People in the News (4/29/18): Appointments, Promotions, Obituaries

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The Seattle-based Raikes Foundation has named LINDSAY HILL as its first director of diversity, equity and inclusion. In that role, Hill, a longtime advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion in schools, will spearhead the foundation’s efforts to advance racial equity across all program areas, including ending youth homelessness and promoting the science of learning. Hill joined the foundation as a program officer in 2015 and was responsible for guiding its K-12 education strategy work. Prior to joining the foundation, she spent four years as the founding executive director of Teach For America – Washington and prior to that worked as a program director for Teach for America, supporting new teachers in three of New York City’s boroughs.

The Mary Black Foundation in Spartansburg, South Carolina, has named MOLLY TALBOT-METZ as its next president and CEO. The foundation’s fourth leader since it was founded in 1996, Talbot-Metz joined the foundation in 2001 as its first program officer, became the director of programs in 2007, and was named vice president in 2013. She will  succeed KATHY DUNLEAVY, who retires at the end of June.

The Denver-based Bonfils-Stanton Foundation has announced the appointment of NITA MOSBY TYLER and MICHAEL E. BOCK to its board. Mosby Tyler is the founder of the Equity Project, an organization designed to support organizations and communities in building diversity, equity, and inclusion strategies, and The HR Shop, a boutique human resources firm designed to support nonprofits and small businesses. She is a former SVP and chief inclusion officer for Children’s Hospital Colorado, the first African American woman to hold that position in the hospital’s hundred-plus year history, and the former executive director of the Office of Human Resources for the City and County of Denver, the first African-American woman to hold that position in the sixty-plus year history of the agency. Bock is a managing director of Petrie Partners, an investment bank specializing in the energy industry, and prior to that was a managing director of Bank of America Merrill Lynch in the Global Energy & Power Investment Banking Group.

The Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities (TFN) in Coral Gables, Florida, has announced the appointment of PATRICIA SMITH. Currently a senior policy advisor at the Reinvestment Fund, a national organization that works to rebuild economically distressed communities through the innovative use of capital, data, and partnerships, Smith previously directed Philadelphia’s Neighborhood Transformation Initiative (NTI), a $295 million public-private partnership that sought to address decades of urban blight and stimulate new investment in the city’s neighborhoods, and launched the Human Capital Development Initiative, an $8 million national leadership development and grantmaking program funded by the National Community Development Initiative (now known as Living Cities). She also worked with community development corporations as a program manager with the Philadelphia Foundation and supervised the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority’s housing division as a deputy executive director.

Farm Sanctuary, America’s leading farm animal protection organization, has named KENDRA MELROSE as its new chief executive officer and executive director. Melrose brings years of animal advocacy and nonprofit management experience to her new role and served most recently as the organization’s general council. Prior to joining Farm Sanctuary in 2016, she served as counsel at the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Foundation and prior to that was an associate at Latham and Watkins LLP, where her practice included litigating pro-bono cases on behalf of animal-protection groups.

“Raikes Foundation Names Lindsay Hill Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion to Further its Commitment to Racial Equity. ” Raikes Foundation Email 04/28/2018. “Mary Black Foundation Names Molly Talbot-Metz as New CEO.” Go Upstate.com 04/26/2018. “Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Announces Two New Trustees.” Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Press Release 04/25/2018. “New President of TFN Announced.” Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities News Release 04/26/2018. “Amid Growing Concerns From Consumers, Doctors, and Scientists, About the Harmful and Inhuman Effects of Factory Farming, Farm Sanctuary Announces New CEO.” Farm Sanctuary Press Release 04/26/2018.
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