People in the News (2/7/10): Appointments and Promotions

People in the News (2/7/10): Appointments and Promotions

The in Menlo Park, California, has announced the appointment of HELENA CHOI as program officer in its population program area. Choi, most recently a program officer at the Open Society Institute's Public Health Watch project, is an expert on health policy issues in the developing world. She replaces Tamara C. Fox, whose eight-year term at the foundation has expired.

The in Washington, D.C., has announced the appointment of KATAYOON MAJD as program officer in its criminal and juvenile justice area. Majd, most recently senior staff attorney at the National Juvenile Defender Center, earlier served as a staff attorney for the Children's Law Center and as a racial justice project staff attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California.

has announced the appointment of JOSEPH A. PERI as president. Peri most recently was acting president and CEO of the Council for Economic Education, where he also served as executive vice president and chief operating officer, and before that as chief financial officer. Earlier, he served as assistant vice president of finance at the Commonwealth Fund and worked at Reliance Group Holdings and Deloitte & Touche.

The New York City-based has announced the election of CECILE RICHARDS to its board. Richards, president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America and the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, earlier founded and served as president of America Votes, a coalition of more than forty national organizations working to promote voting rights, voter education, and mobilization efforts at the grassroots level.

The in San Jose, California, has announced the election of JOSE LUIS TITINGER, PATRICIA URO-MAY, and OMAR CHYOU to its board. Titinger is chief operating officer of Verigy, a semiconductor testing company. Uro-May is an attorney and counselor at law at the Law Office of Howard May and Patricia Uro-May. Chyou is a wealth advisor at Wells Fargo Private Bank in Palo Alto.

In other news, PND notes the passing of MARION BREEN, formerly a vice president and director of the New York City-based . Breen spent her entire career working for and on behalf of C.V. Starr, who established the foundation.

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