Independent Sector, in Washington, D.C., has elected Barry D. Gaberman, senior vice president of the Ford Foundation, and Brian Gallagher, president and CEO of the United Way of America, to its board of directors. Gaberman has been at the Ford Foundation since 1971. Prior to becoming senior vice president in 1996, he served as assistant program officer in the Indonesia field office, program officer in New York, director of the office of program-related investments, and deputy vice president of the international affairs component of the program division of the foundation. Gallagher has served at the United Way of America and local United Way organizations for twenty years. He became president of the national organization in 2002. In addition, Independent Sector re-elected John Seffrin, CEO of the American Cancer Society, to chair its board; Gary Yates, president and CEO of the California Wellness Foundation as vice chair; and Christopher Gates, president of the National Civic League, as secretary. Paula Van Ness, president and CEO of the Make-A-Wish Foundation was elected treasurer.
The San Francisco-based James Irvine Foundation has appointed Elisa Callow as arts program director. Callow has been a program officer with the Ahmanson Foundation in Beverly Hills since 2000, where she was responsible for evaluating and managing the foundation's grantmaking. Prior to the Ahmanson Foundation, she served as executive director of the Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena, from 1983 to 2003.