The Irvine Foundation has announced the appointment of DON HOWARD, currently the foundation's interim president and CEO, as president and CEO, effective October 1. After a decade as a partner and head of the San Francisco office of the Bridgespan Group, where he advised nonprofits and foundations on strategy and performance, Howard joined the foundation in 2012 as executive vice president, overseeing its grantmaking. Earlier in his career, Howard served as a principal at Booz Allen Hamilton and as managing director at Scient Corporation. He also has been a volunteer and activist on HIV and other health-related issues, serving in the past on advisory boards at the San Francisco Department of Public Health, the National Institutes of Health, and the University of California, San Francisco, and currently serves on the board of the San Francisco AIDS Foundation.
The California Endowment has announced the appointment of JENNIFER VANORE as program manager for learning and outreach, in which position she will be responsible for programs and services offered at the foundation's Center for Healthy Communities. Previously a grants analyst at the foundation, Vanore earlier served as director of strategic planning at the White Memorial Otolaryngology Foundation and designed and taught a healthcare course at the University of Chicago, where she researched community organizing and the impact of public policy and economics on health equity in hospitals in the Los Angeles region.
The Case Foundation has announced the appointment of SHEILA HERRLING as senior vice president of social innovation. Herrling, most recently vice president for policy and evaluation at the Millennium Challenge Corporation, has more than twenty years of experience in international development and U.S. foreign policy, including stints at the Center for Global Development and the U.S. Department of the Treasury, as a U.S. representative to the African Development Bank, and as a member of of President Obama's transition team. She replaces MICHAEL SMITH, who left the foundation last year to head the White House's Social Innovation Fund.
Established in 2007, the Women's Foundation of Greater Saint Louis has announced the appointment of JULIE LAWSON as its first executive director. Lawson has almost two decades of experience leading nonprofits and women's initiatives, and is a trainer for the Coro™ Women in Leadership Program at FOCUS St. Louis. Earlier, she served as president and CEO of the Crime Victim Advocacy Center.
The Philanthropic Initiative has announced the appointment of MAGGI ALEXANDER as head of its Center for Global Philanthropy and New England International Donors community. Previously, Alexander served as director of programs at ImagineNations Group, where she worked on field-to-fork agriculture in Africa. She also founded and continues to serve as volunteer director for Kids-Take-Action, a nonprofit aimed at inspiring service and social action among school-aged children. Over her career, Alexander has served in senior leadership positions with several national and international organizations, including the W.K Kellogg Foundation, UNICEF, the Fetzer Institute, the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, and the International Youth Foundation.
The Carnegie Corporation of New York has announced the appointments of LIONEL BARBER and PEDRO ASPE to its board. Barber, editor of the Financial Times, has worked for the paper for thirty years and has co-written several books and lectured widely on U.S. foreign policy, transatlantic relations, European security, and monetary policies in the United States and Europe. Aspe, who is returning to Carnegie after previous service as a trustee from 2004 to 2012, is an economist who served as Mexico's minister of finance and public credit. He is, in addition, founding president of the National Institute of Statistics in Mexico and has served on the boards of several organizations and institutions, including Televisa, the McGraw Hill Companies, the Institute of International Studies at Stanford University, and the Institute of the Americas.
In other news, the Natural Resources Defense Council has announced the appointment of RHEA SUH as president, effective January 2015. Suh, currently assistant secretary for policy, management, and budget at the United States Department of the Interior, earlier managed a $200 million budget at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, where she was charged with planning a six-year initiative to build ecological resilience in key lands and watersheds in western North America. She will replace FRANCES BEINECKE, who is retiring after forty years with the organization, nine of those as president.