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The Orange Effect Foundation Welcomes New Board Chair
Kristin Erbacher, Managing Director of Aon, elected to chair grantmaking foundation.
By: The Orange Effect Foundation
"We were so fortunate to have Kristin as one of our inaugural board members. She had such a strong commitment to the cause and helped us grow to be the organization we are today. She will only continue to do amazing things for kids who are in need of speech therapy," said Pam Pulizzi, founder of The Orange Effect Foundation and outgoing Executive Director. "Watching The Orange Effect Foundation grow over the last seven years has been one of the most rewarding parts of my career. Seeing it now bloom with Kristin as its chair marks the significant impact we are having on kids who are in need of speech therapy."
Erbacher is a Managing Director with Aon in the Cleveland office. Kristin has over 30 years of experience in the insurance industry with a focus in client service and brokerage for midsize to large property and casualty clients.
Kristin obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration/
"It has always been an honor to be part of The Orange Effect Foundation,"
Other board changes include naming Melissa Meehan, CCC-SLP the Application Chair and Cathy McPhillips of the Artificial Intelligence Institute the Communications Chair. Pam Pulizzi was named Treasurer, and Orange Effect co-founder Joe Pulizzi was named Fundraising Chair.
Orange Effect board members who will continue for two-year terms are Cleveland State University Associate Professor Dr. Monica Gordon Pershey, Ed.D., CCC-SLP, Craig Coffey of Eaton, Jacqueline Columbro, SLP, and clinical project manager Tom Leskovec.
About The Orange Effect Foundation (http://www.theorangeeffect.org)
The foundation, while officially formed in 2014, actually began back in 2001, when the founders' son was born with autism. Early intervention helped him to become a heartwarming and independent young man. The Pulizzi family wanted to give back by empowering other children with the therapy and tools they need to communicate effectively.
Page Updated Last on: Jan 13, 2022