The has announced the appointment of JONATHAN RAYMOND as president, effective in mid-July. Raymond, most recently superintendent of the Sacramento City Unified School District, was a founding member of the California Office to Reform Education and an early proponent of the Common Core standards. Earlier, he was chief accountability officer for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools in North Carolina and served as president of the Commonwealth Corporation in Boston. He will replace CHRISTY PICHEL, whose planned retirement was announced in January.
The has announced the promotions of ROBERT BERGER, BELEN GONZALEZ, DAVID HILLMAN, and LEE ANN HOY to the position of program director. All four joined the trust in 2000 and helped develop its three giving areas (Helping People in Need, Protecting Animals and Nature, and Enriching Community Life). Berger, an environmental specialist, and Gonzalez, board chair of the Arizona Grantmakers Forum, are based in Phoenix. Hillman, whose portfolio includes grants for the environment, homelessness, ex-offender reentry, and inclusion for individuals with disabilities, is based in Indianapolis. Hoy leads the trust's mobile spay initiative in Indianapolis and oversees many grants to social service agencies. The trust also announced that it will add a new program associate this summer in both of the cities it serves.
The has announced that a health-focused 501(c)(4) organization it created and provided with seed funding in 2013 has hired JAKE WILLIAMS as executive director. Williams, who will drive the yet-to-be named organization's efforts to increase Coloradans' access to health coverage, quality health care, and healthy living through changes in public policy, was most recently a consultant to the Walton Family and Gill foundations. Earlier, he served as campaign director for the Western Conservation Foundation and the Service Employees International and led a number of grassroots engagement and advocacy campaigns in Colorado. The foundation also announced the appointment of MIKE DINO, a senior policy advisor at law firm Patton Boggs, as board chair and TAMARA WARD, president and CEO of Colorado Concern, as board vice chair, and named four others to the board: GRANT JONES, executive director of the Center for African American Health; JACKIE BROWN, integrated care director at Southeast Health Group in Lamar; PETE MAYSMITH, executive director of Conservation Colorado; and CHRIS WATNEY, president and CEO of the Colorado Children's Campaign.
The has announced the appointment of SCOTT NOLEN as director of its drug addiction treatment program. Nolen, most recently a health scientist at the National Institutes of Health's Office of Strategic Planning, Legislation, and Scientific Policy, has held a variety of research, legislative, advocacy, and direct service positions in the public health and juvenile/criminal justice fields. Earlier, he served as director of the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice's Equal Justice Program and was a congressional fellow at the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a child psychology fellow at the New York State Psychiatric Institute, and a postdoctoral fellow at Boston Children’s Hospital Adolescent Medicine Clinic.
has announced the appointment of STEVEN MAZE ROTHSTEIN as CEO, effective September 1. Rothstein, who recently stepped down as president of the Perkins School for the Blind, previously was co-founder and general manager of Citizens Energy Corporation, the world's first nonprofit social mission oil company. Rothstein will succeed Citizen Schools' co-founding CEO Eric Schwarz, who has led the organization for nearly twenty years.
The has announced the planned retirement of board chair JOEL FLEISHMAN in May 2015. Fleishman, a teacher, scholar, lawyer, author, and expert on American philanthropy, has served intermittently on the foundation's board since 1977. Among his many contributions to the Urban Institute, Fleishman helped establish its Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy in 1996. Currently, he is a professor of law and public policy at Duke University, as well as director of the university's Heyman Center for Ethics, Public Policy and the Professions, and Center for Strategic Philanthropy and Civil Society. Previously, he served as president of the Atlantic Philanthropic Service Company and was founding director of Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke. In his honor, the Urban Institute has established the Fleishman Innovation Fund to support the creativity of researchers. The institute also announced that vice chair JAMIE GORELICK, a former deputy United States attorney general and a partner at law firm WilmerHale, will succeed Fleishman as chair; and that JEREMY TRAVIS, president of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice at the City University of New York, will serve as vice chair alongside current vice chair FREEMAN HRABOWSKI, president of University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
The has announced the appointment of NORA MORENO CARGIE as executive director and vice president of corporate citizenship for Tufts Health Plan, a new position. Cargie, most recently director of global corporate citizenship for the Boeing Company, previously served as vice president of communications and development for Illinois Action for Children and was deputy communications director for Barack Obama's U.S. senatorial campaign in 2004. She also has served in several management and public relations roles in Chicago city government and has been active in the Chicago nonprofit community for twenty-five years.
In other news, PND notes the passing of founder HERBERT LOTMAN. Lotman, founder of food supply giant Keystone Foods, retired six years ago to spend his time working for the causes he believed in most, including youth entrepreneurship, children, health, and the arts. He and his wife, Karen, established the Macula Vision Research Foundation in 1997, and it has since awarded nearly $20 million in support of research on treatments for people affected by visual impairment. The foundation announced that daughter SHELLY LOTMAN FISHER, with help from her mother and brother, Jeffrey, will oversee the foundation.