in Brunswick, Maine, has announced that CRISTLE COLLINS JUDD will leave the college at the end of August to join the as senior program officer in higher education and scholarship in the humanities. Judd, currently the college's dean for academic affairs, earlier was a professor of music at the University of Pennsylvania. In her new role at the Mellon Foundation, she will play a key role in the foundation's relationships with higher education leaders, grantmaking in higher education, and in meetings and policy discussions regarding liberal arts colleges and research universities.
KEN BERGER has stepped down as CEO of , the Chronicle of Philanthropy reports. Berger, who led the nonprofit watchdog for almost seven years, has more than thirty years of managerial experience at a variety of nonprofit and social service institutions, including Volunteers of America, the Floating Hospital, and the Alliance for Effective Social Investing. Charity Navigator co-founder and board chair JOHN DUGAN indicated that Berger would be replaced by an executive with more expertise in technology. While the organization works with a search firm to find a replacement for Berger, it has tapped TIM GAMORY to be acting CEO.
The has announced the appointments of NORBERT HAUSER as chair and AIDA KURTOVIC as vice chair. Hauser, a former Member of Parliament and international auditor from Germany, previously served the Global Fund as interim inspector general and as a member of a panel that created a blueprint for reform at the organization. He began his career as a lawyer and prosecutor in Germany. Kurtovic, executive director of Sarajevo-based Partnerships in Health, served on the Global Fund's board from 2012-2014 and has been involved in its work in Bosnia.
The has announced the appointment of GREGORY NIELSEN as CEO. Nielsen has worked for the past seven years as executive director of Green Hill Therapy, which serves children with special needs. Earlier, he served as an officer and attorney in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Corps at Fort Knox and was a contract manager at Bank of America in Louisville. He will succeed KEVIN CONNELLY, who is retiring after fifteen years at the organization's helm.
In other news, the has announced the election of KAREN AUSTER to its board. Auster, founder and president of marketing firm Auster Agency, has served as an advisor and board member to several Brooklyn-based community organizations, including the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, Issue Project Room, Cobble Hill Health Center, Hannah Senesh Community Day School, and BRIC.