Blue Shield of California Foundation
Blue Shield of California Foundation appointed Carolina Morales as Senior Program Officer to oversee the overall strategy, design, and management of the foundation’s programs to end domestic violence.
Ms. Morales is a proven leader in the domestic violence prevention space, with a career spanning public service, policy advocacy, and nonprofit roles in California. Prior to joining the foundation, Ms. Morales served in multiple roles at the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office, most recently as the violence prevention and strategic engagement director. There, she established a community advisory committee for a new Crimes Against Workers Unit, designed and co-created a regional coalition to address human trafficking impacting Latino immigrant youth, and investigated alternatives to incarceration for gender-based violence survivors.
This new appointment builds on Ms. Morales’ fellowship at the Zellerbach Family Foundation, where she identified grantmaking opportunities to change behavioral health, foster care, and criminal justice systems. Prior to that, she was a legislative director at the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, where she advanced systems change in support of violence prevention and racial and gender equity.
As Senior Program Officer, Ms. Morales will lead the foundation’s Break the Cycle of Domestic Violence team, implementing grantmaking, policy, and systems change efforts to advance its mission. She will oversee key program strategies and the development of new opportunities and partnerships to improve the lives of Californians—specifically people of color in communities with low incomes—who are most affected by domestic violence and health inequities.
Contact: Rachael Kagan at 510.227.7665.
Nord Family Foundation
The Nord Family Foundation appointed Tina Kimbrough as Executive Director to drive organizational growth and advance the foundation’s mission, vision, and values.
In 2019, Ms. Kimbrough joined the Nord Family Foundation as a program officer and has served as Co-Interim Executive Director since 2022. She is a native of Detroit, Michigan and holds a strong commitment to equity and access, aligning perfectly with the Nord Family Foundation’s mission to advance equity, expand access to opportunity, and foster thriving and inclusive communities.
Currently, Ms. Kimbrough serves on Philanthropy Ohio’s Education Steering Committee, Exponent Philanthropy’s Programs and Services Committee, and the PEAK Grantmaking Midwest Leadership Team. She is deeply committed to working with all stakeholders in an effort to make a meaningful impact in the community.
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Robyn Golden, Thomas Prohaska, and Michelle R.B. Saddler
RRF Foundation for Aging
RRF Foundation for Aging welcomed Robyn Golden and Michelle R. B. Saddler to its Board of Trustees effective October 1, 2023. It also saluted the contributions of Thomas Prohaska as he steps down after 11 years of service.
Robyn Golden is Associate Vice President of Social Work and Community Health at Rush University Medical Center and Co-Director of Rush’s Center for Excellence in Aging and the Center for Health and Social Care Integration. She also serves as the Principal Investigator for Rush’s Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program and co-directs the Rush Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Disparities in Aging. Her faculty appointments are in the areas of nursing, medicine, psychiatry, and healthy systems management.
Michelle R.B. Saddler is Managing Director & Principal at Kittleman & Associates, a nonprofit executive search firm. Before joining Kittleman & Associates, she was Secretary of the Illinois Department of Human Services and Chief of Staff to former Illinois Governor Pat Quinn.
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