The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in Princeton, New Jersey, has announced the election of ROGER S. FINE and JEFFREY P. KOPLAN to its board. Fine, retired corporate VP and general counsel of Johnson & Johnson, currently serves as board chair for the foundation of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey as well as board chair of the Child Health Institute of New Jersey, an arm of the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Koplan, VP for global health at Emory University and director of its global health institute, earlier served as director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, where he began his career as an epidemic intelligence service officer.
The New York City-based Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has announced the planned retirement of HARRET ZUCKERMAN. Zuckerman, the foundation's senior vice president and director of its research universities and humanistic scholarship program, has worked at the foundation for nineteen years and earlier was a professor at Columbia University for almost three decades. Mariët Westermann, provost and chief academic officer at New York University, Abu Dhabi, will succeed Zuckerman on June 30.
The Minneapolis-based McKnight Foundation has announced the appointment of RICHARD JONES as advisory committee chair of its collaborative crop research program and JOHN LYMAN and DOUGLAS HORTON as committee members. Jones, assistant director for eastern and southern Africa at the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, has served as an advisory committee member since 2002. Lyman, co-author of The Cassava Transformation: Africa's Best Kept Secret, most recently worked as an agricultural development consultant in Nairobi. Horton is an agricultural economist and program evaluator who specializes in capacity building and innovation processes in the context of international development.
The Miami-based Health Foundation of South Florida has announced the election of KAREN GILMORE as board chair. Gilmore, executive vice president and chief risk officer for City National Bank of Florida, has been a member of foundation's board for ten years and also has served as an executive director, board member, and committee member for a number of other business and nonprofits.
In other news, the New York City-based Deafness Research Foundation has announced the election of CLIFFORD P. TALLMAN as board chair. Tallman, co-founder and owner of marketing firm Soskin Tallman Inc., has worked on the publishing and advertising side of a number of publications, including US magazine, House Beautiful, Architectural Digest, Changing Times, Golf Digest, Cruising World, Sailing World, and Tennis. He also is the president of CTI Industries, a family-owned industrial restoration company, and was the founder and owner of Adorney Tallman, a golf publishing, Internet, and syndication company.