The W.K. Kellogg Foundation expects its programming, strategic operations, investments and its effectiveness as a grantmaker and community partner will benefit from the contributions of two directors and four vice presidents.
The Foundation, which is committed to ensuring all children have opportunities and succeed in school, work and life, recently welcomed the experienced new team members.
Each of these leaders brings significant passion, knowledge and skills to the foundation and we are confident our partners and the vulnerable children and families we care about will be greatly served," says WKKF President and CEO La June Montgomery Tabron.
The new vice president for program strategy is Joseph (Joe) Scantlebury
. He will be responsible for the foundation's place-based work. He will lead, design and implement strategic programming efforts to improve the lives of vulnerable children and families in the foundation's priority places, including: Michigan, Mississippi, New Mexico and New Orleans in the United States, and internationally in Haiti and Mexico, beginning Jan. 5. He currently is a senior program officer for U.S. Program Advocacy at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in Washington, D.C.
has been named vice president for talent and human resources, effective Nov. 1. Langenburg joined the foundation in 1993 and has been the director of human resources and organizational services since 2012. Prior to that, she held a variety of positions of increasing responsibility.
has been named vice president for integrated services, effective Nov. 1. Smith was most recently the foundation's director of program services. She joined the foundation in 1993 and has held several roles during her tenure.
Dr. Alandra Washington
has been named vice president for quality and organizational effectiveness, beginning Nov. 1. She is responsible for the overall strategic coordination and integration of the foundation's programming and operations efforts.
has been selected as the foundation's director of investments, reporting to Vice President and Chief Investment Officer Joel Wittenberg, beginning Dec. 1. Her primary responsibility will be for the investments of the foundation's portfolio.
Dr. Huilan Krenn
was named director of evaluation for the foundation, as of Sept. 1. She is responsible for leading and managing evaluation-related activities in support of all WKKF programming areas and helping the organization measure and understand the outcomes, impacts and lessons learned from its work. She joined the foundation in August 2002 as an evaluation manager providing leadership and technical assistance to grantmaking efforts in the area of impact assessment and program evaluation. Most recently, she was a program officer for Education and Learning.
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF), founded in 1930 as an independent, private foundation by breakfast cereal pioneer, Will Keith Kellogg, is among the largest philanthropic foundations in the United States. It is based in Battle Creek.
Source: W.K. Kellogg Foundation