The Rockefeller Foundation has announced the appointment of NEILL COLEMAN as vice president of global communications, effective August 13. Coleman, currently chief external affairs officer at the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, earlier served as assistant commissioner for communications in the New York City Department of Housing and Urban Development, as director of communications for the New York League of Conservation Voters, and as manager of North American communications for the global architecture firm RMJM.
The Arcus Foundation has announced the appointment of KEVIN JENNINGS as executive director. Jennings, currently CEO of Be the Change, served previously as director of the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools, founded the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, and worked as a high school history teacher. ANNETTE LANJOUW, currently serving as the foundation's interim executive director, will remain at the foundation as vice president of strategic initiatives and great ape programs.
The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation has announced the appointment of STEPHANIE J. HULL as executive vice president and chief operating officer. Hull, most recently head of the Brearley School in Manhattan, previously served as a French professor, assistant dean, and college secretary at Dartmouth, and was assistant to the president of Mount Holyoke College.
The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace has announced the appointment of EVAN FEIGENBAUM as a non-resident senior associate in its Asia program. Feigenbaum previously worked for the U.S. State Department as deputy assistant secretary of state for South Asia, deputy assistant secretary of state for Central Asia, and a member of the secretary of state's policy planning staff with principal responsibility for East Asia and the Pacific.
The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has announced the appointment of ELENA SILVA as senior associate and TAYLOR WHITE as staff associate in its new Washington, D.C. office. Silva has worked as a senior policy analyst in the education sector, was director of research for the American Association of University Women, and managed the AAUW Foundation's research grants portfolio. White previously served as a policy fellow at Jobs for the Future and has taught in public and private schools in the U.S. and in Norway, where she was a Fulbright Fellow.
The Colorado Trust has announced the election of DONALD J. MARES and WARREN T. JOHNSON to its board. Mares, president and CEO of Mental Health America of Colorado, previously served as executive director of the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, was special counsel at Fleishman & Shapiro and an auditor for the city and county of Denver, and served for seven years as a Colorado state senator and representative. Johnson, a practicing family medicine doctor at Owl Creek Medical, previously worked at Park Avenue Medical and the Salud Family Health Centers and served in various capacities at the migrant advisory council of the Colorado Departments for Public Health and Environment, the state and national board of medical examiners, and the board of the Colorado Physician Health Program.
In other news, the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health has announced the appointments of JIM DONOVAN, PAUL HERRLING, RONALD L. KRALL, EDISON LIU, JOEL S. MARCUS, STEVEN C. MAYER, GARY A. NEIL, and NINA K. SOLARZ to its board. Donovan is managing director at Goldman Sachs and an adjunct professor at the University of Virginia. Herrling chairs the Novartis Institute for Tropical Diseases and is a professor of drug discovery at the University of Basel. Krall is former senior vice president and chief medical officer of GlaxoSmithKline and earlier served as senior vice president for AstraZeneca and ZENECA Pharmaceuticals as well as medical director for Abbott Laboratories and Lorex Pharmaceuticals. Liu, president and CEO of Jackson Laboratory and president of Human Genome Organization, earlier served as founding executive director of the Genome Institute of Singapore and as scientific director of the National Cancer Institute's Division of Clinical Sciences. Marcus is chair, CEO, and founder of Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. and Alexandria Venture Investments and earlier was a partner at the law firm of Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison LLP. Mayer, former CEO and co-founder of CoGenesys, Inc., earlier served in executive roles at Human Genome Sciences, Inc., GenVec, Inc., and TheraTech, Inc. Neil is corporate vice president of Johnson & Johnson and vice chair of PhRMA. Solarz, former executive director of Fund For Peace, also taught political science at Brooklyn College, served as New York mayor Ed Koch's representative in Washington, D.C., and was director of public affairs for the Select Commission on Immigration and Refugee Policy during the Reagan administration.