a talent management consultant and executive coach and for more than two decades has partnered with for-profit and non-profit organizations across a broad range of sectors, including health care, technology, financial services, retail, higher education, and manufacturing. DENISE PORCHE is executive director of the Island Foundation and also founded the Southeastern Massachusetts Food Security Network and Women CEO’s Group. And JONATHAN L. ROUNDS is the founder of RISC Ventures (an econometric modeling firm) and Cloud Technology Partners (a cloud focused software and services company) and spent five years at the Boston Consulting Group as part of the founding group for the Chicago and New York offices.
ADRIANE LAMAR SNIDER, a nonprofit executive with two decades of experience leading domestic violence programs in California, has been appointed to serve on the Blue Shield of California Foundation board of trustees. Lamar Snider, who served on the board of the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence for eight years, served as chief operating officer of the Jenesse Center in Los Angeles for fourteen years and most recently was executive director of the Riverside Area Rape Crisis Center, where she refocused the organization to expand capacity in communities with significant needs and placed new emphasis on culturally sensitive services.
Project Pericles, a national consortium of thirty colleges and universities based in New York City, has announced the election of three new members to its board of directors. EUGENE M. TOBIN is a former senior program officer for Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities at the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and a former president of Hamilton College in Clinton, New York. MICHELE D. PERKINS is the president of New England College. And SCOTT L. WARREN is co-founder and chief executive officer of Generation Citizen.
JUSTIN R. GARCIA has been named executive director of the Kinsey Institute at Indiana University. Garcia has served as acting executive director of the institute since July 2019 and prior to that was its research director. The Ruth N. Halls Associate Professor of Gender Studies and a Bicentennial Professor at IU, Garcia also serves as a scientific advisor to the world's largest relationship company, Match. An award-winning researcher and educator, he has published dozens of collaborative research articles and book chapters on various aspects of people's romantic and sexual lives and is frequently featured as an expert in the media.