People in the News (06/28/2020): appointments, promotions, obituaries

People in the News (06/28/2020): appointments, promotions, obituaries

The Virginia G. Piper Trust has announced the appointment of STACEY EASTERLING as vice president of programs, in which role she will provide intellectual leadership for the trust's program architecture and grants portfolio. Easterling most recently served as vice president of programs at the Missouri Foundation for Health and previously was director of community responsive grantmaking at the Cleveland Foundation and a program executive at Atlantic Philanthropies.

The Sobrato Family Foundation in Mountain View, California, has announced the appointment of SANDY HERZ as its new president, succeeding RICK WILLIAMS, effective August 15. Herz currently serves as vice president of partnerships and engagement at the Skoll Foundation, where she has played an integral role in developing strategy in various areas and cultivating strategic partnerships. Williams announced his decision to retire a year ago. 

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation has announced the election of JUAN SALGADO, chancellor of City Colleges of Chicago, to its board. Prior to leading Chicago's community college system, Salgado was CEO of Instituto del Progreso Latino and in that role was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2015 for his work in creating models for workforce development and training with immigrant communities. He also serves on the board of the Obama Foundation.

The Lilly Endowment has announced the appointment of TITO MADRAZO as a program director in its religion division. An ordained Baptist pastor, Madrazo has served congregations in Texas and North Carolina and most recently held teaching and research positions at Duke Divinity School, where he directed the Lilly Endowment-funded Hispanic-Latino/a Preaching Initiative.

The Lumina Foundation in Indianapolis has announced the election of JUSTIN P. CHRISTIAN to its board. The founder and CEO of global IT consultancy BCforward Corp., Christian has served on the boards of the Children's Museum of IndianapolisGoodwill Industries of Central Indiana, and other organizations.

Carnegie Corporation of New York has announced the election of LEYMAH GBOWEE, JEAN-MARIE GUÉHENNO, and MARTHA MINOW to four-year terms on its board. Gbowee is a Liberian peace advocate, founder and president of the Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa, and a 2011 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate; Guéhenno, a former United Nations under-secretary-general for peacekeeping and senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, is now a professor at Columbia University in New York City; and Minow, a Harvard Law School professor and former dean, is a human rights expert and an advocate for racial and religious minorities, as well as women, children, and persons with disabilities. 

The New York City-based Lasker Foundation has announced the addition of MARGARET HAMBURG, SUSAN HOCKFIELD, and BETSY NABEL to its board. Hamburg, currently the foreign secretary of the National Academy of Medicine, previously served as board chair and president of the American Association for the Advancement of ScienceU.S. Food and Drug Administration commissioner, assistant secretary for planning and evaluation at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and New York City health commissioner. A professor of neuroscience, Hockfield is president emerita of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a member of the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT. And Nabel is president of Brigham Health and professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School; she previously served as director of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

The Joan Mitchell Foundation has announced the appointment of MARC CHENNAULT to its board. Chennault, who currently serves as a senior advisor at Cherokee Acquisition LLC, has been advising the foundation's finance committee since 2017, and his formal appointment for a three-year term on the board expands his role. Chennault also sits on the board of the Reciprocity Foundation, which provides holistic health programs for New Yorkers facing homelessness, incarceration, and trauma. 

The Rockefeller Foundation has announced the appointment of MARIA KOZLOSKI, former global head and chief investment officer of private equity funds at the International Finance Corporation, as senior vice president of innovative finance. In her new role, Kozloski will work to establish a global capital asset management platform and lead the Impact Investment Management platform, a new asset management subsidiary that will enable the foundation to aggregate and deploy capital from like-minded partners to amplify its impact in its core programmatic areas. Kozloski previously served as managing director at Lockheed Martin Investment Management and also spent thirteen years with the World Bank Group managing private equity investments and investing in emerging markets. 

The Pittsburgh-based Richard King Mellon Foundation has announced the election of the foundation's director, SAM REIMAN, to its board of trustees. Reiman joined the foundation in 2014 as associate director and was appointed director in January 2019; he previously worked as a program officer with the McCune Foundation and the Forbes Funds and as a consultant for Deloitte's public-sector practice. The foundation also honored outgoing trustee SCOTT D. IZZO for his twenty-three years of “invaluable contributions” as a program officer, associate director, director, and trustee, citing his work in conservation, economic development, the arts, and revitalization of the city's Hazelwood and Homewood neighborhoods.

The Mastercard Foundation has announced the appointment of LOUISE ARBOUR and DOMINIC BARTON to its board. Arbour, a former justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, previously served as United Nations special representative for international migration, UN high commissioner for human rights, and chief prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda. Barton is a senior partner at McKinsey & Company, where he previously was global managing partner, and serves as chair of the Canadian minister of finance's Advisory Council on Economic Growth and the Seoul International Business Advisory Council.

And New York City-based anti-poverty policy and advocacy organization FPWA (Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies) has announced the election of ANTONIA YUILLE WILLIAMS, director of regional and community affairs for Con Edison Company of New York, as board chair. Williams previously served as chair of the development committee, and also has served on the boards of the Brooklyn Public LibraryBrooklyn Navy Yard Development CorporationBrooklyn Chamber of CommerceBedford Stuyvesant Restoration CorporationBrooklyn Arts CouncilBRIC Arts Media, and New York City Technical College Foundation. She is, in addition, the creator, executive producer, and on-air personality for the talk show Brooklyn Savvy and a recipient of the Telly Award for excellence in community programming for her work on the Brooklyn Reporter Roundtable.

"Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust welcomes new staff — names new vice president of programs." Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust press release 06/25/2020. "Announcing our new president." Sobrato Philanthropies press release 06/23/2020. "Juan Salgado joins MacArthur Board." John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation press release 06/18/2020. "Lilly Endowment names new program director in religion." Lilly Endowment press release 06/26/2020. "Global tech entrepreneur joins Lumina Board." Lumina Foundation press release 06/22/2020. "Carnegie Corporation of New York welcomes three new trustees." Carnegie Corporation of New York press release 06/22/2020. "Lasker Foundation welcomes Susan Hockfield to board of directors." Lasker Foundation press release 06/23/2020. "Lasker Foundation welcomes Margaret Hamburg to board of directors." Lasker Foundation press release 06/23/2020. "Lasker Foundation welcomes Betsy Nabel to board of directors." Lasker Foundation press release 06/23/2020. "Joan Mitchell Foundation Adds Finance Veteran Marc Chennault to Its Board." Joan Mitchell Foundation press release 06/23/2020. "The Rockefeller Foundation Names Maria Kozloski as Senior Vice President of Innovative Finance." Rockefeller Foundation press release 06/23/2020. "Richard King Mellon Foundation elects Sam Reiman to its board of trustees." Richard King Mellon Foundation press release 06/24/2020. "Mastercard Foundation appoints two new members to its board of directors." Mastercard Foundation press release 06/18/2020. "FPWA announces new board chair." FPWA press release 06/19/2020.