Chikako Yamauchi & Art Garcia

Strategic Learning & Evaluation Officers

Kresge Foundation

Chikako Yamauchi and Arturo Garcia Join The Kresge Foundation as Strategic Learning & Evaluation Officers This announcement was originally posted by the Kresge Foundation Recognizing the pivotal role that strategic learning, research and evaluation plays in advancing racial equity and urban opportunity, The Kresge Foundation announced an expansion of the department in summer 2020. With… Read more »

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Rochelle Makela-Goodman

Assistant Vice President of Gift Planning

Oregon Health & Science University Foundation

Rochelle Makela-Goodman Joins Oregon Health & Science University Foundation as Assistant Vice President of Gift Planning Talent Citizen is pleased to announce that Rochelle Makela-Goodman will join Oregon Health & Science University Foundation as Assistant Vice President of Gift Planning. As AVP, Rochelle will lead a team of fundraisers and implement creative strategies to unlock… Read more »

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Leslie Constans

Senior Director of Foundation Communications

Oregon Health & Science University Foundation

Leslie Constans Joins Oregon Health & Science University Foundation as Senior Director of Foundation Communications Talent Citizen is excited to announce that Leslie Constans will join Oregon Health & Science University Foundation as Senior Director of Foundation Communications, leading fundraising communications for one of the Pacific Northwest’s premier academic medical centers. In this role, Leslie… Read more »

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What’s Informing Us

New Norms

May 2021

Anti-racism and social justice work requires examining how we do things, why we do them, and asking who really benefits. In this examination, many organizations are rethinking and redesigning their approaches, norms, and practices to be more responsive, racially just, and rooted in humanity. Here are just a few projects and people who have inspired… Read more »

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Teresa Weber

Director of Advancement

Hackley School

Talent Citizen is by far the best outside partner, consultant, etc. I have worked with in my nearly twenty years in advancement. Their agility, their flexibility, their creativity, their compassion, and sense of humor is unparalleled- not to mention that they’re really good at finding great candidates. Talent Citizen helped in my critical thinking around… Read more »

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Martha Cecilia Ovadia

Director of Strategic Communications & Media Relations

Equitable Evaluation Initiative

Equitable Evaluation Initiative Welcomes Martha Cecilia Ovadia as Director of Strategic Communications & Media Relations Martha Cecilia Ovadia (Marci) has worked for more than 15 years in service of the work of justice and liberation for all across multiple sectors, including local government, academia, academic publishing and the philanthropic sector. She has significant experience in… Read more »

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Connor Adams

Director of Development, Major Gifts

New Mexico State University Foundation

New Mexico State University Welcomes Connor Adams as Director of Development for Major Gifts Talent Citizen is pleased to announce the appointment of Connor J. Adams as the Lead University Advancement Development Officer at New Mexico State University Foundation. As an experienced university and education fundraiser, Connor is passionate about the power of education as… Read more »

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What’s Informing Us

Looking Ahead

January 2021

As we face a new year, we’re reminded to give a nod to the various authors and influences who’ve been informing us at Talent Citizen. Looking forward to 2021, we resolve to hold space for the difficulties of this past year and we hope to embody a spirit of gratitude and optimism as we move… Read more »

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Ariana Aguilar

Director of Annual Giving

Hackley School

Hackley School Welcomes Ariana Aguilar as Director of Annual Giving Talent Citizen is pleased to announce the appointment of Ariana Aguilar as the Director of Annual Giving at the Hackley School. For the past 15 years, Ariana has developed her expertise in advancement and partnership-building in the nonprofit sector. Her extensive experience fundraising in education-based… Read more »

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Our Placements at Work (and Beyond)

Uma Viswanathan

November 2020

Transforming Mindsets through Meditation We highly recommend you try this stress relieving guided meditation written and narrated by Uma Viswanathan, Senior Program Officer at Robert Wood Johnson Foundation who supports leadership that builds a Culture of Health. Uma’s guiding mission is to “invest in people as catalysts of their own transformation.”  Part of Uma’s professional… Read more »

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It’s Time for a Reckoning and Redesign of Executive Search

Changing the Industry

October 2020

“It’s Time for a Reckoning and Redesign of Executive Search” Organizations must shift their mindset  and practices from a posture of identifying strong leaders to one of changing their culture in order to attract different leaders, Tracy Welsh and Makeba Greene coauthor this piece detailing the harmful biases in executive search, and the changes that… Read more »

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