Congratulations to Katy, welcome to your new assignment.

I'm very sorry that  Ruslan Takayev's message got through the moderation
IMHO his  statement and remarks  are not respectful

it was essential to have someone appointed to fill Siko's position quickly an obviously quickly often means someone who is knowledgeable, and acquainted with the environment of the job and role , Katy seems the choice from a very limited list best suited to quickly
assume the responsability

I was very sad, upset even by Sikoś departure - and i would love to turn the clock back - but given the vancay, i'm glad that Katy has been selected imho she has the capability and the personality to do a good job, she knows the people at WMF and she knows the Affiliates


On 26-02-16 16:54, Maggie Dennis wrote:
Hello, Ruslan.

Yes, Katy is stepping into the role in a permanent, full-time basis.

Determining HR direction is not my role. :) Stating how the Board feels
about open hiring is also not my place (and I don't know). But I am happy
to share my own opinion.

That said, ... leadership of Community Engagement,
... for which I hope to see many community applicants.



On Fri, Feb 26, 2016 at 3:01 AM, Ruslan Takayev<>

Maggie, et al

Is Katy "stepping into" the role on a full-time, permanent basis?

I ask this question, as questions I asked relating to the "new, open
approach" towards recruitment at the WMF are yet to be answered[1] and I
don't recall there being any advertisements as a call for applications to
fill Siko's position.

TBH, this doesn't sound like a "new, open approach" towards recruitment at
the WMF, but more of the same..."jobs for the boys".

Comment would be welcome Maggie.

Warm regards,

Ruslan Takayev


On Fri, Feb 26, 2016 at 7:02 AM, Maggie Dennis<>

Hello, all.

I am delighted to announce that Katy Love has agreed to step into the
of Director of Resources in the Community Engagement department, picking
the baton so ably carried by Siko Bouterse before her. Katy has been with
the Wikimedia Foundation since January 2013, beginning as the first
officer to work with the Funds Dissemination Committee (FDC). I’m
to her for moving into this role and am looking forward to collaborating
with her closely in WMF’s Community Engagement department.

We will be hiring her replacement to oversee the FDC/full annual plan
grants program in the weeks ahead.

Best regards,


P.S. Their page!

Maggie Dennis
Interim Sr. Director of Community Engagement
Director, Support and Safety
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