The Harold K.L. Castle Foundation in Kailua, Hawai‘i, has announced the hiring of MARIA GLIDDEN as education program associate. Glidden will be responsible for supporting the foundation’s community-driven Pilina Fund, its ‘āina (land)-based education work across the Koʻolau region, and statewide efforts to strengthen public education. She brings to her new role significant experience working with adolescents through her long tenure at After-School All-Stars Hawaii.The Lumina Foundation has announced the appointment of MICHELLE ASHA COOPER as vice president for public policy and executive director of its Washington, D.C., office, effective October 3. Cooper has served under the Biden administration at the U.S. Department of Education as deputy undersecretary, acting assistant secretary for postsecondary education, and deputy assistant secretary for higher education programs. In her new role she will lead the development and implementation of state and federal policy initiatives that advance the foundation’s efforts to support today’s students at community colleges and four-year colleges and universities.Minderoo Foundation in Australia has announced the appointment of PETER TRUEMAN as CEO of Sea The Future (STF), an initiative pioneered by the foundation to accelerate the transition to a circular plastics economy. Trueman, formerly of McKinsey, will direct STF’s development of a market-based solution that provides greater security for investment in recycling by unlocking the supply and demand for recycled plastic.The Fannie E. Rippel Foundation, an operating foundation in Morristown, New Jersey, has announced the appointment of BECKY PAYNE as president and CEO, effective January 1, 2023. Prior to joining the foundation, where she currently serves as executive vice president, Payne spent 20 years in a variety of leadership roles at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. ALAN LIEBER will assume the role of COO and chief healthcare strategist. LAURA LANDY, who has served as the foundation’s president and CEO since 2006, will become president emeritus and senior fellow and plans to retire at the end of 2023.The Rockefeller Foundation has announced that its president, RAJIV J. SHAH, was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in the area of leadership, policy, and communications for his dedication to public policy and public affairs. Three other sitting presidents of the foundation have been inducted into the academy, along with another four who would later serve as president.The Seattle-based Washington Research Foundation, which invests in research and early-stage companies with a focus on life sciences and enabling technologies, has announced the appointment of TOM DANIEL as CEO, effective October 1. He succeeds RON HOWELL, who retired after nearly three decades in the position, and interim CEO Susan Coliton, WRF’s director and grants committee chair, who has overseen operations since July 2021.The Council on Foundations (COF) has announced that DANIEL LEE, who recently stepped down as executive director of the Levi Strauss Foundation, is the newest member of its executive-in-residence program. Lee, who served on the COF board from 2011 to 2017, currently is board vice president for the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy and has served on the boards of Grantmakers for Effective Organizations, Funders Concerned About AIDS, and the Astraea Foundation.Independent Sector has announced the appointment of AKILAH WATKINS as its next president and CEO, effective January 2023. Watkins, a national expert on equity, policy, and community development, will be first African American to lead the national organization. She currently is president and CEO of the Center for Community Progress and previously worked with the Obama administration, the Center for the Study of Social Policy, NeighborWorks America, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Ford Foundation. Watkins succeeds DANIEL J. CARDINALI, who announced in January that he would step down after leading the nonprofit association for six years.Graham Windham, a human services organization in New York City, has announced that R. KENNETH BRYANT and RICHARD ROTHMAN have been elected co-chairs of its board of directors. Bryant is a co-founder and managing partner of Sidereal Capital Group. Rothman is special pro bono counsel to Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP and former co-head of the firm’s global complex commercial litigation practice. They succeed GEORGIA WALL, who will now serve as senior vice chair as well as chair emeritus.The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) has announced the appointment of curator, programmer, and producer CRAIG T. PETERSON as president, effective October 17. Peterson previously held dual roles as vice president for visual and performing arts at Henry Street Settlement: and executive artistic director of Abrons Arts Center and previously held leadership roles at Dance Theater Workshop, Live Arts Brewery (LAB), the Philly Fringe Festival, and Gibney Dance. He succeeds LILI CHOPRA, who is stepping down to become a special advisor to the board of directors.MDRC has announced the election of BRIDGET TERRY LONG, dean and Saris Professor of Education and Economics at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, as board chair. An economist whose work focuses improving educational opportunity and student success, Long has conducted studies that provided evidence on the effectiveness of financial aid policies and academic supports on educational attainment. Long has served on the MDRC board since 2010 and succeeds MARY JO BANE, who has served on the board for 33 years, the last nine as chair.Mercy Ships has announced the appointment of MARK G. SHRIME as international chief medical officer. Since 2008, Shrime has served on board the Africa Mercy as a volunteer as a head and neck surgeon and as surgical specialty consultant since 2016. He is a lecturer in global health and social medicine at the Harvard Medical School.Criminal justice reform organization REFORM Alliance has announced the appointment of KIM SPITALERI to the newly created position of chief marketing officer. Spitaleri will be responsible for the development of REFORM’s long-term marketing strategy, activations, and brand innovation.Shatterproof, a national nonprofit dedicated to reversing the addiction crisis, has announced the appointment of LISA KUGLER as senior vice president for the ATLAS (Addiction Treatment Locator, Assessment and Standards) platform, a free, confidential, and not-for-profit website designed to help people search for and compare treatment facilities based on quality. Before joining Shatterproof, Kugler led Beacon Care Services, the direct care provider owned by Elevance/Beacon Health Options.World Resources Institute (WRI) has announced the addition of MOAZZAM MALIK to its leadership team as managing director for global delivery. Malik will work to advance WRI’s mission in Asia and the Middle East and oversee the institutional infrastructure and systems required to deliver the organization’s global strategy and country strategies. Prior to joining WRI, he served as the director general for Africa at the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office for the United Kingdom.

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