James Konschnik has been named chief executive officer of Transplant Foundation, Inc. a Miami-based nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting organ and tissue transplant patients. Before, he was president and CEO of the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation. He attended Southern Connecticut State University.
Ainsworth Geddes was recently named CFO for ChildNet, the community-based care lead agency in Broward and Palm Beach counties and the single private nonprofit entity responsible for administration of the local child welfare systems under a contract with the Florida Department of Children & Families. Before, he was executive vice president for Family Central, Inc. He received a bachelor’s in business administration and an MBA from Baruch College in New York.
Arianna Lint will be director of the new Transgender Services Department at SunServe, a LGBTQ social services agency based in Fort Lauderdale. She previously worked for the Florida Health Department as a health investigator. She is a graduate of the law school of Universidad de San Martín de Porres in Peru.
Juan Carlos Fanjul appointed senior director of workplace campaigns at United Way of Palm Beach County
Sandra Seals has joined the National Equity Fund’s East group as acquisitions manager. NEF is a syndicator of low-income housing tax credits. Seals, based in South Florida, will be part of NEF’s East group focusing on affordable housing deals in Alabama, Florida, Georgia and North and South Carolina. Most recently, Seals served as vice president of government relations and new business at Reliance Housing Foundation in Fort Lauderdale. She has also worked as a regional redevelopment manager for South Florida at Lennar Homes, Inc. and was a senior program officer for LISC Boston. A graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Seals also holds a master’s in city planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Elissa Vanaver has been named executive director, and Wayne Neunie has been named director of education, of Breakthrough Miami, a Knight Foundation-funded initiative. The academic enrichment program ensures that motivated, under-resourced middle school students graduate from high school and attend college. Vanaver was previously the organization’s previous director of strategic development. She has extensive journalism experience and is the former vice president of human resources and assistant to the publisher of the Miami Herald Publishing Co. Neunie will be responsible for all academic programs, the direction of 10 site staff members and year-rou nd educational operations. Previously, Neunie served as senior program director for the YMCA of Broward County. He has been a teacher, vice principal and principal in the Broward County school district.