The Rasmuson Foundation in Anchorage, Alaska, has announced the hire of ALEXANDRA McKAY as vice president of programs. McKay brings more than two decades of experience in nonprofit and public sector leadership to the foundation, including fifteen years working in senior roles for Casey Family Programs, most recently as executive vice president and chief counsel, and as deputy director for the Schultz Family Foundation. She also worked as an attorney in the Office of Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education. A native of Anchorage, McKay will be joined by her husband, Christian Morgan, an attorney and certified wilderness EMT, and her eleven-year-old son, Dashiell.
The Saint Luke’s Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio, has announced the appointment of TERRY ALLAN, PATRICK KANARY, and TERESA J. SCHAFFER to three-year terms on its board of trustees. Allan has been the health commissioner at the Cuyahoga County Board of Health, which serves as the local public health authority for 855,000 citizens in fifty-seven greater Cleveland communities, since 2004. He is also an adjunct faculty member at Case Western Reserve University's School of Medicine and was a Year 13 Scholar at the Centers for Disease Control's National Public Health Leadership Institute. Kanary was the first director of the Center for Innovative Practices (CIP) at the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research & Education at Case Western Reserve University’s Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences and also served as co-director of the Partnership for Evaluation, Research, and Implementation. Schaffer, an assurance partner with BDO Cleveland, has more than twenty years of experience in public accounting and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants (OSCPA).
The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation in Kansas City, Missouri, has announced the appointment of ESTHER L. GEORGE, president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, to its board of trustees. George was appointed president of the Kansas City Fed in 2011 after serving the bank in various capacities for nearly thirty years. A Missouri native, she received a degree in business administration from Missouri Western State University and an MBA from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and is also a graduate of the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
The Boston-based Bridgespan Group has announced the addition of CHERYL L. DORSEY and JOHN DONOHOE to its board. Dorsey, president of Echoing Green, a global network of young social entrepreneurs, has a medical degree from Harvard Medical School and a master's in Public Policy from Harvard Kennedy School; she has also served on the boards of the SEED Foundation and the Harvard Board of Overseers. Donahoe chairs the board of PayPal and is a former CEO of eBay and Bain & Company.
The Steamboat Institute, a conservative think tank in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, has announced the appointment of BRIDGETT WAGNER to its board of directors. A well-known leader in the conservative movement, Wagner is vice president for external relations at the Heritage Foundation, where she previously served as director of development, director of business relations, and director of events. She also serves as a trustee for the University of Dallas and the Intercollegiate Studies Institute, and is director of the State Policy Network and the Foundation for Government Accountability.
The Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia has announced the appointment of CINDY KANG as assistant curator, effective February 27. Kang, the first assistant curator in the foundation's history, joins the Barnes from the Bard Graduate Center in New York and in her new role will work directly with Sylvie Patry, deputy director for collections and exhibitions and Gund Family Chief Curator, to expand its growing exhibitions program, collections research and interpretative activities, and curatorial and educational technology initiatives.
In other news, the board of directors of Project Concern International (PCI) in San Diego, California, has selected CARRIE HESSLER-RADELET as the organization’s new president and CEO. In that role, Hessler-Radelet will lead PCI’s efforts to enhance health, end hunger, and overcome hardship in sixteen countries. Director of the Peace Corps from 2013 until January of this year and deputy director of the humanitarian agency before that, Hessler-Radelet previously worked as vice president and director of the Washington, D.C., office of John Snow, Inc. (JSI); as lead consultant on the first Five Year Global HIV/AIDS Strategy for PEPFAR; and with USAID in Indonesia on maternal and child health and HIV programming. She also founded the Special Olympics in the Gambia and served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Samoa.