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June 26, 2015

People in Philanthropy: New Leader at NatureBridge, New Top Fundraiser at Aeras

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Susan Linn, Director, Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, will retire in June after 15 years.

Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood

Susan Linn, founding director, will resign on June 30. The 15-year-old organization, which seeks to shield kids from corporate marketing, will be led by Josh Golin, its associate director.

Adults and Children with Learning and Developmental Disabilities

Aimee Keegan, public-relations manager and assistant director of community resources at AHRC Nassau, was named director of development and community relations.

Aeras

Dara Erck, managing director of Erck Consulting, will be vice president for external affairs.

Flinn Foundation

Brad Halvorsen, vice president for communications, has been promoted to executive vice president. Anne Lassen, associate director of national recruitment, will be assistant vice president for the Flinn Scholars Program.

NatureBridge

Phillip Kilbridge, chief executive officer of Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, will become the president. He starts on August 24.

Other Notable Changes:

Mark McElrath, regional director at Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic in Baltimore, was appointed director of development for the Edward A. Myerberg Center. John McGee, an independent consultant, will be executive director of the Northwest Arkansas Women’s Shelter. Louise Cohen, vice president for public health programs at Public Health Solutions, was appointed chief executive officer of Primary Care Development Corporation. Jennifer Polzin, chief of resource development and communications, will be chief executive officer of Tubman.

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