Sharon Callahan has been named human resources director of The Trustees of Reservations, one of the state’s largest land conservation nonprofits. In her new role, Callahan will oversee the Human Resource Department and its work for nearly 200 year-round and 600 seasonal staff employed by the trustees across the state. Most recently, Callahan served as associate vice president of human resources at Combined Jewish Philanthropies and, prior to that, at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Neighborhood Health Plan and the Adams County School District. She has a Master of Business Administration from Whittemore School of Business and Economics at University of New Hampshire and a Bachelor of Science in business management from Franklin Pierce College. Callahan is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management and the Northeast Human Resources Association.
Topsfield resident Michael Rogers of State Street Corporation attended the 24th annual Inner-City Scholarship Fund Dinner Celebration last month in Boston. Rogers, who sits on the CSF Board of Trustees, was a member of the 2014 ICSF Dinner committee, which under the leadership of Jay Hooley, chairman, president and CEO of State Street Corporation, raised more than $3.2 million for the Inner-City Scholarship Fund. The scholarship fund is the signature program of the Catholic Schools Foundation, which distributes scholarships to students with demonstrated financial need attending Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Boston. At the dinner, Robert Kraft received the Carolyn & Peter Lynch Award in recognition of his commitment and support of the ICSF.
Explore Mars Inc., a nonprofit based in Beverly, sponsored the Humans to Mars Summit 2014 held last month at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. NASA Administrator Charles Bolden delivered the keynote address, which outlined NASA’s human exploration path to Mars. Other speakers included NASA Associate Administrator for Human Exploration and Operations William Gerstenmaier, NASA Associate Administrator for Space Technology Michael Gazarik and NASA Ames Center Director S. Pete Worden. Located at the Cummings Center, Explore Mars is under the direction of Executive Director Chris Carberry.