People in the News (10/15/17): Appointments, Promotions, Obituaries

People in the News (10/15/17): Appointments, Promotions, Obituaries

The New York City-based Tinker Foundation, one of the largest U.S.-based grantmakers focused solely on Latin America, has announced CAROLINE BOYD KRONLEY as its next president. Kronley will succeed RENATE RENNIE, who is retiring after forty-five years in a variety of roles at the foundation. Currently managing director of strategy at the Rockefeller Foundation, Kronley will join the foundation in her new role later this year.

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation in Battle Creek, Michigan, has announced the selection of FRANK R. LOPEZ as director of its New Mexico programs, effective November 13. In that role, López will provide leadership and oversight of the foundation's investments in the state, with the goal of ensuring that all children, families, and communities — regardless of race or income — have opportunities to reach their full potential. López currently serves as executive director for NGAGE New Mexico in Las Cruces, a nonprofit organization committed to advancing the well-being of all people in southern New Mexico, and since 2014 has served as a coach mentor for the New Mexico cohort of the foundation's inaugural Class One — Community Leadership Network program.

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation has announced ANGELA HAYDEL DeBARGER as a program officer in its Education Program. DeBarger joins the foundation from the George Lucas Educational Foundation, where she served as a senior program officer and managed teams working to create and study project-based learning. She holds a bachelor's degree from Stanford University and a master's degree from the University of Michigan, both in psychology, and also has a doctorate in educational psychology from Stanford.

The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation in Owings Mills, Maryland, has announced that PAULA PRETLOW will join its board of directors on January 1, 2018. Pretlow is a former senior vice president at the Capital Group, where she headed the firm's public fund business development and client relationship groups. Prior to joining Capital in 1999, Pretlow worked with Barclays Global Investors (now BlackRock). She began her career as a corporate banking officer at Wells Fargo Bank.

The Woods Fund Chicago has announced the appointment of L. ANTON SEALS, JR. to its board. An educator, community connector, filmmaker and entrepreneur, Seals currently is the lead steward (executive director) of Grow Greater Englewood, a social enterprise focused on building an equitable and resilient local food system, and an alumnus of and on the staff at the Egan Office for Urban Education and Community Partnership at DePaul University. He is also one of the founders of the Revival Arts Collective, a group of artists committed to using arts and culture as a catalyst for community redevelopment. 

The Simons Foundation has announced that award-winning computer scientist SHAFI GOLDWASSER will become the director of the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing at the University of California, Berkeley, effective January 1, 2018. A giant in the field of theoretical computer science and one of its most original thinkers, Professor Goldwasser has made foundational contributions to the field of cryptography — for which she received the 2012 Turing Award — including inventing semantically secure probabilistic encryption, pseudorandom functions, and zero-knowledge proofs. She has also made outstanding contributions to computational complexity theory, including the development of interactive proof systems and the discovery of their connection to the complexity of approximation, for which she received the Gödel Prize in 1993 and 2001.

The Center for Restorative Justice Works, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit that works to mend the relationship between child-parent within the criminal justice system, has announced LUPE RIVERA as its new executive director, succeeding current executive director AMALIA MOLINA, who is stepping down. Rivera has more than eighteen years' experience as an executive in the nonprofit space, most recently as executive director of South Asian Helpline and Referral Agency (SAHARA), where led the development of the organization's strategic plan, developed partnerships and collaborations to increase services, and implemented key organizational policies and procedures for efficiency.  

Los Angeles Housing Partnership (LAHP), a Los Angeles-based affordable housing nonprofit organization, has announced that DAVID GRUNWALD will be joining the organization as executive director. Grunwald has extensive experience in nonprofit management, real estate development, and social service provision and comes to LAHP, from UCP Wheels for Humanity, where he served as chief business development officer and executive director. Before that, he was president and CEO of Affordable Living for the Aging, where he was responsible for a $2 million annual budget and helped increase the organization's real estate assets by 400 percent.

In other news, the International Women's Forum Chicago has named MARY LEE MONTAGUE as its president for the remainder of 2017 and 2018. Montague is a managing partner at DHR International, where she provides C-suite executive search services to nonprofits. She also serves on the global board of directors for the International Women's Forum Leadership Foundation and recently participated in its Harvard Executive Leadership Program. The organization also announced the election of JENNIFER ALTER WARDEN, COO, EVP, Baird & Warner Real Estate, and LYNNE NELLEMAN, President's Advisory Board, Governor's State University, to its executive committee. Chicago executives elected as new board members for 2017-18 include KATE COLEMAN, PAMELA FORBES LIEBERMAN, KERRY JORDAN, LAUREL BELLOWS, and JoANN SEAGREN.

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