Casey Foundation Names Lisa Hamilton Executive VP and Chief Program Officer, John Kim Chief Administrative Officer

Posted June 30, 2017
Newsrelease caseyfoundationnameslisahamilton 2017

From left: Lisa Hamilton, John Kim and Leslie Boissiere

The Annie E. Casey Foun­da­tion has named Lisa Hamil­ton its exec­u­tive vice pres­i­dent and chief pro­gram offi­cer and John Kim its chief admin­is­tra­tive offi­cer. The two Casey Foun­da­tion exec­u­tives will take on two new­ly cre­at­ed roles aimed at facil­i­tat­ing strate­gic plan­ning and col­lab­o­ra­tion with­in and beyond the Foundation.

Lisa and John are proven lead­ers. They’ve demon­strat­ed strong man­age­ment skills, cre­ativ­i­ty and com­mit­ment to the Foundation’s mis­sion: build­ing a brighter future for America’s chil­dren and fam­i­lies. Our new struc­ture will enable them and our entire lead­er­ship team to do their best work to serve and advo­cate on behalf of chil­dren and fam­i­lies across the coun­try,” said Patrick McCarthy, pres­i­dent and CEO of the Casey Foun­da­tion. Togeth­er with our senior lead­er­ship team and all of our Casey col­leagues, they will strength­en and deep­en our pro­grams, ini­tia­tives and partnerships.”

McCarthy not­ed that until now, the Casey Foundation’s exec­u­tive struc­ture was com­plete­ly flat, with eight vice pres­i­dents report­ing direct­ly to the CEO. He said the Foundation’s growth and its increas­ing­ly com­plex array of pro­grams called for an adjustment.

Hamil­ton has been the Casey Foundation’s vice pres­i­dent of exter­nal affairs since 2011, over­see­ing the Foundation’s pol­i­cy reform and advo­ca­cy, strate­gic com­mu­ni­ca­tions, lead­er­ship devel­op­ment, equi­ty and inclu­sion, orga­ni­za­tion­al effec­tive­ness and nation­al part­ner­ships as well as its KIDS COUNT enter­prise. In her new role, in addi­tion to the exter­nal affairs port­fo­lio, she will over­see the Foundation’s research and eval­u­a­tion and its pro­gram­mat­ic activ­i­ties: the Cen­ter for Sys­tems Inno­va­tion, the Cen­ter for Eco­nom­ic Oppor­tu­ni­ty and the Cen­ter for Civic Sites and Com­mu­ni­ty Change. Hamil­ton holds degrees from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Vir­ginia and the Uni­ver­si­ty of Michi­gan Law School and pre­vi­ous­ly served as vice pres­i­dent of glob­al pub­lic rela­tions at UPS and pres­i­dent of the UPS Foundation.

Kim has been the Casey Foun­da­tion chief of staff since 2012 and was named vice pres­i­dent in 2015, over­see­ing the office of the pres­i­dent of the Foun­da­tion as well as human resources, orga­ni­za­tion­al devel­op­ment and knowl­edge man­age­ment. In his new role, he will over­see the Foundation’s admin­is­tra­tive and oper­a­tional func­tions. Kim was pre­vi­ous­ly the direc­tor of strate­gic ini­tia­tives and act­ing chief strat­e­gy offi­cer at the Cor­po­ra­tion for Nation­al and Com­mu­ni­ty Ser­vice. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Chica­go, a master’s from George­town Uni­ver­si­ty and a law degree from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Baltimore.

Leslie Boissiere has been pro­mot­ed to serve as the Foundation’s new vice pres­i­dent of exter­nal affairs. Boissiere has worked at the Casey Foun­da­tion since 2013, first as chief oper­at­ing offi­cer of the Cam­paign for Grade-Lev­el Read­ing and then in the role of senior fel­low. She also was a vice pres­i­dent at AARP and exec­u­tive direc­tor of the White House Coun­cil for Com­mu­ni­ty Solu­tions. She holds degrees from the Uni­ver­si­ty of New Orleans and the Stan­ford Uni­ver­si­ty grad­u­ate school of business.

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