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December 02, 2016

Leaders Named for Women’s Sports Foundation and AIDS United

Women’s Sports Foundation
Deborah Antoine, new CEO of Women’s Sports Foundation.

Women’s Sports Foundation

Deborah Antoine, chief executive of New York Junior Tennis & Learning, or NYJTL, has been named chief executive of the foundation. She will succeed Deborah Slaner Larkin, who is stepping down as CEO on January 3 but will remain with the organization to work on special projects and advocacy-related programs.

The Women’s Sports Foundation was established by tennis great Billie Jean King in 1974 with a mission to ensure that all girls and women have access to athletic activity.

Ms. Antoine has led NYJTL since 2010. She oversaw the completion of a $26.5-million capital campaign to build, in partnership with New York City, the Cary Leeds Center for Tennis & Learning in the Bronx.

AIDS United

Jesse Milan Jr., interim CEO since June, was formally appointed to the post.

Bat Conservation International

Mike Daulton, vice president for policy and strategy at the National Audubon Society, will be executive director.

Community Foundation Boulder County

Jeff Hirota, vice president for programs at the Denver Foundation, was named CEO. He will succeed Josie Heath, who led the Boulder County group for 21 years.

Timmy Global Health

Kristina Graff will be the nonprofit’s new executive director. She is director of global health programs at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

World Children’s Center

John Clause, senior vice president at Prison Fellowship International, will be executive director.

Other notable appointments

Steven Berry will be the new director of development at the Merit School of Music in Chicago. He previously was senior director of development at the Green Music Center in Sonoma County, Calif.

Sam Heitner, senior vice president for communications at CLS Strategies, an international public-relations firm, was appointed senior vice president for communications and marketing at the Case Foundation.

Kevin Heaney, Princeton University’s acting vice president for development, will be its first vice president for advancement.

Amanda Riley, director of individual and major giving at the Asian Art Museum, was appointed director of development for the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

Joseph Shatoff, senior manager for special projects and strategic planning for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, has been named deputy director and chief operating officer for the Frick Collection.


Virginia Hepner, chief executive of the Woodruff Arts Center in Atlanta, plans to step down in May. Ms. Hepner has led the performing-arts venue for five years, during which she helped to complete a $110-million fundraising campaign.

Lance Linares, chief executive of the Community Foundation Santa Cruz County, will retire at the end of 2017 after 22 years in office.


Tony Martell, former president of CBS International Records, died on November 27 in Madison, N.J. He was 90. Mr. Martell founded and served as chairman of the T.J. Martell Foundation, which supports leukemia, cancer, and AIDS research.

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