Wildlife Conservation Society
Gets New Top Leader
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Advocates for Youth: Deb Hauser, former executive vice president
Appalachian Mountain Club: John D. Judge, former chief
development officer for the City of Springfield, Mass.
Chicago Opera Theater: Andreas Mitisek, former artistic
and general director of the Long Beach Opera
Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice: Alexander Papachristou, former president of the Near East Foundation
generationOn: Concetta Bencivenga, former executive vice
president at the Please Touch Museum
Giving Strong: Christen Graham, former senior vice president at Warner Communications
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance: Todd Schafer, former program funding manager at Christian Aid
Global Education Fund: Karen Ashmore, former deputy director
Greater Reston Arts Center: Damian Sinclair, former arts
and events director at the Reston Community Center
Horizon Foundation: Nicolette Highsmith Vernick, former
senior vice president for program at the Center for Health Care
Inner-City Arts: Joseph A. Collins, former chief executive officer of the Kanye West Foundation
Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles: Randy
Schwab, former executive director of Temple Isaiah
Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Hartford:
Michael Johnston, former chief executive officer of the United
Way of Western Connecticut
Nashville Public Education Foundation: Natasha
Kamrani, former executive director of the Arnold Family Foundation
National Charity League: Julia Siebel, former vice president
at the Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles
PSEG Foundation: Sheila Rostiac, former director of client
Physicians for Human Rights: Donna McKay, former director of institutional advancement and special projects at the American Civil Liberties Union
Police Athletic League: Alana Sweeny, former acting executive director
ProgressNow Colorado: Joanne Kron, former managing
director at the Gill Action Fund
Rainbow Health Initiative: Joann M. Usher, former director
of development at Progress Valley
Roosevelt Institute: Felicia Wong, former senior vice president for investment services at Democracy Alliance
ServiceNation: Ken Harbaugh, co-founder of the Mission
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Wildlife Conservation Society: Cristian Samper, former
director of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural
Young Judaea: Simon Klarfeld, former executive director of
N.Y. Public Television Station Taps
Museum Fundraiser as Development Chief
New job: Lisa Mantone, 49, started last month as vice president of development and communications at WNET, the parent company of New
York’s public-television stations Thirteen and WLIW21 and the operator
Backgrounds: Ms. Mantone served as a fundraiser at the Museum of
Modern Art for 13 years. She was part of a team that raised more than
$900-million for the museum’s building project and endowment. Previously, she was a senior fundraiser at Columbia University and ran the annual fund at the New York Philharmonic.
Education: She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in communications
from William Paterson University.
Challenge she anticipates: Living up to her title. This is the first time she’s held the title of
“vice president,” a position she’s been building toward throughout her career.
Salary: Ms. Mantone declined to disclose her compensation.
Fundraising advice: Work with strong people. Don’t claim to know everything. Respect one
another and respect your donors. “From that, everything comes,” Ms. Mantone says.
What she’s watching: WNET programs, such as “No Direction Home: Bob Dylan” on the
“American Masters” series. “It was a revelation for me,” Ms. Mantone says. “It was one of those
moments when you think you know about someone, and you learn something completely new.”
Also, she’s a “huge ‘Downton Abbey’” fan. —RAYMUND FLANDEZ
new o n t he job
Navy Veteran Hopes to Build
Political Support for National Service
New job: Ken Harbaugh, 38, is executive director of ServiceNation, a coalition of more than 270 groups that promotes volunteerism and national
service. The organization merged last month with ServeNext, a grassroots advocacy group with a similar cause.
Previous roles: Mr. Harbaugh, a former U.S. Navy pilot, worked as a
human-rights consultant in Afghanistan and co-founded the Mission Continues, a nonprofit that helps wounded and disabled veterans rebuild a
sense of purpose through community service. He also served as a business consultant at McKinsey & Company.
His goals: Mr. Harbaugh says he wants to help broaden the “political and
philosophical appeal” of AmeriCorps and other national-service programs, whose budgets are
under attack from Congressional Republicans. He hopes to win over the right by showing how
national service is “a patriotic duty.”
A fundraising strategy: Mr. Harbaugh wants to explore ways to expand the number of federal agencies that pay for national-service programs. For example, perhaps the Department of
Homeland Security could pay for a first-responders program, he says.
Salary: He declined to reveal it.
Education: He graduated from Duke University and Yale Law School.
What he’s reading: Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War, by Karl Marlantes.
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