People in the News (11/22/09): Appointments and Promotions

People in the News (11/22/09): Appointments and Promotions

Dallas-based Susan G. Komen for the Cure has announced the resignation of HALA MODDELMOG as president and CEO. Moddelmog, who has led the organization since 2006, earlier was founding CEO of Catalytic Ventures LLC, president of Church's Chicken, and an executive at BellSouth and Arby's Franchise Association. No plans have been announced for Moddelmog's long-term replacement; in the interim, Nancy G. Brinker, the organization's founder, will assume a more active role in collaboration with Komen's board and senior leadership.

San Francisco-based Tides has announced that its founder, DRUMMOND PIKE, will step down as CEO of the organization in the coming year. Pike will serve in his current role until his successor is installed, at which point the board hopes he will continue in a supporting position.

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation in Palo Alto, California, has announced the appointment of GUILLERMO CASTILLEJA as chief program officer for its environmental conservation program. Castilleja has worked for the World Wildlife Fund since 1991, most recently directing its global conservation efforts, and earlier serving as the organization's senior vice president for field programs in Washington, D.C., as vice president and regional director for its Latin America and Caribbean secretariat, and as its representative in Mexico. Before joining WWF, he worked for the World Bank and the National Wildlife Federation.

The New York City-based Edward W. Hazen Foundation has announced the election of CHARLES SIDNEY FIELDS and LORI VILLAROSA as trustees. Fields, a senior program officer at the California Endowment, earlier was a program officer at the Marguerite Casey Foundation. Villarosa, founder and CEO of the Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equality, earlier was a program officer at the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation.

Grantmakers in Health in Washington, D.C., has announced the election of ANNE BEAL, BILLIE HALL, CHET HEWITT, ANNE WARHOVER, and WENDY WOLF to its board. Beal is president of the Aetna Foundation and previously directed the Commonwealth Fund's program on health care disparities. Hall is president and CEO of Sunflower Foundation: Health Care for Kansans. Hewitt is president and CEO of the Sierra Health Foundation and formerly directed the Alameda County Social Services Agency and served as an associate director at the Rockefeller Foundation. Warhover is president and CEO of the Colorado Health Foundation. And Wolf is president and CEO of the Maine Health Access Foundation.

In other news, the Philadelphia-based National Constitution Center has announced the appointment of DAVID EISNER as president and CEO. Eisner most recently was CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, the federal agency overseeing AmeriCorps, VISTA, Senior Corps, and other national service programs. Earlier, he served as a senior executive at AOL Time Warner and America Online, Inc., where he helped to establish and directed the AOL Foundation.

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