As naturally happens in organizations, this spring, IDF went through a set of staff transitions. Lina Cañon, our former Associate Grants Manager, moved on to become the Associate Director at Chica Project here in Boston. And Katie Bunten-Wamaru, our Program Partner, became the Executive Director for the African Visionary Fund. While we were sad to have them leave IDF, we are excited to continue partnering with Katie and Lina in their new roles and wish them all the best.
Despite the challenge of COVID-19, we successfully hired three new team members in early summer and are excited to introduce you to them. Please join me in welcoming Katinka Hakuta, Leah Hong, and Sheila Leddy. Katinka comes to IDF from the DentaQuest Partnership and prior to that worked in communications and policy in public health focused organizations. Leah Hong comes to us from the Letters Foundation and has a background in social work. Prior to IDF, Sheila worked with the Fledgling Fund supporting organizations at the intersection of film, storytelling and social justice.
We are thrilled to be back at full capacity! To learn more about our new colleagues and the IDF Team, please visit Our Team page.