People in the News (7/21/13): Appointments and Promotions

People in the News (7/21/13): Appointments and Promotions

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation has announced the appointment of JAMAICA MAXWELL as program officer for its Organizational Effectiveness Program. Maxwell, most recently senior associate for organizational design and recruiting services at California Environmental Associates, has deep experience providing strategic and organizational guidance to nonprofits, foundations, and businesses, with particular expertise in energy/climate change, biodiversity conservation, and agriculture/food systems, and has served as program director for the Roots of Change Fund.

The Charles D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation has announced the appointment of MOUTUSHI SENGUPTA as director of its India office. Sengupta, formerly director of programs and advocacy for Oxfam India, previously worked for more than fifteen years at India's national Department for International Development on programs related to health, rural and workforce development, finance and government reform, and enterprise development. She also served as a visiting faculty member at the Symbiosis Institute of International Business, where she taught a post-graduate course on financial services for the rural poor.

The Annie E. Casey Foundation has announced the appointment of DEBRA JOY PÉREZ as vice president for knowledge support, effective September 9. Pérez, who will report directly to Casey president and CEO Patrick McCarthy, previously worked for sixteen years at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, most recently as interim vice president for research and evaluation. Earlier, Pérez served as special assistant to the president of the Government National Mortgage Association as part of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's National Urban and Rural Fellows Program, and was a research and teaching fellow at the Harvard School of Public Health.

The McKnight Foundation has announced the appointment of ARLETA LITTLE as arts program officer, effective August 5. Little, most recently executive director of the Givens Foundation for African American Literature in Minneapolis, earlier was president of nonprofit consultancy Organizational Development Services, Inc.

The Heinz Endowments has announced the appointment of EDWARD KOLANO as vice president for finance and administration. Kolano has worked for twenty-three years at Pittsburgh investment firm Hillman Co., where her responsibilites at various times included operations and mergers/acquisitions due diligence, screening investment opportunities, monitoring fund managers, and serving as retirement plan fiduciary.

The Pew Research Center has announced the appointment of JON COHEN as vice president of research, effective August 10. Cohen, an authority in the fields of survey research, journalism, and new digital technologies, will share responsibility for managing the center with president Alan Murray and vice president Elizabeth Gross, and will take on vetting responsibility for all the center's research. Pew also announced that executive vice president PAUL TAYLOR will take on a new role as executive vice president, special projects, enabling him to focus on a baby boomer/millennial generations project related to the theme of a book he is writing. In addition, the foundation announced the promotions of AMY MITCHELL and MARK LOPEZ as directors of its Journalism Research and Hispanic Research programs. Mitchell has served as acting director of the journalism project since early this year, while Lopez has been a driving force in the center's Hispanic research since 2008.

The Grameen Foundation has announced the appointment of HILLARY MILLER-WISE as vice president for information services, in which position she will be responsible for the organization's efforts to expand access to agricultural and health information via mobile technology. Miller-Wise previously served in senior management at TechnoServe in West and southern Africa and was director of the organization's Tanzania branch. She also served as a senior consultant at Development Alternatives Inc., where she led efforts to develop the first mobile-enabled microfinance bank loan processing system in South America.

The CDC Foundation has announced the promotions of LAURA ANGEL to associate vice president for advancement and LINDA McGEHEE to associate vice president for programs. Angel, who joined the foundation in 2011, previously served in development and management roles at Imagine It! The Children's Museum of Atlanta, the Atlanta Botanical Garden, and the Alexis de Tocqueville Society of the United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta. McGehee joined the foundation in 2007 after a twenty-year teaching career at the Georgia State University School of Nursing; she also was the executive director and co-founder of the Atlanta Lesbian Cancer Initiative.

In other news, the Boston Foundation has announced the appointment of PAUL W. LEE, partner at Goodwin Procter LLP, and MYECHIA MINTER-JORDAN, president and CEO of the Dimock Center, to its board, effective July 1. The foundation also announced the appointment of CLAUDIO MARTINEZ, executive director of the Hyde Square Task Force, to a second five-year board term, and the departure of three board members — ATSUKO TOKO FISH, KEVIN PHELAN, and BENAREE WILEY — due to term limits.

"The Annie E. Casey Foundation Names New Vice President for Knowledge Support." Annie E. Casey Foundation Press Release 07/15/2013. "McKnight Hires Arleta Little as Arts Program Officer." McKnight Foundation Press Release 07/16/2013. "Packard Foundation Names Jamaica Maxwell, Program Officer for Organizational Effectiveness." David and Lucile Packard Foundation Press Release 07/15/2013. "Boston Foundation Welcomes Paul Lee, Myechia Minter-Jordan to Board of Directors." Boston Foundation Press Release 07/16/2013. "Moutushi Sengupta Named Director of MacArthur's India Office." John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Press Release 07/11/2013. "Hillman Co. Veteran Takes Over Endowments' Finance Duties." Heinz Endowments Press Release 07/16/2013. "CDC Foundation Names Two New Associate Vice Presidents." CDC Foundation Press Release 07/17/2013. "Grameen Foundation Appoints Hillary Miller-Wise as Vice President for Information Services." Grameen Foundation Press Release 07/17/2013. "Pollster Jon Cohen to Join Pew Research as VP, Research." Pew Research Center Press Release 07/18/2013.