The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation has named DANA HOVIG as director of its Global Development and Population Program, which works to improve lives and livelihoods in developing countries and promote the health and economic well-being of women in the United States and globally. Hovig, who currently serves as senior advisor to the Global Development and Global Health divisions at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, will oversee a team of eighteen global development professionals and more than $100 million in annual grantmaking. She will step into the role on August 15, succeeding RUTH LEVINE, who will complete her eight-year term as program director on June 3.
The Boston-based Barr Foundation has announced the appointment of ALI GROSS as program officer for education. In that role, Gross will focus on the foundation's Catalyze New Models strategy, which seeks to support innovative school designs that fit local contexts and transform the high school experience. For the past ten years, Gross has taught and worked for Boston Public Schools, most recently in its Office of Human Capital.
The Council on Foundations has announced that Lumina Foundation president and CEO JAMIE MERISOTIS will succeed JAVIER SOTO as board chair. "Philanthropy plays a vital role in communities around the country and across the globe," said Merisotis, who has served as the council's board vice chair for the past two years. "In today's environment, where society is more divided than ever, philanthropy unites with a purpose to serve the common good. I am honored by the opportunity to serve as board chair and look forward to further advancing the Council's important work."
The CDC Foundation in Atlanta has announced the election of philanthropist ELAINE CHAMBERS to its board. Chambers also has served on the board of the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health, including as board chair, and the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford.
The Washington, D.C.-based World Resources Institute has announced the appointment of DAVID B. McGINTY as global director of the Platform for Accelerating the Circular Economy (PACE). McGinty will spearhead PACE's efforts to advance the so-called circular economy — initially with projects in the areas of plastics, food, and electronics in Africa, Asia, and Europe.