People in the News (1/07/18): Appointments, Promotions, Obituaries

People in the News (1/07/18): Appointments, Promotions, Obituaries

The Ford Foundation in New York City has announced the appointment of ROY SWAN as director of its Mission Investments group. In that role, Swan will lead a dedicated team tasked with managing a billion-dollar portfolio of mission-related investments as well as one of the nation's largest portfolios of program-related investments (PRIs). Swan joins the foundation from Morgan Stanley, where he served in several high-level executive roles, most recently as managing director and co-head of the bank's Global Sustainable Finance team, which has committed over $13 billion in community development investments since 2010. He also served as the bank's Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) officer, as CEO of Morgan Stanley Impact SBIC, and as a trustee of the Morgan Stanley Foundation.

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has announced RAUL MOAS as its Miami program director, effective March 1. A native of Miami, Moas previously served as managing director of AGP Miami, an angel investor network that brings together early-stage investors to support South Florida's most promising tech startups, and as executive director for Roots of Hope, an international nongovernmental organization focused on youth empowerment in Cuba, where he led the creation of the StartUp Cuba program, which supports emerging entrepreneurs from the island in gaining practical skills, and the Discover Cuba social venture, which has facilitated hundreds of socially conscious trips and family reunifications.

The Duke Endowment in Charlotte, North Carolina, has named KRISTEN RICHARDSON-FRICK as associate director of its Rural Church program. An ordained elder in the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church, Richardson-Frick joined the endowment in 2012 as a program officer. She previously served as a senior pastor at St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Orangeburg, South Carolina, and at Wagener and Swansea United Methodist churches in Wagener and Swansea, South Carolina. She also was an associate pastor at Grace United Methodist Church in North Augusta, South Carolina, and a University Chapel intern at Duke University.

The Lumina Foundation in Indianapolis has announced the election of Morgan State University president DAVID WILSON to its board of directors. Wilson has served as president of Morgan State since July 2010 and before that served as chancellor of the University of Wisconsin Colleges and the University of Wisconsin–Extension. Prior to that, he held several administrative posts in academia, including vice president for university outreach and associate provost at Auburn University and associate provost of Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the nation's largest suicide prevention organization, has announced the appointment of TONY CORNELIUS, MELISSA d'ARABIAN, JONATHON KELLERMAN, and ED STELMAKH to its national board of directors. Media and entertainment executive producer Cornelius currently oversees the Don Cornelius Foundation, named after his father, "Soul Train" creator Don Cornelius, who committed suicide in 2012. Celebrity chef d'Arabian lost her mother to suicide when she was a college student. New Jersey resident Kellerman currently is executive vice president and global chief compliance officer for Allergan plc. And Stelmakh, a New Jersey-based pharma exec, serves as senior vice president and CFO at Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc.

LOUIS SANDS, tax managing director of Sikich, LLP, a Naperville-based professional services firm, has been named to the board of trustees of the Edward Foundation, the nonprofit fundraising arm of Edward Hospital in Naperville, Illinois. Sands, who holds a doctoral degree in law from the Loyola University Chicago School of Law and a bachelor of science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, currently serves on the Edward Foundation Planned Giving Task Force and is a commissioner in the St. Raphael youth football organization. 

In other news, the San Francisco-based Christensen Fund has announced that, after a decade of service, ERJEN KHAMAGANOVA has completed her term as the fund's program officer for Central Asia. According to the fund, the highly-regarded Khamaganova's tenure coincided with a post-Soviet resurgence of traditional cultural, linguistic, and agricultural practices among distinct indigenous and local communities of the region. The also announced the promotion of JYLDYZ DOOLBEKOVA and ALIBEK OTAMBEKOV, long time Christensen staff, to the position of associate program officer, in which role they will lead grantmaking for the Central Asia Program. 

"Ford Foundation Hires Roy Swan to Lead Mission Investments Portfolio." Ford Foundation News Release 12/05/2017. "Raul Moas Named Knight Foundation’s Miami Program Director." John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Press Release 01/04/2018. "Kristen Richardson-Frick Promoted to Associate Director." Duke Endowment News Release 01/04/2018. "Lumina Foundation Announces Election of New Board Member." Lumina Foundation News Release 01/04/2018. "The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Elects New National Board Members." American Foundation for Suicide Prevention News Release 01/03/2018. "Edward Foundation Names Louis Sands New Board Member." Naperville Sun 01/03/2017. "Transitions for the Central Asia Program." Christensen Fund Blog Post 12/31/2017.