People in the News (12/30/12): Appointments and Promotions

People in the News (12/30/12): Appointments and Promotions

has announced the appointment of PATRICK ROONEY as associate dean of its new School of Philanthropy, responsible for all academic, degree, and research programs and activities. Rooney has served as executive director of the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University, the school's precursor, since 2008 and as a professor of philanthropic studies and economics and a member of the university's interdisciplinary philanthropic studies faculty since 1998. Before becoming executive director of the Center on Philanthropy, Rooney served as its chief operating officer and director of research. Prior to that, he was assistant dean for academic programs at Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus (Indiana) and served as special assistant to the chancellor of IUPUI.

The has announced the appointment of JERRY CHASEN as chief operating officer. Chasen, vice president of the organization for the past two years, previously was principal of Miami estate planning practice Chasen & Associates and created a workshop for professional advisors on client relationships and philanthropy. He also served as an adjunct faculty in graduate estate planning and taxation at the University of Miami School of Law.

The Santa Barbara Journalism Initiative, a nonprofit project created earlier this year and supported by a matched by several local foundations, has announced the hiring of JOE DONNELLY as executive editor, the Santa Barbara Noozhawk . In the course of a long career in journalism, Donnelly has served as deputy editor of LA Weekly, as founding publisher and co-editor of Slake: Los Angeles, as arts editor for the New Times Los Angeles, and as an editor at pop-culture magazines Bikini and Stick. He was also instrumental in launching, ESPN's extreme sports Web site.

has announced the appointments of HELENE D. GAYLE and CLOTILDE PEREZ-BODE DEDECKER to its board. Gayle, president and CEO of CARE USA, previously spent twenty years with the Centers for Disease Control and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation working primarily on HIV/AIDS issues. Dedecker, president and CEO of the Community Foundation of Buffalo, is founder of the Literacy Funders Network, a national coalition of foundations dedicated to improving literacy in America.

In other news, the has announced a new slate of board members and officers for 2013, effective January 1. The new members are MANUEL MEDRANO, a litigator, Emmy award-winning broadcast journalist, and principal at Medrano & Carlton LLP; DAWN COLLINS, an employment litigator and shareholder at Ogletree Deakins; SERGIO GARCIA, senior vice president and general counsel at medical device manufacturer ZELTIQ Aesthetics; CLOTHILDE HEWLETT, a public policy attorney and partner at Nossaman LLP; SUSAN JAMISON, a litigator and partner with Coblentz, Patch, Duffy & Bass LLP; ERIC CASHER, a litigator and associate at Meyers Nave LLP; and ANA DE ALBA, an employment attorney and associate at Lang, Richert and Patch LLP. New officers are FRED BROWN, president; RAJ CHATTERJEE and DIANNE BAQUET SMITH, vice presidents; PAUL TEPPER, secretary; and DAVID GROVE, treasurer.

"Jerry Chasen Named Chief Operating Officer" Alliance for Global Good Press Release 12/17/2012. "FSG Welcomes Two Board Members" FSG Press Release 12/16/2012. "." Indiana University School of Philanthropy Press Release 12/14/2012. "." Santa Barbara Noozhawk 12/20/2012. "." California Bar Foundation Press Release 12/17/2012.