The board of directors of the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky has selected BEN CHANDLER to be the foundation's new president and CEO, succeeding SUSAN ZEPEDA, who has led the foundation since 2005. Currently, executive director of the Kentucky Humanities Council, Chandler previously served as a U.S. congressman representing the 6th Congressional District (2004-13) and as Kentucky’s state auditor (1991-93) and attorney general (1995-2003).
The M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust in Vancouver, Washington, has announced that PAULINE FONG will join its staff as program director in September. A graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, Fong holds a Master of Arts from Fuller Theological Seminary and previously served for twenty-three years on staff with InterVarsity, the last four as regional director for the Northwestern states of Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.
The Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation in Washington, D.C., has announced the election of DEBORAH RATNER SALZBERG as chair of its board. A recognized leader in the Washington business community, Ratner Salzberg is president of Forest City Washington, Inc., and a director of Forest City Realty Trust, a national real estate firm. In addition to her service on the Meyer Foundation board, she serves as vice president of the board of the District of Columbia Building Industry Council, is an executive committee and board member of the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, a member of the board of trustees of Kenyon College, a member of the board of trustees and board of directors of the Urban Land Institute, co-chair of the White House Fellows Regional Selection Committee, and a board member of Capital Bank, CubeSmart, the Foundation for the National Archives, and the Gallaudet University Foundation. In 2015, she was named by Washington Business Journal as one of "Most Powerful Women in Washington" and named to that publication's "Women Who Mean Business" list in 2012.
The John A. Hartford Foundation in New York City has announced the election of DAVID DI MARTINO to its board of trustees. Currently a partner at Blue Engine Message & Media, Di Martino has twenty years of experience working with nonprofit, political, advocacy, and corporate clients on their messaging, media, communications, and operational strategy. He also has held senior positions on the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts has announced the appointment of ROBERT CUNDALL as executive vice president and chief financial officer, effective August 16. Cundall joins Lincoln Center from the Museum of Arts and Design, where he most recently served as acting director. Prior to joining the Museum of Arts and Design, Cundall served at the Seattle Art Museum as chief financial officer and chief operating officer and before that served in executive roles in finance and operations in the technology and energy sectors.
The Cleveland-based National Network of Consultants to Grantmakers has announced the appointment of TERRY MARGARET HORTON as project director. In that role, Horton, an attorney, will be responsible for continuing to advance NNCG’s mission to increase the quality, effectiveness, and capacity of grantmakers by mobilizing and strengthening the work of knowledgeable, ethical, and experienced consultants. Horton previously worked for the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI), where she served as a resident director in Eurasia, and spent a decade as a consultant to philanthropic and nonprofit organizations, most recently as senior program advisor at the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
In other news, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation has announced the appointment of MARTIN GRUEBELE and ÉVA TARDOS to the advisory panel of the Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering. Gruebele, a 1994 Packard Fellow, was born in Germany, obtained his B.S. in 1984 and his Ph.D. in 1988 at the University of California, Berkeley, and went on to do femtochemistry in the lab of Dr. Ahmed Zewail at Caltech and then moved to the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where he currently is the James R. Eiszner Professor of Chemistry, Professor of Physics, and Professor of Biophysics and Computational Biology. Tardos, 1990 Packard Fellow, was born in Hungary and received her Dipl.Math. in 1981 and her Ph.D. in 1984 from Eötvös University in Budapest. She was chair of the Department of Computer Science at Cornell University (2006-10) and currently serves as associate dean of the College of Computing and Information Science. The advisory panel will recommend eighteen fellowship awards for approval by the foundation’s board of trustees in September.