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IPM Announces Dr. James McIntyre as Board Chair, New Board Members Ms. Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul and Mr. Michael Stevens
SILVER SPRING, Md. (January 24, 2014) - The International Partnership for Microbicides (IPM) today announced the appointment of Dr. James McIntyre as Chair of its Board of Directors, as well as the addition of two new Board members, Ms. Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul and Mr. Michael Stevens.
Dr. McIntyre assumes the Chair of the Board position after two years as a member of the Board.
He replaces outgoing Chair, Dr. Peter B. Corr, of Auven Therapeutics Management.
Dr. McIntyre is the Executive Director of The Anova Health Institute, a nonprofit research and technical assistance organization based in South Africa with a specific focus on HIV/AIDS.His expertise in HIV research and programming - particularly related to women and mother-to-child transmission - has earned him international recognition in the field.
He is the co-recipient of the 2002 Nelson Mandela Award for Health and Human Rights of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation; the 2003 "Heroes in Medicine" award of the International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care; and the 2009 N'Galy-Mann Award of the Foundation for Retrovirology and Human Health, among others.
"I am honored to be part of such a vibrant organization working on the frontlines of innovation for women's health," Dr. McIntyre noted.
Dr. McIntyre, Ms. Wieczorek-Zeul, Mr. Stevens and the entire Board will provide strategic guidance around trial results and will be critical in shaping the organization's future direction.
Dr. Jim McIntyre has served in the field of education for more 20 years, with experience at both the K-12 and post-secondary levels.He began his tenure as Superintendent of the Knox County Schools in July, 2008.In his first year as Superintendent, Dr. McIntyre led the school system and the community through a process that produced a focused vision for the future of the Knox County Schools and a five-year strategic plan designed to achieve Excellence for All Children.Prior to his appointment in Knoxville, Dr. McIntyre served as the Chief Operating Officer for the Boston Public Schools, where he was responsible for the day to day operations of the school district.Jim had also served as the Budget Director for the Boston Public Schools for seven years.
During Dr. McIntyre's tenure, the Boston Public Schools was named one of the top performing urban school systems in the nation.
As a teacher at Vincent Grey Alternative High School in East St. Louis, Illinois early in his career, McIntyre taught English, anatomy, and physical education to a diverse group of at-risk students between the ages of 16-21.
McIntyre has served on numerous state-level working groups aimed at enhancing public education, and was also selected as a fellow in the prestigious Broad Foundation Superintendent's Academy, an intensive ten month fellowship in the urban public school superintendency.
In 2010, Governor Phil Bredesen invited Dr. McIntyre and three others to join him in presenting Tennessee's Race to the Top proposal to the United States Department of Education.
As a parent of two Knox County Schools students, Dr. McIntyre is incredibly honored that the state-wide Parent Teacher Association (PTA) has named him the Tennessee Outstanding Superintendent of the Year for three consecutive years (2009, 2010, and 2011).
Dr. McIntyre holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Boston College, a Master of Science degree in Education Administration from Canisius College, a Master of Urban Affairs from Boston University, and a Ph.D. in Public Policy from the University of Massachusetts.
Dr. James P. McIntyreSuperintendent(865) 594-1620
James P. McIntyre, Jr.SuperintendentSuperintendent of Schools Dr. Jim McIntyre presented observations and findings from his first 100 working days and offered a vision for The Knox County Schools to the Knox County Board of Education at the monthly meeting Wednesday, December 3.
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