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1. Euria Min named director of the Lipman Family Prize.
Euria Min, previously director of operations for the Robert A. Fox Leadership Program in the School of Arts & Sciences at Penn, became the director of the Lipman Family Prize at the University of Pennsylvania on June 10.
The Lipman Family Prize, administered by the Wharton School, is an annual global prize that celebrates leadership and innovation among organizations creating positive social impact. The outgoing director of the prize, Umi Howard, now senior director of the McNulty Leadership Program and chair of the steering committee for the Lipman Family Prize, said Min was selected for “her wide-ranging work experience, passion for civic leadership and demonstrated commitment to excellence … Her oversight of the Lipman Family Prize and Fellows Program promises to unlock great potential.”
Min has served as the director of operations for the Fels Institute of Government, Penn’s Master of Public Administration program, and previously worked with the district attorney’s office juvenile justice diversion program and the American Red Cross disaster action response team.
An Old City resident, Min also serves as a judge of elections for her neighborhood polling place and is an associate board member for Covenant House PA.
2. Tamela Luce named CEO of Phoenixville Community Health Foundation.
Effective Aug. 5, Tamela Luce will become the president and CEO of the Phoenixville Community Health Foundation.
Prior to this appointment, Luce served as senior program officer for HealthSpark Foundation for seven years, and before that, served as the director of grantmaking for Women’s Way, one of the nation’s oldest and largest women’s funding organizations.
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Luce also served as co-chair for the Greater Philadelphia Food Funders from 2014-2015, participated in statewide policy initiatives around food, including helping to inform Setting the Table: A Blueprint for a Hunger-Free PA. And she served on the national strategy committee for the Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Funders.
“The board is excited to bring such a well-respected and seasoned philanthropic leader to Phoenixville. Tamela has an innovative spirit and a deep knowledge of how to strengthen our network of grantees and partner organizations,” said John Colarusso, chairperson of the Phoenixville Community Health Foundation’s board of directors. “She knows how to bring people together from the nonprofit sector, government and the business community to create better healthcare access and health outcomes for all residents, including the most vulnerable members of our region.”
3. The Barra Foundation announces two staff appointments and two new board members.
The Barra Foundation, which invests in innovation that seeks to address the needs of low-income populations in the Philadelphia area, recently announced the appointment of two new staff members and two new board members:
Stephanie Lerner was named program officer of the Catalyst Fund. Although most recently senior associate for strategic learning and evaluation at the Nellie Mae Education Foundation in Boston, Lerner has significant experience in the Philadelphia area. She was senior consultant for Equal Measure and managed the capacity building grant program for Pew Fund for Health & Human Services grantees. She also served as program coordinator for the Nonprofit Executive Leadership Institute and Civic Engagement Office at Bryn Mawr College, and as evaluation research coordinator for the University of Pennsylvania.
Linda Rich was named senior program officer, Learning and Network. Rich was one of the builders of the Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice at Drexel University. Prior to that, she designed a citywide parenting initiative through the community based prevention division for Philadelphia’s Department of Human Services. Rich has also assisted in planning, implementing and evaluating grantmaking projects for a number of national foundations, and is a speaker and trainer on trauma, violence, and social and racial justice.
In addition, Michael DiPiano, managing general partner and cofounder of NewSpring Capital, and Stacy E. Holland, currently a candidate for a doctoral degree in learning and development from the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, and formerly the executive director of the Lenfest Foundation, have joined the board of directors.
4. Patrick McCarthy named Stoneleigh Foundation visiting fellow.
Patrick McCarthy, the former president and CEO of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, has been selected as a Stoneleigh Foundation visiting fellow. During his fellowship, McCarthy will work with local, state and national leaders to leverage and expand current momentum in Philadelphia and Harrisburg related to juvenile justice reform and systems change.
The Stoneleigh Foundation was established in 2006 to improve the life outcomes of vulnerable youth in Philadelphia. According to its statement announcing McCarthy’s fellowship, “the Foundation awards fellowships to exceptional practitioners, researchers, and policymakers who advance change in the systems that serve these young people, including juvenile justice, child welfare, education, and health.”
McCarthy joined the of the Annie E. Casey Foundation in 1994 to manage its Mental Health Initiative for Urban Children, and served as president and CEO from 2010 through 2018, when he retired. Prior to that, he held a variety of positions within the juvenile justice and child welfare fields, including as a psychiatric social worker; the head of a school for youth with emotional and behavioral challenges; and director of the division of youth rehabilitative services at the Delaware Department of Services for Children, Youth and their Families.
5. Cam Maio named to the National Liberty Museum board of directors.
Cam Maio, assistant vice president of marketing at NJM Insurance Group, has been named to the National Liberty Museum’s board of directors.
“Cam has been instrumental in growing the NJM brand here in Pennsylvania,” said Gwen Borowsky, National Liberty Museum CEO. “He’ll lend a strong voice to our board as we promote Philadelphia’s rich history to the surrounding region.”
According to the statement announcing his naming, Maio has “extensive senior marketing and volunteer experience” and completed the Chief Marketing Officer Executive Education, Marketing and Strategy program at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
6. Bank of America names five Philadelphia-area ‘Student Leaders’.
Bank of America’s philanthropic Student Leaders program offers young people an opportunity to build their workforce and leadership skills through a paid summer internship at a local nonprofit. Three high school seniors and two college first-years from the greater Philadelphia area were recently selected to work with Philadelphia Youth Network (PYN), an organization that seeks to alleviate poverty and inequity through education and employment. The student leaders from the area are:
- Manas Narula, a Philadelphia resident and senior at J.R. Masterman High School
- Franklin She, a Maple Glen resident and senior at Upper Dublin High School
- Annie Zhang, a Norristown resident and senior at Methacton High School
- Diaraye Bah, a Philadelphia resident, recent graduate of Northeast High School, and first-year at Penn State University
- Devan Ghee, a Darby resident, recent graduate of Academy Park High School and a first-year at Indiana University of Pennsylvania
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