Girl Power 2 Cure, Inc. Announces New Board Leadership
Pam Maxwell, a Sales & Marketing Executive based in the Jacksonville, FL area has accepted the position of Board Chair and continues her 4 ½ years of board leadership service on the Girl Power 2 Cure, Inc. Board of Directors. Pam comes to the board chair role with over 20+ years of leadership, sales, marketing and business development in a variety of industries including distribution and healthcare services. Pam joined the Girl Power 2 Cure Inc. Board of Directors in 2011 and has served as board member and treasurer since that time. Pam has been instrumental with helping to lead Girl Power 2 Cure’s growth over this same time period and is passionate about serving families and girls with Rett Syndrome. Pam shares, “I’ve so enjoyed being a part of Girl Power 2 Cure and watching us grow and change. The work we do is so valuable to the girls and families living with Rett every day and I’m honored to enhance my support by accepting the board chair role.”
Anton Gates, a business transformation professional based in Dallas, TX, has accepted the position of Vice-Chair for Girl Power 2 Cure, Inc. Anton brings over 20+ years of experience in leading business development and organizational transformation working for such companies as Accretive Solutions and now as principal of RWG Consulting, a specialized provider of management consulting solutions focused on delivering technology, operations, business transformation and staff augmentation to middle and large enterprise companies. Anton joined the Girl Power 2 Cure, Inc. Board of Directors in 2013 and is passionate about GP2C’s work now and plans for the future. An avid community volunteer, Anton also leads as Board President of Restored Hope Ministries based in Dallas, TX, a non-profit dedicated to helping rescue women from violence and abuse. Anton shares, “I’m honored to support Girl Power 2 Cure in this new capacity and extremely excited to work with our leadership team to continue to deliver more for individuals with Rett Syndrome and their families.”
Prem Manjooran, new Board Treasurer, is the Chief Investment Officer and Portfolio Manager for the Tantallon India Fund, and a Director of Tantallon Capital. Prem grew up in Mumbai and Calcutta, India. Prior to starting the Tantallon India Fund, he spent 22 years as an analyst and an active investor in the Asian equity markets with The Capital Group. Prem shares, "Ingrid (Founder-President)
Jenn Miller, owner of Panoptic Promo and Girl Power 2 Cure, Inc. Board Secretary, shares "Once you meet these girls, their families and the amazing team you are connected and committed. It sends chills through me to know that based on where the science is, it is possible we will find a cure for Rett Syndrome in our lifetime. With that knowledge comes responsibility. We owe it to the girls to do everything we can to help deliver that. While we work towards the cure, I am proud to be part of an organization that offers such incredible family support and education to help our girls thrive every day."
Girl Power 2 Cure, Inc. would also like to thank the following board members for their continued service throughout 2016.
Ingrid Harding, Founder-President, Girl Power 2 Cure, Inc.
Claire Oliver, Assistant Principal
Jen Shober, Rett mom to Ysa
Walter Trester, IT Business Manager and Rett dad to Courtney
This is an exciting time for Girl Power 2 Cure, Inc. and the Rett community as we work collectively to develop synergies with organizations worldwide. Our team's leadership and business acumen is aligned with our long-term strategies to do more for families, individuals with Rett Syndrome and the Rett community as a whole.
Please join us in congratulating these leaders to their new positions as they focus their time and energy towards doing more for 2016 and beyond.
About Rett Syndrome
Rett Syndrome is a severe neurological disorder that almost exclusively affects females. Every 90 minutes another little girl is born "normal," only to be robbed of her ability to speak, walk, crawl, and use her hands between the ages of 1 and 3. Complications include seizures, sudden death in their sleep and scoliosis.
Rett Syndrome is caused by a single spontaneous gene mutation that any baby girl has an equal chance of acquiring. It is considered one of the most physically disabling neurological disorders and is as prevalent as Cystic Fibrosis, ALS and Huntington's Disease. There is no treatment, but in 2007 researchers proved in the lab that Rett Syndrome can be reversed, giving it the potential to be the first curable neurological disorder and playing a key role in understanding other neurological disorders such as Alzheimer's, Schizophrenia and Parkinson's.
To learn more about Girl Power 2 Cure and our affiliates, go to www.gp2c.org or phone us at 904.277.2628.
Girl Power 2 Cure, Inc.
Roger Brooks, COO
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