Presiding Bishop appoints new board chair for Episcopal Relief &…

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Curry, Presiding Bishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church, has appointed Teri Lawver as Board Chair for Episcopal Relief & Development. Ms. Lawver replaces Neel Lane who served as chair from 2015 until the end of 2018.Episcopal Relief & Development welcomes Lawver and also new board member Matt Silva. Lawver was previously on the board of the organization from 2008 to 2013 and has continued to serve on the Advancement Committee.“I am thrilled to welcome Teri back to the Board of Directors as Board Chair,” said Presiding Bishop Curry. “Teri and Episcopal Relief & Development know each other exceedingly well and I am confident that together with the rest of the board and staff, we will create lasting change.”Lawver was named Board Chair, effective January 1, 2019 as Lane completed his term on the board.“Teri brings vast governance experience from the private sector to her new role as Board Chair,” said Lane. “She will become the first woman to chair the board at a time when the organization’s strategic priorities are directed more than ever to improving the lives of women throughout the world—including, most obviously, our work with Anglican partners to eliminate gender-based violence (GBV).”Lawver is the Global Commercial Strategy Leader, Global Vice President, for the Immunology Therapeutic Area with Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson (J&J). She has more than 20 years of global healthcare and business leadership experience spanning four continents, three healthcare sectors, and dozens of disease areas. A vocal advocate for diversity and inclusion, Teri has a proven track record of building new businesses, delivering sustainable, innovation-based growth and leading high-performance teams.  Prior to joining J&J, Teri was an Associate Principal with McKinsey & Company in the firm’s New Jersey, Atlanta and Sao Paolo offices, and was a leader in the firm’s global healthcare practice.  She began her career as a Derivative Analyst with Bloomberg Financial Markets, LLP.Active with community and philanthropic causes, Lawver serves on Board of Trustees for the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and has served on the Board of Trustees for the Seminary of the Southwest.  A New Jersey native, Lawver was named to the NJBiz “Best 50 Women in Business” list in 2016.“I am honored to be asked to serve in this capacity and to rejoin this strong board for an organization that has such commitment to empowering others to live healthier, more fulfilling lives,” said Lawver. “Episcopal Relief & Development’s work is unique. I am humbled to be a part of creating long-term solutions in the lives of the most vulnerable.”Matt Silva also joined the board effective January 1st. He is the Director of Sales for Labatt Food Service in San Antonio Texas and manages the Labatt sales force responsible for $1.3 Billion in revenue per year in Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico. Silva volunteered frequently at the Good Samaritan Center while growing up, where he was Director of the Good Sam basketball camp in high school. He served as an acolyte for St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in downtown San Antonio, where he and his wife, Virginia, are now members.“Teri and Matt’s multifaceted professional experience and passion will make them tremendous assets to the Board of Directors,” said Rob Radtke, President & CEO of Episcopal Relief & Development. “I look forward to working with them to expand our impact in our priority areas of women, children and climate.”For over 75 years, Episcopal Relief & Development has been working together with supporters and partners for lasting change around the world. Each year the organization facilitates healthier, more fulfilling lives for more than 3 million people struggling with hunger, poverty, disaster and disease. Inspired by Jesus’ words in Matthew 25, Episcopal Relief & Development leverages the expertise and resources of Anglican and other partners to deliver measurable and sustainable change in three signature program areas: Women, Children and Climate. 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Authorities said death of journalist found hanged was due to an accident

