Transitions: September 2011
Sep 19, 2011
Ruth Levine – Global Development and Population Program Director
Ruth Levine, a development economist and expert in global health and education, has joined the Foundation as the director of its newly integrated Global Development and Population Program. Previously, Levine was a deputy assistant administrator in the Bureau of Policy, Planning and Learning at the U.S. Agency for International Development. She replaces Sara Seims, former director of the Population Program, and Smita Singh, former director of the Global Development Program, both of whom had reached the ends of their terms at the Foundation.
Mexico City Office
Guadalupe Mendoza, currently a program officer in the Global Development and Population Program’s Mexico City office, has been named acting managing director of that office, effective July 11. Libby Haight, a public policy expert with extensive experience in Mexico, joins her as a program officer. To assist with the transition, C.R. Hibbs, former managing director of the Mexico City office, will continue through December 2011 as a senior advisor to the Foundation as her term concludes.
Dana Schmidt – Global Development and Population Program Officer
Dana Schmidt has been named a program officer in the Global Development and Population Program. She joined what was then the Global Development Program as a Fellow in 2006 and became an associate program officer in 2009. Among her new responsibilities is managing the portfolio of India grants in the Program’s Quality Education in Developing Countries work.
Elizabeth Peters – General Counsel
Before being named the Foundation’s general counsel in May, Elizabeth Peters served as associate general counsel from October to December 2010 and then as acting general counsel. Her prior position was associate in the firm of Caplin & Drysdale in Washington, D.C., where her practice focused on tax-exempt organizations, international tax law, and corporate law.