May 29, 2015

People in Philanthropy: California Endowment's New Board Chair Leads Community Health Clinics

California Endowment

California Endowment board chair Jane Garcia

Jane Garcia, chief executive officer of La Clinica de La Raza, will lead the California Endowment’s Board of Directors.

The grant maker, whose $3.5 billion in assets places it among the nation’s largest foundations, has marshalled its efforts this decade toward reducing health inequities throughout the state, with a special focus on minority, immigrant, and low-income residents. The organization led by Ms. Garcia, who has served on the endowment’s board since 2010, is a community health-care provider that offers culturally appropriate care to the diverse communities in the state’s East Bay counties. The nonprofit operates on a budget of more than $95 million and has 32 sites, including eight school-based health centers.

Ms. Garcia is also chairwoman of the Alameda Alliance for Health and past president of the California Primary Care Association’s Board of Directors.

American Liver Foundation

Thomas Nealon III, former vice chairman and director of legal affairs at LNR Partners, was named chief executive officer.

American Theater Company

P J Paparelli, artistic director, died in a car accident on May 21 in Scotland. He was 40.

Arizona State University

Eric Newton, a consultant at the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, was appointed innovation chief of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

Center for Youth Wellness

Mark Cloutier, former regional chief executive officer of the American Red Cross Northern California Coastal Region, was named executive director.

Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation

Stephanie Khurana, former acting executive director of the Tobin Project, was appointed managing director of the Boston office.


David Offensend, chief operating officer at America Achieves, will start as chief executive officer in early September.

Rainforest Alliance

Anika Rahman, former chief executive officer of the Ms. Foundation for Women, will be vice president for development.

Trustees of Reservations

Ed Wilson, former strategic consultant at the World Monuments Fund in New York, will be vice president for strategic development and social enterprise.

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