People in the News (07/22/18): Appointments, Promotions, Obituaries

People in the News (07/22/18): Appointments, Promotions, Obituaries

The Chicago-based Spencer Foundation has announced the appointment of MEGAN BANG as senior vice president. Professor Bang joins the foundation from the University of Washington, where she was a faculty member in the Learning Sciences and Human Development department. While at UW, she also taught in the Secondary Teacher Education Program; the Elementary, Early Childhood and Leadership Preparation programs; and directed the Native Education Certificate Program. Bang earned a PhD in Learning Sciences at Northwestern University, where her research focused on understanding culture, learning, and development broadly, with a specific focus on the complexities of navigating multiple meaning systems in creating and implementing more effective learning environments in science education.

The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation in Flint, Michigan, has announced the addition of ANGELINA GARNER and ARIELLE MILTON to its Education team and LORENZO WAKEFIELD and CARLOS RIOS-SANTIAGO to its Civil Society team. Garner, who join the foundation as a program officer, will focus on expanding afterschool initiatives for young people and for communities nationally. A graduate of the University of Kansas, she earned a bachelor's degree in theater with a minor in African American Women's Studies and worked for Youthnet of Greater Kansas City before taking a position as an afterschool regional educator/youth development resource specialist with the Missouri Afterschool Network in Kansas City. She subsequently worked for the Forum of Youth Investment, designing and implementing out of school time quality improvement systems for state departments of education and national youth serving organizations. Milton, an associate program officer, will support the development of grantmaking strategies in the areas of academic coaching and mentoring. She began her career at the Skillman Foundation in Detroit and subsequently held program positions in education, human services, and global development with the Kresge Foundation  and the GHR Foundation. A graduate of the University of Michigan, she is a member and past Michigan chair of Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy, a member of the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network, and a 2017 New Leaders Council Fellow. Wakefield joins the foundation as a program officer in its South Africa office, where he will focus on developing grantmaking strategies for the emerging global access to justice field. Before joining the foundation, he worked as a senior program officer in the Justice, Equality and Rights Program at the Open Society Foundation for South Africa and as a researcher on children's rights and the rights of persons with disabilities at the National Parliament of South Africa. In 2012, he was chosen by the Mail & Guardian newspaper as one of the top 200 Young South Africans in the category of civil society. As a program assistant, Rios-Santiago will assist with grantmaking related to Mott's work in community philanthropy and civic space. A native of Puerto Rico who has called Michigan home since he was ten, he is bilingual in English and Spanish.

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation in Menlo Park, California, has announced the unanimous election of MICHAEL C. CAMUNEZ to its board of trustees. Camuñez is president and CEO of Monarch Global Strategies LLC, a consulting firm that provides strategic advice and advocacy to companies doing business in emerging economies, with an emphasis on Mexico and Latin America. Camuñez served from 2010 to 2013 as assistant secretary of commerce at the International Trade Administration and, before that, in the Obama White House as special assistant to the president and as special counsel to the president in the Office of the White House Counsel. He is a former equity partner of O'Melveny & Myers LLP and Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP and served in both the George H.W. Bush and Clinton Administrations, where he was a key member of the team that created AmeriCorps.

The National Philanthropic Trust, the largest independent donor-advised fund sponsor in the United States, has announced the appointment of BENITO CACHINERO-SANCHEZ and DANIEL SCHLOENDORN to its board. Cachinero-Sánchez is an active member of Egon Zehnder's Leadership Solutions and Human Resources Practice Groups and previously served as chief human resources officer at DuPont and at Automatic Data Processing (ADP), and as vice president of human resources for Johnson & Johnson's Medical Devices & Diagnostics Group. Earlier in his career, he was corporate human resources vice president for mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures at Lucent Technologies. Schloendorn was a partner with the law firm Willkie Farr & Gallagher in New York City for more than thirty years before retiring in 2013. At Willkie Farr & Gallagher, his practice focused primarily on private investment funds as well as SEC-registered investment companies.

The trustees of the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York City has announced the election of JULIE E. GREENBLATT, AARON MALINSKY, YONI SAPOSH, and EMILY SCHARFMAN to its board. Greenblatt received a BA from SUNY Binghamton, a JD from Boston University Law School, and an MSW from Adelphi University and previously worked at Milbank Tweed. She currently serves on the board at Temple Beth Israel in Port Washington and has served on the board of Harlem Success Academy 3. Malinsky is principal partner, president, and chief executive officer at Curbcut Urban Partners, a real estate development company he founded in 2012, and serves on the advisory board of the Park Avenue Synagogue and the Middlebury College, School of Hebrew. Saposh has been with the global investment firm BlackRock since 2001 and is currently a managing director there. He also is a trustee of the Solomon Schechter Day School of Bergen County (New Jersey), serves on the board of Camp Ramah in the Berkshires, and is a former treasurer of the Kesher Synagogue of Tenafly and Englewood, New Jersey. Scharfman received her BA cum laude from Yale University and her JD from New York University and serves as general counsel and head of HR at Parachute Health, a healthcare technology company. She previously served as general counsel and global head of HR at Persado and as an associate at Latham & Watkins LLP. She is the first president of the newly appointed board of trustees of Kehilat Hadar and became a Wexner Heritage Fellow in 2016. 

Housing and community development organization NeighborWorks America has named MARIETTA RODRIGUEZ as president and CEO. Rodriguez has been with the organization for twenty years, most recently serving as interim senior vice president for national initiatives, where she managed a national down payment assistance program totaling more than $300 million to support more than 17,800 new home buyers since 2012. She will replace JEFFREY BRYSON, who has served as interim president and CEO since September and will remain in that position until August 17. Bryson, who previously served as NeighborWorks America's general counsel and corporate secretary and has been with the organization for thirty-years years, plans to retire after the transition. 

In other news. the Camphill Foundation, a nonprofit organization that works to grow, strengthen, and safeguard the Camphill movement at sixteen Camphill communities and affiliates in the United States and Canada, has announced the appointment of KAREN MURPHY as its executive director. Murphy, an experienced nonprofit executive with expertise in fundraising, management, and disabilities advocacy, will succeed SHELLEY BURTT, who is stepping down from the role she held from 2010 to 2018 to pursue other opportunities.

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