Congratulations, Marti!

Sydney

Sydney Poore
User:FloNight
Wikipedian in Residence
at Cochrane Collaboration

On Mon, May 4, 2015 at 6:15 PM, Siko Bouterse <sboute...@wikimedia.org>
wrote:

> Hi all,
> Following up on the announcement about a new structure in the Community
> Engagement team,[1] I'm happy to say we've now got a new program officer to
> support WMF's Individual Engagement Grants program. Please see below for
> more details. This month, Marti Johnson will be taking over for both the
> IEG and TPS programs.[2] Grantees and committee members will be introduced
> to Marti soon, as her onboarding to both programs begins :) Meanwhile, I
> trust you will help make her feel welcome.
> Warmly,
> Siko
>
> [1]
> https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikimedia-l/2015-February/076864.html
> [2] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Mjohnson_(WMF)
>
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Siko Bouterse <sboute...@wikimedia.org>
> Date: Mon, May 4, 2015 at 3:08 PM
> Subject: Announcing Marti Johnson as Program Officer for Individual Grants
> To: Staff All <wmf...@lists.wikimedia.org>
>
>
> Hi all,
>
> I'm excited to announce that we've got a new Program Officer for Individual
> Grants. Please join me in congratulating Marti Johnson as she transitions
> to this role!
>
> Marti joined WMF as Project Coordinator in the Grantmaking and Programs
> (later turned Community Engagement) department in September 2014. She
> quickly demonstrated that she’s a strategic thinker who brings deep respect
> for communities, a facility for organizing systems that foster creativity
> and collaboration, and the warmth and generosity needed to support
> individuals to do their best work.
>
> In her new role, Marti will be responsible for the Individual Engagement
> Grants and Travel and Participation Support programs. She reports directly
> to me.
>
> I’m delighted to have Marti move into the Community Resources team to put
> her talents to work, particularly for supporting our Individual Engagement
> Grantees and taking IEG to the next level over the coming year. Among other
> things, Marti will be working on creating more robust mentorship systems
> and a broader network to support grantees, while continuing to offer direct
> support herself to the IEG grantees, proposers, and committee.
>
> We’ve begun a transition period in which Marti is working to hand-off her
> role in supporting Luis and the Community Engagement team while beginning
> to assume her new responsibilities in Community Resources. Marti has
> already taken on responsibility for Travel and Participation Support, this
> week she will be onboarding our new crop of Inspire grantees in IEG, and
> over the course of May I’ll be handing all day-to-day operations for IEG to
> her as well. More information will be coming from Lynette later this month
> about the backfill for Marti’s former Project Coordinator position. Many
> thanks to Lynette for bringing Marti to WMF and supporting her move to this
> new role :)
>
> Here’s a bit more about Marti, for those of you who haven’t yet had a
> chance to get to know her:
>
> Inspired by a senior paper on agrarian community in American literature,
> Marti took her first job after college coordinating Community Supported
> Agriculture on an urban organic farm.   A year of service as an AmeriCorps
> volunteer led to a decade managing collaboratively driven resource
> conservation projects on California farmlands.   She gained extensive
> experience with grants management, including proposal and report writing,
> grantmaking, contract oversight and coordination of budgets ranging from
> hundreds to millions of dollars.  Marti specialized in facilitating
> community-based processes and played a lead role in coordinating a
> private-public alliance which was awarded California’s highest honor for
> environmental and economic leadership.  She gained a reputation for
> building meaningful collaboration--and among other tools, she relied
> heavily on wikis she built with MediaWiki software to do it.  After moving
> to San Francisco, Marti was very excited to join WMF and offer skills in
> community coordination, collaborative strategy-building and grants
> management in the context of Wikimedia projects.  In her free time, Marti
> likes to backpack, write and take long walks in Golden Gate Park.  She has
> recently been working toward a goal to read through the complete works of
> Shakespeare (about 75% complete!) and welcomes read-aloud collaborators.
>
> Congratulations and welcome to Community Resources, Marti!
>
> Warm regards,
> Siko
>
> --
> Siko Bouterse
> Director of Community Resources
> Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.
>
> sboute...@wikimedia.org
>
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>
> --
> Siko Bouterse
> Director of Community Resources
> Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.
>
> sboute...@wikimedia.org
>
> *Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in the
> sum of all knowledge. *
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