The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation has announced that EMILY FROIMSON, its vice president of programs, is leaving to serve as president of the Gateway to College National Network. Froimson has worked at the foundation for ten years, during which time she oversaw the program strategy and development of multiple grant, scholarship, and direct service programs; implemented and managed the Community College Transfer Initiative; and co-led the incubation and national replication of the National College Advising Corps.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art has announced the appointment of DANIEL H. WEISS as president, effective this summer. Weiss, currently president of Haverford College, teaches art history at Haverford and Bryn Mawr colleges. He began his career as museum shops manager at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and served as a senior associate at Booz, Allen & Hamilton. Subsequently, Weiss taught art history and served as a department head and dean at Johns Hopkins and was president of Lafayette College. He currently serves on the boards of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, the Council for Library and Information Resources, and the Shipley School. Weiss will succeed EMILY KERNAN RAFFERTY, who is retiring after working at the Met for forty years and leading it for ten; the museum, in an unprecedented move, has given Rafferty the title of president emerita.
The National Human Services Assembly has announced the selection of GLORIA JOHNSON-CUSACK as president and CEO. Johnson-Cusack, most recently executive director of Leadership 18, an alliance of CEOs of some the oldest and largest human services nonprofits in the country, also serves as national board chair for United Cerebral Palsy. Previously, she was senior vice president at GMMB, a D.C.-based strategic communications and advertising firm, and before that served as director of the Peace Corps Office of Congressional Relations, as a special assistant to the president in the White House Office of National Service, and as director of constituent relations at the Corporation for National Service. She also was chief of staff in the D.C. Office of the Inspector General and was a policy advisor to Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) and Sen. Albert Gore, Jr. (D-TN) In addition, she is the founder of the Eli J. Segal Citizen Leadership program at Brandeis University. “I’ve been impressed with Gloria’s willingness and ability to forge coalitions among very diverse partners nationwide,” said Adam Meyerson, president of the Philanthropy Roundtable. “She demonstrated this ability in our shared advocacy to protect charitable tax incentives for the last few years. She listens and looks for shared interests and goals. The philanthropic community needs more of that.”
The American Nurses Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the American Nurses Association, has announced the appointments of RICHARD A. HACHTEN II and THOMAS J. HEALY to its board. Hatchen, recently retired as chief executive officer of Alegent Creighton Health, a healthcare system in Nebraska and Iowa, previously was CEO at Tri-City Medical Center in Oceanside, California. He also has served a number of healthcare organizations, including the American College of Healthcare Executives, the American Hospital Association, Nebraska Hospital Association, Hospice House, and Mercy Housing Midwest. Healy, retired after twenty-three years at consulting firm Accenture, is an entrepreneur who has started several real estate companies in Virginia and Colorado and has served in advisory and fundraising capacities for the University of Maryland.
The Health Foundation of South Florida has announced the appointment of J. EVERETT WILSON to its board. Wilson, a partner at law firm Akerman, LLP, has devoted his law practice to the healthcare industry with a focus on issues related to Medicare and Medicaid, regulatory compliance, provider operations, and managed care. His charitable activities include service on the boards of the South Florida chapters of the American Red Cross and Make-A-Wish Foundation.
In other news, the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation has named BRITT NEWHOUSE to its board. Newhouse is chair of Guy Carpenter & Company, LLC, where he has worked since 1979. He has also served on the board and education committee for St. John's University and is a former board member of the Brokers and Reinsurance Markets Association. Two other Guy Carpenter executives, James C. Wackerman and Urban Koagedal, also serve on the foundation’s board.