first_img News to go further News Organisation Reporters Without Borders and the Institute of Mass Media urged police investigating the death of a journalist, who was found hanged in dubious circumstances, not to rule out the possibility it was linked to his journalistic work. Volodymyr Karachevtsev, editor in chief of the weekly Kurier and correspondent for the online publication Vlasti.net, was found dead on 14 December. February 26, 2021 Find out more UkraineEurope – Central Asia News RSF_en September 21, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Authorities said death of journalist found hanged was due to an accident The death of Volodymyr Karachevtsev, who was found hanged from the handle of a refrigerator in his apartment on 14 December 2003, was an accident resulting from the consumption of a large amount of alcohol, the Ukraine state prosecutor’s office announced on 17 September.”The case is closed,” prosecutor’s office spokesman Sergiy Roudenko said. “In advanced state of inebriation, the journalist died of asphyxiation after accidentally hanging himself,” Roudenko said, reporting that Karachevtsev’s blood alcohol level at the time of death was 2.8 grams per litre.”The investigators analyzed what this journalist had published and there is no reason to think that one of his articles could have prompted a desire for revenge,” he added.Karachevtsev, who died in his apartment in the southeastern town of Melitopol, was deputy editor of the weekly Kurier, a contributor to the online newspaper Vlasti.net, and chairman of the Regional Union of Independent Journalists of Zaporojie. Reporters Without Borders, the Mass Media Institue and the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe had all urged the authorities to investigate his death thoroughly.__________________18.12.2003Reporters Without Borders and the Mass Media Institute urge fullest probe after journalist found hangedReporters Without Borders and the Institute for Mass Media (IMI) have called for the fullest investigation into the death of Volodymyr Karachevtsev, deputy editor of the weekly Kurier, who was found hanged from the handle of the refrigerator in his apartment.Karachevtsev, who was also a correspondent for the online newspaper Vlasti.net and chaired the regional independent journalists’ union in Zaporojie (south-eastern Ukraine) was found dead on 14 December at his home in Melitopol.”The circumstances of the death of this journalist, who was critical of the local authorities, are particularly disturbing and the information we have obtained is contradictory,” said Reporters Without Borders and the IMI in a letter to the Ukrainian prosecutor-general, Gennadi Vassiliev.”Given the fragile state of press freedom in your country and of the history which we all remember, we call on you to personally ensure that the police investigation is carried out with the utmost rigour, speed and openness. To rule out the motive of his professional work at this stage of the investigation, would seem to be a serious mistake in our eyes,” the letter concluded.Karachevtsev, 47, father of two children and a former Naval officer, was found by his ex-wife, Zinaida, hanging by the collar of his pullover from the handle of the refrigerator just 70 cms from the ground.The day before, his former wife had visited the journalist, who was upset by the death of his father a week earlier. The journalist was buried two days after his death, on 16 December.The Melitopol prosecutor, Leonid Vasylenko, has announced the opening of an investigation. He said that Karachevtsev died from a ‘mechanical asphyxia’, that local medical experts had already carried out some tests and that other samples taken were yet to be examined.According to the prosecutor and the deputy head of the local police, Oleg Bukach, suicide has been ruled out. Police say that for the moment they consider it most likely to have been an accidental death.Bukach said on 16 December that the journalist, who was in a drunken state, had fallen and the collar of his pullover had caught on the refrigerator handle, strangling him. He said the police had not found his apartment in any state of disorder. He told Reporters Without Borders that some expert results, which had to be kept confidential, had already reached him and that the body of the victim showed no signs of violence.The journalist’s colleagues and in particular the editor in chief of Kurier, Igor Yenin, rejected the accident theory and were convinced that he had been murdered to stop him revealing information that would have been embarrassing for the local authorities.The editorial team, which is carrying out is own investigation, said that the apartment was in fact in a disordered state and that the police, who did not yet have the alcohol test results, should be wary of jumping to any hasty conclusions.Karachevtsev had recently been working on investigations into corruption involving various local political officials, in connection with the sale by the mayor of a state-owned property at a low price and on the bankruptcy of the Start plant.In an interview with IMI, Igor Yenin said that Karachevtsev had gone reporting not far from the town a week earlier and his equipment, in particular a dictaphone and a camera should have been in the apartment. He had reported receiving death threats and being the victim of a physical attack at the start of the year.Several elements, that appeared in the press, give rise to the suspicion that it could be a murder linked to his work as a journalist. On 16 December in the afternoon, the editorial office of Vlasti.net took an anonymous call from a man who said in a cheerful voice, “That’s one idiot less. Wait and see what happens next. I will call you back.”The journalists, who managed to get the telephone number, gave the information to the prosecutor’s office, which quickly identified the caller. According to the prosecutor, Vasylenko, it was the director of the Melitopol city business service.Kurier often publishes articles that are extremely critical of the town mayor, Vasyl Yefymenko, and his deputy, Oleksander Ilchuk. As for the site Vlasti.net, set up by the union of local independent journalists, it had set itself the task of exposing and condemning every dubious practice carried out by the local authorities and local politicians.Reporters Without Borders and IMI point out that Géorgiy Gongadze, editor in chief of the online newspaper Pravda.com.ua, and Igor Alexandrov, director-general of TOR television, both highly critical of the government, were murdered respectively in 2000 and 2001. UkraineEurope – Central Asia March 26, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Follow the news on Ukraine Ukrainian media group harassed by broadcasting authority Ukraine escalates “information war” by banning three pro-Kremlin media Crimean journalist “confesses” to spying for Ukraine on Russian TV Help by sharing this information News September 7, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

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