Champlin Foundation Selects New Leader; Murdock Trust Gets CFO


Council of New Jersey Grantmakers

Champlin Foundation

Nina Stack, president of the New Jersey Council of Grant Makers, will be the $369 million foundation’s next executive director. She will succeed Keith Lang, who will retire on June 30 after 18 years.

M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust

Mike True, president and CEO of the Historic Trust of Fort Vancouver, has joined the $1.2 billion grant maker in Vancouver, Wash., as chief financial officer.

Minnesota Orchestra

Michelle Miller Burns, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s executive vice president for institutional advancement and chief operating officer, will join the Minneapolis performing-arts group as president and CEO, effective September 1.

More New CEOs

Kathryn Correia, CEO of HealthEast, has been chosen as the next president and chief executive officer of Legacy Health, a nonprofit hospital system in Portland, Ore.

Alle Lilly, executive director of the YWCA Knoxville and the Tennessee Valley, will become executive director of the Rush Memorial Hospital Foundation in Indiana on June 11.

Victor Limongelli has been picked as the new chief executive officer of MobileCause, a maker of software for online fundraising and donor engagement. Limongelli most recently served as chairman and CEO of AccessData, which makes software for integrated digital forensics.

Matt McCarty, general manager of TownPlace Suites by Marriott in Elko, Nev., has been named chief development director and head of the Great Basin College Foundation.

Mary Miller, a professor of art history at Yale University and senior director of Yale’s Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage, has been named the new director of the Getty Research Institute.

Brookings Institution

The public-policy organization in Washington has announced two changes to its senior leadership team.

Ted Gayer, vice president for economic studies, has been promoted to executive vice president of the think tank.

Emily Horne will join Brookings as vice president for communications on July 9. She currently serves as head of global policy communications at Twitter.

Other Notable Appointments

Jeff Cohen, the former editor of the Houston Chronicle, has been tapped as executive vice president for communications at the Laura and John Arnold Foundation.

Daniel Cohn, program officer of urban health at the Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation, has been promoted to vice president of strategy.

Michael Froman, a former U.S. trade representative, has joined Mastercard as vice chairman and president of strategic growth. In this capacity he will oversee the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth, which develops partnerships with government agencies, nonprofits, and foundations.

Nancy Ireson has become the deputy director for collections and exhibitions and chief curator at the Barnes Foundation, effective in August. She is currently the curator of international art at the Tate Modern, London.

Patrick Minson is joining the New York Institute of Technology as vice president for development and alumni relations. He is currently the chief development officer at Wagner College.

Judy Olshin, a dentist and dental director at Advantage Care Health Centers in Brookville, N.Y., has been named director of dentistry at the Charles Evans Center, a charity that provides access to health services for poor people and those with special needs.

Patience Peabody, director of communications and community engagement at the Office of the State Superintendent of Education, in Washington, has become the senior managing director of communications at the Flamboyan Foundation.

Trina Ramsey, interim chief development officer of the Center for Public Integrity since January, has been installed permanently in the role. She joined the organization in 2016 as director of annual giving.

John Scanlon, who served as secretary-general of the Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora from 2010 to 2018, has joined African Parks as special envoy, a newly created position.

Gregory Smith, executive director of the Scandinavian Heritage Foundation, has been appointed development director of the Oregon Ballet Theatre.

Dolores Swirin-Yao has joined Volunteers of America-Greater New York as its vice president for development. Most recently she was executive vice president for mission services at Goodwill Industries of Greater New York and Northern New Jersey.


William Beinecke, the first chairman of the charity that later became the Central Park Conservancy, died on April 8. He was 103. Beinecke spearheaded a movement to clean up a dilapidated Central Park in the late 1970s and also served as the founding chairman of the Hudson River Foundation and on the boards of the New York Botanical Garden and the American Museum of Natural History.

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