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New CEO of Global Impact seen wearing bizarre hat

I was heading home from my friendly neighborhood grocery store in Wallingford — having just finished a discussion there regarding Edna’s latest weight loss — when I came across this disturbing sight:

Gena Morgan adjusts Scott Jackson's new Global Impact helmet

That’s PATH’s Gena Morgan adjusting a custom-made helmet (suspiciously similar to the beer bong hats seen around university campuses) on Scott Jackson, outgoing vice-president at PATH.

Jackson is leaving PATH to become the new CEO of Global Impact, a Washington, D.C.-based organization that represents 58 internationally oriented humanitarian organizations such as CARE, Doctors Without Borders, Mercy Corps, World Vision, UNICEF, Save the Children, Partners in Health and, oh yeah, PATH.

Yet here was Jackson, at a gathering of PATH colleagues (his last official day at PATH is today), wandering around Wallingford wearing this helmet outfitted with cupholders, drinking tubes, LED lights and mumbling something about “Action Jackson.”

Look out Global Impact!


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Tom Paulson

Tom Paulson is founder and lead journalist at Humanosphere. Prior to operating this online news site, he reported on science,  medicine, health policy, aid and development for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Contact him at tom[at] or follow him on Twitter @tompaulson.