People in the News (6/22/14): Appointments, Promotions, and Obituaries

People in the News (6/22/14): Appointments, Promotions, and Obituaries

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation has announced the appointments of CHRISTINE CLARK as a program officer in its Global Development and Population Program and JEAN PARVIN BORDEWICH as program officer for its Special Projects and Democracy area. Clark, who began her career in reproductive health and rights as a volunteer teacher in Namibia, is the founder and former executive director of Teen Success Inc., which provides a support network for teenage mothers looking to stay in school. She also has worked with the Teen Pregnancy Coalition of San Mateo County, the New York City Department of Health, and the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Bordewich, who has served as staff director for the U.S. Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, as chief of staff for Rep. John Hall (D-NY), and as a regional director for Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY), will manage a portfolio of grants dedicated to campaign and electoral system reform and strengthening Congress.

The Sobrato Family Foundation in Cupertino, California, has announced KAVITHA SREEHARSHA as program officer in its Healthy People & Places area. Sreeharsha, co-founder of the Global Freedom Center, a nonprofit social enterprise that provides training to strengthen human trafficking identification and prevention, also serves as an adjunct faculty member at Santa Clara University, where she teaches a course on violence against women.

The Melville Charitable Trust in New Haven, Connecticut, has announced the appointment of SUSAN LAMPLEY as senior program officer and REBECCA ALLEN as program officer. Lampley most recently served as project officer for Mayor Kasim Reed of Atlanta, where she led an initiative designed to reduce street homelessness; she is, in addition, a former president of Providence Consulting Group and a former vice president of community investment and area development at the United Way of Greater Atlanta. Allen comes to the trust from the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, where she served as chief program officer, and also served as the director of programs and services at Columbus House and as regional director of rehabilitation services for the Southwest Connecticut Mental Health System.

The Stoneleigh Foundation in Philadelphia has announced the appointment of board member RONNIE L. BLOOM as executive director. Bloom most recently was a partner with Opportunities Exchange, a strategic consulting firm that specializes in early education, child care policy, and systems change, and prior to that served for thirteen years as a program director and officer at the William Penn Foundation.

The Council on Foundations has announced the election of SHERRY MAGILL, president of the Jessie Ball duPont Fund, as board chair, succeeding Kevin Murphy in that position. Magill, who joined the fund as a program officer in 1991 and became president in 2000, is a founder of the Florida Philanthropic Network and has served on the council's board since 2008.

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art has announced the election of four new board members: NICOLE AVANT, a former ambassador to the Bahamas and former vice president of Interior Music Publishing; family and child therapist ANNE EMERICH PALMER, wife of Los Angeles real-estate developer Geoffrey Palmer; television and radio personality RYAN SEACREST; and ANN ZIFF, board chair of the Metropolitan Opera and widow of Ziff Davis heir William Bernard Ziff, Jr.

AIDS United also has announced four new board members: ROBERT "BOBBY" HILLIARD, JR., president of Harmony Health Plan of Illinois; JOHN HOFFMAN, senior director of health policy, advocacy, and quality for the Strategic Customer Group at J&J North American Pharmaceuticals; NAINA KHANNA, executive director of Positive Women's Network – USA; and RANDALL RUSSELL, CEO of Lifelong, a Seattle-based AIDS service organization.

In other news, PND notes the passing of Las Vegas philanthropist and education advocate JIM ROGERS on June 14 at the age of 75. The owner of KSNV-TV, Rogers guided the expansion of Sunbelt Communications into five states and, during his lifetime, donated some $275 million to a variety of universities, including $60 million to schools in Nevada. He also served without pay as chancellor of the University of Nevada system from 2005 to 2009 and called for increased education funding via increases in personal and corporate income taxes.

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