The NoVo Foundation has announced the appointment of JOE VOELLER as director of communications. In that position, Voeller will be responsible for establishing the foundation's first formal communications strategy, including public engagement, visual identity, and media relations. Previously, Voeller worked for more than ten years at the Ford Foundation, where he was in charge of the foundation's communications efforts in areas such as economic justice, the rights of indigenous peoples, climate change, and HIV/AIDS. He began his career in the White House, working as a special assistant for the White House Millennium Council in the Clinton administration.
The Barnes Foundation has announced the appointments of JOHN J. AGLIALORO, CATHERINE HUGHES, and GREGORY CHARLES MILLER to its board. Aglialoro, an independent entrepreneur, is chair and co-founder of UM Holdings Ltd.; the mayor of Tavistock borough in Tavistock, New Jersey; a trustee of the Atlas Society, an objectivist think-tank; and owner of the movie rights to Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged. Hughes is founding chair of Radio One, the largest African American-owned and -operated broadcast company in the United States, and is the first African-American woman to chair a publicly held corporation. Miller, a longtime education philanthropist, is retired after a thirty-seven year career in the pharmaceutical industry, where he rose through the ranks at a number of companies, including what are now Merck & Co. and GlaxoSmithKline.
The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation has announced the appointment of JOE KAMINKOW to its board. Kaminkow, a respected game designer, currently is chief game designer at Zynga – Chicago, founder of Spooky Cool Labs, and senior vice president of game development for casino game manufacturer Aristocrat Technologies. Earlier, he served as vice president of game design at International Game Technology.
The Mattie C. Stewart Foundation has announced the appointment of EMILY CLARK to its board. An executive at State Farm Insurance, where she is responsible for public affairs, community relations, and safety and education initiatives in Alabama and Mississippi, Clark also serves on the boards of the JumpStart Coalition of Alabama and F.R.I.E.N.D.S. (Families Reaching, Influencing, Educating & Networking for Down Syndrome).
The Missouri Foundation for Health has welcomed CONNIE CUNNINGHAM, JANET GOOCH, and ANDWELE JOLLY to its board. Cunningham, executive director of the Missouri Family Health Council, previously served as legislative director/lobbyist for the Missouri Department of Social Services, president and CEO of the United Way of Central Missouri, manager of community services and health promotion at St. Mary's Health Center, and statewide service coordinator for the Missouri Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Program. Gooch, who joined the foundation's community advisory council in 2012, is a licensed speech-language pathologist and dean of Truman State University's school of health sciences and education, where she has taught courses and served as chair of the department of communication disorders. Jolly, manager of business operations for the Washington University School of Medicine's division of allergy and immunology as well as the division of rheumatology, earlier served as the medical school's first executive management fellow. He currently serves as president of the St. Louis chapter of the National Association of Health Services Executives.
Love Heals, the Alison Gertz Foundation for AIDS Education, has announced the appointment of DEBORAH A. LEVINE as executive director. Levine, currently senior manager of the National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS, previously served as a senior manager at Harlem Congregations for Community Improvement. She is, in addition, a founding and current board member as well as national secretary/communications director for the National Black Women's HIV/AIDS Network and also serves on the board of Heritage Health and Homes in New York City.
In other news, the WestHealth initiative has announced the appointment of MARK McCLELLAN to the boards of two of its component organizations, the Gary and Mary West Health Institute in La Jolla, California, and the Gary and Mary West Health Policy Center in Washington, D.C. McClellan, a doctor and economist, currently is a senior fellow and director of health care innovation and value initiatives at the Brookings Institution. Earlier, he was head of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. He currently serves on the boards of Johnson & Johnson, the National Quality Forum, and the FDA's Reagan-Udall Foundation. He also is a member of the Institute of Medicine and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. McClellan previously served as a member of the President's Council of Economic Advisers and as a senior director for healthcare policy at the White House, and was an associate professor of economics and medicine at Stanford University.