Samueli Family Philanthropies Select New President; Seattle Foundation Taps Next CEO
Also, the Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile Jr. Foundation has named its next CEO, and two co-directors will guide the new Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Violence Solutions.
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Samueli Family Philanthropies
Lindsey Spindle has been tapped as president of the grant maker started by Henry Samueli, the founder and chairman of Broadcom, and his wife, Susan. Spindle will also be chief operating officer at H&S Ventures, which oversees the Samueli family’s philanthropic and for-profit investment portfolio.
Most recently she was president of the Jeff Skoll Group, where she advised the billionaire entrepreneur and first president of eBay on his philanthropic and commercial ventures, including his entertainment company Participant, the Capricorn Investment Group, and the Skoll Foundation.
Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile Jr. Foundation
Bernie McKay, a lawyer and partner at Frost Brown Todd, is now president and CEO of the $192 million foundation in Cincinnati. He succeeds Tim Maloney, who has retired after 15 years there.
In addition, Leslie Maloney has retired as senior vice president and education program manager.
Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Violence Solutions
Joshua Horwitz, executive director of the Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence, and Daniel Webster, director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Violence Prevention and Policy, will serve as its first co-directors.
This new center is the result of a merger between the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Violence Prevention and Policy and the Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence. It will be housed within the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Alesha Washington will be the next president and CEO of the $1.3 billion foundation, effective May 11.
She is currently program director for vibrant neighborhoods and inclusive economy at the George Gund Foundation.
More New CEOs
Kathy Miller, interim CEO of Waterloo Greenway Conservancy, will now serve as CEO of the Hill Country Conservancy. She replaces George Cofer, the charity’s founder, who is retiring after more than 20 years there.
Mandy Murphy, a social-impact consultant at MNM Strategy, will serve as the next CEO of the Kay Yow Cancer Fund, beginning May 1. She will succeed Stephanie Glance, who is retiring at the end of April.
Nate Storring, director of communications, and Kelly Verel, senior director of programs, have been promoted to serve as co-executive directors of the Project for Public Spaces.
The research organization has hired five new senior leaders.
Rekha Balu, a senior fellow and director of the Center for Applied Behavioral Science at MDRC, and Celina Barrios-Millner, senior adviser to Mayor Michelle Wu of Boston, will be co–vice presidents for the institute’s new office on race and equity research. Balu will also serve as director of federal equity initiatives.
Shrita Hernandez is now chief communications officer and vice president for strategic communications and outreach. Most recently she was chief public affairs and communications officer at the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Jim Taylor, vice president of leadership initiatives at BoardSource, will be the Urban Institute’s first chief equity officer.
Tené Traylor, a fund adviser at the Kendeda Fund, is now vice president of the Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy. She succeeds Shena Ashley, who has departed.
In addition, the Urban Institute promoted four interim leaders to continue permanently.
Justin Milner is staying on as vice president for the Research to Action Lab.
Tracy Gordon has been named vice president for tax policy and co-director of the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center.
Erin Kundolf is now vice president for philanthropic partnerships.
Graham MacDonald will continue serving as vice president for technology and data science and chief information officer.
Other Notable Appointments
Jessica Aylor, vice president of community engagement and director of community investment for the Triangle Community Foundation, has joined the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries as director of development and interim executive director of library development.
Joseph Barry, vice president for donor relations and engagement at Community Development Corporation of Long Island, has joined Island Harvest Food Bank as chief development officer.
Regina Blye, project officer for independent-living services at the Administration for Community Living, has been hired as chief program and policy officer at the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation. Jamil Paden, a social scientist who specializes in sociology and social justice, has also joined the foundation for paralysis research as its racial and health-equity manager.
David Gilmore, deputy chief investment officer at the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, will be promoted to chief investment officer at the $3.3 billion foundation on September 1. He will succeed Jonathan Hook, who is retiring on August 31 after eight years there.
Gabriela Gonzalez-Lamberson, vice president of development at the Atlanta Police Foundation, has joined TechBridge as its chief development officer. She succeeds Andre Dickens, who has been elected the mayor of Atlanta.
Chaula Gupta has been named vice president and chief program officer at Digital Promise, effective May 2. Currently she is vice president at the Chicago Public Education Fund.
Kelvin (KT) Harrington, national sales and marketing director at B2Gnow, has been named director of technology and information-management services at the M.J. Murdock Trust. He succeeds Jennifer Larson-Cody, who is departing after 23 years.
Suzanne Hudson-Smith has been promoted from associate director of leadership gifts to director of leadership and legacy giving at the Van Wezel Foundation.
Linda Beech Cutler will retire in December after 10 years as CEO of the Sacramento Region Community Foundation.
Michelle Volpe is stepping down after 11 years as president of the BlueHub Loan Fund. She joined the nonprofit organization in 1995, when it was called the Boston Community Loan Fund, as a loan officer.
Ron Carpenter, former CEO of the Indiana State University Foundation, died on March 26 at age 66. He led the university’s fundraising efforts from 2012 until 2017.
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