Mary A. Winston
Mary A. Winston was appointed chief financial officer for Scholastic Corp. Winston joined Scholastic in February to strengthen the company’s capital allocation, cash flow and overall financial performance, with the goal of enhancing long-term value for shareholders. Prior to joining Scholastic, she was vice president, treasurer and, most recently, vice president and controller at Visteon Corp., a global automotive supplier. A certified public accountant, she began her career as an auditor with Arthur Andersen & Co. Scholastic is the leading global publisher of children’s book and media.
Gail C. Christopher, M.D.
Gail C. Christopher, M.D., was appointed director of the recently created Health Policy Institute of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies. Christopher will set the agenda for the Institute’s work on key health policy issues for African-Americans and other communities of color. Christopher is a licensed holistic health practitioner and naprapath (connective tissue specialist) with 25 years of experience in policy and practice. The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies researches and analyzes public policy issues of concern to minorities.
Reginald Holmes is the new chairman of the National Black United Fund, which fosters self-empowerment. Holmes is president of The Holmes Firm, a law and consulting firm in Pasadena, Calif. He previously held senior corporate and legal positions with Rockwell International, McDonnell Douglas and the law firm Baker & Hostetler. A native of Jacksonville, Fla., Holmes earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Florida and his juris doctor degree from George Washington University Law Center in Washington, D.C.
Janine Jones is the new vice president of strategic partnership and alliance for America’s Second Harvest, the nation’s leading hunger relief organization. She will be responsible for building, developing and leading America’s Second Harvest partnerships and alliances with organizations interested in fighting domestic hunger. Jones, who has served as the organization’s Washington counsel and director of tax policy since November 2002, will continue to oversee tax policy initiatives. She served as judiciary and tax counsel for U.S. Senator Carol Moseley Braun.