FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 16, 2022
Contact: Lya Wesley(firstname.lastname@example.org)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – ABFE is proud to announce the appointment of three new members to its Board of Directors: Cynthia Muller, Isaiah Oliver and Stephen Webster.
Cynthia Muller is the director, Mission Driven Investments, at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. In this role, she is responsible for developing and managing strategic impact investment activities that address systemic barriers that create vulnerable conditions for historically marginalized communities and children. Muller is responsible for driving the strategy and performance of the foundation’s $160 million mission driven investments portfolio.
Isaiah M. Oliver is president and chief executive officer of the Community Foundation of Greater Flint, a charitable organization focused on engaging people in philanthropy to build a stronger community. In his role, Isaiah leads the Foundation’s strategic priorities around improving literacy rates, increasing access to healthy food, strengthening resident-led neighborhood improvements, and providing critical resources to the children affected by the Flint Water Crisis.
Stephen Webster is chief financial officer & vice president of Finance for the Kansas Health Foundation (KHF). In this capacity, he is responsible for investment portfolio administration, investment performance, accounting, financial reporting and risk management. The fiduciary stewardship led by Webster is critical for a foundation whose funds are meant be used in perpetuity for future generations. Prior to joining KHF, Webster, who is a Certified Public Accountant, worked at the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis for more than 20 years. Webster’s career also includes roles at Porter Leath Children’s Center and as an accountant at KPMG Peat Marwick. He lives in Andover with his wife and two daughters.
“We are honored to have Cynthia, Isaiah, and Stephen join our Board,” said ABFE CEO, Susan Taylor Batten. “Each bring to ABFE tremendous experience and expertise which will add new perspectives and ideas to our Board. We look forward to working with each of them to advance ABFE’s mission.”
Our newest Board members join a distinguished group of philanthropic leaders ─ below is the full 2022-23 ABFE Board:
CORY S. ANDERSON, BOARD CHAIR
Executive Vice President, Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation
SHARON BUSH, VICE CHAIR
Executive Director, Grand Victoria Foundation
SYLVIA BARTLEY, SECRETARY
Global Director, Medtronic
MARIA WOODRUFF-WRIGHT, TREASURER
Vice President of Operations & Chief Financial Officer, The Skillman Foundation
Corporate, Philanthropy, and Governance Professional
Chief Executive Officer, Giving Gap
Chief Executive Officer & Partner, Frontline Solutions
HERBERT DRAYTON, III
Founder & Managing Partner, Hi Mark Capital
fmr. President & Chief Executive Officer, East Bay Community Foundation
WENDY LEWIS JACKSON
Managing Director of Detroit Program, The Kresge Foundation
SUSAN D. JOHNSON
Director of Operations & Grants Administration, Lumina Foundation
Director of Mission Driven Investment, W.K. Kellogg Foundation
President & Chief Executive Officer, Community Foundation of Greater Flint
Regional Vice President, Palm Beach, Allegany Franciscan Ministries
Director of New Jersey Grantmaking, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Chief Financial Officer & Vice President of Finance, Kansas Health Foundation
President, Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation