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Member Motion/Accolades: Spring 2011

April 5, 2011

Kittie Callaghan Abell, CFRE, was named vice president of development for Randolph-Macon Academy in Front Royal, Va. She was formerly director of advancement for The Epstein School in Sandy Springs, Ga.

Patricia R. Arnold, CFRE, has been named vice president of philanthropy at Sisters of Mercy Health System in St. Louis, Mo. She formerly served as president of St. John's Mercy Foundation in St. Louis.

Ingrid Blanton has been named vice president of development at EARTH University and EARTH University Foundation, based in Limon, Costa Rica, with offices in Atlanta and Michigan. Blanton previously served as associate vice president of gift planning at Emory University in Atlanta.

San Antonio AFP members Janice Campbell and Lynne T. Dean, CFRE, won top awards in the 2010 International Association of Business Communicators Southern Region Silver Quill Awards Competition for publications for San Antonio and San Marcos nonprofit organizations. Campbell, of The Very Idea®, and Dean, of Dean and Associates, collaborated with writer Gay Lynne Stockwell-Rouse on the award-winning publications for Morningside Ministries of San Antonio and the Hays-Caldwell Women's Center in San Marcos.

Johnny Cooper has been named annual giving director for The Trevor Project in New York. He was previously the Eastern U.S. major gifts officer of the West Hollywood, Calif.-based organization.

Karen Coy-Romano, CFRE, has been named interim vice chancellor for university relations and advancement at University of Wisconsin-Parkside in Kenosha, Wis.

Jennifer L. Dale, CNM, has been named the executive director of the Henry Ford Village Foundation I Dearborn, Mich., as of Sept. 2010. Dale was previously the vice president of marketing and development for Matrix Human Services in Detroit.  

Tim Heimerle is now director of development for People For Puget Sound in Seattle, Wash. He was formerly director of development and marketing at the Queens Botanical Garden in Flushing, New York.

Kyle A. Henne, CFRE, director of development and philanthropic information at the Community Health Network Foundation has joined the board of directors of the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir in Indianapolis, Ind.

Karen Higman has opened her own fundraising consulting firm, SBS Fund Counsel LLC, in Fairport, N.Y. She was formerly senior vice president for the YMCA of Greater Rochester and St. John Fisher College.

Ann R. Hyatt, ACFRE, is now director of development at The Bridge in New York. She was previously director of development at NYU College of Nursing.

Bill Melamed is now director of external affairs at Hubbard Street Dance Chicago in Chicago, Ill. He was formerly director of development Victory Gardens Theater in Chicago.

Tracy Mizraki is now director of development at KCRW Foundation for KCRW 89.9 and in Los Angeles. Mizraki previously served as Director of Development at Santa Monica Museum of Art.

Catherine Onyemelukwe, CFRE, is now campaign director at Mill River Collaborative in Stamford, Conn. She was formerly director of development and communications at Bridgeport Child Advocacy Coalition in Bridgeport, Conn.

Cassandra George Ramos is now director of development at Hospice Foundation of Central New York in Liverpool, N.Y.

Gail M. Romero, CFRE, is CEO of MacKenzie-Romero Consulting (MRC) in Burien, Wash. and is now the senior counsel for MRC and has taken on the position of executive producer.

Eileen Daniels Sigler, independent fundraising consultant and member of AFP San Diego Chapter, is pleased to announce that she received her CFRE in December 2010.

Iska G. Wire is now director of development at the Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies at Rice University in Houston, Texas. She previously worked at the University of Houston.

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