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July 15, 2016

New CEOs for Chimes International and Prison Fellowship

Chimes International, Ltd.
Terence Blackwell is the new leader of Chimes International.

Chimes International

Terence Blackwell was named chief executive of Chimes International, a nonprofit based in Baltimore that helps people with special needs become more independent. He succeeds Marty Lampner, who will retire on January 2 after working at Chimes for 28 years, six as its chief executive.

Mr. Blackwell transitions from Services for the UnderServed, a New York nonprofit that provides housing and services to people with special needs, where he is chief operating officer. He has worked with the New York State Education Department to develop preschool programs for children with disabilities.

CRDF Global

Michael Dignam, former CEO of logistics company PAE, was appointed chief executive.

GE Foundation

Ann Klee, vice president for environment, health, and safety at General Electric, will lead the company’s philanthropic arm. She takes over from Deborah Elam, who will retire as chief diversity officer and president of the GE Foundation at the end of the year.

Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco

Maureen Sedonaen, an independent consultant and former chief executive of Goodwill of San Francisco, was named chief executive.

Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation

Terry Tamminen, founder of Seventh Generation Advisors, an environmental-consulting firm, was named chief executive.

Prison Fellowship

James Ackerman, founder and general partner at Spinnaker Media Fund, will be chief executive.

Sixth & I Historic Synagogue

Heather Moran, executive vice president for global programming and strategy at the National Geographic Channel, will succeed Esther Safran Foer as executive director of Sixth & I Historic Synagogue in Washington, D.C., on September 6. Ms. Foer is resigning and will assume a senior adviser post.

Other notable appointments:

Leslie Antoniel, leadership-gifts officer at the Boston Symphony Orchestra, was appointed director of development at the Louisville Orchestra.

Ginny Harding-Davis, senior director of development for the College of Biological Sciences at the University of California at Davis, was appointed chief advancement officer at the Community Foundation of Western Nevada.

Stacy Knapper, former senior vice president, general counsel, and corporate secretary at Vera Bradley, a luggage and handbag company, will be executive vice president, general counsel, and corporate secretary at the Indiana University Foundation.

Robert Thompson, executive vice president and chief philanthropy officer at the National Center for Learning Disabilities, will be chief development and marketing officer at the "I Have A Dream" Foundation.

Two appointments at the Kresge Foundation: Bethany Miller, a recent recipient of a master’s degree in public affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University, was appointed program officer for education, and Jennifer Jaramillo, a strategy senior manager at Accenture, will be deputy to the president for talent and organizational development.


Alison Bernstein, former vice president for the knowledge, creativity, and freedom program at the Ford Foundation, died on June 30 of endometrial cancer at her home in East Hampton, N.Y. She was at 69.

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