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

Posted June 30, 2017
By the Annie E. Casey Foundation
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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