The James Irvine Foundation has announced the appointment of DON HOWARD as executive vice president, effective November 1. In this role he will assume oversight for all of the foundation's program and grantmaking activities and will help advance the foundation's mission under its new strategic plan. Howard, currently a partner and head of the San Francisco office for the Bridgespan Group, worked previously for the foundation as a strategic advisor, managing the planning process that led to its current focus in arts, California democracy, and youth. He began his career at Booz Allen Hamilton.
The Case Foundation has announced the appointment of SONAL SHAH as a senior fellow, in which position she will be responsible for leading an analysis of and conducting a series of cross-sectoral conversations about impact investing. Shah, the first director of the White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation, is an economist who has served in several leadership positions at the U.S. Department of Treasury, Google.org, Goldman Sachs, the Center for American Progress, and the Center for Global Development.
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation has announced the appointment of JESSICA MANCINI as program officer for local grantmaking in Santa Cruz and San Benito Counties, responsible also for the program's learning and evaluation work. Mancini was most recently a senior analyst with the Haas School of Business at U.C. Berkeley, where she led a project to help the foundation develop new evaluation tools for its local grantmaking program and led the creation of its "Beyond the Check" grantee capacity-building initiative. Earlier, Mancini worked as a business analyst for small social enterprises in the San Francisco Bay Area, most recently for New Foundry Ventures in San Francisco, and was a consultant at Accenture working on both corporate and nonprofit sector projects.
The Mott Foundation has announced the appointment of TRACI ROMINE as a program officer for its environment grantmaking team; she will also work from her home office in Brasilia to oversee the foundation's International Finance for Sustainability grantmaking in South America. Romine, most recently international finance campaign director at Oil Change International, earlier worked for a range of institutions including the Audubon Society, Greenpeace, and the American Chamber of Commerce in Brazil. She also has served as a consultant on sustainability issues for nonprofit organizations and public institutions in Brazil and the U.S., and as a journalist in both countries.
The California Wellness Foundation has announced the appointments of CRYSTAL D. CRAWFORD as program director and CLAUD�ETTE WRIGHT-BEY as executive assistant to the president and CEO. Crawford, most recently CEO of the California Black Women's Health Project and previously that organization's director of public policy, earlier served as an associate with corporate law firms in Los Angeles, Boston, and New York, and was a public school teacher. Wright-Bey, most recently executive assistant to the head of school and board of trustees at St. James' Episcopal School in Los Angeles, earlier worked as assistant to the vice president of information technology at Advanstar Communications and served as assistant to the head of school and board of trustees at the Buckley School in Sherman Oaks.
In other news, the Nellie Mae Education Foundation has announced the appointment of CHRISTINA KISHIMOTO, STEPHEN KOSSAKOSKI , and JOHN F. REMONDI to its board. Kishimoto, superintendent for Hartford Public Schools, previously held leadership roles at several other Connecticut educational institutions. Kossakoski, chief executive officer of the Virtual Living Academy Charter School in New Hampshire, previously led technology, curriculum, and professional development efforts in two New Hampshire school districts, co-founded two charter schools, and served as adjunct faculty at the University of New Hampshire. Remondi is president and chief operating officer of SLM Corporation, a financial services company specializing in education.