I'm impressed with the high caliber nature of the appointees. Thank you for

Thank you Nat for making these valuable appointmrments.


On Aug 16, 2016 06:47, "Nataliia Tymkiv" <ntym...@wikimedia.org> wrote:

> Dear all,
> I am honestly delighted to announce the results of the public call for
> Board Governance committee volunteer and Advisory members, announced on
> July 15, 2016  [1]. We received nine applications, and after discussing
> them with BGC and reviewing the committee's needs and interviewing a short
> list of candidates,I have chosen five volunteer advisory members for the
> committee. I'd like to extend my thanks to everyone who offered to serve on
> the committee.
> Please find below a short introduction for our new volunteer advisory
> members. They are all quite well known in the movement and I think their
> insights would be helpful. They join the Committee once they sign the
> documents that Stephen LaPorte, our Interim Secretary, sent to them (the
> same ones as the Board members sign - the confidentiality agreement
> <https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Confidentiality_
> agreement_of_the_Board_of_Trustees>
> , code of conduct
> <https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Code_of_conduct_of_
> the_Board_of_Trustees>
> , conflict of interest disclosure
> <https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Conflict_of_interest_policy>).
> === Gayle Karen Young ===
> Gayle Karen Young is a WMF's former Chief Talent and Culture office. In her
> time at Wikimedia, she was accountable for building the current HR team and
> had an active hand in board development and staffed the board HR committee.
> She brings experience with the Wikimedia movement, with the workings of the
> Foundation, and through her own consulting work in leadership and board
> development with organizations in both the for-profit and non-profit space,
> and in technology and human rights.
> === Kat Walsh ===
> Kat Walsh is a former member of Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees,
> 12/2006-8/2013 (Chair, 2012-2013; Executive Secretary, 2009-2010). Now she
> works as an attorney specializing in copyright, Internet law, and free and
> open source software.
> === Tim Moritz Hector ===
> Tim Moritz Hector is Chair of the Board of Wikimedia Deutschland since
> 2014. Tim has been an active Wikimedian for more than eight years and was
> engaged in several positions on national and international level. His most
> recent engagement (with Frans Grijzenhout from WMNL) is focussed on
> building the capacities of board members in all Wikimedia-organizations. He
> is going to finish his B.A. in politics and german philology this month and
> shall work as an advisor to the ED at the "Academy for volunteerism" in
> Berlin beginning in September.
> === Ido Ivry ===
> Ido Ivry is a board member of Wikimedia Israel. He has extensive NGO
> experience, as well as business understanding, both in large corporates,
> NGOs, GLAM institution (National Library of Israel), and is currently a CTO
> in his own startup, developing open data solutions for city governments.
> Ido has been active on the Grants Advisory Committee and as part of the
> Simple APG Committee, working with many organizations in our movement on
> carrying out their missions successfully and effectively.
> === Ira B. Matetsky (User:Newyorkbrad) ===
> Ira Brad Matetsky (User:Newyorkbrad) is a long-time editor, administrator,
> and former arbitrator on English Wikipedia as well as a board member of
> Wikimedia New York City.  Professionally, he has been a litigation attorney
> in New York City since 1987.  He has broad experience with board and
> community governance issues, best practices, and legal requirements from
> serving with and representing a number of organizations.
> [1] https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikimedia-l/2016-
> July/084756.html
> Best regards,
> antanana / Nataliia Tymkiv
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