People in the News (1/14/18): Appointments, Promotions, Obituaries

People in the News (1/14/18): Appointments, Promotions, Obituaries

As part of a realignment of its grantmaking structure, the Cleveland Foundation has announced that DALE ANGLIN officially joined the foundation in October as program director for youth and social services, and that NELSON BECKFORD has joined the foundation as program director for neighborhood revitalization and engagement. Anglin joined the foundation as a consultant in May 2017 before assuming the role of program director for youth and social services in the fall. He spent the past eleven years at the Victoria Foundation in Newark, New Jersey, and before that worked for New Community Corporation and for the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management and the Congressional Research Office in Washington, D.C. Beckford returns to the foundation after spending the last four years at the St. Luke’s Foundation, where he served as the senior program officer for the “A Strong Neighborhood” program area. During his initial term-limited tenure at the foundation (2008-14), he served as a program officer focused on community development, environmental sustainability, and management of its summer internship program. The foundation also announced the promotion of DIANE KASZEI to director of grants management. Kaszei has been with the foundation since 1990 and was promoted to the position of grants manager in 2004.

MARK BARREIRO has joined the John A. Hartford Foundation in New York City as senior grants officer, in which role he will oversee the foundation’s grantmaking processes and systems to ensure their efficiency and effectiveness. Barreiro has more than two decades of experience in philanthropy and grants management and previously worked for the New York State Health Foundation, where he served as senior grants and operations manager, the J.M. Kaplan Fund, the Commonwealth Fund, and MicroEdge.

The Kohler Foundation in Kohler, Wisconsin, has named CHRISTINE TAYLOR as its new executive director, succeeding TERRI YOHO, who has led the foundation since 1999. In that role, Taylor, who previously served as director of the True Value Foundation in Chicago, will manage the development and administration of the foundation’s programs, including its annual Distinguished Guest Series, grants, preservation initiatives, scholarships, and the historic Waelderhaus home in Kohler.

The Detroit-based McGregor Fund has announced the election of SHEILAH P. CLAY to its board of trustees. Clay has served as president and CEO of Neighborhood Service Organization (NSO), a $24 million human service organization, since 2000. One of NSO’s signature achievements under Clay’s leadership was the $50 million renovation of the historic former Michigan Bell Building, which now provides a hundred and fifty-five units of permanent supportive housing for formerly homeless individuals.

The Boston Foundation has announced the appointment of community development professional VANESSA CALDERON-ROSADO to its board of directors. Since 2003, Calderón-Rosado has led IBA/Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción, a nonprofit and community development corporation that was founded in the South End neighborhood of Boston to address the displacement of low-income families due to urban development. In 2010, she became the first Latina in Massachusetts history appointed to the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, and in November 2013 Mayor-elect Martin Walsh appointed her to co-lead his housing transition team. Calderón-Rosado currently serves as clerk of the Franklin Square House Foundation, as president of the Massachusetts Association of Community Development Corporations, as a trustee of Eastern Bank, and as a member of community and diversity advisory councils for the Federal Reserve Board and the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

The Proteus Fund, which works to advance  justice through human rights, democracy, and peacemaking, has announced five new members of its board of directors. PATRCIA ENG is vice president of strategic partnerships at the New York Women's Foundation, where she manages the NYC Fund for Girls and Young Women of Color, the first collaborative fund in the country focused on young women and gender non-binary youth of color. ODELL MAYS, who joined the board last summer and serves as treasurer, is the founder and Principal of Mays2 Consulting LLC, a specialized management consultancy focused on assisting nonprofits in the areas of fiscal management, governance, operations, and compliance. SUSHMA RAMAN is executive director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and is currently working on a book with co-author Bill Schulz on the future landscape of human rights. MAI-ANH TRAN is director of financial planning and budgeting at the Ford Foundation. And ERIC WARD is executive director of the Western States Center, which he joined after eight years as a program office at the Ford Foundation and Atlantic Philanthropies.

The Vera Institute of Justice in New York City has announced the appointment of JOHN MADSEN and TIFFANY MOLLER to its board of trustees. Madsen is co-head of the Technology Division at Goldman Sachs and a managing director ally to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Network, with a focus on technology. Madsen joined Goldman Sachs in 2003 as an associate on the FICC Core Strats team and was named managing director in 2008 and partner in 2014. Moller is a co-founder of Pallas Global, a consulting firm that provides independent monitoring, claims resolutions services, and governance and ethics counseling to corporations and organizations worldwide. From 20q4-16, she served as an assistant deputy commissioner and chief of compliance and oversight for the New York City Police Department. The organization also announced that SALLY T. HILLSMAN, executive officer of the American Sociological Association, has been named an honorary trustee after fourteen years of service on the Vera board. 

The Council on Foundations has announced JULIANNE SOBRAL as its new chief operating officer, responsible for all external-facing council activities. Sobral joined the organization in 2012 and for the last two and a half years has served as its senior vice president for operations and talent development. Prior to joining CoF, Sobral worked in human resources at the Washington Post Company and McClatchy. She also helped set up the human resource function for two organizations in the D.C. area.

Oakland-based Hispanics in Philanthropy has officially welcomed ANA MARIE ARGILAGOS as its new president and announced that, starting this month, Argilagos will be heading out on a "listening and learning" tour across the United States and Mexico. A veteran of the social sector, Argilagos’s past experience includes equity and social justice work at major philanthropic institutions such as the Ford and Annie E. Casey foundations as well as a stint in the Obama administration as deputy assistant secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. She also serves on the board of the New York City-based Foundation Center. Argilagos was unanimously chosen by the HIP board in the summer of 2017 to succeed DIANA CAMPOAMOR as the organization's president.

SEAN KERSHAW has joined the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation in Saint Paul, Minnesota, as vice president of the Wilder Center for Communities. In that role, Kershaw, who comes to Wilder from the Citizens League, where he was executive director, will oversee a range of community engagement initiatives, including leadership development programs, volunteerism, public policy, and the Saint Paul Promise Neighborhood.

The North Dakota Council on the Arts (NDCA) has announced KIM KONIKOW as its new executive director. Konikow, a Utah-based consultant with a varied background in the arts as a presenter, artist manager and administrator, will replace BETH GIGANTE KLINGENSTEIN, who has served as the agency’s executive director since July 2014.

Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond has announced that LISA FREIMAN, Ph.D., has stepped down as director of the Institute for Contemporary Art, effective immediately. Freiman, who has served as ICA’s inaugural director since 2013, led the institutional vision and planning for the institute, which opens in April 2018. Freiman will remain a tenured faculty member of the VCU School of Arts and will be completing a scholarly monograph on artist Claes Oldenburg and then returning to the classroom to teach in her area of expertise.

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