People in the News (10/25/2020): appointments, promotions, obituaries

People in the News (10/25/2020): appointments, promotions, obituaries

The San Francisco-based Christensen Fund has named CARLA F. FREDERICKS as its new executive director, effective January 1, 2021. Fredericks established and currently serves as director of First Peoples Worldwide, a cross-campus program at the University of Colorado that engages tribal leaders, Indigenous Peoples, investors, companies, financial institutions and policy makers in the promotion and implementation of Indigenous rights consonant with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. She also currently serves as clinical professor and director of the American Indian Law Clinic at Colorado Law, which represents U.S.  tribes, organizations, and Indigenous Peoples worldwide in a variety of matters. As an enrolled citizen of the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation of North Dakota, Fredericks will be the First Native American to lead the Christensen Fund, and the first Native person to lead a private foundation of its size.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in Princeton, New Jersey, has named MELVIN J. GALLOWAY as its new chief operating officer. Galloway, who will join the foundation on November 16, comes to the foundation after serving as the executive vice president and chief operating office for the Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Planned Parenthood Action Fund. Prior to joining Planned Parenthood, he served as chief operations officer for the New York State Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery, where he oversaw operations for a complex federally funded U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) disaster recovery program, and as assistant vice president of the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, where he managed affordable housing, business, and infrastructure HUD-funded recovery programs following the attacks of September 11, 2001.

The Rasmuson Foundation in Anchorage, Alaska, has announced the appointment of JULEE FARLEY as vice president of finance and administration. For the last fifteen years, Farley has worked for Alaska Permanent Capital Management, most recently as chief compliance officer. She previously worked for Alaska Native corporations — first for Cook Inlet Region, Inc. and then Arctic Slope Regional Corp. — and as an auditor with KPMG. A member of the Rocky Boy Tribe of Chippewa-Cree in Montana, veteran of the U.S. Air Force, and certified public accountant, Farley also serves as treasurer of the University of Alaska Foundation and Alaska Winter Stars and on the Municipality of Anchorage Investment Advisory Committee.

The Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment has announced that JOHNNY PRYOR will be joining the foundation as a program director in its education division, effective January 4, 2021. Pryor most recently served as assistant vice chancellor in the division of student affairs at Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis, where he directed efforts to promote leadership and engagement, student wellness, and projects that contribute to a campus culture of belonging. Before that, he served for eight years as assistant dean for student affairs at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis and as senior assistant director of career services at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire. Earlier in his career, he directed the office of postgraduate studies at Butler University in Indianapolis.

The Ford Foundation in New York City has announced the election of SAMANTHA POWER to its board of trustees. Power currently serves as the Anna Lindh Professor of the Practice of Global Leadership and Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School and as the William D. Zabel ’61 Professor of Practice in Human Rights at Harvard Law School. From 2013 to 2017, she was the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations and a member of President Obama’s Cabinet. From 2009 to 2013, Power as special assistant to the president and senior director for multilateral affairs and human rights on the National Security Council at the White House. Before joining the Obama administration, she taught at the Kennedy School, where she was the founding executive director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy. She began her career as a journalist, reporting from places such as Bosnia, East Timor, Rwanda, Sudan, and Zimbabwe, and contributed to The Atlantic, The New Republic, the New York Review of Books, and The New Yorker.

The board of trustees of the New York City-based Asia Society has announced that the Honorable KEVIN RUDD as the institution’s eighth president and CEO. Rudd, who currently serves as president of the Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI) and will continue in that role, will succeed JOSETTE SHEERAN, who had previously announced her intention to step down from her role at the end of this year. As its first president, Rudd over the last four years has established ASPI as a top global think tank with a distinctive voice and place in the global dialogue. Prior to joining the Asia Society, he served as Australia’s 26th prime minister (2007-10, 2013) and as foreign minister (2010-12). A fluent speaker of Mandarin and international authority on China, Rudd began his career as a China scholar and served as an Australian diplomat in Beijing before entering Australian politics. As prime minister, he led Australia’s response during the Global Financial Crisis and co‑founded the G20 to help drive the global response to the crisis.

The board of directors of Grantmakers In Aging (GIA) has named LINDSAY A. GOLDMAN, LMSW, as its next chief executive officer, effective January 1, 2020. She will succeed JOHN FEATHER, who is retiring after leading the organization since 2011. Goldman comes to GIA from the New York Academy of Medicine, where she is finishing her tenure as the founding director of the Center for Healthy Aging. Prior to her time at the academy, Goldman worked at the UJA Federation-New York, where she was responsible for strategic planning and grantmaking to support older adults, emergency preparedness and response, and information and referral services. She also led the Health Enhancement Partnership, an adult day program at Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, for which she received a Best Practice Award from the National Council on Aging. She began her career at Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC, where she coordinated an intergenerational mentoring program in the Bronx.