The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton has announced its newest program associate is Vashon W. Williams, a December 2008 graduate of the MPA program. Until being hired by the foundation, Vashon worked as a research assistant for the Institute for Health and Social Policy at The University of Akron. He also served for a short time as an intern for the foundation. In his new position, Vashon will be responsible for working with the president and other staff to assist in defining and developing program areas, provide technical assistance to applicants and grantees, review grant applications, provide staff reviews for the Board’s Distribution Committee and Directors, and monitor existing grants to support the foundation’s mission. In addition, he will be responsible for working with the president and other staff on implementation of strategic initiatives and other focus areas as assigned. Congratulations Vashon!