People in the News (7/27/14): Appointments and Promotions

People in the News (7/27/14): Appointments and Promotions

The has announced the appointment of G. BRYAN FLEMING as leadership programs director, in which position he will be responsible for leading the Bush Fellowship as well as the new Leadership Network Grants program. Fleming, most recently director of admissions for the Blake School, a pre-K-12 independent school in Minneapolis, is a career music educator and school administrator and serves on the boards of a variety of community arts and human services organizations, including Children’s Theater Company, Friends of the Hennepin County Library, and PACER Center.

The has announced PHILIP FREEMAN as its next fellow. Freeman, a North Carolina native, most recently worked in the office of management and budget for Albemarle County, Virginia. Earlier, he served as an internal audit and grants intern with the Greensboro housing authority, and participated in a graduate training program at the Dale House Project in Colorado, where he provided care for abused, neglected, and delinquent youth.

has announced the appointment of DEREK RAPP as president and CEO. Rapp, currently vice chair of the organization’s board, has been involved with JDRF since his son was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes in 2004. Rapp previously served as mergers and acquisitions lead for the Monsanto Company and before that was CEO of Divergence, Inc., a startup biotechnology company. He will succeed JEFFREY BREWER, who has stepped down after leading the charity for four years.

The has announced the appointments of CLAUDIA BAKELY and JUNETTA EVERETT to its board. Bakely had a twenty-five-year career in nursing and currently is pastor of the Basehor United Methodist Church in Bonner Springs. Everett, a dental hygienist, is vice president of professional relations for Delta Dental, where she has worked since 1987. The foundation also announced the planned departure of GARY BROOKS, senior pastor of Aldersgate United Methodist Church, who has served on the foundation’s board for five years, and RONALD HOLT, assistant county manager for Sedgwick County, who served on the board for nearly ten years.

The in New York City has announced the appointment of ERNEST DUNCAN as chief financial officer. Most recently chief financial and operating officer at the Vera Institute of Justice, Duncan previously worked at the Museum of African American History in Detroit, the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C., and Wildcat Service Corp.

In other news, has announced the appointment of AL RICHMOND as executive director, effective September 1. Richmond, a nationally recognized leader in community-based public health and community/institutional partnerships, is a founding member and past chair of the Community Based Public Health Caucus and the National Community Based Organization Network and has worked with several groups associated with the American Public Health Association, the National Institutes of Health, and University of North Carolina. His hire concludes a search that began six months ago when founding executive director SARENA D. SEIFER announced her decision to step down.

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