Great to see such excellent people willing to volunteer. Congratulations to
the board for such initiative and the elected members for their enthusiasm!



Thanks and regards,
Tanweer
Wikimedia Bangladesh

On Fri, Aug 19, 2016 at 1:45 PM, Jan-Bart de Vreede <jdevre...@wikimedia.org
> wrote:

> Hi
>
> Great news, thank you so much for all of you for volunteering and to the
> board for taking a novel approach to having more external expertise
> involved :)
>
> Thank you Natalia!
>
> Jan-Bart
>
>
> > On 16 Aug 2016, at 15:47, 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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