• Derek Bullard Appointed As Chief Executive Officer, Siskin Children’s Institute

    Derek Bullard joins as the new CEO. In his new role at SCI (https://www.siskin.org/www) Derek will lead the organization in pursuit of its mission, including its programs and services, facilities, and financial health, in order to carry out its mission: improving the quality of life for children with special needs and their families.

    Derek has spent over 20 years dedicated to the cause of helping children with disabilities - in his role as CEO, as a therapeutic foster parent, and as a community advocate for children and teens with special needs. Derek joins SCI from Already HomeCare, where he was the founding CEO. Previously, he was CEO of Access Family Services, a multi-state behavioral healthcare provider. At Access Family Services he directed the start-up and grew the organization to a company with 11 offices throughout North and South Carolina. Through his efforts, the organization achieved the highest national accreditation with The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitative Services for six years.

    Derek holds a Bachelor’s degree in human services from Thomas Edison State University.

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  • Jina Krause-Vilmar appointed as Chief Executive Officer, Upwardly Global

    Jina Krause-Vilmar joins as the new CEO, Jina will lead the organization into a new era - and towards a future that ensures that wherever an immigrant or refugee settles in this country, they have the access and opportunity to build a sustainable, fulfilling career and to truly become part of the fabric of American life.

    She joins Upwardly Global after over a decade in leading non-profits for refugee economic advancement. Her most recent role was Director of Economic Inclusion and Gender for HIAS, a refugee agency working in the U.S. and abroad. She brings 15 years of experience and has held senior leadership positions at the Near East Foundation and Women’s Refugee Commission.

    As the child of immigrants who came to the U.S. from India, Jina has a personal connection to UpGlo’s mission. She earned a master’s degree in comparative politics at the London School of Economics and a bachelor’s degree in government from the University of Texas at Austin.

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  • Two Senior Leaders Appointed to Women in Need (WIN)

    Dr. Darlene William joins as Chief Program Officer, a newly-created executive team position overseeing a significant portfolio of programs including permanent and transitional housing and related services and introducing best practices that will influence and inform the structure of the organization, decision-making processes, program design and service delivery, within an environment of fast-paced growth. She was previously Assistant Commissioner for Whole Health and Community Resilience at the New York City Department of Veterans Services, where she marshalled the collective resources of the City of New York to expand benefits, services, education and career opportunities for veterans through a rapidly growing network of public, private, and nonprofit partners. Her prior career includes leadership roles at the NYC Administration for Children’s Services, the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and The Salvation Army. She earned both her PhD and Master’s degree in Public Policy & Administration and her Bachelor’s degree in Human Services.

    Dayneen Caldwell joins as VP Human Capital, serving as a critical member of the executive team articulating, disseminating and implementing the strategic vision and leadership of the Human Capital function and ensuring excellent service delivery. She previously spent 5 years at Fedcap, where she oversaw all aspects of HR for a growing organization. Prior she was in private sector HR leadership roles, including Cablevision and JPMorgan Chase. She holds a Master’s degree in Human Resources Education from Fordham University and a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Pace University.

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  • Mariel Gonzales Appointed as Chief Financial Officer, Facing History And Ourselves

    In her new role at Facing History (https://www.facinghistory.org/), Mariel will bring innovative ideas and financial best practices to support the development of a financial strategy and organizational infrastructure required to advance Facing History to the next level of sustainability and impact. 

    Mariel has an accomplished career in youth development and education, working for organizations with missions that promote social justice and encourage young people to act with courage. She joins Facing History from BPE (Boston Plan for Excellence), where she served as the Chief Financial & Administrative Officer. Previously, Mariel served as CFO for YouthBuild USA for ten years during a period when the budget grew from $17m to $36m over the first three years.

    A graduate of Dartmouth College with an MBA from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, Mariel has also worked with the Conservation Law Foundation, Boston Living Center, American Red Cross, Bird Street Community Center, and Boston After School & Beyond in a variety of roles in leadership, development, operations, and finance.

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  • Two Program Executives Appointed to Education Team At The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation

    Angela Garner joins as Program Officer – Education (Advancing Afterschool)  Angelina Garner comes to the Mott Foundation from The David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality, where she was the Senior Manager of National Advancement Initiatives with responsibility for designing and supporting the implementation of quality improvement systems and research contracts for statewide education agencies and national youth-serving organizations. 

    Arielle Milton joins as Associate Program Officer – Education (Advancing Afterschool)  Arielle Milton joins the Mott Foundation from the Council of Michigan Foundations and the GHR Foundation.Earlier, she was with The Kresge Foundation, where she was a member of the Human Services and American Cities Practice programs, and spent over four years at The Skillman Foundation in Detroit, providing technical assistance to the program department's four strategy areas of safety, youth development, community leadership and education. 

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  • Diversity & Inclusion team appointed at Charter Communications

    Javier Barrientosjoined Charter as Vice President, Talent & Inclusion. Prior to Charter, Javier spent six years at Biogen serving as Senior Director, Global Diversity & Inclusion. Earlier, he served in various Diversity & Inclusion roles at Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Massachusetts.

    Marissa Lambrinosjoined Charter as Senior Director, Diversity & Inclusion Communications. Marissa was previously with GE Capital where she spent over 20 years in the communications function.

    Brandi Colanderjoined Charter asHead of External Relations, Diversity & Inclusion. She previously served as AVP Natural Resources and Energy at the National Wildlife Center, and as Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of the Secretary, Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management at the United States Department of the Interior.

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