The has announced the appointment of GABRIELLE FITZGERALD as leader of its Ebola strategy and #TackleEbola program. In that newly-created position, Fitzgerald will oversee a team from Vulcan, Inc.'s philanthropic group that is working to catalyze solutions to contain the virus. Fitzgerald, formerly director of global program advocacy at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, has headed up public affairs for USAID, was communications director for the U.S. Committee for Refugees, and served as a speech writer for former President Bill Clinton.
The has announced the appointment of NICOLE WOODARD-ILIEV as education program officer. Woodard-Iliev most recently was executive director of the Woodlawn Children's Promise Community and before that was founding director of the second University of Chicago Charter School, Donoghue Campus.
The has announced the appointment of CHARLOTTE WAGNER, LINDA WHITLOCK, and DAVID FRIEDMAN to its board and also announced that interim executive director GENA BORSON will assume the position of executive director. Wagner, co-founder and CEO of the Wagner Family Foundation, is a member of the Red Sox ownership group. Whitlock, a director of the Cambridge Trust Company and a principal at the Whitlock Group, is a trustee of Brigham and Women's Hospital. Friedman, senior vice president and special counsel for the Red Sox, earlier served as first assistant attorney general for the state of Massachusetts.
The has announced the appointment of LIZ SPAULDING as executive director. Spaulding comes to the foundation from the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment, where she managed the $4 million annual "Made in NY" program along with marketing, promotions, and partnerships. Earlier, she worked for Tribeca Film and Maybelline.
The has announced the appointment of SUE CUNNINGHAM as president. Currently in charge of fundraising at the University of Melbourne in Australia, Cunningham has seventeen years of academic fundraising experience at a variety of institutions, including the University of St. Andrews and the University of Oxford. She became a member of CASE in 1998 and has since done volunteer fundraising and management work for the organization on several occasions. Cunningham will replace JOHN LIPPINCOTT, who is retiring after leading the organization for eleven years.
has announced the election of N. BRUCE DUTHU and WILL ROUSH to its board. Duthu, a noted scholar of Native American law and policy, is the Samson Occom Professor and Chair of Native American Studies at Dartmouth College and previously served on the faculty of Vermont Law School; he also was a visiting professor at Harvard Law School, the universities of Wollongong and Sydney in Australia, and the University of Trento in Italy. Roush is conservation director for the Wilderness Workshop in Carbondale, Colorado, and serves on the steering committee of the Roaring Fork Valley Future Forest Roundtable.
In other news, the has announced the appointments of STEPHANIE McGENCEY as senior network manager for the mid-Atlantic region, JENNY HARMS as Midwest network manager, and LORNE STEEDLEY as network manager for the Southeast. In addition, the organization announced that network developer LAURA TOMASKO has been tapped to work with the White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation and the White House Council on Environmental Quality in a number of areas, including impact investing, philanthropic engagement, and the environment. During her absence, communications coordinator JOHN COCHRANE will manage Tomasko's portfolio. McGencey comes to the organization after ten years with Grantmakers for Children, Youth and Families. Harms previously served as a senior program officer at the Hitachi Foundation. And Steedley was a grantmaker at the Annie E. Casey Foundation and earlier served as assistant director for the Washington, D.C., office of former South Carolina governor Jim Hodges.