New Staff at MCF and PNW

With Chuck Peterson’s promotion to VP of Member Relations (Congrats, Chuck!), Minnesota Council on Foundations welcomes a new team member: Lori Miller-Shiell, Director of Operations & Finance.

Lori Miller-Shiell, Director of Operations & Finance, MCF

Lori has worked in the field of operations and finance for over 20 years in both the independent and private sectors. She has a wealth of skills and experience in the areas of strategic planning, transition planning, and motivational team building. At MCF Lori will be responsible for managing human resources, IT, finance and operations.

Read more about Lori and the work she’ll be doing at MCF’s Philanthropy Potluck.

Philanthropy Northwest has also announced the addition of Mindie Reule to their team. Mindie will serve as PNW’s first public policy program manager, a position created to reflect our members’ growing interest in understanding and partnering with the public sector.

Mindie will lead PNW’s member services and programs involving public policy and government relations throughout our six-state region. Most recently, Mindie was the field director for the successful “No on I-1033” campaign in Washington state, and has experience designing and implementing a variety of issue advocacy, outreach and education programs across the country.

Welcome Lori and Mindie!


This just in from Philanthropy New York:

Philanthropy New York is delighted to announce staff additions as well! We’ve recently welcomed two new colleagues, who we know will benefit from connecting with our broader RA community.

Imani Crawford joined us a few weeks ago as our new Director of Communications. In that role, she will work closely with Ronna and the Board to design and implement the full range of Philanthropy New York’s communications strategies, including our comprehensive branding, recruitment, and policy communications.  Imani comes to us most recently from Oxfam GB in Bogota, Colombia where she served as an Atlas Service Corps Communications Fellow. Prior to her time in Colombia, she held the position of Senior Writer at the William Jefferson Clinton Foundation‘s Clinton Global Initiative.  A graduate of Georgetown University, she is fluent in Spanish and Russian.

Nadia Lagani-Montiel’s started on Monday in the new role of Member Serviced Assistant. Nadia will be a great utility player for the Member Services Department and will also take on direct responsibility for our database, so she will quickly come to know and work with our System Partner colleagues.  Nadia graduated last summer from Pace University, where she majored political science.  She worked most recently for Grameen America, Inc., where she helped to build and educate a strong micro-loan client base in East Harlem’s Mexican immigrant community.  Nadia was born in Mexico City and immigrated to the U.S. at age two with her parents.  She grew up in New Rochelle, just north of New York City.

Imani and Nadia, we look forward to working with you!


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