In October 2012 "The New York Open Center announces the appointment of Rosalba Messina as Interim President. Ms. Messina will assume the executive role held by Walter Beebe, the Open Center's Founder, who is stepping back from day-to-day management after almost 30 years. Mr. Beebe will continue his service to the Open Center as Chairman of the Board of Directors." 
"The Board of the Third Wave Foundation is pleased to announce that Rosalba Messina has been named Interim Executive Director, effective September 1, 2012.
"Rosalba Messina is Principal and Founder of Messina Consulting Group, LLC, a management consulting firm that assists national and international non-profit organizations in fulfilling their mission by improving human and organizational capacity. Messina’s firm specializes in change management and human capital development, and their services include comprehensive organizational assessments, leadership transitions, and board and staff development. Messina’s clients have included social service, advocacy and philanthropic organizations such as The Center for Constitutional Rights, The Funding Exchange, and Women In Need. In her roles as CEO, COO and consultant, Messina has successfully addressed the needs of organizations going through an executive transition.
“As Third Wave prepares for an important transition, we are delighted to have Rosalba Messina join us as interim Executive Director. Messina brings more than 25 years of experience as an effective transformational leader, manager and coach to the new position. She is Principal and Founder of Messina Consulting Group – a management consulting firm that provides organizational assessments, leadership transitions, and board and staff development. Messina has extensive experience developing working partnerships among board, staff, community members, NGOs, government agencies and donors worldwide and successfully addressing the needs of organizations going through an executive transition. Her skills and experience will undoubtedly help us to move forward seamlessly,” said Mia Kim Sullivan, the co-chair of Third Wave’s board of directors... Ms. Messina will replace Mia Herndon, who led Third Wave’s successful programmatic and financial growth from 2009 until August 2012." 
- Former Interim CEO, Rodale Inc.
Resources and articles
- eworldwire New York Open Center Announces the Appointment of Rosalba Messina as Interim President, organizational web page, accessed February 21, 2013.
- Third Wave Foundation Rosalba Messina named Interim Executive Director, organizational web page, accessed February 21, 2013.