People in the News (2/06/11): Appointments and Promotions

People in the News (2/06/11): Appointments and Promotions

The Global Fund for Children in Washington, D.C., has announced that KRISTIN LINDSEY will join the organization as CEO on February 15. Lindsey, most recently executive vice president and chief operating officer at the Council on Foundations, previously was founder and principal of Intersector Consulting, a practice that works with foundations and philanthropic associations on strategy, learning and evaluation, communications, and program development. Before establishing her consulting firm, Lindsey was senior vice president at the Donors Forum of Chicago and earlier worked in government, where she specialized in public affairs, policy, and research.

New York City-based Atlantic Philanthropies has announced the appointment of MARY SUTTON as country director for the Republic of Ireland. Sutton most recently worked in the Irish government's Department of Foreign Affairs as principal development specialist with the Advisory Board for Irish Aid, and previously was deputy director of Trócaire, an Irish charity.

The Miami-based John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has announced the appointment of TÉRÈSE COUDREAUT as director of human resources. Coudreaut, most recently leader of a global consulting practice at Alexander Proudfoot Co. that helped companies adapt to large-scale operational change, previously worked with a Marsh & McLennan subsidiary in project management and as manager of workforce performance and development for the foundation.

In related news. AOL Inc. has announced the election of Knight Foundation president and CEO ALBERTO IBARGÜEN to its board and audit and finance committee. Ibargüen, former publisher of The Miami Herald, currently serves as board chair of the World Wide Web Foundation and on the boards of PepsiCo, AMR Corp. (American Airlines), ProPublica, and the Council on Foreign Relations.

The Mott Foundation in Flint, Michigan, has announced the appointment of MAMO MOHAPI as a program associate on its civil society grantmaking team, responsible for the foundation's "strengthening philanthropy" portfolio in South Africa. Mohapi, most recently regional business development manager for Charities Aid Foundation Southern Africa, earlier served as national finance officer at the Planned Parenthood Association of South Africa. Mott made its first grant in South Africa in 1988 and opened its Johannesburg office, the foundation's first office outside the United States, in 1993.

The Saint Luke's Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio, has announced the elections of FRANCIS AFRAM-GYENING, ARTHUR LAVIN, and BELVA DENMARK TIBBS to its board. Afram-Gyening, currently CEO of the Care Alliance Health Center in Cleveland, has had a long career as a leader in healthcare management, with a focus on providing needed services to vulnerable populations. Lavin, a pediatrician and owner of Advanced Pediatrics, is on staff at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital and Hillcrest Hospital, and serves as associate clinical professor of pediatrics at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Denmark Tibbs is vice president of medical operations for Kaiser Permanente, Ohio.

In other news, Claremont McKenna College in California has announced VICKY COLBERT as winner of the sixth annual Henry R. Kravis Prize in Leadership. Colbert is founder of the Escuela Nueva Foundation, a nonprofit whose innovative educational model has reached more than five million children in Latin America and has influenced education models in Africa and Asia. "Vicky Colbert is a true pioneer in education," said Henry Kravis, for whom the prize is named. "She has taken her experiences as UNICEF's regional adviser for education in the Americas and Colombia's vice minister of education and created an organization that affects change not only in her home country, but globally."

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