Congrats, Marti :D

On Mon, May 4, 2015 at 3:25 PM, Sydney Poore <sydney.po...@gmail.com> wrote:

> 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
> >
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> the
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