Girl Power 2 Cure, Inc. Appoints Monique J. Nolk to Board of Directors
Monique comes to the Board of Directors currently serving as Vice President of Integration Strategy & Operations – Enterprise Group at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Houston, Texas. Canadian born and an expatriate of the UK, Monique's experience leading global strategy and operations of cross-functional teams is a perfect fit for Girl Power 2 Cure which strives to do more for everyone battling Rett Syndrome around the globe.
"I am delighted to join the board of GP2C," says Nolk. "GP2C is an amazing group of people and I am in awe of their unrelenting resolution to fight this disorder – from supporting and educating the girls and the team of professionals that support them, to helping families cope, to raising funds for research. With one girl born every 90 minutes with Rett Syndrome, Rett is as prevalent as Cystic Fibrosis and ALS, but few people have heard of this neurological disorder. I look forward to joining GP2C to raise awareness and funds to find a cure."
Ingrid Harding, Founder-President shares, "We are thrilled to have Monique join us on our journey to do more for everyone battling Rett Syndrome. Her business acumen, leadership and drive are going to help us accelerate our impact within the Rett community."
Monique holds a B.A., York University (CAN), M.A., University of Amsterdam (NL) and most recently completed Stanford University's Emerging CFO Program.
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 girl has a chance of acquiring in utero. It is considered one of the most physically disabling neurological disorders and is as prevalent as Cystic Fibrosis, ALS and Huntington's Disease. In 2007 researchers proved that Rett Syndrome can be reversed, giving it the potential to be the first curable childhood neurological disorder while playing a key role in understanding other neurological disorders such as Alzheimer's, Schizophrenia and Parkinson's.
About Girl Power 2 Cure
Founded in 2006, Girl Power 2 Cure is a dedicated and vibrant nonprofit organization leading a movement to end Rett Syndrome, a severe neurological disorder that primarily affects girls. We are here to respond to the urgent need for support, education, mainstream awareness and treatments.
For us, change starts with a simple belief - that girls losing the ability to walk, speak or use their hands for a lifetime is unacceptable. Our inspiration is our flower: always in bloom with hope and positive energy, ready to grow for our cause worldwide.
To learn more about Girl Power 2 Cure and our affiliates, go to http://www.girlpower2cure.org or phone us at 904.277.2628.
Roger W. Brooks, Chief Operating Officer