Welcome, Amanda! Glad you are joining us. Not a playground, but related to kids and play: One of my dear friends, Kathy Wilder, is the ED at Camp Stevens <http://campstevens.org/about-contact/>, which serves the San Diego area. She is possibly the kindest human I have ever met, and strongly oriented toward creating a social-equity-oriented camp environment for kids. Maybe a resource worth checking into!
Marti *Marti Johnson* *Pronouns: she/her/hersProgram Officer* *Individual Grants* *Wikimedia Foundation <http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Home>* *1 Montgomery, Ste. 1600* *San Francisco, CA 94104* +1 415-839-6885 Skype: Mjohnson_WMF Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in the sum of all knowledge. Help us make it a reality! Support Wikimedia <https://donate.wikimedia.org/> On Fri, Oct 18, 2019 at 1:32 PM Lukas Mezger <lukas.mez...@wikimedia.de> wrote: > Welcome, Amanda – I hope you're having a great start! > Regards, > > Lukas (2011 WMF legal fellow) > > -- > > Dr. Lukas Mezger > Vorsitzender des Präsidiums / chair of the Supervisory Board > > Wikimedia Deutschland e.V. | Tempelhofer Ufer 23-24 | 10963 Berlin > Tel. (030) 219 158 260 – (0151) 268 63 931 > http://wikimedia.de > > Stellen Sie sich eine Welt vor, in der jeder Mensch an der Menge allen > Wissens frei teilhaben kann. Helfen Sie uns dabei! > http://spenden.wikimedia.de > > Wikimedia Deutschland - Gesellschaft zur Förderung Freien Wissens e.V. > Eingetragen im Vereinsregister des Amtsgerichts Berlin-Charlottenburg unter > der Nummer 23855 B. Als gemeinnützig anerkannt durch das Finanzamt für > Körperschaften I Berlin, Steuernummer 27/029/42207 > > Am Fr., 4. Okt. 2019 um 00:49 Uhr schrieb Samuel Klein <meta...@gmail.com > >: > > > Fantastic news. Welcome, Amanda. :) SJ > > > > On Thu, Oct 3, 2019 at 1:07 PM Katherine Maher <kma...@wikimedia.org> > > wrote: > > > > > Hi all, > > > > > > I know I’ve sent several announcements to this list in recent months > > > regarding new members of the Wikimedia Foundation’s executive team. > > Today, > > > I’m excited to send the last in this series, and officially welcome > > Amanda > > > Keton as General Counsel to the Wikimedia Foundation. Amanda will be > > > starting on October 7, based in San Diego. > > > > > > Amanda has dedicated her career to many of the same values we share as > a > > > movement. She joins us from the San Francisco-based Tides Foundation, > > where > > > she served as General Counsel. Tides is a U.S.-based public foundation > > that > > > distributes donor-advised grants and investments with the mission of > > > building a world of shared prosperity and social justice. Tides was a > > > partner for us in 2016 as we established our endowment, which remains > > > hosted at Tides. Amanda also served as Head of Tides Foundation and > > People > > > Operations and the CEO of Tides Advocacy, the policy affiliate in the > > > Tides family of organizations. > > > > > > Before her work at Tides, Amanda worked for Ernst & Young providing > > > nonprofit organizations with consulting, advisory, and compliance > > > services. She currently serves on the Network for Good board and has > > > previously served on a number of other boards dedicated to equity and > > > justice. > > > > > > In Amanda's words, "My work in nonprofits and the values I developed > as a > > > social justice advocate make me especially excited to contribute to > > > Wikimedia in its next phase of growth. I want to be part of ensuring > that > > > everyone finds a sense of belonging in the free knowledge movement, and > > > together we serve and defend it exceptionally well. After living in the > > Bay > > > Area for 11 years, my family and I recently moved to San Diego to be > > closer > > > to family, as we welcomed our son in August. I am always on a quest to > > find > > > the perfect playground, a new author to binge read, or a fresh recipe > to > > > try." > > > > > > Wikimedia always has been unique in the centrality of legal work as a > > > strategic aspect of our movement. From the first days of the > Foundation, > > > our legal team has helped defend the Wikimedia communities and the > > > integrity of free knowledge. They work closely with the community to > > > advocate on behalf of open licensing, freedom of expression, net > > > neutrality, privacy, and other critical enabling elements of our > mission. > > > > > > I expect the importance of our legal and policy work to continue as we > > > work toward 2030. Today we see expanding government censorship and > > > increased infringements on access to knowledge around the globe. We see > > > threats to community members on the ground, and threats to the > integrity > > of > > > information online. Our ability to engage proactively on these issues, > > > through strategic counsel, policy and advocacy, and impactful > litigation > > > will continue to grow in importance to the Wikimedia mission. I’m > excited > > > for Amanda to lead the Foundation’s accomplished Legal department as we > > go > > > forward. > > > > > > I also want to take a moment to personally thank and acknowledge Tony > > > Sebro for his excellent work serving as interim General Counsel and > > > Secretary to the Board of Trustees while we searched to fill the > position > > > permanently. Tony was a deft and thoughtful partner in addressing > issues > > > ranging from copyright policy to malicious DDOS attacks to board > > > governance, and a valued voice on the Foundation’s leadership team. > > Amanda > > > will continue to work closely with Tony as he resumes the position of > > > Deputy General Counsel. > > > > > > Please join me in welcoming Amanda to the Foundation! > > > > > > Katherine > > > > > > -- > > > > > > Katherine Maher (she/her) > > > > > > Executive Director > > > > > > Wikimedia Foundation <https://wikimediafoundation.org/> > > > > > > _______________________________________________ > > > Please note: all replies sent to this mailing list will be immediately > > > directed to Wikimedia-l, the public mailing list of the Wikimedia > > > community. 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