Insights into nonprofit leadership & governance

Barbara Smith, The Carter Center

Barbara Smith, whose international policy and peacebuilding experience spans the UN, U.S . Government, academic and nonprofit organizations, has joined The Carter Center as Vice President of Peace Programs. Read more on the announcement from The Carter...


Kashef Ijaz, The Carter Center

Kashef Ijaz, M.D., M.P.H., joins The Carter Center on October 1 as Vice President of Health Programs. A medical epidemiologist, Dr. Ijaz most recently served as Principle Deputy Director of the Center for Global Health at the CDC, where he has held leadership roles since 2002. The appointment culminates a wide-ranging global...


5 Ways Recruiting Is Different Now

by Kathy Bremer, BoardWalk Consulting   If you imagine that the pandemic, heightened awareness of racism, economic and other challenges are affecting recruiting and job searches, you are right.   What has not changed is the need for top talent. After a mid-March pause, Boards and CEOs have resumed hiring....


Allison Ashe, Wellroot CEO

Tucker, Georgia   Wellroot Family Services has announced Allison Ashe as its new CEO following a national search that reached over 250 prospective candidates.   Allison Ashe is a proven nonprofit leader, communicator, and fundraising professional currently leading strategic initiatives for Covenant House...


Mashonda Taylor, Executive Director, Woodlawn Foundation

Birmingham, Alabama   Boardwalk is pleased to announce the appointment of Mashonda Taylor as the Executive Director at Woodlawn Foundation. The Woodlawn Foundation serves as the lead organization of Woodlawn United, a collaboration of partners committed to breaking the cycle of poverty in the Woodlawn community. In...


Dan Stephens, Executive Director, Rotary Club of Birmingham

Birmingham, Alabama   Boardwalk is pleased to announce the appointment of Dan Stephens as the Executive Director at the Rotary Club of Birmingham. For more than 100 years, the Rotary Club of Birmingham has brought together civic leaders in the community to learn, exchange ideas, and take action to solve critical...


Cat Outzen, CEO, Children’s Harbor

Birmingham, Alabama   We are proud to announce that Cat Outzen has recently been appointed CEO of Children's Harbor. Children’s Harbor is an organization that serves seriously ill children and their families through unique, no-cost services at both the family center located at the Benjamin Russell Hospital for Children...


Brett Meredith, CEO, Community Food Bank of Central Alabama

Birmingham, Alabama   Boardwalk is pleased to announce the appointment of Brett Meredith as CEO at the Community Food Bank of Central Alabama. As Central Alabama’s largest hunger relief organization, the Community Food Bank of Central Alabama distributes over 11 million nutritious meals through a network of 230 food...


Jarasa Kanok, Director of Organizational Effectiveness, Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS)

Cambridge, Massachusetts   Boardwalk is proud to announce the appointment of Jarasa Kanok as Director of Organizational Effectiveness at UCS. UCS is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to use rigorous, independent science to solve our planet's most pressing problems. In her new role, Kanok will lead the...


Gina Simpson, Executive Director of Rotary Club of Atlanta

Atlanta, Georgia   Gina Simpson, veteran civic leader, to be ED of Rotary Club of Atlanta, Georgia’s first Rotary and one of the largest throughout the global Rotary network, succeeding 20-year incumbent.   Read more on the announcement from Rotary Club of Atlanta below.   Gina Simpson, the former CEO of...

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