People in the News (9/07/14): Appointments and Promotions

People in the News (9/07/14): Appointments and Promotions

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation has announced new leadership responsibilities for two key executives, GAIL C. CHRISTOPHER and CARLA D. THOMPSON. Christopher, a nationally recognized leader in health policy, joined the foundation in 2007 and is currently a vice president for program strategy; she will become vice president for policy and will continue to provide leadership for the foundation's Racial Equity, Community Engagement, and Leadership work on an interim basis until a new leader for that area is announced. Thompson, a leader in national early childhood education policy, joined the foundation 2012 as vice president for program strategy and most recently has been leading its Education and Learning and Family Economic Security teams. She will continue that work and will assume leadership, strategic direction, and implementation of the foundation's Food, Health & Well-Being programming.

The Duke Endowment has announced the appointment of STACY WARREN as a program officer in its Health Care area. Warren previously worked at the North Carolina Office of Rural Health and Community Care, where she was responsible for managing programs focused on improving the quality of health care for children. Earlier, she worked at an assessment center for foster children and at a nonprofit that provides mental health services to children and adults across North Carolina.

The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation has announced the appointment of KYLE McNAIR as controller. McNair, most recently chief financial officer in the state attorney's office in Baltimore, earlier served in fiscal management roles for several local government entities, including the mayor's office on criminal justice as well as Maryland's Departments of Budget and Management and Health and Mental Hygiene.

The Barr Foundation has announced that its evaluation director, RAHN DORSEY, is leaving the foundation to become chief of education, a newly created position, for the City of Boston. Dorsey, who has been with the foundation since 2009, earlier worked as a program evaluator and researcher with Moore and Associates and Abt Associates on a variety of public policy, education, community development, and public health issues. He currently sits on several Boston and New England boards and community organizations, including the Black Philanthropy Fund, Boston Afterschool and Beyond, Third Sector New England, Bethel A.M.E. Church, the Boston School Quality Working Group, and Project Hip Hop.

The Jackie Robinson Foundation has announced the appointment of JOSH BALBER as director of communications. Balber has served in communications leadership roles in publishing, the nonprofit arts, and education in the New York metropolitan area over the past fifteen years, with ten of those at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. He currently serves on the board of GlassRoots, a nonprofit that exposes underserved youth to glassmaking as a way to teach them marketing, entrepreneurship, and creative self-expression.

The Community First Foundation has announced the appointment of VICKIE M. WILSON as director of development. Wilson, most recently director of the professional advisors program as well as senior philanthropic planner at the Denver Foundation, earlier served as director of planned and endowment gifts for the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, was vice president of retirement plan marketing for the Members Trust Company of Colorado, and worked as a financial advisor.

In other news, the Kofi Annan Foundation in Geneva, Switzerland, has announced the appointment of ALAN DOSS as executive director. Doss, most recently special representative for the United Nations secretary-general in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and head of the UN peace keeping mission in that country, has served in several UN assignments around the world over four decades.  "Alan Doss' outstanding experience in peace operations, development cooperation, and humanitarian action gives him a unique perspective that will serve the foundation well," said Annan, the foundation's chair.

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