News and analysis
September 23, 2016

March of Dimes and Catholic Relief Services Get New Leaders

United Way Worldwide

New March of Dimes President Stacey Stewart.

March of Dimes

Stacey Stewart, the U.S. president of United Way Worldwide, will take that post at March of Dimes. She will be the first African-American woman to lead the charity, which works to improve the health of babies and mothers.

Ms. Stewart was previously chief diversity officer and senior vice president for the Office of Community and Charitable Giving at Fannie Mae and chief executive of the Fannie Mae Foundation. She starts at March of Dimes on January 1.

Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands

David Lane, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Agencies in Rome, has been named president.

Building Educated Leaders for Life (BELL)

Lauren Gilbert, president and chief strategy officer for the organization, was promoted to chief executive. She succeeds Tiffany Gueye, who has led the nonprofit for eight years.

Catholic Relief Services

Sean Callahan, chief operating officer at the charity, was named chief executive.


Ellen Mowrer is being promoted from vice president to president of the organization, which operates a database of funding opportunities.

Loaves & Fishes Community Services

Michael Havala, the Chicago-area charity’s interim chief executive, was formally appointed to the post.

Young Nonprofit Professionals Network

Jamie Smith, co-executive director of the organization, will become its sole leader on January 1.

Other notable appointments:

Devra Wang, program director at the Energy Foundation, will head the climate and clean energy program at the Heising-Simons Foundation.

Erika Smith, deputy director of the of the Yale Entrepreneurial Institute, will be director of the institute’s Blavatnik Fund for Innovation.


Laura Sparks, executive director of the William Penn Foundation, will step down in the fall to lead the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art as its president. She starts at the college on January 4.


John Coleman, a former president of Haverford College who also led the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation, died on September 6. He was 95.

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