The New York City-based Robin Hood Foundation has announced the appointment of DEBORAH WINSHEL to the newly-created post of president, effective immediately, and of PATTY SMITH as managing director for marketing and communications. Winshel will retain the position of chief operating officer that she has served since joining the foundation in February 2011. Previously, Winshel was responsible for the financial stewardship, strategic planning, and overall operating activities of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and earlier was an investment banking managing director at JPMorgan. Smith was most recently director of global corporate communications for Amazon.com; during her tenure there, she developed and implemented the company's communication strategy for global philanthropic and green initiatives.
Seattle-based Artist Trust has announced the appointment of MARGIT RANKIN as executive director, effective February 21. Rankin, former executive director of Seattle Arts & Lectures, previously served as associate director of the University of Washington's Simpson Center for the Humanities.
The Miami-based John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has announced the appointment of digital media innovator TIM REGAN-PORTER as the first director of the Center for Collaborative Journalism, a Knight-funded project by Mercer University's media studies department, The [Macon, GA] Telegraph, and Georgia Public Broadcasting to use digital-age storytelling skills to inform and engage Central Georgia. Regan-Porter, president and CEO of Paste Media Group and co-founder of Paste magazine, earlier worked as lead architect for IBM's e-Business Group and director of development for Enterpulse, whose clients included AT&T, the City of Chicago, Coca-Cola, CNN, T-Mobile, and Sprint.
The New York City-based Catholic Medical Mission Board has announced the appointment of BRUCE WILKINSON as president and CEO, effective June 1. Wilkinson is currently South Africa regional vice president at World Vision International, where he has worked with increasing responsibilities since 1988. He served previously as chief of party for RAPIDS, a USAID initiative, and was a Peace Corps volunteer in Ghana. He succeeds John F. Galbraith, who announced his retirement in August 2011.
In other news, the Wichita-based Kansas Health Foundation has announced the appointmet of MOLLIE H. CARTER to its board. Carter, president and CEO of Salina-based Sunflower Bank, also serves as vice president of Star A, Inc., a farming and ranching operation. Earlier, she was a senior investment officer at John Hancock Financial. She currently serves on the boards of Archer Daniels Midland, Westar Energy, and the Greater Salina Community Foundation.