The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has announced the appointment of BRIAN ARBOGAST as director of its Water, Sanitation & Hygiene program. Arbogast, a former Microsoft employee who focused on clean technology and international development for the software giant, has served as an advisor and board member for a number of organizations, including Boston Consulting Group, Northwest Energy Angels, Progress Alliance of Washington, Water1st Internationa, and Upaya Social Ventures.
The Bush Foundation has announced the appointment of KAYLA YANG-BEST as director of its education initiatives. Yang-Best, currently director of the Cargill Foundation and a board member at the Minnesota Council of Foundations, earlier worked for the Greater Twin Cities United Way and on international human development programs in Thailand and India.
The California Wellness Foundation has announced the promotions of FRANK A. LALLE to the position of director of programs; ROCELE S. ESTANISLAO, AMBER LÓPEZ GAMBLE, and NAWZ Z. TALAI to the position of project manager; and JILL E. KAHANEK to the position of executive assistant to the vice president of programs. Lalle, previously the foundation's program director for special projects, earlier worked as grantmaking director at the Silicon Valley Community Foundation and was a supervising attorney with the Legal Aid Society. Estanislao, previously grants management administrator at the foundation, earlier served as an evaluation specialist at Los Angeles Universal Preschool. López Gamble, previously project manager in the foundation's executive department, executive assistant to the vice president of programs, and a program assistant, previously taught entrepreneurship at Four Bands Community Fund on the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Reservation in South Dakota and was a program manager at the California Institute for Rural Studies. Talai, a project manager in the foundation's grants program, earlier was a public health fellow at the San Francisco Department on the Status of Women and a research assistant at University of California, San Francisco. Kahanek, who held the executive assistant position vacated by López Gamble, previously served as director of development at Henry Mancini Enterprises and as director of emerging artist programs at the Henry Mancini Institute. She is also a classically trained woodwind musician.
Tides has announced the planned departure of MELISSA BRADLEY, who has served the organization for seven years as a board member and most recently as CEO, and the appointment of GARY SCHWARTZ, currently vice president of philanthropic consulting, as interim CEO. "I am honored that as CEO I was able to help transition Tides from a founder-led organization to one that is now strongly positioned to deliver its mission farther and faster," said Bradley, who will continue to serve the organization as a special advisor.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has announced the appointment of PATRICIA A. GABOW to its board. Gabow, a national leader in hospital reform and public healthcare delivery, retired in 2012 after twenty years as CEO of the Denver Health and Hospital Authority. She currently serves on the federal Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission and the health advisory board of the National Governors' Association, and previously served on the Commonwealth Fund Commission on a High Performing Health System and an Institute of Medicine committee that examined the future viability of safety-net providers.
The Lumina Foundation has announced the elections of KATHY DAVIS and ALLAN HUBBARD to its board and JAMES C. LINTZENICH as board chair. Davis, owner of Davis Design Group LLC, was the first woman to serve as Indiana's lieutenant governor and previously was controller for the City of Indianapolis, secretary of the Indiana family and social services administration, and budget director for the state of Indiana. Hubbard, chair and co-founder of E&A Industries, served in the White House during the George H.W. Bush administration as deputy chief of staff to former Vice President Dan Quayle and as executive director of the President's Council on Competitiveness, and in the George W. Bush administration as assistant to the president for economic policy and as director of the National Economic Council. Lintzenich, an original director of the foundation, served as CEO and vice chair of the USA Group until the sale of that company's assets to Sallie Mae, and as president and COO of Sallie Mae.
The Jim Joseph Foundation has announced the appointments of ALISA ROBBINS DOCTOROFF, DAN SAFIER, and JOSHUA JOSEPH to its board. Robbins Doctoroff, currently board chair at the UJA-Federation of New York, formerly was president of the Abraham Joshua Heschel School. Safier, president of real estate and development company Prado Group, is chair of the San Francisco Jewish Community Endowment Fund and a board member of the San Francisco Jewish Community Federation. Joseph, son of Jim Joseph, serves on the boards of the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, the American Jewish Committee, and AIPAC, Northern California region, and is a co-founder of RentMethod, an apartment leasing brokerage firm in San Francisco.
In other news, the Chronicle of Higher Education, Inc. has hired MICHAEL G. RILEY as chief executive, in which position he will be responsible for all the company's publications, including the Chronicle of Higher Education, the Chronicle of Philanthropy, and the Arts and Letters Daily Web site. Riley, currently editorial director for Bloomberg Government, created allpolitics.com and served as Southern bureau chief for Time magazine after serving as a correspondent in Los Angeles, Boston, Washington, and Atlanta. He also was editor and senior vice president of Congressional Quarterly and editor of the Roanoke Times. He will succeed Chronicle of Education founder PHILIP W. SEMAS, who is retiring in May.