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November 06, 2015

Suited for Change and Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy Get New Leaders


Tamir Navotny, the new Executive Director of EPIP

Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy

Tamir Novotny, regional coordinator for the Northeast chapters at Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy, will be the organization’s executive director. Mr. Novotny, who has been with the nonprofit since 2013, was previously senior associate for public sector innovation at Living Cities, a group of 22 foundations and financial institutions that help improve the economic well-being of low-income urban people.

Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust

Stephanie Cuskley, chief executive of NPower, was named chief executive of the Helmsley Charitable Trust. Shannon Gibbons, chief development officer at NPower, will serve as its interim chief executive.

Communities for Just Schools Fund

Allison Brown, former program officer for racial justice at Open Society Foundations, will be executive director.

Lucas Museum of Narrative Art

Judy Kim, director of affiliates and the Abu Dhabi Project Operations at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, was appointed deputy director.

Peter C. Alderman Foundation

Allan Freedman, former adviser on public-private partnerships and innovation at the International Rescue Committee, was appointed executive director.

Philanthropy Workshop

Tracy Mack Parker, acting chief executive, will be chief executive.

Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation

David Egner, chief executive of the Hudson-Webber Foundation, was named chief executive.

Suited for Change

Ariana Kelly, chair of the economic development committee for the Montgomery County Delegation, was named executive director.

Other notable changes:

Gerald Halpern, former executive director of the Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, will be chief development officer at the New York City Coalition Against Hunger.

Neil Nicoll, president emeritus of the YMCA of the USA, was appointed chair of the Board of Directors at Independent Sector.

Chera Reid, program officer for the education program at the Kresge Foundation, was promoted to director of strategic learning, research, and evaluation.

Jennifer Taylor Smith, senior director of corporate and foundation relations at the Rutgers University Foundation, was appointed vice president for development at the Japan Society.

Karen Ziffer, former head of the U.S. office at the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, will be chief development officer at Rare.

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