Global Citizen Promotes Chief Operating Officer to President
Also, the American LGBTQ+ Museum has hired its first executive director, and Greenpeace U.S. has appointed a new chief program officer.
We’re sorry. Something went wrong.
We are unable to fully display the content of this page.
If you continue to experience issues, contact us at 202-466-1032 or email@example.com
Liza Henshaw has been promoted to president. She joined the antipoverty group in 2016 as chief operating officer. Henshaw will serve alongside Hugh Evans, its founder and CEO.
In addition, Lee Rolontz has been promoted from senior vice president of event and broadcast to global head of broadcast and original content, and Caralene Robinson has been hired as chief growth officer. She was most recently executive vice president and chief marketing officer of VH1 and Logo at the production company Viacom.
American LGBTQ+ Museum
Ben Garcia has been tapped as the first executive director of this new museum, which is expected to open in 2024.
Most recently he was deputy executive director and chief learning officer at the Ohio History Connection.
Tefere Gebre has been appointed chief program officer.
He joins the conservation group from the AFL-CIO, where he was most recently executive vice president.
Craig Drinkard, co-executive officer, has been promoted to executive officer and will succeed Irene Cooper-Basch at the helm of the $317 million foundation in Newark, N.J., effective April 1. He is its first leader of color. Cooper-Basch plans to retire at the end of March after 20 years there.
Sharnita Johnson has also joined the foundation as vice president of strategy, impact, and communications. Previously she was arts program director at the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation.
More New CEOs
Leticia Rhi Buckley, senior civic strategist at the Music Center, is now CEO of the Los Angeles Plaza de Cultura y Artes. She succeeds John Echeveste, who has retired.
Robin Hughes will become president and CEO of the Housing Partnership Network on July 1. Currently she is president and CEO of Abode Communities in California.
Mark Mortenson, president and CEO of the Richardson Center Corporation and executive director of the Lipsey Architecture Center Buffalo, has been appointed president and CEO of the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens. He follows David Swarts, who is retiring in March after 12 years there.
Joshua Rednik, chief development officer at Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, has been appointed CEO of American Friends of the Hebrew University, based in New York City. He succeeds Beth McCoy, who is stepping down after 19 years as CEO.
David Peña Jr. will be the next executive director of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. A consultant based in San Antonio, he previously served as president of colleges and universities at the Association of Latino Professionals for America.
Tim Regan will become executive director of Paul’s Place on March 21. He was most recently the executive director of FoodWorks, the workforce-development program and social enterprise of the Maryland Food Bank. Regan will replace William McLennan, who has retired.
Mary Ellen Wiederwohl, interim president and CEO of the Louisville Housing Opportunities and Micro-Enterprise Community Development Loan Fund, has been hired as president and CEO of Accelerator for America.
The $1.2 billion foundation has hired three new senior staff members.
Jill Iman, managing director and director of evaluation and engagement at Joining Vision and Action, has been named director of engaged learning.
Abigail Kesner has been hired as vice president of communications. Most recently she was communications director in the prevention services division at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.
Janet Lopez is now senior director of policy, partnerships, and learning. She most recently was director of policy and senior program officer of education grant making at the Rose Community Foundation.
Other Notable Appointments
Brian Byrd, senior program officer at the New York State Health Foundation’s Special Projects Fund, has been appointed senior program officer at the Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts.
Lindsay Canan, a Michigan lawyer who specializes in estate planning, gift and tax planning, and asset management, has been hired as a planning attorney at the Barnabas Foundation. She will work with Christian donors to support churches and nonprofit organizations in their estate plans.
Dana Cilono, program director at FluentSeeds, has been hired as education program officer at the Kenneth Rainin Foundation.
Catalina López-Ospina, director of the Mayor’s Office of Food Access under Mayor Marty Walsh of Boston, will be the first vice president of engagement at Project Bread.
Kelli Maldonado, director of education and community engagement at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, has joined the Van Wezel Foundation as executive director of education and lifelong learning at the new Sarasota Performing Arts Center.
Jodi Nelson has been hired as managing director of effective philanthropy at the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation. A consultant in global health and development for the past four years, she previously was senior vice president of policy and practice at the International Rescue Committee until 2018.
Khanh Russo, interim vice president of policy and innovation at the San Francisco Foundation, will continue in the role permanently. He joined the foundation in 2020 as senior director of its Partnership for the Bay’s Future.
Dan Surma has joined the nonprofit Pennsylvania Cable Network as vice president of finance. Most recently he worked as a finance consultant for small and midsized nonprofits in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan region.
Teri Behrens, executive director of the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University since 2009, plans to retire later this year.
Eddie Bocanegra, founding director of Readi Chicago and senior director at the Heartland Alliance, has taken a leave of absence to serve as a senior adviser for community violence intervention at the U.S. Department of Justice.
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.