People in the News (2/28/16): Appointments and Promotions

People in the News (2/28/16): Appointments and Promotions

The Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation in Pittsburgh has named LAWRENCE T. MANGAN as chief financial officer.  Mangan, who comes to the foundation from The Investment Fund for Foundations (TIFF), a $10 billion investment management firm, previously served as president of LTM Consulting Group, as chief financial officer of the Rockefeller Foundation, and as vice president, finance and treasurer of the Philadelphia-based Connelly Foundation. He also has served as president of the Foundation Financial Officers Group (FFOG), as chair of the audit committee of Delaware Valley Grantmakers, and as trustee of the First Hospital Foundation and the Dorothea Van Dyke McLane Association. 

The California Wellness Foundation in Woodland Hills has named RICHARD TATE as vice president of public affairs, a new role, effective March 7. In that role, Tate will oversee the creation of a new public affairs department at the foundation, consolidating its communications, community relations, and public policy functions, and will report directly to president and CEO Judy Belk. Tate joins the foundation after ten years with HopeLab, a health-focused nonprofit initiative of the Omidyar Group, where he served as director of communications and marketing and then vice president, overseeing all public relations, media outreach, and product marketing. Before that, he served as a director of corporate communications for the biotechnology company Chiron Corporation and as an editor and journalist at The Advocate,, and the Los Angeles lifestyle magazine Buzz. He currently serves on the board of the Bay Area Surgical Mission and participates in missions providing free medical care in remote and poor communities in the Philippines.

The Meyer Memorial Trust in Portland, Oregon, has announced that MATT MORTON (Squaxin Island Tribe) has joined the foundation as director of it new Equitable Education Portfolio. In that role, Morton, who most recently served as executive director of the Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA) in Portland, will work to address disparities across the education continuum in Oregon. In addition to past and present service on a number of nonprofit boards, Morton previously served as deputy director of the National Indian Child Welfare Association and currently co-chairs the Education Justice Committee of the Coalition of Communities of Color (a Meyer grantee) and the Eliminating Disparities in Child & Youth Success Collaborative.

The American India Foundation (AIF) has named ALEX COUNTS, founding president/CEO of the Grameen Foundation, president and chief executive officer, effective March 29. Widely respected for his work in the areas of microfinance and poverty reduction, Counts is a board member of Citizen's Climate Education and Grameen-Jameel Microfinance, Ltd, and sits on the advisory council of the Center for Financial Inclusion. He previously served as chair of Fonkoze USA and co-chair of the Fonkoze Family Coordinating Committee and as co-chair of the Microfinance CEO Working Group and on the Truelift Steering Committee.

International humanitarian organization Concern Worldwide U.S. has announced the appointment of JACK HAIRE as chief executive officer, effective April 1. Haire, who has served on the Concern board for eighteen years, comes to the organization after twenty-eight years at Time Warner Inc., where he served as executive vice president of Time Inc., president of the Fortune/Money Group, and publisher of TIME magazine, and where he helped engineer the launch of, one of the world's most successful finance websites. He will succeed JOSEPH CAHALAN, who is stepping down as CEO after three years in the job.

The Marshall Project, a nonprofit news organization that covers America's criminal justice system, has announced CARROLL BOGERT as its first-ever president. A veteran journalist, Bogert joins the organization from Human Rights Watch, where she served as executive deputy director, establishing an award-winning multimedia division, a digital team running websites in seven languages, and a vibrant social media presence, including the largest Twitter following of any NGO in the world. "I've known and admired Carroll since we were Moscow correspondents in the final days of the Soviet Union, and I'm confident she'll be a great partner," said Marshall Project editor-in-chief Bill Keller. "She knows and respects honest, aggressive journalism. And from her successful years at Human Rights Watch, she knows how to build a mission-driven organization. I'm excited to work with her in taking the [organization] to the next level."

AIDS United, the organization created by the merger of the National AIDS Fund and AIDS Action in 2010, has announced the promotion of MONIQUE TULA to the position of vice president of programs. Tula has more than twenty years of progressive leadership, harm reduction, and organizational development experience in the HIV field, including stints as senior program manager for the AIDS United Access to Care initiative and, most recently, as its director of capacity building, where she oversaw all capacity building and some grantmaking initiatives.

American Family Housing, a nonprofit in Midway City, California, that provides housing and related services to low-income and/or homeless families and adults, has announced the addition of MICHAEL AIMOLA, CRAIG A. BARBAROSH, TOM BURNHAM, and LAUREN ELLERMEYER to its board. Aimola is principal at MSA Property Consulting Group in Irvine. Barbarosh is a partner at Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP. Burnham is chief human resources officer at the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange County. And Ellermeyer is president and co-founder of Beyond Fifteen Communications Inc., a full-service public relations and social media agency in Newport Beach.

In other news, the National Book Foundation, a national literacy organization that presents the annual National Book Awards and, according to the Times, "has made recent efforts to expand its reach and visibility," has announced the appointment of LISA LUCAS as executive director. Lucas previously was the publisher of Guernica, an arts magazine with an international focus, and before that worked for a number of nonprofit cultural institutions, including the Tribeca Film Festival and Steppenwolf Theater in Chicago. "I've always been a reader," Lucas told the Times. And the "practice of building readers," she added, "is the practice of building a better world."

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