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December 2016

Daniel Gibson

Allegany Franciscan Ministries announced that Daniel Gibson, M.S.W., joined its team as the Regional Vice President for Miami-Dade County on November 7, 2016.

Mr. Gibson is a passionate community leader and advocate for social justice, with key experience in philanthropy, community development, public speaking, and program design, implementation, and evaluation. He has created nationally recognized initiatives and programs, and initiated impactful systemic reform policies. He joins Allegany Franciscan Ministries following seven years as Chief Program Officer for The Lord’s Place in Palm Beach County, Florida, an organization highly respected for its comprehensive work on behalf of those who are homeless.

As Regional Vice President for Miami-Dade County, Mr. Gibson will support the Overtown Common Good Initiative, which is designed to mobilize the Overtown community towards better health and wellness through community engagement, a long-term commitment of resources, and increased collaboration of residents and stakeholders. In addition, he serves as Allegany Franciscan Ministries' lead person in Miami-Dade County, responsible for key strategic relationships and partnerships.

Contact: Kathie Hardy
Phone: 727.507.9668 x200

Mark Rosenberg

The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation has elected Mark Rosenberg, M.D., M.P.P., as its newest board member. Dr. Rosenberg recently retired as President and CEO of The Task Force for Global Health, where he served from 2000 to 2016. Under his leadership, The Task Force grew to be one of the largest nonprofit organizations in the United States touching the lives of people in 135 countries.

Dr. Rosenberg co-authored Real Collaboration: What Global Health Needs to Succeed, which describes a model for global health collaboration that has been successfully applied to address health needs affecting the world’s most impoverished people.

While Dr. Rosenberg led The Task Force, it was instrumental in providing people in the developing world with greater access to vaccines, and medicines for multi-drug resistant tuberculosis and several neglected tropical diseases. He was also an influential voice in persuading the United Nations (UN) to recognize road safety as a public health crisis, at the time only the second such declaration that the UN had made.

Before joining The Task Force, Dr. Rosenberg served for 20 years with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), including conducting early work on smallpox eradication, enteric diseases, and HIV/AIDS. He was instrumental in establishing CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, and became the first permanent director in 1994, serving as Director and Assistant Surgeon General. 

Dr. Rosenberg is a member of the Institute of Medicine and sits on the boards of several non-profit organizations and academic institutions, including the Georgia Global Health Alliance, which he helped start.

Contact: Julia Friedman