Civil rights attorney JAMES CADOGAN has been named vice president of criminal justice at the Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF), where he will be responsible for leading the foundation's pretrial justice work and strategic litigation portfolio. Cadogan previously served as director of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund's Thurgood Marshall Institute and, prior to that, served as counselor to Loretta E. Lynch, the 83rd Attorney General of the United States, in which role he helped lead the U.S. Department of Justice's review of solitary confinement and developed the first National Reentry Week and National Community Policing Week. Cadogan also was a member of the legal team responsible for implementing the 2013 Supreme Court decision that struck down the Defense of Marriage Act and has testified on behalf of United States at the UN Human Rights Council (regarding constitutional policing) and U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (regarding Title IX and combatting sexual assault).
The Public Welfare Foundation in Washington, D.C., has announced the appointment of ALISE MARSHALL as director of strategy and new ventures. In that role, Marshall will work with foundation leadership and programmatic staff to identify new levers for impact and build cross-sector collaborations for social change. Prior to joining the foundation, Marshall served as senior manager for economic opportunity at the Walmart Foundation, where she oversaw the foundation's diversity, equity, and inclusion portfolio and led the design and management of a combined $10 million philanthropic portfolio focused on accelerating impact for new majority communities (people of color, the LGBTQIA community, individuals with disabilities, and women and girls). Prior to joining the Walmart Foundation, Marshall spent six years in the Obama administration, including stints as deputy chief of staff for the Office of the Deputy Secretary at the U.S. Department of Education and on the launch team for the My Brother's Keeper Federal Task Force. She also led the administration's Rethink Discipline effort, which was designed to encourage policies aimed at disrupting the school-to-prison pipeline, and served on the Second Chance Pell selection committee.
The Duke Endowment in Charlotte, North Carolina, has named BRITTANY SCHWARTZ as a fellow for 2018-20. Schwartz holds an MPH from the Gillings School of Global Public Health at UNC Chapel Hill, where she also earned her BS in public health, health policy and management, and has worked at Cabarrus Health Alliance, the public health authority of Cabarrus County, for the past two years. Before that, she served as a research assistant at the North Carolina Telehealth Network and an MPH program assistant at Gillings and held research assistant positions at the UNC Partnerships in Aging Program, the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, and the North Carolina Institute for Public Health.
The presidential nominating committee of Rotary International has announced the selection of SUSHIL KUMAR GUPTA, of Delhi, India, as president-nominee. A Rotarian since 1977, Gupta is chair and managing director of Asian Hotels (West) Ltd. and owner of the Hyatt Regency Mumbai and JW Marriott Hotel New Delhi Aerocity. He also has served as president of the Federation of Hotel and Restaurant Associations of India and on the board of directors of Tourism Finance Corporation of India Ltd.; serves as president of Experience India Society, a public-private partnership between the tourism industry and the government of India that promotes India as a tourist destination; and is vice chair of the Himalayan Environment Trust and serves on the board of Operation Eyesight Universal.
The National Museum of American Jewish History (NMAJH) in Philadelphia has announced the election of three new members to its board of trustees: ANDREW KLABER, a partner at Paulson & Company in New York City; MATTHEW PESTRONK, president and co-founder of Post Brothers Apartments, an active multifamily developer in Philadelphia; and MICHAEL SWIFT, an executive director and investment specialist at J.P. Morgan.
The Forum for Youth Investment in Washington, D.C., has announced the appointment of KIMBERLY HOWARD ROBINSON as executive vice president and managing director of its David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality. In that role, Dr. Robinson will serve on the forum's executive team forum and will lead the ten-year old Weikart Center as it continues to offer products and services to a growing client base that is adapting, implementing, and scaling quality improvement systems. Robinson comes to the forum from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, where she focused on developing and implementing continuous improvement processes to support the foundation's programmatic strategies and effectiveness. Prior to Kellogg, she served as interim chief accountability officer and the director of research for Baltimore City Public Schools, where she led the district's efforts to implement data-driven strategies to improve student literacy and graduation rates, and as director of data and analytics for the New York City Department of Education, where she strengthened partnerships between researchers and the district.