The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust has announced LAURA GERALD as its new president. Currently market medical director at Evolent Health, Dr. Gerald previously served as state health director and director of the Division of Public Health for the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and before that was executive director of the North Carolina Health and Wellness Trust Fund Commission. Born and raised in Lumberton, Gerald worked as a pediatrician in her hometown for more than ten years after earning her medical degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. The trust also announced that Vice President of Programs Allen Smart will continue to serve as interim president until Dr. Gerald joins the organization in early July.
The Field Foundation of Illinois has announced the selection of ANGELIQUE POWER as its new president, succeeding AURIE PENNICK, who is retiring. Power has more than twenty years' experience in the nonprofit and corporate sectors and previously served as program director at the Chicago-based Joyce Foundation, where she managed the Culture Program portfolio and oversaw the Joyce Awards, the only award program geared toward artists of color in the Great Lakes region. Before that, Power served as director of community engagement and communications for the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and managed community relations nationally for the Target Corporation. She will join the foundation in July.
The Ford Foundation has announced the appointment of JOHN IRONS as director of its Inclusive Economies program. An economist by training, Irons joins the foundation from the Rockefeller Foundation, where he served as managing director for global markets, led its work on U.S. employment, and helped guide its program-related investments. Before joining Rockefeller, Irons served as research and policy director at the Economic Policy Institute in Washington, D.C.; worked as director of tax and budget policy at the Center for American Progress and as a senior economic analyst and staff economist at OMB Watch; and taught economics at Amherst College. “John is joining at an extraordinary time at the foundation and in the larger economy, when we are seeing new debates and new approaches to transform markets, communities, and lives,” said Xavier de Souza Briggs, vice president of Economic Opportunity and Markets. “It’s an honor to have him join, and I look forward to our work together to help ensure that market economies promote shared prosperity and respect human dignity.”
The Boston-based Barr Foundation has announced the appointment of MEREDITH HATFIELD as program officer on its Climate team. In that role, Hatfield, currently director of the New Hampshire Office of Energy and Planning, will be responsible for advancing Barr’s newly-released Clean Energy strategies. Hatfield, who previously served as the New Hampshire consumer advocate, has worked on energy and environmental issues in the state for the last fifteen years, during which time she managed a Smart Growth initiative for the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation and led the creation of the State Energy Strategy, which included the development and implementation of a Renewable Portfolio Standard, a Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, and the state’s energy efficiency programs.
The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation has announced the election of PETER A. NADOSY as its new chair. Currently a managing partner of East End Advisors, LLC, an investment advisory firm that he co-founded in 2008, Nadosy serves as a life trustee of the Brooks School and of Amherst College, where he formerly chaired its investment committee; an advisory director for Soros Fund Management; and a board member for the Central European University in Budapest, the Charles Dana Foundation, and the Ford Foundation. Prior to founding East End Advisors, Nadosy worked at Morgan Stanley from 1981 to 2008.
The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation has welcomed Ambassador FAY HARTOG-LEVIN (Ret.) as a trustee. A distinguished fellow at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, where she facilitates connections for the council with government and business leaders, Ambassador Levin was unanimously selected by the foundation’s board following a nationwide search. The sixty-fifth Ambassador of the United States of America to the Kingdom of the Netherlands (2009-11), Levin will succeed Judge ELLEN M. HELLER, who is concluding her six-year term on the board, including the past three as board chair.
In other news, PND notes the passing of Leona M. and Harry B Helmsley Charitable Trust trustee JOHN CODEY on May 16. A trustee since 2007, Codey “worked tirelessly with his fellow trustees to define the mission of the [organization] to which he was so dedicated. John cared a great deal about those he worked with and he cherished our many grantees who conduct outstanding work throughout the world,” said Stephanie Cuskley, CEO of the Helmsley Charitable Trust. “His legacy will live on through the lives touched by the important work Helmsley supports around the globe.”