People (Feb 2019)
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Michael Andreini is the new chief operating officer of the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) in Norwalk, Conn.

Andreini will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations, key alliances across the foundation, and supporting full execution of the MMRF strategic plan.

Andreini has more than 12 years of strategic consulting and operational experience in the life sciences industry. Prior to joining the MMRF, he was an associate principal at IQVIA where he led complex engagements for biopharma, medical device, and nonprofit organizations across diverse solution areas, including commercial assessments, portfolio analysis, R&D and launch strategy and operational execution.

Robert Doar

Robert Doar, the Morgridge Fellow in Poverty Studies at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) in Washington, D.C., was chosen by the AEI board of trustees to be the Institute’s 12th president.

Doar has transformed AEI’s scholarship on poverty issues and expanded that area of research at the Institute. He has led efforts to find agreement across the political aisle, working with the policymakers, leaders, and practitioners who are directly shaping how our nation treats the poor. While at AEI, he has served as co-chair of the National Commission on Hunger and as a lead member of the AEIBrookings Working Group on Poverty and Opportunity. He was a contributing author to multiple publications.

Before joining AEI in 2014, Doar was commissioner of New York City’s Human Resources Administration, where he administered 12 public assistance programs.

Shayne Doty is the new senior vice president, development, at The Paley Center for Media in New York City.

Doty joined the Paley Center from the Asia Society where he most recently held the position of managing director, Philanthropy. Doty will be responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive fundraising strategy that identifies, secures, and grows the Paley Center’s donor base.

During his tenure at the Asia Society, Doty ran the successful campaign and gala for the Indian Progressives Exhibition, increased five-fold the highest level individual giving program, and was involved in programming and restructuring their arts programs.

Prior to Asia Society, Shayne was the director of development at Washington National Opera. He also held positions at Metropolitan Opera and The University of Maryland.

Donna R. Kessinger was appointed executive director of the Monmouth Museum in Lincroft, N.J.

Kessinger joined the museum from ChaShaMa, International Center of Photography, ICP, and MoMA PS1, bringing with her a connection to the artist community. She has produced several independent curatorial projects in New York and New Jersey since 1999, including the Guggenheim Museum and the emerging artists residency programs and related exhibitions at the Bronx Museum of the Arts.

At Aljira, A Space Center for Contemporary Art, in Newark, N.J., she developed the Young Curators Program an educational outreach and youth development initiative with the Newark Public Schools.

Laurie McCormack

Laurie McCormack is the new executive director of AdventHealth Foundation Shawnee Mission, the philanthropy organization for AdventHealth Shawnee Mission in Merriam, Kan.

McCormack joined the nonprofit from United Way of Greater Kansas City where she served as the senior vice president, individual giving. She was responsible for cultivating 3,300 workplace and individual donors and led efforts to construct a more than $20 million endowment campaign.

Previously, she directed campaign, annual development and alumni relations efforts for Park University and University of Missouri – Kansas City.


Thomas Moore

Thomas Moore is the new individual giving officer at New York Edge in New York City. Moore will advance the organization’s culture of philanthropy to support at-risk New York City students most affected by the opportunity gap.

Moore has a diverse background of experience including past work as a fundraiser, philanthropic event organizer, team manager and donor strategist for a variety of New York City-based and international nonprofits. His most recent tenure was with the papal agency, CNEWA.

Moore previously served as a volunteer and junior board member for numerous organizations, including The American Friends of the Louvre, The Central Park Conservancy, Library for All, and The City College Fund.


Steven Schwartz

Steven Schwartz, CPA, was appointed chief financial officer of the United Way for Southeastern Michigan in Detroit. Schwartz will be responsible for United Way’s overall financial integrity and operational leadership over all aspects of accounting, contracts, business management and financial planning.

Schwartz has more than 20 years of financial expertise from both the for-profit and nonprofit sectors.

Prior to joining United Way, he was chief financial officer for HighScope Educational Research Foundation in Ypsilanti; chief financial officer for Michigan Credit Union in Livonia; and vice president finance and controller at Detroit Regional Chamber in Detroit. He has also testified during as state senate hearing in Lansing on the negative impacts of a proposed mental health services budget.