Director Sharnita Johnson named philanthropy leadership fellow

Dodge Arts Program Director will join peers for Council on Foundations leadership program

January 17, 2019

MORRISTOWN — We are delighted to announce Sharnita Johnson will participate in the Council on Foundations 2019 Career Pathways program, an intensive, year-long leadership development program designed to foster diverse talent and excellence among the philanthropic sector's senior executives.

Over the course of a year, Sharnita, Dodge Arts program director, will delve deep into major issues facing philanthropic leaders; gain access to a vast network of CEOs, trustees, search firm executives, and national thought leaders; attend virtual and in-person career trainings across the country; and be paired with an executive coach to advise and support them along their career path.

She and others will graduate from the program with the knowledge, experience, and professional networks needed to be more effective in their current roles and more deliberative in their contributions to the field of philanthropy, positioning them to compete successfully for senior-level foundation positions.

This is an honor for Sharnita and Dodge as we work to advance diversity, inclusion, and equity and connect with others in the field.

The 2019 Career Pathways cohort members are:

  • Liz Alsina | Senior Program Officer| Walton Family Foundation| Bentonville, AR
  • Carlotta Arthur | Director, Clare Boothe Luce Program| Henry Luce Foundation| New York, NY
  • Shelby Brown | Managing Director| Paul J. Aicher Foundation/Everyday Democracy | Hartford, CT
  • Lee Bynum | Associate Director, Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship; Senior Program Associate, Diversity | The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation| New York, NY
  • Meaghan Calcari Campbell | Program Officer | Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation | Palo Alto, CA
  • Alexandra Caraballo | National Manager, Philanthropy | Kaiser Permanente | Rockville, MD
  • Amy Carlin | Director of Foundation Programs | The Krupp Family Foundation | Boston, MA
  • Jorge Cino | Communications Officer | Heising-Simons Foundation | Los Altos, CA
  • Brian Dixon | Program Officer and Grants Manager | W. Clement & Jessie V. Stone Foundation | Chicago, IL
  • Lilly Fu | Senior Director, Finance & Administration | George Lucas Educational Foundation | San Rafael, CA
  • Adam Ganuza | Program Officer | John S. & James L. Knight Foundation | Miami, FL
  • Alejandra Garduno Martinez | Program Officer for Latin America and the Caribbean | W.K. Kellogg Foundation | Battle Creek, MI
  • Tiauna George | Education Grants Manager | Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
  • Shannan Gonzalez | Senior Human Resources Officer | Robert Wood Johnson Foundation | Princeton, NJ
  • Danielle Goonan | Senior Manager II, Career Opportunity | Walmart Giving | Bentonville, AR
  • Lyn Hunter | Director of Regional Strategies & Networks | Philanthropy Northwest | Seattle, WA
  • Jennifer Jaramillo | Chief Talent Officer | The Kresge Foundation | Troy, MI
  • Susan Johnson | Director, Organizational Development and Philanthropic Practice | Lumina Foundation | Indianapolis, IN
  • Sharnita Johnson | Arts Program Director | Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation  | Morristown,NJ
  • Tamu Jones | Senior Program Manager | The California Endowment | Los Angeles, CA
  • Heather Kukla | Vice President and General Counsel | Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies | Eden Prairie, MN
  • Atlanta McIlwraith | Senior Manager Community Engagement and Communication | Timberland | Greensboro, NC
  • Leila Otis | Senior Director, Program Operations | Bainum Family Foundation | Bethesda, MD
  • Kurian Thomas | Program Director | Fetzer Institute | Kalamazoo, MI

Career Pathways will convene four times across the country in 2019 and be hosted by several leading philanthropic institutions. The first convening will take place in January in Houston, Texas. The program will conclude in November 2019 in Los Angeles, California.

Career Pathways is supported by The Duke Endowment, The Kresge Foundation, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.