The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation in New York City has announced the appointment of ELIZABETH S. BOYLAN as program director for its efforts to support higher education in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Boylan, currently provost, dean of faculty, and professor of biological sciences at Barnard College, spent twenty-two years as a professor of biology and associate provost for academic planning and programs at Queens College in New York City. She succeeds Ted Greenwood, who is retiring after directing the foundation's education for underrepresented groups program for the past nineteen years.
San Francisco-based Give2Asia has announced BARNETT F. BARON as president and CEO. Baron, an innovator in the field of Asian philanthropy and one of Give2Asia's principal architects, is currently executive vice president of the Asia Foundation. Baron co-founded and chaired the Asia Pacific Philanthropy Consortium and, as a visiting scholar at the East Asian Institute of Columbia University in 1991, organized and edited Philanthropy and the Dynamics of Change in East and Southeast Asia, the first comparative study of contemporary philanthropy in Asia. Earlier, he served as vice president for international programs at Save the Children, as senior representative for East and South Asia for the Population Council, and taught political science and research methods at Columbia University.
Washington, D.C.-based Independent Sector has announced the appointment of LOIS FU as vice president of public policy. Fu most recently worked at the National Academy of Public Administration, a nonprofit chartered by Congress to improve the management of government, where she oversaw project execution and led efforts to shape and execute the organization's plan to expand private sector partnerships with nonprofit organizations that share a commitment to good government. Earlier in her career she served as a senior advisor to a number of federal agencies, was an advisor to the U.S. executive director of the World Bank, served as a legislative assistant and as staff director for the Senate Subcommittee on Aging, and spent fourteen years in a variety of national leadership positions at the American Red Cross.
The Miami Foundation for a Greater Miami has elected Haitian-American LOUIS-ALBERT H. JOLIVERT as chair and has appointed four new members to its board, South Florida Caribbean News reports. Jolivert, a member of the foundation's board since 2008, is a senior director for BNY Mellon Wealth Management, where he is responsible for developing client relationships in the South Florida region. The new board members are MARIA ALONSO, a corporate social responsibility market manager for Miami-Dade/Monroe counties at Bank of America; PABLO L. CEJAS, chairman and CEO of Miami insurance company Ascendant Commercial Insurance; RICK SCHATZ, managing director of Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A.; and BRUCE TURKEL, CEO of travel and tourism marketing company TURKEL, which led the brand re-launch for the foundation.
ALEXIS GLICK has been named CEO of the GenYOUth Foundation, a new nonprofit that will focus on reducing childhood obesity. Glick, a veteran media personality, former Wall Street executive, and strategic advisor to several well-known media and finance companies, joined the Ewing Marion Kauffman Fundation as a fellow in December 2010 and earlier served on the advisory council of the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy.
In other news, Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan, has announced the appointment of JAMES EDWARDS as executive director of its Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy. Most recently director of the Johnson Center's Community Research Institute and assistant professor of social work, Edwards earlier was program director for the Network 180 Access Center in Kent County, worked for direct service organizations in the areas of child welfare and juvenile justice, and served as a foster care worker, juvenile court probation officer, and investigator for the county's Family Drug Court Task Force. He also assisted with the expansion of mental health home-based services in Kent County and served for five years as a board member for the Arbor Circle Corporation.