Nilab Mobarez ’16 EMPA is now Secretary General of the Afghan Red Crescent Society

alum-news-buttonNilab Mobarez ’16 EMPA has been appointed as Secretary General of the Afghan Red Crescent Society. Founded in 1934, the Afghan Red Crescent Society (ARCS) is the Afghan affiliate for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies—the world’s largest humanitarian network. ARCS performs a large range of humanitarian duties in Afghanistan, including disaster management, health services, and youth development. In her role as secretary general, Mobarez is responsible for managing ARCS headquarters, 34 provincial offices, and 2,000 staff members. Before her appointment as secretary general, she served as the national spokesperson for United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan from 2007-2015. Prior to that, Mobarez spent over 20 years as a surgeon and as an associate professor with Kabul Medical University. She also played a vital role, as the CEO of a French NGO, in building a teaching hospital for pediatric surgery in Kabul. In 2004, she was one of three female candidates in the first direct Afghan Presidential Elections. She is the co-author of three books, and the author of several articles about medical issues in Afghanistan.

Scott Morelli ’05 MPA is now city manager of South Portland, Maine

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Scott Morelli is now the city manager of South Portland, Maine — the state’s fourth-largest city and an important center for retail and industry. He brings over 12 years of municipal government experience to the role. Previously, he served as the city manger of Gardiner, Maine, and in other local government positions, including as executive assistant of Framingham, Massachusetts, and as selectmen’s assistant in Waterboro, Maine.

 

 

Jonathan Rosenthal ’86 MPA has new book published: “Small Town Economic Development: Reports on Growth Strategies in Practice”

alum-news-buttonJonathan Rosenthal’s new book, Small Town Economic Development: Reports on Growth Strategies in Practice, co-edited by Joaquin Jay Gonzalez III and Roger L. Kemp, has been published by the independent academic publisher McFarland. The book is a collection of recent articles that address stories of struggle in small-town America and describes innovations and practices behind successful small-town revivals. In the book, Rosenthal draws from over 35 years of experience in economic development, serving Syracuse and Onondaga County, the City of Des Moines, the City of New Haven, and the City of Bristol.

Donna Shalala ’70 PhD (SSc) returns to University of Miami to teach

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Donna Shalala, member of the Maxwell School Advisory Board, stepped down as president and chief executive of the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation and is returning to the University of Miami to teach full time. Read more in the Miami Herald article, “Former Clinton Foundation head Donna Shalala is back in Miami and at UM.”

Michael Frame ’02 MPA is now vice president of external relations and chief of staff at SUNY Polytechnic Institute

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Michael Frame is now vice president of external relations and chief of staff at SUNY Polytechnic Institute in upstate New York. Previously, he served as director of federal relations for Florida State University, where he established Florida State University’s first Washington, D.C. based operation. He has also served as director of federal relations for the State University of New York (SUNY) System and as director of federal relations for Binghamton University. Other positions he has held include director of special projects for the Metropolitan Development Association of Syracuse and Central New York (now Centerstate CEO), executive director of the New York State Urban Council, and policy analyst for the California State University System. More details can be found at: http://www.sunycnse.com/AboutUs/FacultyStaff/ExecutiveStaff/MichaelFrame.aspx

David Greenburg ’97 BA (PSt) is now associate general counsel at MapR Technologies

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David Greenburg ’97 BA (PSt) is now associate general counsel at MapR Technologies, a computer software company based in San Jose, California. In his role as associate general counsel, Greenburg draws from his experience as an accomplished technology transaction attorney, specializing in enterprise software licensing, cloud computing contracting, hardware purchasing, executive counseling, contract drafting, and deal negotiations. He has prior AmLaw 100 law firm experience in commercial contract litigation, alternative dispute resolution, and public policy. Before his position with MapR, he served as senior managing counsel for Oracle, a computer technology corporation.

Michael Castrilli ’99 MPA has new book published, “Parish Finance: Best Practices in Church Management”

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Michael Castrilli’s new book, Parish Finance: Best Practices in Church Management, has been published with Paulist Press. The book, co-authored with Charles Zech, gives church leaders a guide to help achieve an effective, accountable and transparent financial process. Castrilli is the President of the Church Management Academy and an adjunct professor at Villanova University’s Center for Church Management and Business Ethics. At Villanova, he teaches courses on pastoral strategic planning and church decision-making in the Master of Science in Church Management program. He has also been a featured church management speaker at workshops across the U.S. and in Rome, Italy. In the book’s preface, Castrilli thanks three Maxwell School professors, Bill Duncombe (deceased), Bernard Jump and Stuart Bretschneider, as the preface notes, “who inspired him to pursue his excitement for budgeting and financial management,” during his time at Maxwell.