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Power Moves: Dick McMillan is leaving Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission this fall

Dick McMillen stands in Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission. March 14, 2018 Category: ColumnFeaturedLongPeople


Update: This story has been updated with comment from Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission Director of Development Rosalyn Forbes. (3/14, 6:18 p.m.)

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1. Dick McMillen is moving on from his directorship of nearly 15 years.

The executive director and CEO will retire from the 140-year-old, Callowhill-based homelessness nonprofit this fall. News of his departure was spread on Monday via an emailed letter from Board Chairman James Mumma, who wrote that McMillen would be “moving closer to family, and spending more time with loved ones.”

McMillen will be named executive director emeritus and ambassador of rescue once his replacement is found by SBRM’s search committee.

“The primary function of this role will be to facilitate the transition by serving as an advisor to the future Executive Director/CEO as well as traveling to sister Rescue Missions to share his experience and insights,” said Director of Development Rosalyn Forbes.

The search committee is conducting both a local and nationwide search, Forbes said.

Donna Frisby-Greenwood. (Courtesy photo)

2. The National School Foundation has picked Donna Frisby-Greenwood for its Industry Leadership Council.

The president and CEO of The Fund for the School District of Philadelphia will represent Pennsylvania on the council, made up of 30 representatives from the education foundation sector who “contribute to collective national efforts in raising the knowledge base, profile and impact of the education foundation industry,” according to a release.

“It’s energizing to join this group of education funders who bring ideas from every state and region across America,” Frisby-Greenwood said. “I am excited to share what has been working here in Philadelphia, and to learn from what others have implemented.”

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3. Kelly Regan is Next City’s new editorial director.

Regan joined the team of the Philadelphia-based, international-facing news site for urban issues in February. She is a former freelance journalist and author, as well as Google’s former senior editorial manager and the former editorial director for Frommer’s Travel Guides.

Former Editor-in-Chief Ariella Cohen left Next City at the end of last year to become PlanPhilly’s managing editor in January.

4. Code for Philly is getting all-new leadership.

The local civic hacking group is making a number of changes in the coming year, including a flip in its all-volunteer leadership team as of April 1.

Executive Director Dawn McDougall will be replaced by two co-director positions — one of which will be held by Rich McMillen — but stay on as a senior advisor; she has also been elected to Code for America’s National Advisory Council alongside Code for Philly advisor Chris Alfano.

Team members Jacqui Siotto (community lead), Pat Woods (communications lead) and Meghan Kelly (events lead) will also step down from their positions at the end of the month. Details on how community members can take their places are forthcoming.

Read McDougall’s open letter about the changes here.

Code for Philly’s 2017 leadership team. (Photo by Chris Kendig)</em)

5. Kate Clark is now the director of strategic initiatives at Drexel’s nursing school.

The health professional has taken on the leadership position at the College of Nursing and Health Professionals following a stint as assistant director of the Center for Population Health Innovation at Jefferson University.

Clark worked for a previous six years as a planner for policy and program development at Philadelphia Corporation for Aging. She is also the founder of GenPhilly, a volunteering and networking group that connects young people to the aging population, and is known as an expert in aging policy.

Carmen Ferrigno. (Courtesy photo)

6. Fairmount Park Conservancy has two new board members and three new staffers.

The nonprofit that oversees capital projects for Philadelphia’s park system has a bunch of new blood.

Joining its board are Carmen Ferrigno, Saint-Gobain Corporation’s VP of communications and executive director of the Saint-Gobain Corporation Foundation, and Martha McGeary Snider, an arts management consultant and designer at Guildford Group Consulting.

And joining its staff are former Curbed Philly Editor Melissa Romero as communications and engagement assistant; Aliyah Ali as executive coordinator; and Claire Folkman as finance and development associate.

7. City & State PA is celebrating 25 women “of public and civic mind” next week.

To mark Women’s History Month, the statewide news organization will honor Pennsylvania women doing remarkable work in politics, healthcare, education, nonprofits and the like at its Above & Beyond Awards on Thursday, March 22.

Honorees include:

  • Anna Adams-Sarthou
  • Ethelind Baylor
  • Patricia E. Beeson
  • Dana Brown
  • Dina Clark
  • Karen Coates
  • Susan Croushore
  • Kelly Davenport
  • Patricia Eakin
  • Ashley Griffin
  • Megan Grossman
  • Kate Hardiman
  • Stacy Irving
  • Marsha Jones
  • Kathleen Kinslow
  • Terry Mutchler
  • Eleanor Myers
  • Yvette Núñez
  • Lisa Pektor
  • Rebecca Rhynhart
  • Leslie S. Richards
  • Fern Schwartz
  • Shari Shapiro
  • Laura Wagoner
  • Patricia Wellenbach
  • Jennifer Zaborney


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