People in the News (5/29/16): Appointments and Promotions

People in the News (5/29/16): Appointments and Promotions

The Boston-based Barr Foundation has announced the appointment of ROGER NOZAKI as vice president, effective July 5. In that role, Nozaki will provide oversight for Barr’s program, learning and evaluation, and operations activities. Currently a senior policy advisor in the Office of the Under Secretary at the U.S. Department of Education, Nozaki worked for nine years at Brown University, where as associate dean of the College for Community and Global Engagement he oversaw three centers, co-taught a course on philanthropy, and served as an undergraduate academic dean. Earlier, he worked at the GE Foundation (1997-2005), serving in various roles before becoming executive director, and before that worked at the Hitachi Foundation, where he focused on community development, education, diversity, and corporate citizenship. 

The Council on Foundations in Arlington, Virginia, has named FLOYD MILLS as vice president of diversity, equity and inclusion, a new position. Mills brings almost twenty years of experience as a diversity practitioner to the council, most recently at Baker & McKenzie LLP, where he spent the last eight years as North American director of diversity and inclusion, and before that at Accenture, where he was instrumental in developing the company’s first employee affinity group and served as assistant vice president of client services for global lead management consulting, a diversity and inclusion position.

The Pittsburgh-based Carnegie Hero Fund Commission has announced the election of ERIC P. ZAHREN, a twenty-five-year veteran of the U.S. Secret Service, as executive director, effective June 6. A native and resident of the Pittsburgh area, Zahren has for the last nine years been in charge of the service’s Pittsburgh office, responsible for all activities within a twenty-five-county area of western Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Earlier in his career with the service, Zahren was stationed in Berlin and later served presidents William J. Clinton and George W. Bush and their families while assigned to the Presidential Protective Division.

The Lemelson-MIT Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has announced the appointment of STEPHANIE COUCH as executive director of the program. Couch joins the program, which administers the $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize and the Lemelson-MIT Student Prize, from California State University, East Bay , where she served as interim associate vice president, executive director of the Institute for STEM Education, and director of the Gateways East Bay STEM Network and helped design and launch the statewide California STEM Learning Network (CSLNet).

The New York State Health Foundation has named SHARRIE McINTOSH as its new vice president for programs, effective June 13. McIntosh will join NYSHealth from the Arnold P. Gold Foundation, where she currently serves as senior vice president and chief program officer. Born in Jamaica and raised in the Bronx, McIntosh previously was a vice president at the Lewin Group and an affiliations administrator at the NYU School of Medicine/Langone Medical Center.

In other news, Harvard University has announced that DAVID M. RUBENSTEIN, co-CEO of the Carlyle Group, which he co-founded in 1987, and an early member of the Giving Pledge, will become the newest member of the Harvard Corporation, effective next July. A native of Baltimore and founding chair of Harvard’s Global Advisory Council, Rubenstein currently serves on the boards of the Brookings Institution, the Institute for Advanced Study, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and the University of Chicago, among other institutions, and serves as president of the Economic Club of Washington. “[David’s] acumen in finance, his experience both in leading a complex organization and in serving as an institutional trustee, his capacious intellect and global outlook, his devotion to universities and to the arts and culture, and his capacity to inspire generosity in others all promise to serve the corporation and the university well,” said Harvard president Drew Faust and William F. Lee, the corporation’s senior fellow, in a statement announcing the appointment.

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