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1. Maari Porter, director of policy and strategic initiatives with the City of Philadelphia
Porter announced her career move last week at the annual conference of Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia, of which she was the executive director for nearly two years. She’s returning to her roots, in a way: The native Kiwi started her career in Philadelphia at City Hall, where she previously served as chief grants officer and as the executive director of the Mayor’s Fund for Philadelphia.
— Maari Porter (@maariporter) November 21, 2016
2. Frances Sheehan, president and CEO of Crozer-Keystone Community Foundation
The brand-new CKCF, which is “dedicated to the health, education and social needs of the people of Delaware County,” has tapped Brandwine Health Foundation’s founding executive director to be its first head.
3. Nathan Kuruna, program coordinator of digital inclusion at People’s Emergency Center
4-7. The whole Rebuild staff
Nicole Westerman, Mary E. Stitt, Kira Strong and David Gould have all taken full-time positions with the city’s newly launched Rebuild initiative, which is tasked with repairing the city’s civic assets (i.e. libraries, rec center). Check out the project’s snazzy new website here.
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According to a press release from the city:
- Westerman is Rebuild’s executive director.
- Stitt is deputy director of workforce diversity and inclusion, as well as the assistant director for diversity and inclusion initiatives for the City of Philadelphia.
- Strong is deputy director of design and construction.
- Gould is deputy director of community engagement and communications.
Gould was most recently a program officer for the William Penn Foundation, which just this week announced it was contributing $100M to Rebuild (and, we recently noted, has some work to do on the diversity front).
8. Margarita Mirkil, managing director of Fairmount Ventures
The nonprofit consulting firm snagged Mirkil from a leadership role at Kennett Square health center La Comunidad Hispana to be its newest manager.
9. Katy Otto, director of communications for Juvenile Law Center
Otto is the new press go-to for public interest law firm JLC. Planned Parenthood Southeastern Pennsylvania’s former media and government relations specialist also happens to be the longtime drummer for local punk duo Trophy Wife. [Full disclosure: Generocity’s editor likes this band very much and thinks this is very cool.]
10. Monica Robinson, news producer of “Voices” at PhillyCAM-30-
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