Insights into nonprofit leadership & governance

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...


Frank Fernandez, Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta

Atlanta, Georgia   Frank Fernandez succeeds Alicia Philipp at Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, marking the $1.2-billion foundation’s first CEO transition in 43 years.   Read more on the announcement from Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta below.   The Community Foundation for Greater...


Ray Caraway, JF Maddox Foundation

Hobbs, New Mexico   JF Maddox Foundation, New Mexico’s largest, taps experienced CEO Ray Caraway to succeed Bob Reid, who retires after 25 years of service to the people and communities of southeastern New Mexico.    Read more on the announcement from JF Maddox Foundation below.   The Board of Directors...


Rozita La Gorce´, Executive Director, Watkins Christian Foundation

Atlanta, Georgia   Congratulations to Rozita La Gorcé on her appointment as Executive Director of Watkins Christian Foundation. Watkins Christian Foundation is an Atlanta-based grantmaker funded by profits from family-owned Watkins Associated Industries; since 1982, WCF has been quietly impacting thousands of lives...


Unrest In Our Nation

The recent killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor, combined with the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on communities of color, have once again placed racial disparities front and center in our nation’s consciousness.   Many of our clients are on the frontline working to dismantle structural...


Courtney Bugler, Chief Development Officer of Piedmont Park Conservancy

Atlanta, Georgia   Courtney Bugler has been named Chief Development & Marketing Officer (CDO) of Piedmont Park Conservancy.  Bugler was most recently the National Director of Race for the Cure at Susan G. Komen. She has a strong track record of impact in non-profit development and leadership roles.   Read more...


John Simpkins, President and CEO, MDC

Durham, North Carolina   John Simpkins has been selected as President and CEO of MDC. MDC equips Southern leaders, institutions, and communities to improve economic mobility and advance equity. Simpkins, a constitutional law scholar and former Obama Administration counsel, has played a leadership role in advancing an...

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