The Corporation for National and Community Service has announced the appointment of MICHAEL SMITH as director of its Social Innovation Fund. Smith is senior vice president for social innovation at the Case Foundation, where he recently led the effort to launch the Startup America Partnership. Before joining the Case Foundation, Smith worked for the Beaumont Foundation of America, PowerUP: Bridging the Digital Divide, the Family Center Boys and Girls Club, and the National Crime Prevention Council, and served on the staff of Rep. Richard Neal (D-MA).
The Bob and Renee Parsons Foundation has announced the appointment of LAURA MITCHELL as executive director. Mitchell, former chief financial and operations officer for Make-A-Wish Arizona, began her career in accounting and finance and later worked as an audit and business advisory manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers. She will continue her association with Make-A-Wish as a member of its finance committee.
The John R. Oishei Foundation has announced the appointment of KAREN LEE SPAULDING as vice president of philanthropic support, effective October 1. Spaulding, who has worked at the Albright Knox Art Gallery for over thirty years, most recently as interim director, began her career at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in curatorial and public affairs work.
The Nellie Mae Education Foundation has announced the appointment of SHAUN ADAMEC as director of strategic communications. Adamec, formerly vice president of communications at City Year, earlier served as press secretary for Maryland governor Martin O'Malley and director of communications and campaign outreach for Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, currently mayor of Baltimore, when she was city council president.
The Arcus Foundation has announced the appointment of JANET MOCK to its board. Mock, a writer and activist in the LGBTQ arena, worked as a staff editor for People.com and helped develop programming for transgender youth at the Hetrick-Martin Institute. She founded the social media project #GirlsLikeUs and travels the country speaking about intersectional gender justice.
The California Endowment has announced the appointments of STEPHEN BENNETT, HECTOR FLORES, SHAWN A. GINWRIGHT, and WINSTON F. WONG to its board. Bennett, a lifelong champion for the civil rights of people with disabilities, is president and CEO of United Cerebral Palsy. Flores co-founded and serves as medical director of the Family Care Specialists Medical Group in East Los Angeles and is chair of White Memorial Medical Center's department of family medicine as well as co-director of its family medicine residency program. Ginwright is director of community thriving at the Institute for Sustainable Economic, Educational and Environmental Design. Wong is director of Kaiser Permanente's Disparities Improvement and Quality initiatives and medical director of Kaiser's Community Benefit Program.
The Foundation for the National Archives has announced the appointment of PATRICK MADDEN as executive director, effective June 25. Madden, currently executive director of the United Nations Association of the United States of America, has more than fifteen years of nonprofit leadership experience at a variety of organizations, including Sister Cities International, the Association of Performing Arts Presenters, and the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery. He currently teaches graduate seminars on fundraising at George Mason University.
The Washington Area Women's Foundation has announced the appointment of CAROLYN BERKOWITZ as board chair, effective July 1. Berkowitz, who has been on the foundation's board for seven years and previously served as vice chair, is the president of the Capital One Foundation and managing vice president of community affairs at Capital One. The foundation also announced the election of ROSIE ALLEN-HERRING, managing director of Fannie Mae's Office of Community Investment and Engagement, to its board.
The Women's Impact Fund has announced a new slate of directors for 2013-2014. Outgoing and incoming chairs are JEANETTE SIMS of the University of North Carolina, Charlotte and CAROLYN MEADE of Moore & Van Allen. Officers include JANE RATTEREE of Robinson Bradshaw, AMY OWEN of the Coniston Group, DEBBIE PROFFITT (an independent CPA), MARGARET SWITZER of the Monaghan Group, MARY GALLIVAN of the Foundation for the Carolinas, BARBARA REIN of Smart Start, DEBORAH MAJEWSKI of Bank of America, JOAN LORDEN of UNC-Charlotte, ANNA MCLELLAND of Knoll, Inc., and PAMELA HARRIS of the ViSight Association. The fund also welcomed eight community volunteers to its board: KATHY MANSFIELD, AMY LOVETT, SONJA NICHOLS, JILL DINWIDDIE, LEIGH GOODWYN, PAM JOHNSON, LISA MILLER, and CHARLENE SLAUGHTER.
In other news, the Metropolitan Museum of Art has announced the appointment of SUSAN SELLERS as head of its design department, while the Smithsonian Institution has named CAROLINE BAUMANN as director of the Cooper-Hewitt National Design museum. Sellers, founding creative director of design consultancy 2x4 in New York City and a senior critic in graphic design at the Yale School of Art, will join the Met on June 24. Baumann, who has worked at the Cooper-Hewitt since 2001, previously led development efforts for the Museum of Modern Art's Yoshio Taniguchi building project and the Calhoun School, and was an art book editor at George Braziller Publishers.